Types of Fencing

There are so many different fencing styles in Adelaide that you can choose from for different purposes. Each has their advantages and sometimes disadvantages, depending on the situation and budget in question. You must thoroughly consider each type of fencing before making a selection in order to ensure the best possible decision.

Timber fences are popular for their aesthetic charm, and blend nicely within garden settings. You can choose from a number of native and non-native woods that can look absolutely stunning. Bamboo is an example of a material much like timber that is a very budget friendly option, which can then be stained and dyed accordingly. One of the downsides of timber is that it can be quite expensive. It is also a bit of a pain to maintain, in that even if the wood is properly treated, it will need an occasional touch up. Even then, it still runs the risk of rotting and being invaded by termites. Unfortunately, timber also makes a tricky choice for neighbours looking for a joint fencing material, as it has a clear ‘front’ and ‘back’.

Metal fences are another great domestic option, and are very popular due to their increased privacy, security and broad range of natural tones. Colorbond is perhaps the leading provider of this kind of material, and offers a number of deals and textural finishes across their range. The best part about using such a popular brand and style is that they can be easily replaced should you find a dent, and their colours work well with the most common roofing and house painting palettes.

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Glass fencing is a more modern choice, specifically great for pool fencing and balustrading. While this option does not offer security or privacy, it does offer safety above all else. It promotes a clear line of sight when kids are playing in the swimming pool, or when little ones are using the stairs and balcony. Many perceive this option to be fragile, but in fact it is almost the opposite. Panels that are designed for this safety aspect are thick and shatter resistant. They can however be more expensive than other materials, and can take some effort if you insist on keeping them streak free.

Tubular fences are another popular choice for both pool fencing and footpath lining. These are generally black, and still offer a fairly good view through them. They can prove a problem for households with pets or young children, as they can be climbed on.

Barbed wire and electric fences have no place in domestic settings, but are incredibly useful for agriculture. Electric fences are considered safe, as while they may give you an unpleasant zap, the goal is to be a deterrent and not to cause any serious damage. In fact, run-ins with electric fences are rather common, so you are certainly not going to be injured.

Brush fences can look absolutely stunning along the footpath of some houses. Perhaps the main installation downside is that they can be very expensive indeed, as the process involves some time consuming and skilful handiwork. What’s more, these styles can deteriorate and fall out of shape after a few years, and of course the repair job will cost again. Brush fences are made from lots of slim, dried sticks, which makes them highly flammable. Not only could they exacerbate the consequences of a house or bush fire, but in the past they have presented a target for arsonists.

Depending on whether you are looking for security, safety, a boundary or privacy, there are numerous brilliant fencing options for you. Get in touch with the Expert Fencing Crew in Adelaide at Fencing World for all of your fencing needs.


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