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Cement sheeting on timber fence

Patto
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Cement sheeting on timber fence

I have just had a new rear timber fence installed. My side is the railing side and as I have a new swimming pool this new fence forms part of our pool safety barrier. As such I need to ensure the pool area of this new fence is non-climbable. I have already check with the inspector who is due to come and inspect early next week and they will not sign off on what many have suggested being a 60 degree wedge attached to the new railings. I am looking at battening out the rails and attaching fibre cement sheeting. Has anyone done this before? Not too sure on which way to hang the sheets either horizontal or vertical? Does it even matter??? Thanks 

tony1982
Established Contributor

Re: Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

Hi there. 

 

Were you worried about adding so much additional weight to the fence?

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

HI @tony1982

 

Let me tag @Patto to make them aware of your question. I suppose if the cement sheets were placed on the ground first and then nailed in the brunt of the weight of the cement sheet would be on the ground and the fence frame would just be holding it up. Are you planning on doing the same project? Any updates you can provide would be much appreciated.

 

Eric

 

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Narellekaren
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Re: Cement sheeting on timber fence with decorative panels

omg that is so good. i have problem with noise. did this work for stopping noise from loud neighbours?

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Cement sheeting on timber fence with decorative panels

Hello @Narellekaren

 

I'm glad you found this cement sheeting fence project inspirational. I was going to suggest it as a possible alternative to your acoustic fencing ideas. I highly suspect that the cement sheeting has reduced the noise in the pool area, but let me tag @Patto to make them aware of your question. Using James Hardie 2400 x 1200 x 4.5mm 2.88m² HardieFlex™ Cladding is a good alternative as it provides a certain amount of noise reduction. I reckon a combination of the suggested noise reduction materials and cement sheeting should lower the acoustics from the opposite side of the wall.

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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Re: Cement sheeting on timber fence with decorative panels

It has marginally reduced the noise, but obviously can't stop what comes over the fence! My fence was only single palings butted roughly together (meaning there were gaps between almost everyone), so my main reason for the project was to fix the privacy issue which it has definitely done. Noise reduction is a bonus, but the new aesthetics have been the most pleasing aspect.

Patto
Junior Contributor

Re: Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

Hi @tony1982 

My fence had been installed only a few weeks prior and at the time I had extra length and concrete fir each post. I did go the thinnest cement sheeting to reduce weight. However having a thinner sheet resulted in some of the cement sheet screws pulling through when I tried to screw flush. I ended up glueing and screwing to counter any screws pulling through. 

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