For over 50 years Atkinsons have been selling fencing and timber products and have gained a reputation for the quality and reliability of their range. 

From humble beginnings – founder George Atkinson actually began by selling firewood! – Atkinsons has grown into a high-tech manufacturing and service organisation using the latest cutting equipment and employing a workforce of up to 100. From firewood and fences Atkinsons have developed their range to incorporate a vast array of fence styles, as well as trellising and gates.

Information – Fencing and related products.

Protecting the environment

To help conserve resources and protect the environment Atkinsons ensure that hardly a single wood chip is wasted – all the sawdust and wood chips are recycled and used in various applications from animal bedding to garden mulch and riding schools. Atkinsons are also one of the major users in the country of ECO Fencing which is made from 92% recycled u-pvc windows and doors, it has a greater tensile strength than concrete posts and is exactly the same on both sides, perfect for a shared fence and the wood grain style will never need painting.

Focusing on the customer

Atkinsons is a family run business and the directors have always placed the customer at the forefront of the operation.

Manufacturing and Quality

Atkinsons design and manufacture all their own fencing and ensure that only the best quality materials are used. We cannot emphasize how important it is to compare “apples with apples” as there are many inferior and copy cat products on the market that will simply not last as long as a genuine Atkinsons product. We also pressure treat all our products on site at the Castleford factory again ensuring that the job is done correctly and that the Atkinsons quality is maintained.

Our fencing products are:

  • robust and long lasting
  • pressure treated which ensures that every product will stand the test of time
  • All the fence posts are routed out to ensure that they deliver long life and low maintenance.

Contact us if you have special requirements, as we can manufacture bespoke panels with a fast turn around time.

Atkinsons have developed an extensive selection of fence styles, each with its own special features and characteristics to ensure there is a design that’s just right for your home and garden.A look at the choice of styles and colours of the fences will show just why Atkinsons have established an enviable reputation. Fence styles including heavy duty, paling, larch lap and double lap panels as well as a range of deluxe fencing panels for all your garden projects.With a vast range of fencing panels many on display at our branches in Castleford, Leeds and North Yorkshire branches we can offer a fencing panel for every type of garden. There are many “copycat” firm that copy our exclusive designs, buying a Genuine Atkinsons fencing product ensures you get the quality and service you deserve. Insist on the best.Made In Yorkshire All fence panels are manufactured in our extensive factory in Yorkshire.

Atkinsons fencing offers a fantastic range of timber garden gates, we have garden gates to match all the fencing panels we manufacture. All of the garden gates can be made to any size to suit your requirements. We also offer a bespoke drive gate service offering a high specification timber gate for your driveway. Atkinsons timber garden gates are pressure treated for a longer life and made from high quality timber.All timber gates are available as a flat top, convex or concave top.

It’s not just fences which set Atkinsons apart, it’s the complete range of our distinctive trellising as well. The deluxe trellis is made from planed smooth timber to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.Manufactured to the same high standards and with the same scope of design styles, these additional timber products will help create the distinctive image that’s right for your garden.Made from heavy duty framework with 100mm x 100mm gap as standard.

This is planning information from It is provided for information purposes. Please check the for up to date information.The link is here check with the States to find out whether you are exempt or need planning permission before purchasing any materials.

Development within the curtilage of a dwelling-house

16. Gates, fences, walls and earthbanks

The erection of a gate, fence, wall or earthbank within or along a boundary of the curtilage of a dwelling-house is exempt provided that-
  • the height of such a structure erected within or along a boundary of the curtilage of a dwelling-house does not exceed 2 metres in height above any land within 2 metres on either side,
  • the height of that part of a structure which is erected in front of any elevation of the dwelling-house that faces a highway does not exceed 90 centimetres in height above any land within 2 metres on either side,
  • any fence is of timber construction,
  • any gate is of timber or metal construction,
  • any wall is of natural stone or rendered blockwork,
  • neither the dwelling-house nor the structure to be erected is within a site of special significance.
This exemption does not apply to a Protected Monument or Protected Building


In order to determine whether your proposal is exempt from the requirement to apply for planning permission you must ensure that it meets all the criteria above and:
All exemptions are subject to a number of important general provisos, which are summarised as follows:
  • The development must be within your domestic curtilage. This is usually, but not always, your garden area.
  • There is a limit on the total area of exempt development which can be permitted within the curtilage of a dwelling-house. No more than 50% of the curtilage, excluding the ground floor of the dwelling as originally constructed, may be covered.
  • Exemptions do not apply to protected monuments and buildings unless the contrary is specifically stated in the exemption.
  • All of the conditions of the exemption must be satisfied for the exemption to apply.
  • These exemptions do not apply to the building regulations.
In addition, there may be conditions of previous permissions that affect exemptions, for example, where planning permission for a group of houses was granted subject to a condition removing exemption rights for walls, sheds etc. If you suspect your property may be affected by such a condition, you should check your own property records and/or request the Department to check its records.

Useful Definitions:

“dwelling house” does not include-
  • a flat or maisonette or a building containing one or more flats or maisonettes
  • any building which was originally constructed, adapted for use or is used, as selfcontanined self catering holiday accommodation
“highway” means any-
  • (a) vehicular or pedestrian road, street, lane or clo, track or path, however named, used by the public, and
  • (b) any private vehicular road, street, lane or clos, however named
Source: The Land Planning & Development (exemptions) Ordinance, 2007

This note is issued by the Department to assist understanding of the provisions of the new planning legislation. It represents the Department’s interpretation of certain provisions of the legislation and is not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for the full text of the legislation copies of which are available from the Greffe. Electronic copies are also available at queries concerning the legislation should be addressed to the Department by telephone on 717200. The Department does not accept any liability for loss or expense arising out of the provision of, or reliance on, any advice given. You are recommended to seek advice from an independent professional advisor where appropriate.