Choosing A New Residential Fence

One of the first things I wanted to tackle when I bought my new home was the fence. It was old, leaning, and missing boards. It certainly was not up to the task of keeping the dogs in our back garden. I wanted a new fence which provided privacy, strength to keep the dogs contained, and was maintenance free. This blog is all about fences. I plan to write about the different types, how to maintain them, and how to choose the perfect fence for your situation. From steel to bamboo, privacy to animal containment, there is a lot to know about the different fences available to you.

How Colorbond Fencing Can Withstand Anything the Environment Throws at It


Fencing in Australia has to withstand some of the harshest environmental conditions in the world. For instance, Australia has just experienced its worst drought on record! Add to that its rising temperatures, severe storms and wood-hungry pests, and you begin to understand why it's important that you choose a fence that can withstand nature's fury.

If you are looking for a fencing material that can stand up to Mother Nature, Colorbond fencing might be just what you are looking for.

Fire Won't Destroy Colorbond Fencing

If you live near bushland, bushfires are a very real threat to you and your property. Unfortunately, this year, bushfire season started early, with bushfires sweeping through parts of Australia in September. If you live in or near these affected areas, you'll likely want to secure your property as soon as possible. Fortunately, Colorbond fencing can help you do that.

According to research carried out by CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), a Colorbond fence can withstand a raging bushfire. In the face of a bushfire, Colorbond fencing won't burn, cause the flames to worsen or spread flames in any direction. If bushfires worry you, choose Colorbond.

Termites Won't Eat Colorbond Fencing

Unless termites eventually figure out how to digest treated steel, a Colorbond fence will also be safe from termite attacks. Since timber fences can bring termites to your doorstep, you should avoid wood and instead opt for Colorbond fencing.

Moisture Won't Rot or Rust Colorbond Fencing

Colorbond fencing won't rot or rust no matter how much rain or hail it comes into contact with. That doesn't mean you never have to maintain it. You can prolong the life of a Colorbond fence by cleaning it with a little water and soap. And, eventually, you will need to repaint your Colorbond fence as even Colorbond steel loses its colour after a few years.

Weather Conditions Won't Warp Colorbond Fencing

Timber is one of the most attractive fencing materials available. However, one of its biggest weaknesses is that exposure to harsh weather conditions, such as hailstorms and harsh sunlight, can cause it to warp. And while you could go for chain wire fencing as a cheap, wind-resistant alternative, Colorbond fencing is much more attractive and offers you more weather protection.

Are you looking to secure your property against nature and its allies? Then consider installing Colorbond fencing as your first line of defence. It can withstand almost anything the Australian climate has to offer. For more information, contact a Colorbend fencing supplier.


5 November 2019