We’ve talked about the pros and cons of each type of fencing.
Fencing is a significant component in any property as it serves many essential purposes. It provides security and privacy, protects your property from animals, and forms a partition between properties.
Fencing can also lend an aesthetic appeal to your property, accentuating and giving it character that could attract attention or be more subtle. The type of fencing you choose creates an impact on how your property will look and be protected.
If you’re looking to install fencing on your NSW property, here are 14 types of fencing you could consider:
Timber is a classic fencing material for Australian homes, especially in the countryside and rural areas. It can be styled in vertical or horizontal rails for a minimalist look, the classic picket fence, or even a decorative lattice pattern.
Though timber fencing is one of the most practical options, it requires seasonal upkeep. Timber is known to be susceptible to pests like termites and it rots over time especially with constant exposure to changing weather. In addition, it tends to age quite easily compared with other fencing types. Treatment and routine maintenance can help combat these issues.
Steel fencing is among the most popular choices, especially in industrial settings, because of its sturdiness and affordability. Steel is also an excellent option for security.
The downside of steel fencing is its vulnerability to rust. A good coating of primer and oil-based paint will help shield it against rust. Opting for a galvanised or powder-coated finish can also prevent rusting problems. Steel fencing can last a long time with proper maintenance.
This type of fencing can give the stylish look of wrought iron. Aluminium fencing is easy to install and can withstand different weather conditions, especially the powder-coated type. It is also relatively low-maintenance, won’t rust, and can be painted on with any colour you choose.
On the flip side, aluminium fencing does not provide the best security because it is not the sturdiest fencing choice. It can work for areas that do not require rigid security.
Bamboo fencing is an eco-friendly choice that gives off a beautiful and stylish nature-inspired vibe. It is also surprisingly durable — it can last for up to 20 years and is naturally termite-resistant. Bamboo is much stronger than most types of wood. When it comes to security, though, bamboo fencing may not be a great choice.
Brick Wall Fencing
Strong and long-lasting, brick fencing is a traditional fencing type for yards. It doesn’t burn and is also extremely weather-resistant. Brick fencing has charm and can be combined with other materials like wrought iron or steel to create a different look.
Brick fencing, however, can be more expensive than other fencing types. It is also not as flexible because it cannot be relocated. This fencing type can occupy more space in your property which reduces usable land area.
PVC or vinyl fencing is a great option if you want the look of classic picket fence at a cheaper price, on top of adequate security for your property. PVC fencing requires little maintenance and offers varying degrees of privacy depending on the style. Choose PVC panels for total privacy.
PVC fencing, however, is not a great choice for areas with volatile weather conditions. This material can expand and contract with repeated exposure to heat and cold, making it brittle and causing it to crack over time.
Precast Concrete Fencing
Extremely durable, termite-resistant, and able to withstand any climate, precast concrete fencing is technically unbreakable. The heavy-weight panels are made and shaped in factories and require skilled workers and machinery to install. Once installed, this fence will last a life time with little maintenance.
The downside with precast concrete fencing is that the design and size are not flexible. It may also cost more initially, including fencing installation cost. But in the long run, it can be a more cost-effective option than other fencing types.
Modular Wall and Fencing
If you want the look of rendered masonry for a lower price, modular wall and fencing might be a good choice. It is easy to install and customisable with design options and features such as letterboxes, lighting, and slats. Modular fencing, however, can cost more than metal or timber fencing.
This classic fencing provides a gorgeous, stately appearance to your home with many design choices to suit your property. And because the eco-stone is made from recycled materials, you are helping the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. It is sturdy, weather-resistant, and great for privacy and security. Eco-stone fencing can last for a lifetime, and the maintenance is easy, as well.
Just like brick fencing, eco-stone fencing requires greater width, so it can reduce the usable land portion.
Like bamboo fencing, brushwood fencing has a natural appearance that goes well with the Australian landscape. It flatters rustic style exterior and offers different design options such as a flat panel or capped sides. Brushwood provides effective acoustic proofing and privacy. However, this type of fencing tends to attract termites and is not advisable in bushfire zones.
Glass fencing is great if you want to retain a picturesque view beyond your property. It is sleek, elegant, and gives off that modern, high-end look. Glass used in fencing is toughened to meet the applicable Australian Standards, and is simple to maintain.
Other than its cost, there are aspects you will have to give up for glass fencing. Safety is one, as those with little ones and pets may pose a risk of accidentally shattering the glass and resulting in injury. You will also have to sacrifice some privacy as outsiders can see through the glass fencing. It can also get scratched, and cleaning the other side of the glass may be a challenge.
Wrought Iron Fencing
Striking and elegant, wrought iron fencing is among those that impart real curb appeal. Wrought iron can be made with such intricate detailing, and it provides a beautiful boundary set. It is strong but does not give adequate privacy and security.
To enhance security, wrought iron fencing can be combined with another fencing option, like modular or brick. It is also expensive and needs yearly maintenance to keep it nice and rust-free.
Also called chain link fencing, chainwire is an inexpensive and durable property enclosure option. Its galvanised steel wire resists corrosion and rust, and therefore requires minimal maintenance.
Chainwire fencing is not popular for its appearance and security, but with a little creativity, you can help improve these aspects. You can grow shrubs or vines alongside the fence for a lovely touch of green. This will also help with privacy. The addition of barbed wire above the chainwire fencing deters intruders from accessing the property.
Barbed Wire Fencing
Barbed wire is typically installed as a security fencing to keep people and animals off your property. It is cheap and easy to install and maintain. Barbed wire fencing is known to withstand any weather condition, and can last a long time with regular maintenance. Privacy is not the barbed wire fencing’s strong point, so put this into consideration before deciding to have this type of fencing in your property.
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Selecting the best fencing option for our property can be overwhelming, especially with many choices available these days. We advise you to carefully consider your purpose, budget, aesthetics, maintenance, and the availability of the materials in your area. If you need guidance and assistance with all your fencing needs, you can count on Fencing Specialist! We provide different fencing solutions for any application anywhere in the NSW region. Experience the premier fencing service you can ever have. Contact us today and let’s get started!