The type of fence you choose will not only play a key role in your home’s exterior design but also provide one of the most important benefits of all homes; security. A professionally installed fence gives every homeowner that true sense of home we all desire. Post and rail Fencing is an inexpensive, sturdy pole fencing solution which makes it ideal for large boundaries as well as fencing paddocks, fields and other equestrian and livestock areas. Post and rail fencing can easily be used in conjunction with wire mesh for additional security and to keep pets in. Post & Rail Pole Fencing is increasingly popular in SA, as it has aesthetics properties which fit nicely with the landscape.
A wooden post and rail fence is an attractive boundary to any property and although they have large gaps between the rails and posts, they can be made secure by adding weld mesh. With a few fencing techniques they are relatively easy to install in that one simply needs to dig a hole, place a post, add a rail and then place the next post.
Wooden post and rail fencing can be easily installed. From the first post all the other holes are dug in a straight line. It is not absolutely important to get the holes the right distance apart. Rather, they are set 50mm or so shorter than they have to be, to accept the rail. This is done as you can always cut 50mm off the rail to make it fit, but you can’t add a piece on to the rail. If you’re unsure, dig shorter lines of posts to avoid finding that half your holes need to be re-dug. Marking all the holes at the same time and digging them also save’s time.
Wooden fencing has become an increasingly popular choice. Why wood? It’s inexpensive and lightweight, but the main reason is that a wood fence can easily be shaped to give properties character and individuality. You can choose from dozens of styles, including linear post-and-rail and crisscrossing lattice, as well as myriad picket patterns and post-cap designs. And you can stain the wood to make it pop out or recede from the landscape as either a vibrant or subtle frame for what’s behind it.
Wood is one of the most popular fencing types. Not only does it give homeowners a sense of privacy with the height wood fencing provides, but they are also one of the more attractive options on the market. They give homeowners a warm and welcoming feeling and without the headache of breaking the bank. Beware that the height and size of your fence will greatly impact the price. The more lumber you need, the more expensive the project will be. On top of that, like all fences, they take a while to install. Therefore, a smaller fence will clearly be cheaper than a larger one. On the plus side, wood fences can easily last the lifetime of your home. Just like hardwood floors, the quality of your fence will greatly depend on the type of wood you choose. Needless to say, you have plenty to choose from.
Wood has a lot going for it that makes it a more popular choice than other materials. The following are some of the benefits that wood fencing can provide to homeowners:
- Wood fencing is inexpensive – It costs significantly less to invest in wood fencing than it does to use other materials, such as stone, brick, steel or iron. This makes wooden fencing both cost-effective and aesthetically
- Wood fencing will improve the curb appeal – Although cheaper than other materials, wood fencing can still look extremely beautiful and can complement the look of your property. Wood has a traditional beauty that few other materials can match, and it certainly looks better than materials that are cheaper than wood, such as chain link fences.
- Wood fencing is flexible – The biggest advantage of using wood for your property’s fencing is that it is an extremely flexible material. It can be shaped to give your property a unique look. There are dozens of different styles that you can choose from – and they can be painted in various colours too. Although other materials may have their own advantages, this is typically not one of them. There’s only so much that you can do with steel or stone in terms of the fence’s aesthetic.
At Poles Galore our post and rail fencing products are pressure treated against rot and insect damage with CCA and, once the fence is installed, can be painted with a good quality exterior wood treatment or paint to minimize the effects of weathering on the timber
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