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Fencing Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the processes involved in getting a new fence built?  Send us the dimensions, we will respond with an instant fence price, or you can use our instant price calculator. You than can accept the quote or ask for an onsite visit. We lock in a starting time and call you the day before starting.

  • Why are our prices so competitive? We specialize in Colorbond fencing. For over 10 years. We use large fencing suppliers with good pricing. 

  • When can you start building the fence? Within 1 to 2 weeks from an accepted date.

  • How high can I build my new Colorbond fence? The standard height is 6 foot, 1.8 meters. Fencing is also available in 1.5m, 2.1m and 2.4m heights.

  • Do the Gates come with a lock? Yes, all gates come with a standard D-Latch which can be paddled on one side. The Double Gates also come with a Drop Lock. A Key Lock is an addition cost and is not standard with any gates.

  • Can I extend the height of my exisitng Colorbond fence? What height options do the Insert Height Extensions come in? 300mm or 600mm. If you use sheeting we can make it any desired height.

  • How long does it take for Custom Height Extension panels to be available? Generally within 1 to 2 weeks from ordering the fencing material.

  • What comes in a Height Extension Panel? 2 Cpost extensions, 1 Rail, 1 Insert and Coloured Tek Screws.

  • What Cpost extension profile do you supply? 

  • Do you build Retaining walls? Yes, we build treated pine timber sleeper retaining walls (H4 Standard) . The sleepers are 2.4m in length, 200mm in height and 50mm wide.

  • Can the fence be 2 different colours? Yes we can double the fence to have a different colour sheeting only. The frame will be the same colour on both sides. 

  • Can I backfill the fence boundary with smalll rocks or gravel? Do not back fill the fence line/ boundary with loose gravel. It does not support the concreted posts. The ground around the concreted posts needs to be compacted to support the fencing.

  • What Colours are available? All Colorbond fencing colours are available, including Bowral Brown & Black Sheets. 

  • What to do if you have small dogs? If you have small dogs we can lower the bottom rail of the fence to block any gaps.

  • Do I need council approval for my new fencing? Not if it is 1.8m. Only if the new fence is higher than 1.8m.

  • How do I pay for the fencing? Cash, Bank Transfer or Credit Card Payment.

  • Our operating times? What days do we work?  7 days a week. We generally can not build in heavy rain.

  • Are you open on public holidays? Yes open public holidays.

  • My property is heritage listed can I build Colorbond fencing and Gates? You will need council approval. Once full payment has been done. We can send an application code for the 10 year manufacturers warranty.

  • What are the prohibited times to use powertools? Mon-Fri Not Before 7am and not after 8pm. Weekends and Public Holidays Not beore 9am and not after 8pm.

  • How much is a Colorbond fence?

An average cost for Colorbond fencing installation is $75 per meter. Depending on the complexity and length of the Colorbond fence, the price of our fencing service can increase or decrease. Typically, Colorbond fence installers charge from approximately $70/m to $120/m. Outside Sydney can be much dearer.

  • How much is colorbond fencing per panel?

  • What is the Colorbond Fence Price Per Panel? 

Colorbond fencing prices per panel averages $30 to $90 or more, depending on the length of the Colorbond fence. However, very short lengths can run as high as $200 or more per panel.

  • Is Colorbond fencing expensive?

Colorbond fencing is less expensive to have professionally installed than Timber fencing. This is because less labour to install is required. If the fence is 50 metres long, the cost may be $70 per metre for installation in Sydney. If it is a very long fence (100m+), the cost may be just $65 per metre.

  • How long is a Colorbond fence panel?

1800mm height ( 6 Foot High ) ( Standard Height ) Colorbond fence panel.  A complete Colorbond fence panel . Standard size 2380mm Long x 790mm Wide x 1800mm High. Extended Length Colorbond fence panels are 3.1m long.

  • Is colorbond fencing cheaper than timber?

Timber fencing is dearer than Colorbond fencing. Making Colorbond more of a cost effective fence in the market, a Timber fence built by us is generally 20% more expensive than Colorbond Steel Fencing and Colorbond Fencing last 100% longer than a Timber fence. While Colorbond is cheaper upfront, there are no ongoing costs with a Colorbond fence, a Colorbond fence is a better investment as steel is more durable.

  • How high can a Colorbond fence be?

There are four main heights used in Colorbond fencing they are 1.5m high, 1.8m high, 2.1m high and 2.4m high. However on demand we can supply 1.2m high Colorbond.

  • What type of fencing and Gates are the cheapest?

Colorbond Fencing and Colorbond Gates.

  • How much does a good neighbour fence cost?

The average good neighbour Colorbond fence cost is about $70 to 200 per meter. They are a great choice when you have a shared boundary.

  • Can you paint a Colorbond fence?

  • Painting Colorbond Fences

Yes, you can paint an unrusted Colorbond fence.The best way to do it, which gives an amazing, factory-like finish, is to spray paint over Colorbond. First make sure no rust is present ( Call us if you have rust and we can quote to replace the fence component), clean the fence, give it one coat of Metal Primer and 2 coats for paint. Use a painter or fence painter if you do not want to do it yourself. We only build Colorbond fencing and Colorbond Gates.


  • How much would it cost to fence my yard?

Colorbond Fence installation costs on average $1000 to $3500 for an average size property with most homeowners spending about $2000. Normally the cost is shared with your neighbours. Fencing prices depend on the total length fence and the complexity of the work.


  • How do you fix a leaning colorbond fence?

