Fencing Types To Consider & Their Uses

Timber Fencing

Fencing is available in many different types, and each type has its pros and cons, and are designed to meet various standards.

Timber Fencing: The versatility of wood is unquestionable when utilised for fencing. It can be cut into different shapes and sizes to fit any project to help the look. There are many types of wood available such as pine and hardwoods if budget is not a constraint. You can improve the longevity of timber fencing by staining or painting it.

Timber Fencing

Aluminium Fencing: This metal is easy to use and can last a long time with very little maintenance required to keep it looking good. You can colour treat it as well to make it look less like aluminium and to match the building. When compared to steel it is a little cheaper.

Aluminium Fencing

Chain Link Fencing: This is one of the most common types of fencing and can be used for boundary marking, keeping kids and pets safely inside as well as for many commercial uses on securing buildings and areas. Chain link is easy to install and probably the most inexpensive to use.

Chain Link Fencing

Vinyl Fencing: It lasts forever (almost), and requires very little maintenance and cleaning. You can have it a colour that matches your house. It can be used as a decorative fence or privacy and boundary marking. Its ability to weather all conditions makes it a popular and sensible choice.

Farm Fencing: Star pickets and lots of wire is what most of us expect to see on farms. In Australia, wheat and cattle farms can be huge in size and fencing needs to be cheap yet effective considering the amount required in some places. But even on farms and stations a fence that keeps in livestock is different to the one that defines a property boundary.

Pool Fences: Pools in Australia must all be fenced with safety latches in every state. Homeowners will otherwise be liable for accidents that result in drownings of small children. Fences are required to keep pets out of the pool as well. They can be made from aluminium, stainless steel, chrome and glass.

Ornamental Fences: A fence for purely looks gives you an enormous variety from which to choose. There’s no limit to the creativity you can apply. Fences can be made of timber, steel, aluminium, vinyl, glass, plastic or any other suitable material that can be used.

Driveway Entrances: Keeping vehicular traffic from your property and protecting kids and animals from being where cars can access your yard or park is when you want driveway entrances.

Gates: The gates you install can be made of timber if you have a timber fence. They can be made of steel if you have a steel, aluminium or chain link fence. The idea is to build and erect gates that match the fencing material.

The gates you install can be sliding or hinged, it just depends on what best fits your property and requirements.


Keen DIY people will always try to build their own fences and gates, but for more installation and pricing information, you should contact your fencing building contractor. They can help you decide on the best materials, accessories, and style to fit the project.