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BRAD's Tip for The Month                           Fencing Options

This month I am going to explore the different types of materials you can use for the fences surrounding your home and the differing benefits they can offerFencing is featured to create privacy and ensure our property is contained from the outside. Some fencing is implemented to be soundproof, especially if you live on a busy street. While the materials for fencing may vary, the design remains the same; to keep intruders out.

Aside from stone, wooden fencing is the most popular and the longest used material for privacy. Wood is the simplest material to construct with and is the most convenient material to custom design height, angles and add decorative purposes.If you are on a budget, I would suggest opting for paling fences to secure your property as they are very cost effective and can be dressed simply to suit your property.Brushwood fences are a great product to use as it adds a natural look and is neutral in colouring. They are termite resistant and can last up to 30 years or more.

When most people consider picket fencing, they envision very traditional Victorian style homes, however many contemporary styles are now available. Timber picket fences can be made as intricate or as simple as you require so don’t be too quick to surpass the option.

Merbau is new fencing and decking material and is particularly suitable for privacy screens as it is very versatile and compliments a variety of different infrastructure materials.

Although more expensive and labour intensive; stone, brick and concrete fencing also offer their advantages. These materials are the most aesthetically appealing options and add great value to your home and overall property. They are also much more efficient in blocking out noise and more durable from weather damage then that of wooden fences.

So if you are renovating or designing a new home, first discuss your budget, decide what materials and colourings your overall property is going to entail and finally, determine the overall purpose your fencing is to serve.

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