Frequently Asked Questions About Brush Fencing Panels
As it is still relatively new to the Australian market, many homeowners like the look of brush fencing panels but have concerns about using it around their properties. Understandably, we’re sure that you have a lot of questions that you want answered before making a final decision. In this article, we have tackled what we have found to be some of the more frequently asked questions to help give you peace of mind that this fencing is a great choice.
• What is the brush actually made of?
It’s made from natural brush wood or broom bush from a native plant in the Melaleuca (Ti Tree) family. Being a native, brush blends well into most landscapes and fencing situations to provide an attractive and long lasting asset for your property. The other great thing about this material is that it will not rot or crack with exposure or time.
• How is the fencing constructed?
It is either made from hand packed or premade panels. Hand packed fences have a structural frame that is built of 40mm galvanised steel posts (which are capped to reduce rusting). The posts are installed and wires are run between them. The fence is then packed tight with brushwood to a high density. It is trimmed to the appropriate height.
• What is the cost like?
The cost of your fencing will depend on a number of factors, such as the contour of the land and access to your property. The cost of materials will also vary from location to location. Generally speaking, however, these panels tend to cost around $170 each (compared with $70 for Colorbond, $80 for traditional pickets and $250 for frameless glass).
• Is it suitable for pool fencing?
In short, yes. These days, all swimming pools are required to have a childproof fence and a secure gate. There is also a set of requirements set out by local and state councils that the fence must meet. Most installers know how to modify the panels so that they meet these requirements easily. The brush is also great for providing shelter and noise control.
• How long does the fence last?
You will generally find that it has a lifespan of between 25 and 40 years. Just like any other type, brush fencing panels do need to be maintained and there is a natural aging process that will affect it. The smaller parts of brushwood will deteriorate more quickly, leaving only the thicker brush pieces intact. Maintaining the capping is the most important step.
• What happens if you don’t maintain the roll top?
One of the most popular types of capping is rolled. It is important that you keep it in good condition; fortunately, it’s as easy as getting a professional to come out and replace or repair it as needed. Signs you should be looking for include thinning, loss of parts of the roll top or deterioration in the health of the fence. It should be replaced every 5 to 7 years.
We hope that this article has answered all your questions regarding brush fencing panels. As you can see, they can be a fantastic choice for any Australian home. If you have other questions or our responses have only raised more queries, ensure that you get in touch with us today – our expert team is more than happy to chat about your fencing options and provide you with everything that you need to know about the brush style.