Picket Fencing for Melbourne
For many home owners in Melbourne a picket fence is a very desirable addition to their dream home. A timber picket fence is long lasting yet provides a striking feature rather than just a fence to mark a boundary.
Picket fences are one of the most popular styles of fencing in Melbourne for a front yard. This is especially true for many styles of period homes such in Melbourne - including Victorian, Edwardian, Federation and Californian Bungalows. However, in recent years picket fences have also become popular with modern styles of homes. There is nothing better than a picket fence to add charm and style to your home - including having a picket gate to match it!
One of the reasons why picket fences are so popular in Melbourne is that there are so many styles to choose from. In fact, you can add your own customisation to design a unique picket fence with variations in height, picket/post ends and inlays.
Often the style of the picket fence is chosen to suit the style of the house. For example, an Edwardian style home quite often uses a capped rail picket fence to match it's verandah and any fret work. A Victorian style home often uses an accented style of picket fence which is designed to complement its verandah lacework. In contrast, a concave style picket fence is perfect for a house that has curved features - such as a bay window or bull nose verandah.
The simplest form of picket fence, called the level picket fence, is more often used for contemporary style homes. This is because the style of fence compliments the straight lines of the modern home.
The construction and installation of a picket fence is relatively easy. The pickets are mounted vertically and fixed to horizontal rails. The rails are then fixed to posts concreted directly into the ground. Joe's Fencing & Gates have had many years of experience in installing picket fences in all areas of Melbourne - especially the Northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Picket gates, including automatic sliding gates can be built to the same style of picket fence you choose.
Below are some of the many styles your picket fence come in. They are the most popular styles of picket fences in Melbourne. In addition, the post top comes in a variety of styles too. At Joe's Fencing & Gates we will work with you in personalising the design of your new picket fence so that it perfectly matches and enhances your home.
Joe's Fencing & Gates service all of Melbourne's northern suburbs. The Melbourne suburbs we service include Fawkner, Coburg, Brunswick, Glenroy, Pascoe Vale, Oak Park, Ascot Vale, Essendon, Strathmore, Campbellfield and Tullamarine.
The following picket heads are a small selection of what is available.