There are many types of timber fences and many good reasons why you should consider them! From the humble timber paling fence to timber slat screen fencing, to picket fencing, there are many different options to suit different properties, people, and budgets. Speak to us now if you’re in need of timber fencing in Melbourne!
Paling fences are simple, economical and offer great privacy and can be a deterrent for intruders. They’re almost always used are side fences, separating one property from its neighbours, and can come in many different styles including lapped or capped.
The biggest benefits of paling fences is that they’re cost effective (lower price per meter to purchase and install), made from natural materials, durable, excellent for privacy, and are easy to customise (can be treated, painted, or cut to different heights if needed. They’re also much easier to install on undulating (hilly) terrain as the posts can be customised very easily.
There are a few draw backs – they’re quite easy to climb for most able bodied people so don’t offer much in the way of security unless your fence is particularly high. They’re also quite plain to look at however you can always paint or varnish them to help them fit in a bit easier.
Slat screen fences are a more modern design and can work very well with modern properties. They’re generally suited for the front of a property and can offer moderate privacy and look fantastic when complimented with the right plants and foliage. They’re generally a little more expensive than paling fences however they can look much better and since it’s a fence that will be with you for a long time, why not spent the extra cash.
The main benefits of slat screen fences are that they look great and can really change the look and feel of a property, especially a modern property, the slats can be varnished into a range of different colours and when combined with a skilled landscaper it can really transform the look and feel of your property. Since they’re built out of treated timber they’ll also quite a long time and you’ll get many years out of it.
The humble timber picket fence is a classical design that never goes out of style. Generally suited for the front of a property picket fences look fantastic and can give your property a certain feel, whatever sort of feel you would like as there are so many different designs, styles and colours to choose from.
Picket fences have many positive benefits including great aesthetic appeal & they’re very durable and since they’re built using treated timber will usually last a long time. On the other hand they offer a lower level of privacy and a lower level of security and there might be better looking fence designs for newer properties. At the end of the day it all comes down to what’s important for you when deciding what type of fence you’d like for your property.
If you’re ready to take the next step and speak to an timber fencing expert (and not just a salesperson), get in contact with Melbourne Fencing Pro’s today on (03) 9034 5958 to answer all your questions and to get a free quote.