COLOURBOND OR TIMBER FENCING???
Basic things to consider before choosing your DREAM HOME FENCING…
- House location whether it hits with high winds that eventually affects the life of your fencing
- Neighbour’s preference
Colourbond is generally the cheapest. it is quick and easy too. It looks great with its clean, crisp lines, looks great from both sides of the fence. It comes in a wide range of colours. Once it’s up, there’s very little do. Keep an eye on the bottom of the fence to ensure it’s clear of soil and garden debris, and give the whole fence an occasional wash down. It’s a good choice for the environment. Also, today’s modular steel fencing systems generate very little scrap during installation – and whatever waste material is left over can, of course, be recycled.
It bends and dents really easily- if kids kick balls etc. It makes an almighty noise when something crashes into it.
You might be able to get the materials for a timber fence cheaper but they take a bit longer to install and require more specialised tools if you don’t already have them.
Timbers are pressure impregnated with a light organic solvent preservative (LOSP). LOSP gives the timber a green appearance that stays with the life of the fence. It can be painted, stained or left raw. The high oil content of these timbers helps preserve without chemicals. It is best left raw to weather with the natural landscape.
Hardwood fences installed on galvanised steel posts can last over 25 years with little or no maintenance, even strong enough to support light vegetation and small vines.