If your fence is looking tired, has holes in it, or has otherwise had its day, why not spruce it up with fence cladding? One of the best ways to do this is through using fence cladding. There are certainly heaps of options to choose from, and we outline them here. For more information or to source cladding for your fence, speak to your local fencing professional
What is Fence Cladding?
Fence cladding can be defined as any material that is affixed to the front of the fence in order to disguise it in some way or to create more privacy in your garden. The purpose of the cladding is to hide an ugly, tired looking fence that is in otherwise good condition, and it can be much cheaper than having to replace the fence altogether (plus, you don’t have to go through the hassle of negotiating a new fence with a neighbour who may be perfectly happy with what’s already there!).
Options in Fence Cladding
When it comes to fence cladding, you have a few options to choose from. Some of the most popular include:
- Brushwood cladding – Made up of panels of melaleuca “brush” that have been closely packed together and secured in place using wire. The panels attach to the fence very easily and provide a beautiful, natural look.
- Bamboo cladding – Comes in different forms including as rolls of bamboo reeds that are fixed together, or as thicker bamboo rods. Bamboo cladding is incredibly environmentally friendly and it’s perfect if you want to bring more of a tropical look to your garden.
- Timber cladding – Perennially popular as the natural beauty of timber never goes out of style. Timber cladding can be applied vertically or horizontally and it can be left natural or painted, depending on your goals and preferences.
- Stone cladding – Expensive but you won’t get a better result as far as fence cladding is concerned. Stone cladding uses thin pieces or “tiles” of stone that are attached to the fencing surface in some ways, and you can choose from a variety of natural stones.
- Foam cladding – Fireproof, incredibly lightweight, and insulating. It is easy to attach to any fencing material and the fact that it can be finished in so many ways means that it is very flexible design wise. For example, you could have a rendered finish, a timber look finish, a textured finish, and more.
- Fibre cement cladding – For a cheap, long lasting and effective fence cladding solution, you can’t go past fibre cement panels. Fibre cement panels are very weather resistant, easily attached to the existing fence and they are very strong. This means that you can fix things directly to the cladding, such as hose reels, outdoor artworks and so on. You can also paint the fibre cement to the colour of your choice.