In this blog we look at Timber vs Colorbond Fencing and the top four considerations when working out what style of fencing would suit your property and budget.
A high-quality and good-looking fence can make a huge impact on your home, in terms of privacy, value and street presence.
But there’s plenty to think about when picking the right one.
At Curlew Group, our landscapers are QBCC licensed and insured, and with more than 5000 residential and commercial landscaping projects under our belt we can help you find the right fencing solution.
Considerations When Choosing a Fence – Timber vs Colorbond
A fence can really transform the look and feel of your home, but if you’re overwhelmed by the choice, we’ve outlined four things to consider before you make up your mind.
1. Level of privacy
Privacy levels can vary significantly depending on which style of fence you choose.
Some of the timber fences we create have gaps in between panels, while others are completely closed in.
For example, a lap and cap fence would offer added privacy as it uses two layers of palings which overlap, ensuring there aren’t any spaces. The cap (rail along the top) also adds extra height to the structure.
Colorbond fences can be customised, but these have standard steel panels measuring 1.8 metres tall, which is also a great option if you’re hoping for the ultimate private sanctuary.
2. Aesthetic appeal
It really depends on your personal taste or the style of your home, as to which you prefer.
But generally speaking, a Colorbond fence often creates a sleek modern look, whereas timber can be more suitable for a traditional Queenslander, or Hampton’s style home.
Colorbond fences have a good profile from both sides, and it would often take additional palings (and cost) to achieve the same finish for a timber fence.
If you prefer timber fences though, a good neighbour style is aesthetically pleasing from both sides as palings are spaced at even intervals on each side.
3. Colour choice
At Curlew Group, we have access to the current colour range of Colorbond fencing. That means you’ve got 12-14 stunning colours to choose from.
For timber fencing, hardwood fence posts are standard on every project, and all of our timber options are CCA treated and can be painted to suit your property.
Money is always a consideration when making any type of home improvement.
Typically, a standard timber fence is a more affordable up front then a Colorbond fence. However, Colorbond has a XX-year warranty and as it is sturdy and durable so regular maintenance is normally not necessary.
If you choose one of our timber fences, you will be guaranteed quality workmanship at affordable and competitive prices. For peace of mind, customers who choose one of our timber fencing options will enjoy a 12-month maintenance warranty, so if you do happen to have any issues, we’ll come back and fix them.
Timber vs Colorbond Fencing
If you have further questions about either of these styles of fencing, please reach out to our friendly and professional team today on 0421 743 204.
Curlew Group can help with your next fencing project anywhere on Brisbane’s northside or across the Moreton Bay region.
At Curlew Group, we offer affordable and stunning landscaping solutions throughout Brisbane’s northern suburbs and the Moreton Bay region.
Our professional team is QBCC Licensed and Insured, and has more than 28-years-experience. In that time, we’ve completed more than 5000 residential and commercial landscaping projects.
We are committed to customer satisfaction and will work with you during every step of your project, ensuring we do the job right the first time.