Gar­den fence ideas for bet­ter pre­sen­ta­tion

Shepparton News - SN Local Real Estate - - OPEN HOMES AND AUCTIONS -

Whether it’s for pri­vacy, se­cu­rity or as a dec­o­ra­tive fea­ture, a well-de­signed fence can of­fer the per­fect gar­den en­hance­ment.

Fences are no longer used only to se­cure space or mark bound­aries. Th­ese days, they have the power to make or break kerb ap­peal. Fences can add style and charm to any home. How­ever, to truly com­ple­ment your prop­erty’s ex­ist­ing ar­chi­tec­ture, it’s crit­i­cal to con­sider your fence’s pur­pose, style and ma­te­rial choice.

From pri­vacy so­lu­tions to high­light­ing land­scape de­signs, the right fenc­ing style can be the fo­cal point of your prop­erty’s street frontage or back­yard. There’s no one so­lu­tion that fits all. The best fence will match your own per­sonal style and its sur­round­ings. Here are a few gar­den fence ideas to in­spire you:

Cre­ate charm with picket fenc­ing

Clas­sic, time­less and el­e­gant, white picket fenc­ing adds in­stant charm to a home.

Picket fences suit most hous­ing styles but are typ­i­cally found fronting tra­di­tional and her­itage homes. De­signs can be dec­o­ra­tive or con­tem­po­rary, de­pend­ing on the home’s ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures. To min­imise the an­nual paint jobs and main­te­nance, con­sider steel picket fenc­ing with white pow­der coat­ing (or an­other colour of your choice). This will of­fer a sim­i­lar look while en­sur­ing your in­vest­ment lasts longer with­out the need for con­stant main­te­nance.

Tip: For mod­ern-day ap­peal, up­graded picket fence styles are shaped slightly dif­fer­ently with min­i­mal­ist con­struc­tion.

Mod­ern mod­u­lar fenc­ing

If you’re af­ter style on a bud­get, mod­u­lar fenc­ing may be an ideal op­tion.

Mod­u­lar fenc­ing com­bines a fi­bre-ce­ment outer skin with a lightweight core, usu­ally made from poly­styrene, which makes an at­trac­tive fenc­ing fea­ture with nois­ere­duc­tion qual­i­ties.

Her­itage prop­er­ties

Aside from picket fenc­ing, her­itage prop­er­ties also ben­e­fit from alu­minium slat fenc­ing.

The beauty of th­ese fenc­ing de­signs is flex­i­bil­ity. Alu­minium slat fenc­ing al­lows you to mimic the look of hard­wood fences, with­out the up­keep and is­sues that come from tim­ber and other hard­woods, such as ter­mites and rot­ting.

They can be de­signed to suit older her­itage homes, re­flect­ing the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the house with warm ap­peal of hard­wood. Alu­minium, when pow­der-coated, is also tough enough to with­stand harsh con­di­tions and act as a qual­ity se­cu­rity bar­rier be­tween your home and the out­side world.

Slat fenc­ing is pop­u­lar be­cause of its pri­vacy ap­peal, too. Whether you choose hor­i­zon­tal or ver­ti­cal slats, they pro­vide a smart pri­vacy so­lu­tion as well as en­cour­ag­ing sun­light and air­flow through the fence. Full pan­els can also be in­stalled to al­low more pri­vacy.

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