Timber Paling Fence
Last update 10th September 2014
Timber fencing why are there so many different ways to build a timber paling fence listed on the Internet ? Because there are actually different types of timber paling fences and construction methods.
Construction methods for Lapped Paling Fence - Industry recommended construction methods.
Paling Fence - common in Melbourne,
Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and most of Victoria - Palings are over
lapped and this provides good privacy. Remember that a quality paling
boundary fence will add value to your property, offer good sound
absorption and reduce heat reflection.
Butt Paling timber Fence - common in NSW and QLD - Palings are butted up together or have a space between them. 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.
Special note on Palings
Victoria - 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 is normal.
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.
Butt paling Fences have thicker palings - eg. 15mm thick