Garden fence ideas for better presentation
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.
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.