The best fencing contractors in Canberra

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WR Engineering, one of Canberra’s most recommended fencing companies. Photo: Zach Griffith.

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.

WR Engineering

WR Engineering

Since 1967, WR Engineering has provided high-quality, durable and maintenance-free installation of Colorbond fencing by Lysaght. This family-owned business is fully licensed and insured for commercial and residential jobs.

Qualified, experienced tradespeople pay attention to detail and do the job right the first time. They install contemporary Smartascreen, with various panel sizes and accessories available. WR Engineering also installs Neetascreen, an Aussie favorite and Lysaght’s signature Colorbond fence. Panels feature vertical pillars in different panel sizes.

Fences are made of 100 per cent Colorbond steel and have a 10-year structural warranty. They are termite and rot resistant, and available in 24 colours.

WR Engineering offers a one-stop, easy-to-use warranty assistance, a price-match guarantee and free measure and quote.

Graham Mortimer wrote on Google, “Thank you for WR's outstanding Colourbond fence and gate products. The original quote was handled on-site very professionally, with clear insights and advice. Thanks especially for the diligent, professional, technically skilled, and prompt completion ...”

12 Isa Street
Fyshwick ACT 2609

Old2New Fencing

Turn your tired fence into a practical work of art with the passionate team at Old2New Fencing. Specialising in the removal and replacement of weathered or rotten timber fencing, Old2New Fencing can assist with all fencing needs. From privacy screens to retaining walls, pool fencing and gates, the team at Old2New Fencing offer 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.”

Can Fence Canberra

Can Fence Canberra is a dedicated local fencing contracting business. Whether you're planning a job on a rental, domestic or commercial property, Can Fence is here to help, from fencing replacement to repairs and disposal. With a completely transparent quoting system at incredibly competitive rates, Can Fence comes highly recommended from the local community.

On Facebook, Trevor Hancock writes, "Can Fence were amazing. Their service was awesome, their quote was competitive, but the most amazing part was the quality - awe-inspiring!"

Beyond Boundaries Fencing

Beyond Boundaries is a local fence installation business. Founded by skilled fencing contractor Daniel, Beyond Boundaries promises to deliver expertise and professional service to every client. Offering free, no obligation quotes, removal and disposal of your old fence, and a wide range of styles for your new one, Beyond Boundaries prides themselves on the quality and value of their service.

As Bev Baker writes in their Facebook review, "Beyond boundaries fencing and gate solutions [are] 5*, highly recommended. Excellent small family business with outstanding customer service"

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!”

PB Fencing

PB Fencing is a local fencing contracting business, promising quick turnaround, high quality results and affordable prices. If you're looking for professionalism and reliability for fence installation, replacement or repair services, look no further than PB Fencing.

As Julie Wungluck-van Akker writes in their Facebook review, "PB Fencing reliable, excellent work and great price."

Looking for more construction contractors in Canberra? Try our articles on the best builders & renovators, the best bricklayers, and the best landscapers 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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I too highly recommend Clogs Landscaping And Fencing. Sam Gaillard did a fantastic job at our place, extending our existing Colorbond fences, replacing our gate, installing a new fence, and installing oscillot rollers (https://oscillot.com.au – so that our cats stay in our yard). Sam also constructed an extra custom solution so that our cats won’t exit via the top of the hot water system. Many thanks to him for his excellent effort, skill, communication, attitude and attention to detail.

Eden Sparkes-Trapp7:47 pm 07 Sep 21

Clogs Landscaping And Fencing

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.

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.!

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.

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

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 Caulfield11:15 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!

seansimons154:30 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!

http://www.conceptfencing.net.au

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:
http://www.argushomeimprovements.com.au/products/slat-fencing-gates
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.

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

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