Fencing Northern Beaches

Top timber fencing designs

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When it comes to timber fencing, there are options to suit every style and budget. From simple paling fences in affordable treated pine, to expensive hardwoods battens, to unique reclaimed timber – there’s something for everyone.

Timber fencing is a popular choice in Australia due to its aesthetic appeal, durability, and versatility. This popularity extends to the Northern Beaches, where you’ll see various timber fencing designs around almost every home.

There are many styles available, so choosing the right one for your property can be daunting. In this blog, we explore the top Northern Beaches timber fencing designs so you can decide which will suit your property best.


Paling Fencing

Basic paling fencing is one of the most popular types of timber fencing on the Northern Beaches. It simply consists of vertical timber palings attached to horizontal rails.

Paling fencing is affordable, easy to install and provides good privacy and security. It is versatile because it complements most architectural styles. What’s more, it’s quick and easy to install, which means less cost for you.

At Beaches Fencing Co., we use treated pine for our paling fences – a sustainable and durable material. We also offer a range of finishes for palings, including rough sawn, dressed and lap and cap.


Lap and Cap Fencing

Lap and cap fencing is a variation of paling fencing where the palings slightly overlap one another and the top of the fence is capped with a horizontal piece of timber. This extra layer of protection against the weather makes it common in coastal areas because it protects against salt and wind damage.

Lap and cap fencing is also more decorative. As with all timber, we can paint it, oil it or leave it natural. The cap can be finished in a contrasting colour to the rest of the fence, creating a striking visual effect.


Vertical or Horizontal Battens Fencing

Horizontal or vertical timber batten fencing is a modern and stylish option, consisting of narrow timber slats installed vertically or horizontally.

Vertical batten fencing offers excellent privacy and creates a sense of height and depth in your outdoor space.

Meanwhile, horizontal batten fencing is a more contemporary look, perfect for a sleek and modern aesthetic.

We mainly use hardwoods, such as blackbutt, jarrah and turpentine, for batten fencing, because it gives a rich aesthetic appeal and long-lasting finish.


Picket Fencing

Picket fencing is a classic and timeless option that never dates. Its evenly spaced vertical timber slats are attached to horizontal rails. Picket fencing is common in front yards and gardens and is a good option for creating a traditional, cottage-style feel.

At Beaches Fencing Co., we offer a range of options for picket fencing, including pointed, round or flat tops. We also customise the spacing between the slats to suit your specific needs.


Slat Fencing

Modern and minimalistic, slat fencing is an alternative to paling fencing. It consists of horizontal narrow timber slats with a small gap between each piece of timber.

Slat fencing creates a sense of openness and lightness in your outdoor space. It is also perfect if you want to showcase a garden or views, as you can see through the small gaps between the slats.

We use a range of high-quality timber for our slat fences and also customise the spacing between the slats to your preference.


Choosing the right timber fencing designs for your property is challenging. However, with the right information and guidance, you can easily choose a style that meets your specific needs and preferences. At Beaches Fencing Co., we build a range of high-quality timber fencing styles to complement any property style and enhance its overall aesthetic appeal. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule an obligation-free consultation.


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