About Challenge Fencing
In 1944 there was a man called James Impy. He was demobbed from the Royal Sussex regiment after the end of the war. He wanted to start up a fencing business, so he decided to call it Challenge Fencing & Builders. From the Forge in Downside Cobham, Surrey he ran a successful fencing & construction business that covered Cobham & Leatherhead until he decided to retire in 1969.
In 1969 Edwin Nutbeam & his three sons took on the business and improved it to a large fencing contracting installer covering London & Surrey. The company became the main contractor to five local borough councils. He renamed it Challenge Fencing.
In 1987 with new investment & new ownership Challenge Fencing became a Limited company. The sawmill at Cobham Stud was obtained to accommodate a new manufacturing and wholesale fencing yard. The company has remained the under the same ownership to the present day.
Demand for fencing, gates & timber products grew in the 90's on the back of the housing boom. The garden became the last room of the house to renovate. The UK has one the strongest demands for garden products in the world per capita. It comes high on British households budgets as we like to see our gardens flourish & grow. As Challenge Fencing developed and grew profits were put back into the business to improve the service for the customer.
With Challenge Fencing you can be assured you are dealing with a company that cares for the environment. We use quality treated timber that is from sustainably managed forests. To add to the life of our softwood timber it has been protected with the most effective and environmentally advanced new generation wood preservative ‘Tanalised E’ pressure treatment. This pressure impregnation treatment protects against the threat of decay and insect attack and significantly extents the life of the product as well as being plant friendly. Our commitment to you is to provide the ultimate in quality, value, reliability and service to the highest standard. If you find us falling short of the standards we have set, then please contact our Managing Director via the contact form on the website. We hope you will use us when you have your next need for Fence Panels, Railway Sleepers,Decking, Sheds, Log Cabins, Field Gates, Estate Gates, Garden Gates or any other Timber Products for your garden etc.
With over 500 years of trade experience amongst our Challenge staff, we give the right help, produce the best products and deliver them at the right time.
With over £1million of stock we have a vast range to choose from. Our own workshops are available to tailor products to your own designs.
Our transport fleet will get the stock to you within 24 hours where possible. The logistic warehouse layouts that exist ensures that this happens all through the year.
Whether trade or retail, large or small, all our customers are equally important, as is our service to you.