With so many different types of fences available these days, in a huge variety of materials, it can be tricky trying to narrow down and then choose the best option for your home.
Let us talk you through a selection of popular types of fences that you may be considering to complement your home.
Types of Fences to Choose From
Tubular fencing is made from pre-galvanised steel and is welded with stainless steel to improve its durability. This protects the fence from rust and is especially welcome in coastal areas where metal joins can be prone to becoming rusty.
You could also go for tubular aluminium fencing which is not as heavy as steel, but is also not as strong. It does however have excellent resistance to corrosion making them extremely popular in coastal areas.
Aluminium Woodgrain Slats
Aluminium woodgrain slats are a great alternative to real timber fencing but with the added advantage of being low maintenance. No need to regularly paint and varnish as it is treated with a timber grain finish.
You can choose from a range of timber colours as well, to ensure it perfectly complements your home. They can be installed horizontally or vertically with any size gap between the slats and come in a variety of widths, giving you even more choice.
When you choose aluminium woodgrain slats for your fence you can be assured that they will not warp, rust or rot.
One of the most popular and recognisable fence style, Colorbond fencing is extremely durable and can be customised to include optional slats or latticing as decorative elements on your fencing.
Having your panels stepped or sloped to suit the terrain of your home is easy with Colorbond fencing and they can also be erected on limestone walls.
Classic in style, picket fencing is what everyone pictures when they think of period homes – while mostly chosen for their decorative style, they are also a practical choice when you opt for prefabricated steel picket fencing.
With their excellent resistance to warping and rotting, they are extremely low maintenance making them ideal for homeowners who want an elegant fence but don’t have the time to constantly repaint or revarnish.
With a wide variety of decorative tops to add to the fencing, you can really personalise the fence to your own taste and match it to the style of your home.
Take these types into consideration when you are planning your home or granny flat. If you are planning the latter, see our guide on choosing a reliable granny flat builder so they can also assist you make the right fencing choice.
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Wrapping Up Our Types of Fences Guide
The type of fencing you choose not only affects the aesthetics of your home and it's security. Keep in mind you also need to choose the right one best fitted on your weather.
So if your area tends to get heavy rain or storms, it is essential to take that into consideration. Be sure to see our tips on home protection during severe weather to learn more.
There you have it, time to choose which of these types of fences fit your style.
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I want to make sure that Ig et the right fencing for my home. It makes sense that I would want to consider something like tubular fencing for my home! It's nice that it can be so sturdy and durable. That way, I don't need to worry about replacing it any time soon.
I like that you talked about how practical picket fencing is. As you said, they can resist warping and rot which is why they are low maintenance. I hope that I can find a fence company that can install this for our home since I am on a limited budget. We just need fencing because we have a dog now, and it would keep it from running to the road.
With its interlocking steel wires, chain link fences provide an extremely strong barrier to protect your home or business. If you're after a high enclosure that discourages climbing, you can adapt its height for your needs.