There are a variety of timbers and other materials to consider when it comes to choosing a timber fence. We have information on a range of timbers to help you select a timber that suits your style and budget.
Cypress Pine is commonly used for feature fences and decking. It is a hard, heavy and fairly strong timber with a tendency to be slightly brittle. It can be worked to a very high polish and takes most finishes well after de-oiling.
Treated pine is generally used to build paling fences, commonly seen as boundary dividers throughout Melbourne suburbs. Treated to protect against decay and termites, treated pine fences look great painted or oiled and suit most fencing projects.
Merbau is a great choice for feature fencing, it’s an extremely durable hardwood that is resistant to termites and decay. A rich-brown timber, it is susceptible to tannin bleed which appears as a red-brown colour as water runs off the timber.
Brush fence panels are a perfect natural solution that can be used for boundary fencing, feature fencing and privacy walls. Made from Uncinata Melaleuca, brushwood is a versatile fencing product with many benefits including, attenuation properties to reduce noise, low maintenance and life expectancy of over 15 years.
Most hardwoods and some softwoods contain oils, resins and tannins. It is recommended that these timbers be washed with mineral turpentine (when using oil based products) or methylated spirits (when using water based products). This should be done prior to staining or finishing. Wipe off mineral turpentine or methylated spirits with a dry rag. Allow solvents to dry thoroughly.