A boundary fence is a precious source of privacy for many home owners, so it stands to reason that many people often seek to make them as tall as possible.
As per ACT planning regulations, boundary fences on Canberra properties cannot exceed 2.3m above natural ground level without Development Application approval.
There are also certain suburbs (particularly the new ones in Molonglo Valley and the Gungahlin region) that provide their own development guidelines. So it might be a good idea to check whether any guidelines exist for your area before having your fence installed.
If you have decided to go with the maximum height, there are a number of ways to achieve it.
Standard COLORBOND® fence panels
COLORBOND® fence panels come in standard sizes of:
- 1.2 metres
- 1.5 metres
- 1.8 metres
- 2.1 metres
You can choose to go with the maximum height panel on its own, or add elements to the top or bottom such as retaining plinths or lattice screening to increase the height of smaller panels.
Known as treated pine timber sleepers, these wooden panels not only add height to your COLORBOND® fence, but can help retain soil and add a new textural element to your fence design.
You can also choose to paint the timber sleepers a different colour, and add a whole new dimension to your fence design.
For more information about installing a COLORBOND® fence with treated pine timber sleepers, contact us.
COLORBOND Lattice Screening
Another fantastic way to increase the height of your fence is to add COLORBOND® Lattice Screening to the top of the panels.
This decorative feature is perfect for:
- adding height;
- increasing privacy ;
- retaining the view; and
- adding a stylish highlight to the fence.
You can also choose to make the Lattice Screening a different colour than your panels to create a striking visual effect.
For information about installing a COLORBOND® fence with COLORBOND® Lattice Screening, simply contact us.
Your fence is an important aesthetic and functional part of your family home (or business), so it’s important to make the right choice. WR Engineering has been installing COLORBOND® fences for over 50 years, and we’d love to help with yours.