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How Much Does a Colorbond Fence Cost per Metre?

Colorbond fence is installed with colorbond fence panels and poles. These come in different heights and that makes all the difference in the price per metre. However, the length of the panels is usually 2.4 m. Therefore, you can ask for panels that are 1.5 m x 2.4 m, 1.8 m x 2.4 m or 2.1 m x 2.4 m. There are other heights to choose from, as well, but these are the most common.

How Much Does a Colorbond Fence Cost per Metre
Panel heightCost per metre
1.5 m$27.5
1.8 m$30.8
2.1 m$36.3

However, keep in mind that you will have to buy colorbond fence panels that are 2.4 m long, so multiply these prices with 2.4 to get the price per panel that includes the posts, screws and all additional supplies you need for colorbond fence installation.

Colorbond fence installation per metre in Australia ranges from $65 to $75. This is the price for the simple task on a flat terrain with no slopes. This price can go up to $110 if the terrain is rocky, ridden with holes and/or very steep. Besides the terrain conditions, there are other factors that influence the price. One of those factors is your location.

You will pay for the same colorbond fence installation project $65 per metre if you are in Western Australia, but as much as $75 in Victoria. Queensland and New South Wales have the average of $74 per metre. The best way to find out how much your own colorbond fence installation will cost is to ask for a colorbond fence quote from the local installers and compare their prices.

Is Colorbond Fencing Expensive?

Colorbond fencing may require from you a bit bigger initial investment, but on the long run, it pays off. Other materials like wood, steel or something entirely different may not require initial investment, but you will have annual maintenance costs.

For example, the wooden fence needs annual repairing and maintenance. This is best done by sanding, painting and coating the paint to make sure the wood is still mould and moss-free and that it can withstand the weather conditions. Failing to do so will result in your wooden fence falling over.

Steel fences usually have issues with keeping their paint on. The paint cracks, peels off and generally looks shabby after a while if not taken care off. Repainting the steel fence is not an easy job and it needs to be done from time to time. In some cases, this type of fencing can start to corrode and fixing that is even pricier.

In case of colorbond fencing, there are no annual repairs. The colorbond colours are durable and persistent and you just need to wipe it with damp cloth or hose it down occasionally.

In that regard, there are no additional expenses for you once you install your colorbond fence. Since the initial investment is the biggest one and possibly the only one, let’s make a colorbond fence price calculator for an imaginary example.

How Much is a Colorbond Fence?

If we take the prices we listed above, we can use them to make an example colorbond fence price calculator. Let’s make a calculation based on an imaginary scenario so you can follow it yourself and make the calculation for your own project.

We are going to calculate the colorbond fence price for the property that is 20 m x 20 m. Let’s say this property is in Queensland and the surface is flat and with no rocks and holes in it. Also, we’ll take into consideration that the height of the fence is 1.8 metres.

First, we need to calculate how many colorbond fence panels we’ll need. If the property is 20 m x 20 m, this means that you will need 80 m of colorbond fencing. Now, take into consideration that the colorbond fence panels are 2.4 m. If you divide 80 with 2.4, you get 33.33.

Round it up to the bigger number, because you can cut a bit of a colorbond fence, but you cannot add more if you are lacking in material. This brings us to 34 colorbond fence panels in dimension 2.4 m x 1.8 m.

A panel in these dimensions is around $74. This price includes all the material you need. It is safe to conclude that you would need $2,516 for your colorbond fence panels.

Another expense that you need to factor in is the labour price. Colorbond fence installation per metre in Queensland is $74 per metre on average. You have 80 m of fence here, so this is 80 x 74 = $5,920.

Therefore, colorbond fencing prices for the 20 m x 20 m fence in Queensland on a good terrain are $2,516 x $5,920, which makes the total of $8,436. With this money, you are paying for colorbond fencing that will last you for at least a decade and you will not have to maintain it at all.

What is Colorbond Fence Made Of?

The colorbond fence is made out of special colorbond fence material designed according to the Australian standards Australian Standards AS1397 and AS/NZS 2728. It has 2 important elements that make it so durable and easy to handle:

  1. Steel base which follows the strict guidelines when it comes to grade and strength.
  2. Special patented coatings that make all the difference and make the colorbond fence what it is.

The coatings that are on the steel base are as follows:

  • Patented anti-corrosion coating
  • Pre-treatment coating that boosts adhesive properties
  • Anti-corrosion paint primer
  • Top coat of baked-on paint

These coatings are special due to their composition, but also due to the procedures and processes that are used to apply them. The primer and the paint are baked on the surface. This means that the durability of such paint is unmatched.

We have made our own colorbond fence price calculator, but it should be used only as a reference. You will get a better idea about it if you contact real, local colorbond fence installation experts. Ask for quotes for your colorbond fence installation and that will give you the best idea about how to plan your budget.

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