Post and Rail Fences Offer Cheap Fencing Solution In Adelaide.
Post and rail fencing Adelaide home owners have installed is the cheapest fencing solution installed across Adelaide suburbs. Typically post and rail fences are installed on the boundary of two properties.
Construction of a post and rail fence is made by screwing steel fence sheets to steel posts that are most commonly cemented into the ground, and also screwed to horizontal steel ‘rails’ that are attached to the vertical posts.
Steel fence panels, the posts and rails are mass produced due to the popularity of post and rail fencing across Adelaide and the installation is quick and easy to complete, especially for experienced fencing installers that have all the right equipment, including powered post hole diggers that make digging holes into the hardest ground a breeze.
Often, especially for sloping gardens, post and rail fencing installation occurs on top of a retaining wall.
For smaller retaining situations, a concrete plinth that steps down to keep the top of the fence horizontal is used for the installation of a post and rail fence.
Sometimes, and the cheapest option is to follow the slope of the land, with the post and rail fence posts cemented into the ground. Ideally you will want to keep moisture and organic material away from the steel fence sheets to avoid the potential of rust appearing.
If you end up having the posts and rails visible from your side of the fence, you may want to consider paying slightly more and have them powder coated to match the fence colour. You’ll get a better result than trying to paint them afterwards.
Visual Landscape Gardening are licensed post and rail fencing installers Adelaide residents have used and trusted for post and rail fencing installation since 1989, and are called out frequently to replace fences that have not been installed correctly.
Even though post and rail fencing is cheap, correct installation, taking the soil conditions into account is important. Many Adelaide suburbs, eastern and northern suburbs in particular have highly reactive soil that shrinks during the Summer months as the clay dries out and expands during Winter, resulting in ‘heaving’ of the ground, and often will cause the post and rail fence to warp and twist.
Many fencing companies will quote the cheapest price by cutting corners. Using thin posts that aren’t cemented into the ground far enough is a situation seen all too often.
Post and Rail Fencing Tips:
Post and rail fencing is the budget fencing option, so if you and your neighbour are after the cheapest fence, post and rail fencing is the answer.
Discuss with your neighbour the benefits of having your boundary post and rail fence erected on top of a retaining wall or concrete plinth to keep the bottom away from pooling water and build up of dirt and leaves, both of which can cause the steel fence to rust over time.
Remember fences are not designed to retain soil, retaining walls are.
The height of the fence will be the next consideration, followed by the colour. In some situations, two different coloured steel sheets are used, where neighbours can’t agree on the colour. Post and rail fence quotes can vary, depending on the quality of materials and the depth the posts are cemented in the ground.
Concrete sleeper retaining walls Adelaide residents select offer a decorative, cheap retaining wall solution, the cheapest after building a concrete plinth.