If you're planning on investing in a new front fence for your period home, then you've no doubt spent a lot of time researching your options. With all the different fencing styles and materials available on today's market, you may have found yourself feeling a little confused and daunted about sifting through the options and finding the right choice for your home.
Front fences are an important component of any home's street appeal and this is especially true for period homes. Here are two readily available and traditional fencing options will complement the style of your home and add charm and character to the overall look of your home.
1. Picket fencing
Picket fencing has been used to fence homes across the world for centuries. The simple yet beautiful use of vertical pickets and supporting posts provides a quaint and timeless look for a period home. You can incorporate decorative features such as floral or geometric cut outs on some or all of the top of the pickets.
Picket fencing has traditionally been made from timber, and this is still a popular option for many Australians. If you'd prefer a picket fence that requires less maintenance than timber, then there are some beautiful PVC (polyvinyl chloride) picket fencing products that are easy to care for and are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
2. Ornate metal fencing
Ornate metal fencing is another timeless and enduringly popular fencing option that is perfect for use at the front of a period home. This style of fencing will add a sense of grandeur and heritage to your home as well as being incredibly strong and durable. They're generally made of iron or steel, which are either cast as whole pieces or wrought by soldering together individual pieces.
Ornate metal fencing can be as simple or as intricate as your taste and budget allow. Most fence manufacturers have a range of different styles, many of which are modelled on fences from past centuries. It's also possible to have an ornate metal fence custom made to create a unique and personal look for your period home.
Both of these attractive fencing styles will provide your period home with charm, character and a broad appeal. Contact your local fencing manufacturer and installer to find out what styles they can offer you and to help you to decide which style will be the perfect choice for your home.