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Brushwood Fence. Building??

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Brushwood Fence. Building??

Hints, Tips, Advice. Please

Looking into putting up a Brushwood fence and wondered if anyone out there had done it before??

main questions was with the framework. was it better to use timber or Galvernised Steel?

Exposed timber posts put still keeping the rails out of sight
Best methods for securing the brush

thank you, James

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Re: Brushwood Fence. Building??

Keen to follow this discussion, although DIY is probably beyond me. I've heard that Brushwood can be a great option for a long-lasting fence. The quality of most timber fences constructed these days is terrible! 


I've seen both timber and metal frames. Prefer the timber look if the frame is exposed. 





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Re: Brushwood Fence. Building??

Hi @Joker

I've watched those two old boys on YouTube. GalvSteel seems to be the way to go talking to people, due to keeping the moisture out. Just not much of a metal man myself.

I do like a touch of Timber framework in there with the Brushwood, my olny doubt is there been a visible frame work to be seen on one side, due to the rails on the fence frame. Would be a bit expensive to double side it. Will keep digging.

Thank you for your input.

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