Which fence is right for your home?

Whether it’s for privacy, keeping pets and kids safely inside (or outside if it’s a pool) or as a decorative feature, there’s a type of fence that can add safety, security and style to any home. They’re also a great D.I.Y. project so you can get the fence you’re after for less than you’d think.

Picket fence

A picket fence (pictured above) is the most decorative of fencing options. Used at the front, it can make a big impact on the street appeal of your home. You can built a picket fence and gate using pickets with a decorative design or go for a contemporary look by cutting up long lengths of timber to create a square finish.

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Colorbond fence

Colorbond is a solid steel fence that’s perfect for security and privacy and is very popular for side and rear fences. It comes in a range of different colours that you can match with other features of your home such as the roof and gutters. You can build a colorbond fence yourself and the tough finish means there’s no painting or staining needed after installation, meaning no ongoing maintenance.

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Frameless glass

For a more understated look a glass fence is the way to go. They’re perfect to surround a pool allowing for maximum safety and visibility without the physical look of a barrier breaking up your backyard. You can even install a frameless glass fence yourself, giving you optimum style for less.
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Paling fence

Building a paling fence and gate is a good way to achieve safety and security with the natural look of timber. Using durable treated pine, you can paint or stain a paling fence to exactly match the style of your home and garden. Painting a fence black can be a great way to make any plants sitting in front of it really stand out.

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Lattice

You can separate different areas of your garden by installing a lattice fence. It has the advantage of defining an area without totally blocking it off as you can still see through the lattice. It’s also the perfect type of fence to grow climbing plants or vines over, giving you an attractive green screen.

Hardie Fence

HardieFence

HardieFence is a system that doesn’t require posts or concrete, so it’s perfect for sandy soils or other situations where digging holes for fence posts is impractical. Corrugated fibre cement sheets are set into a trench and topped off with a metal capping before the trench is backfilled. When it’s finished, paint the fence in a colour to suit the rest of your home.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.
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