Fences are the first impression your home or business makes. Hence, making fences more than just mere property boundaries. Choosing the right fencing style is important. You do not have to settle with only one fencing style. You can choose more than one. Mixing different fencing styles is a great alternative in Melbourne’s fencing industry.

This blog post will focus on a well-designed combination of timber and steel fencing styles. A dynamic duo that has been gaining popularity due to its elegant appeal of timber and the robust strength of steel.

We will focus on some advantages of mixing timber and steel fencing styles, design and customisation options, practical application and maintenance.

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Advantages of mixing timber and steel fencing styles

If you would like to combine the natural beauty of timber with the strength and durability of steel, mixing timber and steel fencing styles will offer you exactly that. A unique opportunity to make your premises look beautiful and strong simultaneously.

Below, you can find some of the advantages of mixing timber and steel fencing alternatives. 

Aesthetic Appeal: This hybrid combination, as mentioned above, provides an opportunity to combine timber’s warmth and natural beauty with steel’s modern and industrial look. This look will enhance the overall curb appeal of your property. 

Durability: The structural strength and longevity of steel cannot be underestimated. Steel component of your fencing will ensure that your fence will stand up to the test of time, Melbourne’s weather, and wear and tear.

Security: Fences act as security boundaries. Steel will add an extra layer of security to your fence due to its strength.

Customisation: Having a mix of timber and steel will allow many customisation options. You can choose the design, timber type, steel design and colour, allowing you to match the style of your home or business premises. 

Privacy: Residential settings, particularly, benefit from timber slats with steel posts. Timber slats increase privacy while having that warm look, while steel posts will give the fence its structural integrity. 

Low- Maintenance: Steel requires minimal maintenance. Hence, having steel fencing posts is ideal. However, timber component needs slightly more maintenance. For example, to be treated to resist rot and pests. Overall, this fencing alternative is relatively easy to care for.

Eco-Friendly: If you care about sustainability, choosing sustainably sourced timber and recyclable steel can make mixed your fence environmentally friendly.

Design and customisations options

Below you can find some combinations using timber and steel fencing alternatives.

1. Timber and Steel Combinations:

  • Horizontal Timber Slats with Steel Posts
  • Timber Frame with Steel Infill
  • Timber Pickets with Steel Rails

2. Timber Types and Finishes:

  • Choose Different Timber Type (Colour, Grain pattern, etc.)
  • Customise the fence using stain or paint

3. Steel Design Elements:

  • Steel Posts and Frames
  • Powder Coating
  • Different Steel Ornamental Features

4. Measurements (Height and Spacing):

  • Fence Height
  • Slat Spacing

5. Gate Design:

  • Matching Gates
  • Automated Options


6. Lighting and Accessories:

  • Fence Lighting
  • Custom Accessories (Letterboxes, Decorative brackets, etc.)

7. Landscaping:

  • Planters
  • Vines and Climbing Plants

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Practical applications of timber and steel fencing styles

Here are some practical applications for this hybrid fencing style:

  1. Residential Properties
  2. Commercial Properties
  3. Garden Boundaries
  4. Educational Institutions
  5. Recreational Areas (Public parks, Sports facilities)
  6. Hospitality Industry (Hotels, Resorts)
  7. Industrial and Warehouse Facilities
  8. Public Spaces (Bridges, Walkways)

Durability and maintenance of timber and steel fences

Timber and steel fences require specific maintenance to ensure their longevity.

Below is an overview of durability and maintenance considerations for timber and steel fences:


The durability of timber largely depends on the type of wood used. Treated timber is more resistant to decay, pests and moisture. Therefore, it is highly recommended to use treated timber for fencing.


Steel is strong but vulnerable to rust and corrosion when exposed to moisture. Durability can be improved by galvanizing and powder coating.

Timber Maintenance:

    • Regular Cleaning
    • Staining or Painting
    • Sealing and Waterproofing

Steel Maintenance:

    • Regular Inspections
    • Cleaning
    • Rust Treatment
    • Repainting (if needed)

Additional Maintenance Tips:

  • Gates and Hinges: Lubricate moving parts
  • Weed Control: Keep vegetation away from timber and steel components
  • Professional Inspection: Consider scheduling professional inspections

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Interested in different fencing styles offered in Melbourne? Ask Diamond Fence!

If you are interested in exploring the steel fencing options provided by Diamond Fence in Melbourne and Greater Victoria, we encourage you to reach out to us today! 

You can contact us by either sending an email to info@diamondfence.com.au or by placing a phone call to our dedicated line at (03) 9753 4566.

For your convenience, we have also an online enquiry form that offers an efficient means of communicating with us. This form allows you to submit any inquiries or concerns you may have.

We eagerly await the opportunity to assist you further and provide the necessary details regarding your steel fencing enquiry.