The best fencing contractors in Canberra

A fencing contractor drills into a wooden fence.

Where to find the best fencing contractors in Canberra. Photo: file.

A quality fence serves a multitude of purposes, from keeping your pets safe in your own garden to adding a stunning finishing touch to your property renovation. But a good fence needs to be durable, effective, and not bad to look at either – a fencing contractor can help make sure that that’s what you get.

Building a fence might seem like a simple DIY, but there’s quite a bit of time and work that goes into building a good fence. So why not save yourself the time and hire a professional? They’ll be able to source the best materials, measure and plan properly, and have it all done in a reasonable amount of time.

If you’re looking for a great fencing contractor in Canberra, you’ve landed in the right place. In this article, we’ll go through a few key traits to look for in a great contractor, as well as a handy guide to some of the best Canberra has to offer.

What makes a great fencing contractor?

Not sure what you are looking for in a fencing contractor? We suggest keeping a sharp eye out for the following promising traits:

  • Years of experience. Practice surely does make perfect. If you want the slickest fence of your street, work with a fencing contractor with years on on-the-job experience.
  • A gorgeous gallery of past work. A gallery of past work is a fantastic way to gauge the quality of workmanship you can expect. The best in the industry would be more than happy to show you such a gallery – most even display before and afters on their website.
  • Specialists. Looking for a fence made from an uncommon or specialist material? No worries. Search for a contractor with expertise specific to that material or fencing technique.
  • Well priced. You want value for your money, not a rip-off! The best fencing contractors in Canberra charge a fair price for their top-quality service.
  • Long lasting product. When all is said and done, your fence should last you years, if not decades. That’s a sure-fire sign of excellent quality.

The best fencing contractors in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Old 2 New Fencing

Turn your tired fence into a practical work of art with the passionate team at Old 2 New Fencing. Old 2 New specialises in the removal and replacement of weathered, rotten, out-dated timber fencing. From privacy screens to retaining walls to pool fencing and gates, the team at Old 2 New guarantee to offer you the best price and deliver on customer satisfaction.

As Google reviewer Molly Crowley writes, “We had our old wood fence replaced with a colourbond fence. Ben was punctual, friendly and clearly highly experienced. Our fence was completed to perfection. Would highly recommend Ben to anyone looking to have their fences upgraded.”

Inbound Fencing Canberra

Do you specifically want a ColorBond fence? Look no further than Inbound Fencing Canberra. The team of fencing and gate experts are equipped with years of experience and specialist knowledge relating to ColorBond fencing.Their top-quality services include ColorBond fence installation, repair, and replacement, ColorBond gates, pool fencing, fence removal, and much more.

Facebook user Georgia Kathryn says in their review, “Fantastic work! Josh worked so hard, did everything we asked, and the finished product looked wonderful. We couldn’t be happier!”

WR Engineering Canberra

WR Engineering Canberra is a local, family-owned business that has been operating since 1967. The fully qualified team of sales staff, installers and service technicians at WR specialise not only in fencing installation but can also help install a new garage door or a gate. Their long-standing affiliation with major Australian suppliers gives you the added bonus of not only supporting a local business but also supporting Australian-made products. WR also has an afterhours repair service for any emergencies you might run into with the security of your fencing and gates!

Lorraine O’Brien left the following review on Facebook for WR, “Thanks for my new garage door, love it! Excellent service from beginning to end. Definitely highly recommend to everyone.”

Frontier Fencing

Frontier Fencing has been operating for over 18 years, delivering personalised and tailored service to Canberrans. The team at Frontier understands that fencing projects can be a hassle, so they work closely with you to help you achieve the perfect fencing, whether you’re after ColorBond, timber, picket, pool or glass fences. No job is too big or too small with Frontier, and they also offer replacement, repair and maintenance services for your fencing.

Google reviewer Charles Smith writes, “Thanks Bon. Good job with the replacement and installation of our new ColorBond fence. Prices were reasonably fair, and the service was overall great. Keep it up fellas.”

Custom Fencing

Since 2008 Custom Fencing have been providing high quality fencing and gates across Canberra and its surrounding areas. Custom Fencing are experts in the trade of quality fence and gate installation, and the team prides themselves on a premium service and product. If you are looking for an efficient, local fencing specialist at an affordable price, Custom Fencing is here to help.

Satisfied customer Ryan Simpson wrote the following Facebook review for Custom Fencing, “Paul and the team at Custom Fencing did a fantastic job with our fence. Highly recommended.”

Looking for more construction contractors in Canberra? Try our articles on the best builders & renovators and landscaping services in town for some handy guides.

