Timber Paling Fencing Melbourne

Timber Paling Fence Installation Melbourne

Timber Paling fences are an attractive and affordable fencing option for many people. They typically suit most styles of homes. Because they are also very common they can also match your neighborhood.

What is a paling fence?

These types of fences consist of pales nailed to horizontal stringers between upright posts. The stingers are attached to post that are partially submerged in the ground for structural integrity.

Why are they so popular?

The Paling Fences are very popular for a few reasons. They are:

  • Robust & durable
  • Last a long time.
  • Cheaper to construct so are very cost efficient.
  • Provide an adequate fencing option

Types of Designs

There are a number of different designs that you can choose from including:

  • Paling
  • Custom picket
  • Horizontal Merbau
  • Battens
  • Post & Rail
  • Lots more.

If you are unsure about what is best for your situation, our pros can also provide expert advice about what looks great and is functional in a range of scenarios. You can choose a style you like with the type of wood that you like.

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What types of wood are available?

A wide range of high-quality timber is used in construction. Some of the common timber types used:

  • Treated pine
  • Merbau
  • Red gum
  • Grey gum
  • Spotted gum
  • Lots of other timber types.

Our Pros can also work with many types not listed here. If you have something specific that you would like, please let us know when you submit your quote request. You should also consider that different wood types have different costs.

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Timber Paling Fence Costs

There is a range of factors that can influence the cost of a timber paling fence. Factor include:

  • Style
  • Size (height & length)
  • The gradient of the land (steep gradients can be more difficult for installation)
  • Type of timber used
  • If you use timber or metal posts
  • Soil type
  • Access to the site
  • Your location (if you are far away this can increase the cost)
  • Removal and or disposal of an existing old fence

Prices generally start from $150 for basic and very big jobs but more commonly start at $170 per meter for basic option on a normal residential property and increase depending on the above factors. This includes the cost of materials. Wood pailing fences are typically cheaper than Colorbond fence installation in Melbourne.


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Which side of a timber pailing fence do the rails or pails go on?

There is no fixed rule about which side the pails or rails go on. It is up to you to negotiate with your neighbors about it. Typically, the person ordering the fence will choose if their neighbors do not indicate a preference when agreeing to share the cost. In some cases where the neighbors can’t agree pails can be put on both sides of the fence. However, pails on both sides increases the cost of the fence.