Having a new fence built

We are demolishing our older house and building a new modern house. Our old fence won't look that good with a modern house, so we are searching for a sleek, modern fence to complement the new house. It's quite fun to shop for the new house and see how the different fence styles might look with the new house. This blog has some inspiration for other home owners looking to get a new fence installed. We have a range of materials, styles and fencing techniques on display on this blog. I hope you will find it useful when looking for a new fence.

Ideas to Elevate the Artistic Value of Your Fence


Fencing is typically considered functional for two main reasons, either as a security measure or as a privacy measure. However, even if you are just erecting your fencing to create a discernable barrier that will keep kids and animals wandering from your property, this does not mean you fencing has to be bland and uninteresting. In fact, the bigger your fence, the more likely it will affect the kerb appeal of your property. Thus, it might as well as well be an attractive element on your property. Whether you are building a new fence or are looking to boost the appearance of your current fence, the following are some of the ideas that you could use to elevate the artistic value of your fence.

Transform it to a living fence

If you have a green thumb or are just looking to increase the amount of foliage in your yard, you may want to consider opting for a live fence. There are various ways that you could go about this. The first approach that you could take would be to grow a row of fruit trees that would not only add blooms to your fence but also provide you with food. Although this type of fence does take a significant amount of time to mature, the benefits that you will reap far outweigh the amount of patience that you would need.

The second approach that you could take would be incorporating climbing plants and vines to your existing fence. This approach works best with slatted fencing, as the climbing plants will have slats to use as support, and you can be assured the plants will be receiving adequate sunshine and ventilation.

Utilise multiple materials

A common characteristic of Australian fences is that they are mainly constructed using one material. Timber may be the more conventional alternative, but there has been an upsurge in wrought iron as well as steel fencing. Nonetheless, it is not cast in stone that fences should only have one material. If you would like your fencing to add visual appeal to your backyard, you should make it more interesting by mixing and matching different materials.

For instance, if you are looking to erect a privacy fence, the frame could be made from solid wood panels, and the panels could comprise wrought-iron latticework that would add a decorative element to the fencing. On the other hand, if you already have board fencing, sticking ceramic tiles on it at intervals can create unique patterns on the fence.

Contact fencing contractors in your area for additional advice.


19 September 2017