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Top 10 most popular fence projects

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A fence can provide important privacy and security to your home and doesn’t have to look drab. You can transform a dull fence into an attractive feature of your garden. 


Let our clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community members inspire you to revamp or replace your fence with these fantastic projects.


Here’s our top 10 most popular fence projects on Workshop by pageviews:

Using climbers to enliven a Colorbond fenceUsing climbers to enliven a Colorbond fence


1. Training climbers to screen a fence by @royq 


A wonderful idea to enliven any fence, this simple project uses Star Jasmine and cable to train the plant to cover the area. Many members have been inspired to replicate the project, sharing photos of their own fence makeovers. 


2. Fence makeover by spray painting by @KingStreetReno 


Spray painting the fence with the ever-popular Dulux Domino in this Victorian cottage’s courtyard made the space immediately much more appealing. It also makes the nearby plants look spectacular.


3. Garden bed front fence by @timjeffries 


This brilliant project not only provides Tim the security of knowing his kids can’t easily run onto the road, but also provides space to grow food and build connections with neighbours.  “I think they’re functional, beautiful and build a bridge between our house and the street. They connect us with people who walk past around food which is something that unites us all.”


4. Fence rejuvenation by spray painting by @Jason 


When you repair sections of an old fence, the new palings really stand out against those that have weathered over the years. This makeover utilised a Dulux RapidFinish spray gun to dramatically improve the fence and provide an attractive backdrop for new garden planting. Merbau decking boards were also used to increase the height of the fence to comply with pool fencing requirements. 

Kel's stunning vertical gardenKel's stunning vertical garden


5. Vertical garden with built-in watering system by @kel 


Another fantastic example of using a vertical garden to transform a fence. Workshop member Judy used sleepers for the frame and rough sawn treated Pine for the flower boxes before adding a watering system. 


6. Grape tin vertical herb garden by @kaylah_rose 


Vertical gardens are a fantastic way to enliven an otherwise dreary fence. Workshop member Kay cleverly used vintage grape tins to grow herbs such as thyme, basil, mint, parsley, sage and oregano and make a quick and easy garden feature.


7. Raised garden beds fence feature by @John44 


Workshop member John turned a fence into a wonderful backyard feature by incorporating raised garden beds into the design. He also considered seating to provide an even more welcoming environment for all to enjoy.


8. Fence makeover using Dulux RapidFinish paint spray gun by @Nikkaz 


Utilising the easy-to-use Dulux RapidFinish spray gun to paint in Monument grey, Nikkaz transformed the fence and provided a dramatic backdrop for planting rows of lilly pilly in a subsequent garden makeover.  


9. Vertical garden and Merbau planter boxes by @BrendanB 


Merbau planter boxes and vertical gardenMerbau planter boxes and vertical garden

Brendan reinforced his fence with a wooden frame, which also allowed him to run irrigation, and used the Garden Up range of planter boxes and accessories to hang a vertical garden. He also constructed Merbau planter boxes to grow more along the fence line.


10. Fence extension for extra privacy by @Shannon 


Wanting extra privacy, Shannon added panels to extend the height of his fence using a modular design that can be removed for maintenance.


How to add an extension to a Colorbond fence


For a small investment, you can add privacy and security to your boundary fencing with D.I.Y. extensions. Check out How to add an extension to a Colorbond fence by experienced Workshop member Pete.


More fence and screening inspiration for your home


For more great ideas, check out these collections of inspiring projects shared by members:





Creative uses for fence palings


Workshop members also often repurpose fence palings for other creative uses, such as raised garden beds, feature wallsbarn doors, planter boxes, furniture, backyard decorations and kids projects


Help with your fence project


Need help with building or renovating your fence? Feel free to press the Start a discussion button and our members will be more than happy to help.  



Last updated: October 2021

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