Frequently Asked Questions
How much will a new paling fence cost?
The cost of a new paling fence will depend on a number of factors such as the size and type of fence, materials used, and access to the site. Generally speaking, you should expect to pay between $80 and $150 per metre for a standard paling fence.
What type of material is best for a paling fence?
The most commonly used material for a paling fence is timber. This is an affordable and durable option, although there are also options such as metal, vinyl, and fibreglass available.
How long will a paling fence last?
With regular maintenance, a properly constructed paling fence can last for up to 10 years. Regular treatment and sealing can help to extend its life.
How can I ensure my paling fence retains its colour?
Applying a timber preservative, such as a water-based stain, to your paling fence will help protect it from the elements and retain its colour for longer.
Do I need council approval for a paling fence?
In Newcastle, where the fence is not identified as Exempt Development, an approval will be required. That approval could be a Complying Development or a Development Application may be required.
What are the regulations regarding paling fences?
A residential fence in New South Wales should have a height not exceeding 1.8m. Several factors can also result in the need for a planning permit, so make sure to check with the local council first.