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OUR GUIDE TO POST AND RAIL FENCING

More than just a practical solution to ensure the safety of your animals, post and rail fencing is also a great way to enhance the look and value of your property.

The first step in your planning should be to consider what ‘look’ you’re trying to achieve. Is your property rural, semi-rural or suburban? For example, moticed post and rail fences will achieve a very rural look, while a painted lower, single rail will produce a more suburban style. Timber pickets create a federation look.

Your next question should be - what are you are trying to keep in or out? Dogs need the fencing to be netted. Horses need an electrical wire offset. Often the answer to these questions will define the style of fence that’s right for you.

post and rail
post and rail equine fencing
equine fencing
equine fencing

Finally, you need to decide on the type of timber to be used in your post and rail fence. Your options include Ironbark, Stringbark, treated pine and Tallowood, White Mahogany timber.

Just be aware that not all timbers are the same. Good quality timber is uniform in texture and colour and is sourced from trees that have had time to mature. It’s also very durable and hard.

Finally, Giddiup fully support sustainable timber practices, we encourage you to ask if the timber yard you’re buying from supports sustainable timber practices. Some of the most common rail terms and styles are

  • One rail with netting
  • Two rail
  • Three rail
  • Morticed
  • Round rail
  • Split rail