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Privacy Policy

Fencemakers may collect website visitors’ contact information (like their e-mail addresses). Unless you object, this information may be used:

– to send news, information about our activities and general promotional material which we believe may be useful to you;
– to monitor who is accessing the website or using services offered on the website; and
– to profile the type of people accessing the website.

If you do not wish to have your personal information used in this manner or for any other specific purpose, you can e-mail us accordingly.

We utilise “cookies” which enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the site. A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.

We will not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of your personal information, for any purpose which is not incidental to your use of this website. For the removal of doubt, personal information will not be used for any purpose which a reasonable person in your position would not expect.

If you request us not to use personal information in a particular manner or at all, we will adopt all reasonable measures to observe your request but we may still use or disclose that information if:

– we subsequently notify you of the intended use or disclosure and you do not object to that use or disclosure;
– we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for government or public security in the performance of their functions; or
– we are required by law to disclose the information.

We will preserve the content of any e-mail you send us if we believe we have the legal requirement to do so.

Your e-mail message content may be monitored by us for trouble-shooting or maintenance purposes or if any form of e-mail abuse is suspected.

Personal information which we collect may be aggregated for analysis but in such circumstances we would ensure that individuals would remain anonymous.

All personal information which we collect for the purposes of processing orders and/or delivering services (including your contact details and, if relevant, credit card details) is kept confidential and secure to the best of our ability.

There are circumstances where a client/users’ personally identifiable information will need to be submitted to a 3rd party company (including directories and networks) in the provision of our services. All due care is taken to ensure this is done in a secure manner. On occasion the 3rd party recipient of this information might contact users in relation to their own services. Please note that while every effort is made to minimize such occurances, contact by 3rd parties is beyond the control of the staff and terms of Fencemakers .

We consider it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s use of our website. Nevertheless it is our policy not to require personal information from persons known to be under the age of 18 years or offer to send any promotional material to persons in that category.

You are entitled to have access to any personal information relating to you which you have previously supplied to us over this website. You are entitled to edit or delete such information unless we are required by law to retain it.

If you wish to comment on or query our privacy policy, or if you wish to make an inquiry regarding any personal information relating to you which may be in our possession, contact us.

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Colorbond vs Premium Fencing

Colorbond vs Premium Fencing – Which to Choose?


Need new fencing for your front and back yard and trying to choose between Colorbond or more premium quality steel or aluminium fencing? Let us shed some light on the benefits and drawbacks of each.


Smartwood Gate

As the old saying goes ‘looks aren’t everything,’ but when it comes to your home, curb appeal plays a big role, not only in aesthetics but also in terms of real estate value.

There’s no denying that the appearance of Colorbond fencing reflects its price – cheap and generic. The cheaper option might be a good, frugal choice for hidden areas, such as the boundary walls at the sides of the home or the backyard. However, when on full display in your front yard you’ll want to go with an attractive slat fence, a white picket fence or a custom designed fence to boost curb appeal and value.

Higher quality aluminium and steel fencing looks slick and stylish. Plus, most good manufacturers will offer the option of customising your fence with extras such as decorative top pieces to add your own personal touch, as well as matching gate designs. If appearance matters to you, you won’t want Colorbond to be the first thing people see when they pull up to your driveway.

Appearance Winner: Premium Aluminium & Steel Fencing

Security and Privacy

Security fencing

Security and privacy should be at the top of your list when shopping for new fencing. After all, why do we have fences in the first place? To keep prying eyes out of our yard, of course. For maximum security, a well-made steel fence is by far the best choice – rust-proof, weatherproof and incredibly strong and robust.

Second to steel is good quality aluminium fencing, which, although not quite as robust, still offers a high level of security and privacy. A quality aluminium fence will be corrosion proof and one of the longest lasting metals out there.

This is where Colorbond fencing can fall short. The steel used in Colorbond fencing is thinner and only of medium quality. It will offer some security but won’t be anywhere near as sturdy as a premium quality aluminium or steel fence.

Security & Privacy Winner: Premium Aluminium & Steel Fencing



If an easy install is what matters to you most then Colorbond is probably your answer. As Colorbond fencing comes in panels installation is simple and, if you know your way around a yard, in most cases can be self-installed. The wide use of Colorbond fencing in public housing also makes easy work to find a fitter.

For custom and premium aluminium and steel fencing, while you can self-install this, it is usually recommended to get the professionals to take care of the job. This is because a top quality aluminium and steel fence manufacturer will often tailor a solution to match your home – to perfectly fit each curve of your boundary and each contour of the ground. While this is of more benefit to you in terms of visual appeal and safety, it does make self-installation more difficult unless you’re really handy with a tool belt.

Self-Installation Winner: Colorbond fencing

Price, Quality and Longevity


These three factors are always closely linked. A premium quality fence will often cost more initially but will be much more secure, durable and long-lasting than a cheaper counterpart. Over time, the initial investment in a premium quality fence will pay off. In most cases a well-manufactured aluminium or steel fence will outlast a Colorbond fence, simply because it uses better quality materials.

On the flipside, the cheaper materials used in Colorbond fencing does mean that they are often considerably less expensive than premium fencing, but this is not the whole story. Cheaper materials degrade quicker, are more prone to denting and sun damage (fading etc.), and in the long run, with the need to replace or repair, can actually be the more costly option.

Price, Quality & Longevity Winner: Premium Aluminium and Steel Fencing

The Verdict

Winner crown

There’s an old saying that states “you get what you pay for” and when it comes to fencing, this really is the case. Spending that little extra at the start on premium quality aluminium fencing (like we offer here at Fencemakers!) will not only give you a more attractive fencing option, but will also give you a fence that is truly built to last.

If your budget won’t stretch to having premium fencing all around the house then a good compromise can be to use cheaper fencing for your back yard and premium fencing for your front yard. That way, you’ll save some money, still look the part and have at least invested in a durable, superior option that stands out from the crowd and help increase your home’s value.

Overall Winner: Premium Aluminium & Steel

Fencemakers does not currently offer Colorbond Fencing due to the reasons above – we focus on offering a top quality range of fencing and gates. Talk to our sales team to discuss the most affordable quality fencing designs for your yard – you’ll be happy you made the best decision in the long-term!