When it comes to choosing gating or fencing for your property, it’s not just the aesthetics that matter, but also how well it does in terms of security, protection and durability. The highest-quality and most commonly used materials for Australian gates and fencing for residential properties include colorbond steel, aluminium, wood and fibreglass.  

Colorbond Steel 

Colorbond steel is available in a huge variety of colours, so that it’s easy to coordinate your fence or gate, with the colours of your home’s exterior. When installed correctly your Colorbond steel won’t have any vertical gaps, visible footholds or loose palings, so it will appear and act completely secure. A steel fence also won’t rot away, be eaten by termites or easily catch fire in the event of a house fire or a bush fire. It is also easy to maintain, so once it’s installed, there’s no need to be spending your time painting, oiling or replacing palings.  


Aluminum fences are a lightweight, affordable choice for you and your home. If you’re looking for a fencing or gating option that won’t rust, is lightweight and easy to install, but still a sturdy option in rough weather conditions, aluminium may be the answer. You can also easily re-paint an aluminium fence and they are known for being easy to clean, so it’s the perfect choice for those who may prefer a rustic aesthetic, the DIY approach, or has the time and know-how for custom upkeep.  

Wood & Fibreglass

Wood fencing is one of the most popular options for modern or traditional homes, for the aesthetic choice of matching your home’s exterior. It can look the most natural, depending on your preferences and environment, and be a great, affordable option for you and your family. Fibreglass, however, holds up better than wood when exposed to the weather. UV rays and other environmental factors such as insects and mould along with the consideration of repainting, repairing, or replacing parts of the fence, turns many towards the man-made option instead. In climates with significant moisture, inclement weather, or insect problems, a wood fence may only last a few years, whereas a fibreglass fence doesn’t need to be resealed, is completely waterproof and can stand the elements for years to come.

Advice from Professionals 

For durability and security with any material, and a reliable service that promises a warranty, Brisbane & Bayside Garage Doors are the Queensland professionals to call. Our residential gates and fencing can all be customised to suit your preferred colour, unique property requirements and overall home’s exterior design. Ask us which would best suit your home.  

Feel free to get in touch and explore the best materials for your residential or commercial needs, within your budget.