Custom fences are tailor-made to suit your needs and built to meet your specifications, while custom kit fences are also made to order but give you the chance to DIY the installation.
Maximise your kerb appeal with these ideas for your custom fencing:
One of the key determinants of a property’s kerb appeal is the front fence. It caps off the overall look of your property and adds value. It’s an important infrastructure element so custom fences really count to potential home buyers and to your visitors, creating that all-important positive first impression. Stop searching for pictures of other people’s designs and take the first step towards making your place the best house in the street.
Design it right
An experienced designer will ensure your custom fencing complements your house and the façade, matching your taste and your lifestyle. Picket fences remain popular for period homes for good reason while woven wire custom fencing is durable and impenetrable, to keep small pets from escaping! There are styles to suit all architectural styles, from Victorian and Federation era houses to the Californian bungalow, from ornate Gothic revival to Art Deco designs, right through to the clean lines of contemporary town houses.
An experienced fabricator will even visit you at home to provide expert design solutions that are tailored for you and your needs.
Style and substance
Your custom fencing expert can advise on the thousands of possibilities of height, width, profile, shape, style and spacing of your pickets, whether you want a uniform line or a scalloped look. Get fancy with decorative details like turned posts or finials to top off the posts with an elegant flourish.
Gates or an arbour create a distinctive entrance that’s incorporated in your custom design. Choose contemporary lines to frame the façade of your house or height if you’re looking for privacy.
Choose paint colours that are consistent with your house or match one of the colours in your timber trim, like the window frames or front door. An architect can help if you want advice on heritage colours or how best to ensure your custom fencing is the right colour for your home.
Contemporary options include a natural timber fence where the wood is either oiled or stained for protection to preserve the rich colour of the grain, or it’s allowed to weather over time to create a silvery, greyed-off look for a more subtle patina.
Reclaim your yard
Homeowners are reclaiming their front yards, to make the most of this valuable slice of real estate. Whether you choose custom fencing, designed and installed, or a custom kit fence to DIY, a new boundary means you can make more of your land.
An enclosed front garden is a safe play space for kids and pets if you’re short of backyard room. If your front yard is north facing, why not replace your lawn with fruit and vegetables and replace time spent mowing with the rewards of harvesting your own food? Or re-think your space and move your outdoor living to the front of your house, with custom fencing to provide privacy.
Whatever you choose, custom fencing is the perfect fit for your home.