Your experience with fencing contractors in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Fencing Contractors.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had a fence built around your home or property in the Canberra region? Who did you work with? Share your experience in the comments section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take for my contractor to build a fence around my property?
Since fence projects are usually custom, there are multiple factors that go into the building process and how long it takes. That being said, 200m of simple wooden fencing can take between 2 and 4 days. Talk to your contractor and make sure you get an estimate for the timeline before hiring them.
Does a fence increase the value of my home?
While a fence around your front yard may reduce the street appeal of your home, a fence in the backyard can increase the value of your property. Added security measures are always a bonus!
Do I have to put a fence around my pool?
There is no legal requirement saying that your pool must have a fence around it, but there are certain rules about what the fence can look like. According to Access Canberra, safety fences and gates must be at least 1.2m high with non-climbable vertical supports and no gaps exceeding 100mm. These rules are to prevent small children from accidentally falling into the pool.
What is the most secure kind of fence?
There are many ways that you can make your fence more secure. Metal materials will always be better than wood simply because they are more durable. You can also make your fence taller, face the rough side inwards, and add anti-climbing spikes for extra security.
Can I paint my side of my neighbour’s fence?
The maintenance of shared fences on private property is usually a matter resolved between the property owners. As long as you communicate with your neighbour about what you want to do with the fence and they agree, there should be no issues with painting your side of the fence.

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9 Responses to The best fencing contractors in Canberra
vintage123 vintage123 2:46 pm 02 Jul 15

Mazda2600 said :

I agree that normal metal fences are flimsy but if you think outside the box a bit you can do the fence in colourbonded corrugated iron using double sheets. You can have whatever colour you want on either side, being double sheeted it is immensely strong and it is cheaper than using the standard metal fencing

On one of our developments clients specified different coloured fences due to variable coloured home fascades. Easiest solution. Double sheet colourbond. One colour sheet on one side, different colour sheet on the other. Obviously you have to spray one sides posts and upper and lower rails. But you can get cans of colourbond matching colours. Yes it is a little more expensive but not much as most of the cost is in the labour and the time to dig holes, concrete posts and align fence. The sheets are considerably priced do to double up is reasonable, they have profiles which slide back to back easy enough. The time to spray posts and rails on one side is and hour or two.

daveash daveash 2:32 pm 02 Jul 15

Before you decide on an aluminium fence, have a look around and see how many have been dented,painted on or kicked in by idiots. I admit aluminium looks better until the above damage occurs. You can get treated wood fences- termite free.!

Maya123 Maya123 1:50 pm 02 Jul 15

Mazda2600 said :

I agree that normal metal fences are flimsy but if you think outside the box a bit you can do the fence in colourbonded corrugated iron using double sheets. You can have whatever colour you want on either side, being double sheeted it is immensely strong and it is cheaper than using the standard metal fencing

Unfortunately unlikely to be acceptable to a neighbour who already has some fences done in another material and wants to match this fence to that, even if the colour doesn’t suit their neighbour. Divisive.

Mazda2600 Mazda2600 1:06 pm 02 Jul 15

I agree that normal metal fences are flimsy but if you think outside the box a bit you can do the fence in colourbonded corrugated iron using double sheets. You can have whatever colour you want on either side, being double sheeted it is immensely strong and it is cheaper than using the standard metal fencing

Maya123 Maya123 11:40 am 02 Jul 15

Holden Caulfield said :

Please, for the love of humanity, ban Colorbond fences!

I understand the practical reasons for this material, but it’s just so ugly.

No more!

They also cause conflict between neighbours. “I want a brown one,” says one neighbour. “Yuk,” says another. “So dated. I prefer yellow.” “No, too bright,” says another neighbour, “I want green.” None of this happens with the standard wooden fence.
From my observation, those who put in fences first get to dictate their preferences to the neighbours. Some neighbours don’t care what colour it is, or are bullied into having a certain colour. Then some unfortunate resident ends up with one neighbour wanting to replace the fence on one side with green, while the neighbour on the other side wants another colour, so that all their fences will be the same colour. Meanwhile the poor resident in between this is likely to have each fence a different colour, so that their neighbours can have all the same colour.
I tell you, when one of my neighbours wants to replace the side fence between us with dark green, to match their other hideous green fence, there will be disagreement. The other neighbour has been trying to get me to replace a still good wooden fence with a yellowish metal fence, so that all their fences will match, after they were pressured by another neighbour to have a metal fence. These cause too much conflict, bulling and disagreement.
Metal fences don’t hold up well against being run into either, but if you don’t mind bumps on your fence, that’s okay.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:15 am 02 Jul 15

Please, for the love of humanity, ban Colorbond fences!

I understand the practical reasons for this material, but it’s just so ugly.

No more!

seansimons15 seansimons15 4:30 am 02 Jul 15

I am not sure of any fencing contractors in your area. However, I can tell you that the way I usually find any contractor is by asking my close friends and family for a few ideas. Once I have a small list of companies from them, I usually do some research on those companies online by reading reviews. This helps me narrow my search down to a few companies whom I meet with and get a quote from. Good luck!

Acton Acton 9:32 pm 01 Feb 15

A few years ago my neighbour organised quotes to replace our wooden fence with an aluminium slat fence.
We chose Argus Home Improvements on the basis of being an established/reliable local business as we didn’t want the hassle of a dodgy job:
The fence is still looking good. Recommended if you want a feature fence.
Just be aware that not all aluminium slat fences can bear a load, so not all will support a hedge.

cantanga cantanga 10:16 pm 31 Jan 15

No boundaries fencing. Reliable friendly and did a good job for us mid last year.

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