Two Species to Consider When Shopping for Top Quality Fencing Timber

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There is a myriad of reasons why you would need to install a new fence. Perhaps you have recently concluded the construction of your new home build and are looking to secure its perimeter. Or maybe you are looking to enhance the privacy of your residence. Whatever the case, investing in fencing will not only improve the kerb appeal of your property but will prove highly functional too. Quality fencing timber fits this description in various ways. Not only is it relatively effortless to install which will decrease your labour costs but with the right timber species, your fencing will look like a natural part of your property. Moreover, you have the flexibility to stain or paint the timber to match your preferred aesthetic. But what type of timber will fit the bill? Keep reading for two species that you should consider when shopping for fencing timber.

Western Red Cedar

Softwood species are not usually associated with fencing applications as most people automatically assume that they will not be durable enough to withstand the changing weather elements, this is not the case for Western Red Cedar. Commonly grown in tropical forests along the Australian coastline, this timber species offers a range of advantages hard to come across in other softwood timbers. To begin with, Western Red Cedar is renowned for its unique appearance. Its heartwood is available in deep red and soft pink hues whereas its sapwood has a striking, light yellow colour. In terms of durably, Western Red Cedar outperforms most other timbers in various ways. Firstly, this wood produces oils that make it inherently resistant to insects so you will not have to worry about your fence succumbing to a pest infestation. Secondly, this timer species is not vulnerable to premature shrinkage or warping, so it is bound to retain its structural integrity for the long term.


Another option to consider when in the market for fencing timber is Iroko. Although this tropical hardwood species is not native to Australia, it is highly adapted to the unique climatic conditions faced in the country. Iroko is popular due to its dense nature, making it a highly durable option for both interior and exterior applications. In addition to this, this tropical hardwood has a high oil content and this lends it remarkable immunity against pests and decay. For this reason, Iroko is also renowned for being a great substitute for Teak. It is also worth noting that this tropical hardwood species offers great workability since it glues well and finishes impeccably. The main drawback of this timber fencing is that it can be incredibly expensive. Nonetheless, if you are keen on a fence that will complement your house architecturally, this would be the wood for you.

For more information, reach out to a provider of top-quality fencing timber.


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