The Picket Fence appeal

The picket fence has withstood the test of time with its colonial appeal and ability to add an instant charm to a home. So where did the ‘picket fence’ originate from? Well, the name itself ‘picket’ is believed to have originated in 1690 from the French word ‘piquet’ meaning ‘pointed sticks’. Initially used as weapon, the picket soon become a way to form a secure barrier and one which would be difficult to climb over.

It was the American’s that  brought the ‘white picket fence’ into the limelight in the 1950’s as a term used to describe the ‘perfect’ all-American household but it is the simplistic yet charismatic design of the picket fence which has seen it last through the ages and being used in different forms around the world.

As charming as they are, picket fences don’t necessarily suit every house. A fence – especially a front one – needs to be seen as part of your house and one which compliments the design and structure of your house. Your landscaping also needs to be considered when installing a fence.

The team at Amazing Fencing can also assist with design options to work with your house, not against. If you would like to have a free and no obligation quote by one of our experienced installers, call today.

picket fence appeal and where did they come from