We dig either side of the post to expose the existing concrete supporting the fence post, level the post and add more concrete. We recommend if more then 3 posts are needed to re concrete to replace the entire fence as it may not have been built correctly and there is a good possibility, we will need to return again to fix more leaning posts. By that time, you have paid for a new properly built fence.


  • Does Colorbond fade?

Nothing lasts forever. Like anything that is not given time and attention, your Colorbond fence may fade over many years if not looked after properly. We give our customers an option to apply for a 10 years manufacturer’s warranty.


  • What is Colorbond made of?

Our Colorbond fencing is an Australian made, coated steel compound manufactured by Colorbond Bluescope Steel Australia.



  • How much does Slat Fencing cost?

The average cost of the Aluminium Horizontal Slat Fencing is around $350 to 700 per meter. It is expensive because it is made of Aluminium, special welding, cleaning, painting and quality assurance is required for manufacture of each panel.


  • How wide are Colorbond fence sheets?

790mm wide per sheet.


  • How Wide Are Colorbond Fence Panels?

Colorbond fence panels are 2400mm wide. This is the width of the panels themselves.


  • How do I stop my Colorbond fence from rattling?

Just call www.Fencing.Sydney 0421233434


  • How many Palings are in a meter?

Around 5 per meter.

150 mm paling with a 50 mm gap between making 5 per meter. You then have a 100mm paling covering the 50mm gap with 25mm covering either side of the 150 paling again getting 5 palings per meter.


  • How much does a timber fence cost?

An average cost estimate for installing a timber Single Paling fence 1.8m height starts from $230 to $75 per meter and $250 – $75 per metre for a treated Lap and Cap Paling fence. Hardwood Paling fences can be double or triple the cost of a standard timber fence.


  • How do you calculate fencing?

Measure your yard's perimeter in meters or count the existing number of panels. Call, email or SMS the length to us and we will respond with a price immediately. For your convenience we have an instant fence price calculator.

Visit for Colorbond or Timber Instant Online Price.

  • What's the cheapest fence material for my new home?

Colorbond Fencing and Colorbond Gates.

  • What material is best for timber fence posts?

Steel post are recommended for Timber fencing. Steel lasts longer then Timber when dug into the ground.


  • Can I add height to my fence?

The easiest way to add 300mm or 600mm to your existing fence is with Sheet Infills. The other options are Slat, Louvre or Lattice Inserts.

Photos of Height Extension Options visit


  • Can I add Lattice to my Colorbond fence?

Yes, Simply count the number of panels you would like extending in height and we can quote you instantly for your new fencing project. 0421233434

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  • Can I put a fence up without my Neighbours permission?

No, you shouldn’t – you can put up a fence without your neighbour's permission. However, you can only make a claim for half the cost of the new fence from them once they've erected a substantial building on the vacant land. Visit your local councils website to download the dividing fence act template to put in your neighbours letterbox.

  • Do you need a permit to put up a fence?

Normally only if someone complains or if the fence is more then 1.8m high. That you will have a problem with council or developers. You may need to remove the fence if it is not high. Front fencing cannot be solid type fences in Sydney NSW. Colorbond fences are solid type fences › permits › fence-building-permits


  • Can I install fence myself?

Typically, a fence can be installed in one to three days. So rather than spending time on research, preparation, and hours of hard labour on installing a fence yourself, you can relax and let experienced professionals from Fencing Sydney take care of it for you.


  • Is Colorbond fencing expensive?

Colorbond fencing costs anywhere from $27 to $50 per meter, depending on the style and size of each panel. Around $90 to $120 per standard Colorbond fence panel with dimensions of 1.8m high x 2.4m long.


  • How long does colorbond fencing last?

Approximately 20 years

If the ground supporting the fence posts are not disturbed and the fence itself is not damaged, the fence built by www.Fencing.Sydney should be the last Colorbond fence you need to install. Colorbond steel is a highly durable and a long-lasting product. Colorbond are in their 4th phase of research to develop Australia’s and the world best steel fencing.


  • Do Colorbond fences rust?

Water touching the fence from to hosing down, sprinklers or rainfall won't cause any damage to your Colorbond fence, if the Colorbond fence is in continuous contact with water for weeks and months on end, the metal can start to corrode. We do not recommend double sheeting the fence as water can get trapped between the 2 sheets and corrode quicker. Kill Rust is an option to reverse any rust if present in the old fence.

  • Does adding a fence increase property value?



  • Can you drill into Colorbond fence?

Colorbond Fencing and Cladding Screws. Galvanised Colourbond Steel Fencing and Cladding Screws have a hardened self drilling point which cuts through mild steel without the need for pre-drilling. › screws-fixings › colorbond-fencing-a...



  • Is Matt Colorbond expensive?

Basic corrugated steel will cost $20 per sheet, powder-coated Colorbond will cost $25.50, › article › how_much_does_colorbond_roofing_cost


  • Why is my fence leaning?

If your fence is made from an inappropriate type of wood, it could rot or break in the ground over time. Shallow posts: A lazy installation could result in a leaning fence if the post holes aren't dug deep enough. ... Soggy conditions can cause the soil to loosen around the fence, causing it to lean.


  • How do you fix a dent in a Colorbond fence?

Remove dents from a Colorbond fence using the same technique used to remove dents from automobiles.

Fill a bucket with soap and warm water. ...

Hold the dent puller up to the middle of the dent on the fence. ...

Push the suction cup onto the dent with your hands. › how-7888930-dent-out-color-bond-fence



  • What is Colorbond fencing made of?

COLORBOND steel is manufactured to the relevant Australian Standards and has a corrosion resistant base of ZINCALUME steel for strength and durability. › products › colorbond-steel › colorbond-steel-fencing

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