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Colourbond or pine fence?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by TFE, 19th Jan, 2016.

  1. TFE

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    hi,

    I just purchased a dual occupancy place that has dual access. I am going to be putting a fence up between the granny flat and the main house to divide the block. I can't decide between colourbond or timber. Both side fences are colourbond.

    Colourbond pros - less maintence, matches side fences

    Wooden - can look better, cheaper, less imposing across middle of block

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Biz

    Biz Well-Known Member

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    Colourbond for an IP - all day everyday.
     
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    ^ ^ this.
     
  4. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    Colorbond for IP and anything else every time.
     
  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Why not install a shrubbery?

    Nih!
     
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  6. Davothegreat

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    Because if it's not a well maintained shrubbery someone walking past might get a flesh wound and have to call in the guardians of the castle Anthrax.
     
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  7. TFE

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    Sounds pretty unanimous! Confirms my thoughts. My gut instinct was for colourbond but of course thought I would throw it out to the smart guys and gals at property chat! Thanks!
     
  8. WestOz

    WestOz Well-Known Member

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    I agree with & love the softer look but I wouldn't say its "cheaper", pretty much the same cost, atleast over here in WA anyway.
    However maint is a downside.

    Colorbond is too easy.
    It can look industrial unless a low maint garden softens it, or some chook wire and something like Jasmine.
     
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  9. Biz

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    Timber fences are utter crap. Even if you paint it they still warp and split, come loose etc.
     
  10. mik

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    Colorbond.
    That is unless you want to re paint the pine fence every couple of years, repair the pine fence every couple of years and finally replace the pine fence.
    Maybe the pine fence would look better.... but only for a few months.
    Conclusion..... colorbond !
     
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  11. robboat

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    Colorbond....
    Tried a wood fence with a nice flowerbed as a divider between dwellings.
    Pulled it out as too much maintenance and tenants not doing any gardening.
    Timber made it look softer though.......
    Colorbond looks tough but neat - tenants are used to seeing it......
     
  12. HUGH72

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    I have paid for timber fences and built a couple as well but they don't last.
    Colorbond looks better, will last considerably longer and usually is only slightly dearer.
     
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    Definitely not timber, they do not nearly age as well.
     
  14. TFE

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    Thanks guys, went colour bond and looks great. The tenants are both very happy with it as well. Cheers for the responses!
     
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    Timber every time.
    Just wait until a tenants kid has spent 20 minutes kicking their soccer ball against the fence & you chose colourbond.
     
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    The Holy Grail was on telly tonight! Run away........!
     
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  17. Chilliblue

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    Another vote for colourbond.
     
  18. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I have a 'lapped and capped' hardwood paling fence going on 40 years - painted once only on one side only (40 yrs ago). Cappings have started to fail, new steel posts hit in the ground about 20 yrs ago. Still going strong.

    They don't make trees like they used to.
     
  19. HUGH72

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    Yes, it makes a difference depending on the quality of the materials. I built one in 1996 which is still going strong yet I paid for a paling fence for an IP 5 years ago and one side is starting to lean already.
     
  20. Darlinghurst Boy

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    Except as a front fence in suburbs such as Mount Druiitt, Ashmont etc.
    Graffitti can be a problem.