Most common lapped
paling timber fence - The
palings are on one side and the posts and rails are on the other side.
The palings are above the top rail.
Capped lapped paling
timber fence - Capping is added
to the top of the fence, the palings are on one side and the posts and
rails are on the other side. You will be able to see the capping from
both sides. When capping is added the top rail must be raised to the top
of the palings un-like an un-capped fence where the paling tops are
above the top rail.
Exposed posts, Capped,
Lapped timber paling fence. - You can see the posts from
both sides. This is a very popular
decorative paling fence and looks
good painted or un-painted.
timber paling fence
Paling timber Fence - common in NSW and QLD
- Palings are butted up together or have a space
Provides air flow but not privacy.
and Butt timber paling fencing can be constructed in many different ways
and with a variety of material sizes.
With or without plinths (plinths can be
more than one high).
With or without capping.
With or without trellis.
note on Palings
- Lapped paling fence - Treated pine and hardwood
palings - sold as 12mm thick - Thickness 13mm plus or minus 2mm. Palings shrink
when they dry out and may end up 10mm thick after shrinking and drying out. This
Due to paling
shrinkage - paling over lap must be correct 25mm each side of paling. This over
lap may shrink to 10mm when palings shrink and dry out. This is normal.
paling Fences have thicker palings - eg.