The height of your fence may be low for a cottage garden effect, or you may opt for a higher fence that is more grand and creates some privacy and security for your home. You may need to contact your local council if you are opting for a high picket fence. Its important to note that the height of your fence is taken from the highest point of your fence, not the average height of your fence. So its usually taken from the post capping height.
Type of Pickets
There are many types of pickets to choose from and really there is no right or wrong here. It’s very much a matter of personal choice.
There are many appealing styles to choose from including Gothic, Carlton, Windsor, Square, Lonsdale, Round and Pointed.
There is also motifs that can be cut out of the pickets themselves of ten of flowers accentuate the garden. Motifs are very popular when a square picket is used in order to dress up the picket a little.
Usually the motif is not on all pickets but every now and then we put one into the mix to break things up a little ands create a design edge to your fence. Always try to match the style to your home where possible.
You will also need to choose a post type. You can choose from a two way or 4 way round head post, pyramid, star, picket post etc. The width and shape of the post is also something to consider. If you have hidden posts you can have a rectangular post but if exposed posts then square posts are more popular.
Hamptons and Other Styles
There are also Hamptons style picket fences where the pickets are actually capped at the top. Refer to the picture we have included to show you what’s involved.
Consider also the era in which your home was built and its style. For example a Victorian home usually has a classic picket style without any capping over the pickets themselves i.e. not a Hamptons style..
Exposed or Hidden Posts
Do you want your posts exposed or hidden. Usually if you have a long fence then it is good to break up the fence by having exposed posts. If your frontage is small then hiding the posts would be less of a busy look.
Size of Plinth Board
Depending on the height of your fence you may choose a high or low plinth board. Usually there are some standard rules for these.
For one thing, they’re sturdy: they’re made from solid wood and will last for decades without needing maintenance or repair. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to install yourself—just like any other type of wooden fence.
The only downside is that they do require some upkeep every now and then: you’ll need to remove weeds from time to time when planting new plants or flowers near your fence line, and you’ll also need to give them a good scrub every couple of years if you want them looking their best! But if you love having an outdoor space that’s perfectly manicured all year long—and especially if you have pets who love running around outside.
Living in the country means being surrounded by nature. But it also means being surrounded by animals, and that’s something you want to keep out of your garden. These fences are versatile in that they can be used to define boundaries in any space, from patios and porches to backyards and front yards. Luckily, there’s a great solution for you: timber picket fences!
The garden fence timber is made lightweight and easy to install. Its expanded aluminium posts are strong enough to support your weight, but will not damage the fence surface or other plants. The top rail features a lattice pattern that adds a distinctive touch to your landscape without being too obtrusive.
The garden fence timber is designed for outdoor use and can be used on borders, walls and patios. It is strong enough to support your weight but does not damage the fence surface or other plants. The lattice pattern on the top rail adds a distinctive touch to your landscape without being too obtrusive.
Timber batten fences are a phenomenal method for adding a wood component to your house. Timber battens look fabulous inside and outside. They are great for use in screening, fencing, linings, highlight walls and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Melbourn fencing company has an extensive variety of timber batten fences species and sizes accessible.
Timber batten fences are available in a range of different styles, colours and finishes to suit any home or garden. Our timber batten fences come with a 10 year guarantee against rot, mould or decay. A simple maintenance schedule will keep your timber batten fences looking beautiful for years to come!
Melbourne fencing company is the largest installer of timber batten fences in Australia. We provide a full installation service including all materials, labour costs and installation instructions through our national network of approved installers throughout Australia.
Western Red Cedar is one of our favourite choices for homeowners. It is known for its durability and strength, as well as its resistance to mould and rot. Western Red Cedar has a beautiful red colour that pairs well with many different styles, from traditional to modern.
Siberian Larch is another excellent choice for homeowners looking for a durable and beautiful fence that will last through years of use without maintenance or repair. This wood has a unique look that can be used in any style of fence, including colonial and ranch styles and modern designs that are popular among homeowners today.
Iroko and other exotic hardwoods are also great options for fence posts. They’re beautiful, they look like they belong on a house instead of a fence, and they’re not as expensive as other types of woods such as WRC or SL (but still more expensive than bamboo).
Alaskan Yellow Cedar is another popular choice for fencing because it’s lightweight enough to use as part of an open-air space where there are no trees nearby (like your backyard). The wood is also resistant to rot.
Ayous which is heat treated is a great choice for picket fences. It’s a salt water-resistant wood, which means it’s stronger than many other trees, and it’s also durable and long-lasting. This tree will last over 200 years, so you don’t have to worry about replacing it every few years. You can use this wood in your fence in any season, but the best time to plant this tree is in spring or fall when the temperatures are lower.