Vertical Slat Fencing

The Many Benefits Of Slat Fencing

If you are looking to buy new and top quality fences to install around your house, there are a wide range of styles, sizes, colours, designs, options, and services you can choose from. Although some homeowners in Australia search for white picket fences, fence screening, or chain link fencing, there are also those who prefer metal or timber as their fence materials.

You need to consider the installation of vertical slat fencing around your garden, entire property, or commercial building. Whether you choose to diy or require the help of a building contractor, this kind of fence can provide you with several benefits. Some of these are provided below:

Durability – slat fencing has an extremely robust design and it has high endurance to trauma especially with the harsh Australian weather conditions. There are instances when people knock against their fence accidentally as they are walking along the pavement or perhaps the fence gets hit by a ball while kids are playing. In terms of its maintenance, it will depend on the material you choose. Traditional wood will require extensive upkeep while composites, steel, and PVC materials have low care and maintenance requirements.

Ease To Fix – When your vertical slat fencing panels gets chipped or broken, the last thing you want to deal with is to have them repaired at a very expensive price. In light of that, there is still good new. These slat products can be replaced or mended at a price you can afford. In case you need to replace the boards, the fence will be a strong as it was before. Just be sure to regularly check your vertical slat fencing for signs of damage and address the issue right away.

Visual Aesthetics – If you are purchasing a new vertical slat fencing from Futurewood or any other provider, be sure to think about how good your fence is going to look. Its appearance will play a huge role in the event that you decide to sell your home. You can never go wrong with a vertical slat fencing. It will improve the visual aesthetics of your home exterior and even help boost your property value. It also goes well with other outdoor components and decorative accessories, too.

What About Horizontal Fences?

Over the past years, you might have noticed the rise in popularity of horizontal slat fencing in many homes all over the country. Some of them are made of wood or composite while others are made of PVC or aluminium. Horizontal slat fence looks more modern to some people compared to the conventional vertical slat fence. However, if you install a horizontal slat fence, there are a few challenges that you have to deal with.

Board Sizing – complicated designs associated with a horizontal slat fence usually needs repetitive utilization of a table saw to cut the lumber you need lengthwise. Don’t forget to review safety practices whenever you are using a table saw. Always remember that it remains as one of the most dangerous carpentry tools. But you have another option in case you wish to save time and money and that is to work within a typical lumber sizing.

Warping and Cupping

A conventional fence is built with rails that have an average space of 5 feet and 7 feet to 8 feet for the fence posts. With this kind of installation, the fence boards spans at about 5 feet which prevents warping and cupping.

Easy Installation

Horizontal fence slats, being a contemporary option, should be fastener free. To put it simply, a horizontal slat fence does not have any visible screws. If you are looking for a pool fencing option, you should consider this style. You can have it painted in the colour you prefer and even build sliding gates to go along with your fence.

Why Use Timber?

People install fences for various reasons like security, privacy, to keep animals in or out, and give their kids a safe place to play. If you are looking for the best material to use for your project, there is no substitute that can match the look and feel of real timber. You will find various kinds of timber fencing at Futurewood. Finding the type, colour, finish, and size that is required for your project won’t be difficult.

Always remember that every local council has their own set of rules and regulations when it comes to slat fence installation. They usually impose strict guidelines about the permitted gap between the slats on the fences especially when it is going to be installed at the front of a property. So, don’t forget to check with your local council before you start digging large holes on the ground for your fence posts.


Vertical slat fencing, in shades of black and grey, with gates are great options for residential and commercial property owners who are a looking for solution to improve the security and privacy without compromising the visual aesthetics of their site. It can also be used on a pool and garden. Its maintenance requirements depend on the type of product you choose. You have the traditional yet natural wood, which is known for its rustic appeal. You will also find other synthetic products designed to look like wood. They are ideal for various kinds of building projects because their durability and low maintenance needs.

For additional details about vertical slat fencing or horizontal slat fencing, please call Futurewood right away. You can contact us via phone or email. You can also check our website if you want to learn about the range of products we offer.