Heritage Fencing for Smaller Homes

By caststone

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Whether your home is a large or small traditional residence, we supply a range of sizes, shapes and designs in our range of heritage pillars to create heritage fencing that will compliment your home beautifully.

Choosing the right fence for your home is like wearing the right accessories for an expensive evening gown, it can either enhance the gown or do the opposite! So at CastStone, we go through quite a detailed planning phase to make sure every aspect of your home, garden, land size and the era the home was built in, are taken into account. We want you to look at the final result and feel blissfully happy with the fence you have chosen for your heritage home!

Large home on small land, or small home on large land?

When considering the size and shape of a heritage fence, there are many configurations to take into account, for example:

  1. A smaller house on a smaller land plot requires a fence to suit the size so that it does not dominate your property.
  2. A smaller house on a larger plot of land can potentially handle a larger fence to create a grander look and feel. The width of the pillar bases will contribute the overall perception of the size of the fence so factors such as boundary lines and streetscape need to be considered.
  3. A larger house on a small plot of land (for example a terrace home) can handle taller and wider pillars for presence.

In this article we will be discussing the heritage fencing ranges we have for smaller homes on smaller land sizes, specifically the 230 range of heritage concrete pillars.

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A shorter narrower concrete pillar for smaller homes on smaller land plots

The 230 Series is the narrowest of our traditional pillars. They are modeled on classical lines and have a small footprint so they do not take up to much space whilst still creating a lovely street presence.

The 230 Series pillar heights can be changed to suit your needs by changing the length of the shaft (mid-section) or the base. The capital section (the top) is a fixed height.

In our 230 pillar range, we often recommend the 226 concrete pillar for smaller land sizes and homes as it is a shorter pillar measuring 1240cms. The photos attached show how a shorter pillar sits in proportion with the smaller land size and does not take away from the actual residence, it provides a frame for the home that complements it.

The fence infills are another important part of planning a heritage fence. A finer infill made of cast aluminium is more subtle and you can see the house from the street. An infill made of brush fencing or slats will provide more security and instead of being part of the streetscape, it creates a sense of separation from the outside world. There is no right or wrong answer here, just some design guidelines to follow.

There is much more to planning a heritage fence than meets the eye. At CastStone our friendly staff will work with you during the design phase and make as many changes as needed until we are all satisfied. We consult on heritage fencing designs all over Australia and we also freight Australia-wide. Call us today on 08 8244 4888 to discuss your heritage fence and if you are local to Adelaide please pop in and have a look at our well equipped showroom at 950 Port Road, Albert Park.

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