Colorbond Fence Installation: Long-Term Costs vs Up-Front Costs

Colorbond fence installation in Perth, Australia, is the cheapest form of privacy fencing but can still be costly, whether you opt to buy the materials and install the fencing yourself or you choose to hire professional fence contractors in Perth. What many property owners do not realise is that the pricier fencing options tend to work out cheaper in the long run.

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Of course, nobody wants to pay more than they have to for a fence installation. This often causes people to settle for cheaper fencing quotes that may not include genuine Australian made material, a warranty or proper install with the correct amount of concrete. It’s important to choose tough, low-maintenance fencing, installed by a professional contractor, especially in an unregulated industry.


Authentic Colorbond fences are known for being tough and easy to maintain. As a matter of fact, they require hardly any maintenance at all. In addition, they are environmentally friendly (steel is recyclable and Colorbond installations produce very little scrap) and can be had in a variety of attractive styles and colours.

Colorbond Fencing Prices: Long-Term and Short-Term

What are the upfront costs in installing Colorbond fencing?

Colorbond fencing has become a popular choice for both residential and commercial properties, particularly in Western Australia. Most property owners in WA hire a professional fencing company to handle their fence installations. But, naturally, there are those who prefer to install the fences themselves.


Then, how much does Colorbond fencing cost when you’re doing to it yourself? When you factor in the costs of the posts, the rails, the fencing panels and the fixing materials needed for the project, around A$50 per metre for a standard 1800mm high Colorbond fence. It depends on the materials that you use though, and where you purchase them from.

Another factor that will influence your cost is fencing extras. For example, if you are planning to install Colorbond plinths, lattice, post caps and/or other aesthetic or security enhancements, then you could end up paying significantly more. The above also assumes that you already have all the necessary tools and equipment.


How much is Colorbond fencing per metre if you hire fencing specialists? This may come as a surprise, but not a huge amount more than if you were to install the fence yourself, depending on the specifications. The cost of a professional Colorbond install with materials is around $75 per metre but will differ based on the length and complexity of the job.


Team Work Fencing Contractors charges in the region of A$75 – $80 per metre for Colorbond fence installations in Perth, Bunbury and surrounding areas, taking all the basic fence installation materials into account. If it’s an especially laborious job or specific add-ons are required, then as you might expect, the cost will rise.


At the end of the day, regardless of which fencing company you decide to hire or whether you choose to install your fence yourself, a Colorbond fence and gates (can be added) are an excellent option for property owners looking for attractive, hardwearing fencing that can withstand life and the elements.

What are the long-term costs in installing a Colorbond fence?

Low fencing prices can be tempting, but it’s important to consider the long-term cost of a fence when installing fencing on your home or business property. This is where Colorbond fencing Perth really shines, so to speak because it does not come with the expensive down-the-line problems that are typical of cheap fences.

For starters, Colorbond fences are tougher than most other types of fences. Manufactured by leading Australian steel producer BlueScope, Colorbond is made from strong, high-grade steel that is designed to withstand harsh weather. It is also highly resistant to fire, which is great for properties in areas susceptible to bushfires.

A superior feature of Colorbond steel fencing is that it is not prone to denting, rusting, fading and damage. Because paint (in various colours) is bonded to the steel during production, your fence will not flake or chip and regular painting is not required. In other words, you save money on repairs and replacements over time.

In general, it is best to install fencing made from steel because then you don’t have to worry about pests and apply toxic pesticides and chemicals. Pests like termites are very common in Australia and can be incredibly destructive, causing major damage to fencing and other structures. Dealing with them can be costly.

So, what is the Colorbond fence price in the long term? A lot less than when property owners install budget fencing because you save on maintenance and repairs and your fence lasts longer. In fact, BlueScope even backs their Colorbond steel with a generous warranty that is valid for up to a decade under certain conditions.

Here’s another advantage that Colorbond fencing has over many types of fences: it does a fantastic job of keeping criminals off your premises, and protecting your valuables from theft and damage. This is because there aren’t any secure handholds or footholds that intruders can use to climb your fence and enter your property.

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Colorbond Fence Installation: Conclusion

Fences come in numerous sizes, shapes and colours, and some of these can be installed at a relatively low cost if you know how to do it and where to shop. Very few fence types offer the same money-saving features as Colorbond, however, non-professional installations can open you up to all kinds of problems.


For those thinking of hiring a fencing company for a fence installation, the last thing that you want to do is hire the wrong fencing contractors to install a fence on your property – this can end up costing a small fortune. There are substandard companies/installers out there that are happy to charge clients for inferior work and is not industry regulated.


Bottom line, when you’re looking to install a fence on your residential or commercial property in WA, it’s worth investing in Colorbond. It also pays to hire a professional fencing company. While the installation may cost you a little more, in the long run, you will likely save yourself a bundle of money and frustration.

At Team Work Fencing, our contractors have experienced Colorbond fencing specialists. Contact us here for a free fencing quote or here if you would like more information on Colorbond installations.

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