All you need to know about Exterior Fences, Walls and Gates

At MD Builders we are the renovation and construction experts and we go to great lengths to ensure that our clients get the service and products that will transform their homes. In this blog, we’re going to share all the information you need to know about fences, walls and gates in Nelspruit.


While most of us take a lot of time making sure the interior of our homes are well maintained, it is also essential to make sure our exterior walls or fences are well taken care of and since it is the first thing one sees when you drive to your home, it needs to not only look appealing but also be secure.   When we think of security walls or fences we tend to think it is going to look unappealing but times have changed and so today we can have the best of both worlds.  Modern exterior walls have great designs and are now elegant security.  Whether you choose wood, wrought iron, fencing, or bricks, your outside wall can greatly affect the look of your home.

The first thing you should do is decide what type of material you would like to use to wrap your yard in. Here are the most popular kinds.

  • Panel Fencing

Panel fending is becoming very popular as it is fairly easy to install. The panels are bought with its poles and simply slotted together.  Alternatively, to make your panel fencing more appealing, you can now add your panel fencing to a brick wall.  Panel fencing can also be used to make your gate.

  • Palisade Fencing

Palisade fencing has been a favourite kind of fencing for many years.  Today you can also purchase your palisade fencing in panels and they can be attached to poles or for a more glamorous look, brick columns can be built and the panels can be fit in between the brick columns.

  • Wrought Iron

For a more traditional look, wrought iron fences are stylish and can usually custom made to order.  Wrought iron is extremely durable and if well maintained it will last a lifetime.  Wrought iron fencing can be used on its own or built into brick pillars.  Take note that this kind of fence requires maintenance and you will need to scrape off the old paint and repaint every few years if you want to keep them from rusting.

  • PVC Fencing

For the busy person, PVC fencing is ideal.  This product requires no maintenance as it will not rot, chip or peel.  No sanding, painting or varnishing is required and they come in a variety of designs, so you can choose to have a picket fence, a palisade or even be used as a balustrade. PVC fencing is manufactured from Titanium Dioxide and therefore it is guaranteed to be UV resistant.  Since it comes in many styles, you don’t have to look for a different product when you need to fence in your pool or decorate your veranda.

  • Precast Concrete Walls

Don’t be put off by this type of wall because you remember them from your childhood.  Gone are the days of the conformed precast walls, today they come in a variety of styles and colours.  In these modern times, you can even install your precast wall and put palisade fencing in between to make it look astatically appealing and give you a view.

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  • Wood Fencing

Wooden fencing no longer has the reputation of being a “picket fence.”  Today beautiful wood slats are being placed horizontally into a metal frame to give you a rustically inspired fence.  Another trendy idea is to frame bamboo in a wooden frame, this look is not only dramatic but at the same time organic.

  • Gabion Wall

Gabion walls are possibly the toughest fence idea and have been around since medieval times.  This kind of fence encloses stones and rocks in wire mesh and is then stacked.  These walls are extremely popular as retaining walls hold back unstable embankments. You can choose pretty stones for these walls and make interesting patterns or use same colour stones, either way, these walls are gaining popularity as they are secure and easy on the eye.

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