Picket fences are constructed in treated timber and more recently PVC/Composite material. They have evenly spaced vertical boards and are more decorative that than a traditional fence – most commonly in front gardens. Although a picket fence wont really give you any privacy, it does clearly mark out a boundary and will look nice.
Generally speaking, picket fences come in just under 1 metre in height and are usually painted in white. PVC or (Vinyl) versions are now also available as a low maintenance option that is easier to keep clean.
One thing to remember with a picket fence is that if you have pets, anything small is likely to be able to escape between the gaps of the boards.