Venetian Hit and Miss Fence Panels Installed at Lord's Cricket Ground

Project Overview

Lord's Cricket Ground


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Sports and Recreation


Established in 1787, Lord’s is the most famous cricket ground in the world, and well known for its glamour and historic charm.

Due to its renowned status and architectural significance, any developments must be carefully planned and executed with the aim to ensure the ground has world-class facilities, while maintaining architectural excellence. The ground has had a number of developments over the years for various reasons, including to enhance sightlines and reduce restricted view seats, increase capacity, and improve accessibility.

Lord’s is not a latecomer in improving its eco-credentials. Between 2014-17, ground source heat pumps, solar panels, and living green walls were installed among other measures to improve energy usage and make the grounds more environmentally friendly. The roof was also made with ‘advanced timber technology and a preference for using sustainable, replaceable materials’.

With sustainability high on the agenda for developments, it made sense to choose a fencing company when the need arose, which shared the same ethos and supplied products to satisfy green requirements.


The existing fencing which was installed in front of the Thomas Lord Suite had succumb to rot and fallen into disrepair, with some panels having fallen over and the rest leaning.

One of the key features of the suite, which is used for various events, is its vast amounts of natural light. To provide privacy across the windows of the suite without blocking too much all natural light, our Venetian Hit and Miss fence panels were installed to replace the old fencing, by our Approved Installer Garden Fencing London. With a modern slatted appearance and hit and miss design, this extremely robust fence panel offers elegance and privacy while still allowing light through. It is considered as our ‘luxury fence panel’. Made from narrow planed timber slats, it is popular with garden designers as it provides contemporary style and makes spaces appear larger.

Being in a wide, open space, winds are likely to pick up, especially during winter. Hit and miss fencing is ideal for wind prone areas; the wind can filter through the gaps, reducing the strain on the panels and posts. Installed with our timber slotted posts, the fence is also more secure as panels can be securely attached to the posts to prevent anyone lifting the panels to try and gain access.

Satisfying the cricket ground’s preference for renewable materials, all the timber used in our fencing is responsibly sourced and then kiln dried and pressure treated with our unique Jakcure® preservation process. This enables us to supply all our timber products with a 25 year guarantee against rot and insect attack, reducing the lifetime cost and the amount of used fencing going to landfill.

Products Used

  • Timber Venetian Hit and Miss Fence Panels
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