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Top 10 most popular fence projects

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager




A fence can provide important privacy and security to your home and doesn’t have to look drab.


Let our Workshop community members inspire you to revamp or replace your fence with these fantastic projects.


Here’s our top 10 most popular fence projects on Workshop by pageviews:

KingStreetReno.JPGCourtyard fence makeover 

1. Fence makeover by @KingStreetReno


Spray painting the fence with the ever-popular Dulux Domino in this Victorian cottage’s courtyard made the space immediately much more appealing. It also makes the nearby plants look spectacular.


2. Garden bed front fence by @timjeffries


This brilliant project not only provides Tim the security of knowing his kids can’t easily run onto the road, but also provides space to grow food and build connections with neighbours.  “I think they’re functional, beautiful and build a bridge between our house and the street. They connect us with people who walk past around food which is something that unites us all.”


3. Backyard fence makeover by @Jason


When you repair sections of an old fence, the new palings really stand out against those that have weathered over the years. This makeover utilised a Dulux RapidFinish spray gun to dramatically improve the fence and provide an attractive backdrop for new garden planting.


4. Raised garden beds by @John44


Workshop member John cleverly turned a fence into a wonderful backyard feature by incorporating raised garden beds into the design. He even considered seating to provide an even more welcoming environment for all to enjoy.

Rodney.JPGImproving street appeal 

5. D.I.Y. front fence by @Rodney


Using 90mm Merbau stained decking boards and White’s Screen Up slat screening system, this D.I.Y. front fence improves the street appeal of the house immeasurably.  


6. Fence makeover for the pool area by @ProjectPete


Colourbond fencing can be a little dull, so Pete decided to clad his fence in Marri wood. The end result is absolutely spectacular and gives a real warmth to the poolside area.


7. Side gate using deck off-cuts by @Shannon


The ever-resourceful Shannon took decking board offcuts from his neighbour and turned them into a distinctive side gate.


8. Fence extension for privacy by @Shannon


Many neighbourhoods now often have two storey homes in close proximity, so extra fence height can be needed to maintain privacy. As an alternative to lattice, Shannon created attractive fence extensions that can even be removed for maintenance.   

Royq.JPGUsing climbers to enliven a Colorbond fence 

9. Climbers to dress up Colorbond fence by @royq


Another brilliant idea to enliven an otherwise boring fence, this simple project uses Star Jasmine and cable to train them to cover the area.


10. New garden screening by @Brad


This effective use of garden screening is both practical and attractive.


Creative uses for fence palings


Workshop members also often repurpose fence palings for other creative uses, such as raised garden beds, feature walls, barn doors, planter boxes, furniture, backyard decorations and kids projects

 Kel.jpgKel's stunning vertical garden

Vertical gardens


Don’t forget you can also use vertical gardens to help enliven an otherwise dull fence.


Wonderful examples from Workshop members include a grape tin herb garden, a hanging herb garden and @kel’s amazing vertical garden with built-in watering system.


Need help with building or renovating your fence? Feel free to press the Start a discussion button and our members will be more than happy to help.  

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