In bygone days, if your home was going to be your castle then you would have to build a moat around its periphery to define the boundary. Of course, you don't have to go to that extreme today, but you will nevertheless want to install a way of keeping unwanted animals or intruders out and improving the appearance of your property. What approach should you take and what type of material should you choose for your masterpiece?
In many ways, the fence that you build around your home can make a statement and also add value in any resale. You may pay a lot of attention to the upkeep of your landscape and the external appearance of the house itself, so it makes a lot of sense to invest carefully in your choice of fencing materials.
Some people may choose to build a wooden fence on the basis that it is sustainable and relatively versatile. However, these fences will require a lot of maintenance on an ongoing basis and with an eye to the future will eventually need to be replaced due to wood rot. Also, they can expand and contract in the harsh Australian climate and this can cause the fasteners to come loose and panels to fall off.
Some people choose a very basic option and simply install a chain-link fence. While these will certainly cut down on the amount of maintenance needed and be relatively durable, they're hardly likely to make a style statement and will provide you with virtually no privacy at all.
What about aluminium? This doesn't rust and can come in a variety of different strengths and thicknesses, but it is notoriously difficult to install and can be prone to damage.
Brick Is Best
To tick all the right boxes, you would be best advised to think about building a brick-based fence. Once complete, they will require a minimal amount of maintenance and can be expected to last for generations. There are a variety of different options when it comes to their construction and you can build appropriately so that the fence blends in with the style of your property, or provides a neat contrast. Always remember to provide a strong and sturdy foundation, especially if your wall is going to be really tall for privacy purposes.
Getting It Done Correctly
Make sure that your boundary is secure and well-built from the outset, so that it lasts and provides you with great value. Bring in experienced contractors who are ready to provide you with your fence of choice.