Who Pays for Adjoining Fences?

Benefits You Can Expect with an Aluminium Slat Fence

Do you want a front fence to create privacy in your front yard? One that resists the elements and offers design choices? If so, why not consider aluminium slat-style fencing? Several of its benefits are further explained below.


If you live anywhere near the coast, the air can be full of salt, which is highly corrosive. However, if you install aluminium fencing, you won't have to worry about it developing rust as this metal is naturally resistant. Regardless of where you live, aluminium can withstand rain and harsh sunshine.

Design Variations

Another benefit of slat fencing is that you can adjust its design to produce the look you're after. For example, you can choose a slat width and interval to suit you. Pick wide or skinny slats and construct a fence with them closely aligned or leave wide spaces. The fence design will affect how much it blocks the view from the street, so you can achieve the level of privacy you want for the front garden. You also need to consider the style of the posts for the fence. You can use slim aluminium posts or set the horizontal slats between chunky cement-rendered pillars. Mixing materials will give your wall a more interesting look.

Colour Choices

Aluminium slat fencing comes in a wide range of colours. You can choose cream, white, or pale beige. Or opt for black, charcoal, or many other hues. If you want to give your fence a rustic touch, select a warm tan to mimic timber. Some designs offer a faux timber grain look also.

Secure and Safe

This fencing style will securely encircle your front yard and keep pets and children safe. You can install a matching gate in a sliding or swinging style. An automated gate means that you can remain safely in your car at night while it opens. Slat fences are generally tall, so they provide a good deterrent for trespassers who can't easily step over them.

Breezy Garden

Something you may not immediately consider with a front fence is how much airflow it allows. Even though slat fences are high and secure, their design lets refreshing breezes into the front garden. On the other hand, solid barriers can leave a garden airless and uncomfortable on a hot summer day, like with continuous metal panels or cement fences. You can also adapt the slats to block the wind more or less by setting them up how you prefer.

For more information on aluminium fencing, contact a professional near you.

About Me

Who Pays for Adjoining Fences?

Hi, my name is Mark, welcome to my blog! As a new home owner, I’m learning a lot about the responsibilities of owning a property. Recently, my neighbour popped around and told me he wanted to put up a new fence between our gardens. My first reaction was that he should just go for it, but then he told me that I had to share the costs as we share responsibility for the fence. Before I agreed to the work (and to pay for it), I did some research and talked to a guy I know who works for a fencing contractor. I learned a lot about shared responsibility and rights with adjoining fences, so I started this blog to pass on what I’ve learned to other people who might be faced with a fencing project with a neighbour for the first time.


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