Some people don’t consider timber fencing to be sustainable, but much depends on where the timber comes from. Many fencing contractors like Eline Fencing Perth use pine that is grown especially for such needs, so it could be said to be a sustainable source. However, pine is a softwood; it will need to be painted regularly to keep the water out so it doesn’t rot.
If you are intent of having a timber fence, there are other places to source the timber from apart from what the contractor offers. Here are a few examples.
Before you look for recycled timber for your fence, it’s a good idea to ask the council what rules and regulations they have regarding fencing for your area. These differ from state to state and from council to council. Much will also depend on where your property is located within the town and what type of land is bordering it.
Remember, your neighbour has some say about what kind of fence goes up between the two properties, since they have to pay half the cost. And in some areas, front fencing is not permitted, while if the fence is to replace one that was there to start with, it is usually fine to have the same kind of fence, however, it is well worth checking first just to be sure. Once you know what the regulations you can go ahead with peace of mind that your fence will be approved.