CastStone’s range of precast sandstone fencing can complement a heritage space perfectly by incorporating the same details and sense of grandeur that is prominent in the architecture. Here are five heritage fencing ideas to get you inspired.
A heritage home is a labour of love. From the lace trim, old wide verandas, high ceilings and stonework, the sense of grandeur and the attention to detail is what makes the owners feel a sense of pride in the upkeep of their homes.
The fencing for a heritage home is just as important as any other component; it is the boundary between the structure and the street, and it increases the street appeal and overall value. It is important to choose a fence that has the right dimensions and is complementary to the era of the home.
CastStone has a wide variety of mould designs that are ideal for enhancing the character of any heritage home. The company uses modern materials that require minimal maintenance and are long-lasting, ensuring that while your fence may look heritage, it doesn't have to be constructed like it.
Here are five of CastStone’s heritage fencing projects to get you inspired:
1. CUSTOMISE THE PILLARS TO SUIT THE ERA
For this heritage home’s fencing, the owners chose CastStone’s 350 concrete pillar series, which is one of the largest in the range. Its shaft measures 400mm x 400mm, making it a substantial concrete pillar.
The client chose a specific design for the shaft as well as additional moulding to the capital for a filigree look. CastStone has a range of additional trims to add to its concrete pillars, which will bring an element of uniqueness to your heritage fencing.
2. ELECTRIC GATES INTEGRATED WITH CONCRETE PILLAR HERITAGE FENCING
Driveway gates can be either sliding or swinging and can use the same infills as the rest of your heritage fencing. They can be remote-controlled and automated by 24-volt motors – the same motors used for garages. Automated gates add security and also reduce your insurance premiums.
3. CREATE A FORMAL ENTRANCE
In this heritage home, CastStone took advantage of the corner block to create a grand corner entrance. The letterbox and security system were integrated and green hedging was added, resulting in a stately entrance.
4. USE TRADITIONAL BRUSH FENCE INFILLS COMBINED WITH STONEWORK
Traditional brush fencing is a popular choice for Adelaide heritage homes. They are soundproof, require only minimal maintenance and are aesthetically pleasing.
For this home, CastStone used a combination of stonework in the base of the fence with brush infills, precast concrete pillars and wooden gates. The result is a beautiful fence offering privacy and grandeur for this heritage home.
5. INTEGRATE YOUR LETTERBOX INTO YOUR FENCE AND GATE
For this century-old home, CastStone integrated the letterbox and security system into the entrance pillars. The pillars were the 350 Series, the larger of the company’s pillars. As seen in this project, you do not need a large home to feature large pillars. Sometimes large pillars are needed to frame a smaller property and add to its street presence.
Contact CastStone today to discuss heritage fencing ideas for your heritage home.
CastStone has been in business for more than 30 years and have hundreds of heritage fencing ideas for your home. Call the friendly team on 08 8244 4888. If you are in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or regional, CastStone freights Australia-wide.