Brushwood fencing is made from Melaleuca, and is also known as “broombrush”. The most common Melaleuca species used in brush fencing is Melaleuca Uncinata. Brush fencing is becoming increasingly popular in Australian households as it gives a great natural look, is resistant to termites, is very durable, and is practically maintenance free. It is also an environmentally friendly fencing option. Because brush fences are so tightly packed, they are great for privacy, and they also have good noise suppression qualities, which can be important if you live in an urban environment.
What You Need to Know About Brush Fencing
Brush fencing can be handmade or machine-made. Handmade fences can be made into just about any pattern and height and suit land that is sloping or flat. The handmade brush fences can be used to create curves, bends, and arches in the fencing that is not possible when using other fencing materials. These fences are made by cutting the brush (Melaleuca) to the required size and then hand packing the brush into the frame of the fence. They can be made to whatever size you require. Machine-made brush fences consist of panels that simply attach to the fence frame. Machine-made panels can be installed by a fencing professional or you can choose to do it yourself if you are confident in your skills. Machine-made panels are generally around 50mm thick and 1.7 metres high, and come in a range of widths. Brush rolls are used at the top of the fence in order to give it a more “finished” look.
Brush Fencing Can Be Used Around Pools
You can even use brush fencing around your pool area (provided that it is installed in a way that meets pool safety regulations) as the high salt content in the Melaleuca used helps to protect the fence from decay.