Timber Fencing: What You Need to Know

Timber fencing is an “old standby” in the Brisbane area. Timber is a great material to use for fencing for a number of reasons. It has a great natural look and is a great way to provide a property boundary. Timber fences can be built in many different styles, depending upon your needs. Here are some key considerations if you are thinking about timber fencing.

Important Information About Timber Fences

Benefits of Timber Fences


The biggest benefit of timber fencing for many is that it helps preserve privacy. It is difficult to see into and also blocks noises to some degree. It keeps nosy neighbours out and allows you to decide who has access to your backyard.


There are many different styles of timber fencing. You can build tall fence with palings for privacy. You can build a shorter picket fence that allows people to see over and into your yard. You can build a post and rail fence that is pretty much there for decoration and to define boundaries without blocking your ability to see out into your neighbourhood or any adjacent land.


A timber fence can be made to look any way you want it to look. It can be painted or stained whatever colour you want. It can be easily changed if you feel you need to update it or change colours. While a chain-link fence detracts from a home’s decor, a timber fence adds to the aesthetic and helps integrate your home into nature.

Before You Start

You will want to assess the site for a number of relevant factors. First of all, you need to make sure you aren’t going to affect gas or electricity lines coming into your home. Accidentally digging into a live power or gas line can be dangerous. Check with local authorities for any fencing regulations.

Since your neighbour is supposed to pay 50% of the cost, make sure they are OK with what you are doing and get it in writing.

To learn more, call (07) 3888 1293 today.

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