Timber is always a fantastic choice for fencing, if not for its timeless charm but for its durability. But with all the timber options on the market, it can be hard to know which ones are best for fencing, and what types should be avoided. To help you, we’ve added some of what we think are the best timber for fencing, and what you should consider before you get started on your DIY project.
Things to consider when choosing the best timber for fencing:
What’s the weather like in your area?
If you live in an area that frequently rains, you’ll likely want a fence made from materials that are resistant to wet rot. This type of rot is caused when timber is continually exposed to moisture, and is identifiable by its damp, musty smell, and tell-tale green fungus.
Quality over cutting costs
A fence is essentially a protective barrier around your home, so it’s worth spending that extra bit more to ensure it lasts a long time. Good quality timber will not only retain its colour a lot better but require fewer repairs or replacing. Though you don’t have to go for the strongest, most expensive wood available, it’s worth consulting with a timber supplies expert to work out what the best timber fencing is for your home.
Best timber for fencing
Best timber for post and rail fencing
One of the best timber for post and rail fencing is treated pine, as it’s incredibly versatile to work with and durable. Used extensively in the building industry in a range of outdoor constructions, you can expect to find treated pine in everything from decks, pergolas to retaining walls and cladding.
Treated pine is easy to cut and stain and offers a high resistance to termites to ensure it lasts a long time. Your treated pine fence will last anywhere between 15 – 25 years with proper care.
Hardwood is one of the best timber for fencing options as it’s a strong, durable wood that’s incredibly aesthetically pleasing. Each hardwood has its own individual texture, colour, and grain to ensure your fence has its own unique appearance.
Best timber for fence posts
For the best timber for fence posts, it’s even more important to ensure the wood is treated. This is because the lift of a fence depends on the strength of the posts. An untreated post can leave the rest of your fence susceptible to rot, as water can seep in and cause structural damage to the entire fence. To strengthen your timber fence posts, it’s recommended you place some concrete aggregates around the post as this may drain any excess moisture around the post. The best timber for fence posts can be the same as the rest of the fence or reinforced with a strong hardwood.
Best wood for gates
Wondering what the best wood for gates is? Because your gate will experience a lot of use, it’s worth investing in a high quality wood that can withstand a lot of traffic. It’s even possible to use the same timber that you have used on your fence. Ask Versace Timbers today!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our article on the best timber for fencing and best wood for gates. If you have any more questions about the best timber for post and rail fencing or would like to discuss your options with a timber specialist, you can call us on 07 3266 9000 or visit us at 33 Vauxhall St in Virginia. Or check out some of our timber fencing supplies online and use our fencing calculator to work out your timber fencing needs.