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How To Fence Your Atherstone Home

 

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The key to good landscaping is to create a sense of flow from the front of the house to the street. In some cases this may mean that you want to avoid using a fence as it can block off your home façade. In other situations, a fence may help to make your front yard more practical or provide better definition.

If you do decide to put in a front fence, there are some guidelines you are required to follow as a part of the Atherstone community. Your front fence cannot be more than 1.2 metres high and it must be of an “open” style (such as timber posts and rail or decorative steel and pillars). If you live on a corner block, the maximum height of your fence is 1 metre and the style requirements also apply to your secondary frontages.

Your front fence may also continue around the corner to separate it from your next door neighbours but should stop 1 metre in from the façade (to return to where the side boundary fence should commence).

It is good design to add in screen planting between the sidewalk and your front fence. Remember that swimming pool style fencing is not permitted to be used as a front fence in Atherstone.

Stone Ridge
All internal boundary fencing must be made from pre-finished corrugated metal sheeting (such as Colorbond). The finish must be powdercoated in Jasper colour (or equivalent). Your internal boundary fencing cannot be more than 1.8 metres in height. Some exemptions may apply if specified in your Contract of Sale.

If you live on a corner lot, your corner boundary fencing must be set back to start 4 metres from the front of the house must be made from pre-finished corrugated metal sheeting (such as Colorbond). The finish must be powdercoated in Jasper and Riversand colours (or equivalent) for posts, top and bottom rails. Your corner boundary fencing cannot be more than 1.8 metres in height. Some exemptions may apply if specified in your Contract of Sale.

Wilton Fields, Settler Creeks & Middle Park
All internal boundary fencing must be made from pre-finished corrugated metal sheeting (such as Colorbond). The finish must be powdercoated in Woodland Grey colour (or equivalent). Your internal boundary fencing cannot be more than 1.8 metres in height. Some exemptions may apply if specified in your Contract of Sale.

If you live on a corner lot, your corner boundary fencing must be set back to start 4 metres from the front of the house must be made from pre-finished corrugated metal sheeting (such as Colorbond). The finish must be powdercoated in Woodland Grey or Shale Grey colours (or equivalent) for posts, top and bottom rails. Your corner boundary fencing cannot be more than 1.8 metres in height. Some exemptions may apply if specified in your Contract of Sale.

Side fences that separate properties of homes that are not corner blocks should stop 1 metre from the front of the house and should return to (meet) the front fence.

Lendlease will build feature decorative fencing along open space boundaries, project boundaries and around profile lots. These are marked on sales plans. Lendlease decorative feature fencing cannot be altered, removed, damaged or modified without prior written consent by Lendlease.

All fencing is subject to City of Melton council requirements that you can read on their official website

For more information on external finishes for your home please refer to the Atherstone Design Guidelines.

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