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 TIMBER FENCING | COMPOSITE FENCING

INTRODUCTION TO TIMBER FENCING | WOODEN FENCING | TIMBER GATE

Wooden Fencing Timber Fencing Timber Gate

Our timber fencing or wooden fencing in Singapore acts as a non-intrusive outdoor structure to demarcate an area or property.
Calvary Carpentry also installs timber gates to allow easy access through the fence.

Our recommended materials for wood fences are:

Natural Timber –
Merbau
Teak 
Chengal 
Ironwood
Radiata Pine

Composite (simulated) Timber – Duradeck and Trex.

Profile of fences-dog-ear, with rounded and flat.

Timber are the best material for fencing because it provides a natural feel for the environment and is considered as a renewable resource. The lifespan for timber fences can be extended through sanding & varnishing and is a great secondary design for your outdoor landscape. The type of planks used for timber fences is exactly the same as timber decking

INSTALLATION OF TIMBER FENCING | WOODEN FENCING | TIMBER GATE

4″x1″ chengal timber is mostly use for the timber fences (similar profile as decks) while the post consists of 4″x4″ chengal timber. The post is place at intervals of 1200mm-1800mm.

Firstly, we will install the vertical post via a threaded rod and recess nut into the ground. After which, a horizontal runner of either 3″x2″ or 2″x2″ Chengal is install as an arris rail running from one post to another.

Finally, the timber is install either on one side, alternate sides or on both sides of the fence. It’s important to realize that the nice side of the fence needs to face the neighbors, and the integrity side, with the wood rails and everything else, is going to face the inside.

Similar to decks, the timber fences and timber gates should be maintain on a regular basis, timber re-sand and re-coat with outdoor varnish, hinges and lock set should also be inspected annually for rusts and mold.

ALTERNATIVE MATERIAL TO TIMBER FENCING

COMPOSITE FENCING

Other than using timber such as Chengal, composite planks can also be use as an alternative, it will be maintenance free and the cost is almost on par with natural timber.

We recommend using  Trex composite planks which comes with a 25 years limited warranty.

COST OF TIMBER FENCING, COMPOSITE FENCING & TIMBER GATE

As the installation of wooden fencing and timber gate is very similar to decking, consequently the cost of supply and installation is similar as well.

A rough estimate of the costing of different building materials for fencing is as follows:

Teak: $26 – $32 PSF
Chengal: $25 – $28 PSF
Merbau: $25 PSF
Ironwood: $24 PSF
Balau: $20 PSF
Composite:$28-$32 PSF

Other factors that will affect price includes:

Thickness of Timber
Width of timber planks
Complexity of installation
Day or night works
Size of project

 

teak merbau chengal

ironwood wpc

timber fencing5 Mr / Day

*subject to complexity and site condition

product-iconTreated Timber Runners, Aluminium Runners, Galvanized screws, Air-nails, Adhesive , Water-based varnish, L-bracket, Wall Anchor.