The fence that separates your property from the street or other public spaces really sets the scene.
Often an extension of the style of the house, it can be built from a vast array of materials – timber palings of any width and configuration, metal louvres, plaster, brick, rustic materials like punga or ti-tree, pickets, schist, volcanic rock, timber-capped tongue-and-groove… the list goes on.
Front fences can be a variety of heights although this may be dictated by local by-law or suburban covenants. In some heritage areas the style of the fence may also be restricted to low painted pickets. So before you plan make sure you know all the rules.
Top tip: Unlike your front fence, other boundary fences serve quite a different purpose and are often not needed as a feature. In that case, paint your boundary fences in a dark colour so that they blend away behind the plants. Deep greenblacks are good, such as Resene Swamp or Resene Woodsman stain tinted to Resene Banjul.
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