Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Benefits of Aluminium Slat Fencing for a Front Yard

by Connor Peters

One versatile front fencing option to consider for your front yard is aluminium slat fencing. Discover the benefits of such barriers below.

Privacy Options

These fences consist of aluminium slats that fit together horizontally to form a barrier. Varying slat widths can be connected closely or far apart. Wide gaps create a more open fence that's less private. Conversely, slight gaps create a more secluded front garden. Thus, you can select the privacy of the barrier with your structural choices. Children and pets can play behind these secure barriers as they don't feature big breaks in the design. Though, the garden won't feel hemmed in because of the gaps.

Sleek Design

Even though a slat fence is usually tall, it creates a sleek barrier. This type of fence is not thick and chunky, as is a brick or cement fence, for example. Thus, aluminium slat fences generate an elegant impression that particularly suits modern and minimal properties.


Aluminium is a metal that naturally repels rust. Thus, these fences can withstand the sun, rain, and hail without falling apart. Additionally, they're powder-coated in diverse colours, covering the slats with a rugged polyester baked-on paint layer that adds further protection.

Design Variety

Slat fences come in numerous colours, such as beige, grey, black, and green. To blend the fence with your landscape, you could repeat the roof or garage door hues on the slats to create a cohesive design. Other nearby components to inspire the fence colour choice include the external walls, trim, paving, and natural foliage.

Aluminium slat fences can also combine with other elements such as concrete or brick pillars. For example, the slats can bridge the gap between these pillars. Combining materials creates a more exciting design. It contrasts lightweight, slim metal slats against stocky columns.

Thus, aluminium slat fencing creates privacy to make your front yard a usable social area. These barriers safely contain kids and animals. However, because they're not totally opaque but offer slight gaps, the front yard won't feel closed in. This helps if your property is relatively compact. You'll have a range of colour choices to blend the fence with the kerb view. Plus, fencing contractors can integrate the slats with chunky pillars, in a similar or contrasting hue, to add visual interest. Because aluminium is so resilient, you won't have to worry about it corroding in the elements. Even if you live near the sea, aluminium won't succumb to rust.


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Rural Fences: Livestock, Vermin, Repairs, Expenses and More

Fencing in a rural setting has to fill a lot more functions than a fence around a residential home. It has to keep your livestock, one of your biggest annual assets, safe. It also has to keep out vermin and possibly be electrified. Thanks to the sheer abundance of fencing on many rural properties, fence installation, upkeep, repair and replacement can also be expensive. Luckily, if you want tips on what you need or how to make it more affordable, I am here to help. Hi, my name is Nicki, and I love living out in the country. I also love writing so decided to put my knowledge about fences to use in this space.