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What Is The Cost of Colorbond Fencing?

Last updated: 31st Aug 2019


On average, Colorbond fencing installation costs $75/m. Depending on the complexity and size of the job, the price of this service can increase or decrease. Typically, Colorbond fence installers charge from approximately $68/m to $79.99/m.

You won’t find many materials as resilient, flexible and long-lasting as Colorbond. Tried and tested against termites and erosion, Colorbond can withstand even the harshest Australian climates.

What’s better, metal fencing is 100% recyclable and also contributes to less on-site wastage – so the environment will thank you too.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2017 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Colorbond Fencing Installers on the site from July 2016 to July 2017.

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How Much Is A Sheet of Colorbond?

The price of a Colorbond fence sheet depends on the type of sheeting and it ranges from $13 to

  • $37 per sheet, so expect to pay about:
  • $13 for basic corrugated steel sheet,
  • $22 for powder-coated Colorbond sheet,
  • $24 for double-sided Colorbond sheet,
  • $37 for the most durable Colorbond Ultra type of sheet

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What Is The Colorbond Fence Price per Panel?

The price per panel primarily depends on the Colorbond fence panels’ size and style. The price per panel of the standard size varies from $66 to $87 although it may be lower or even reach around $200.

This brings us to two other relevant questions to calculate the price.

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How High Is A Standard Colorbond Fence?

A Colorbond fence height is closely related to the panel height. A standard Colorbond fence panel is 1.8 metres high. Of course, there are other Colorbond panel heights available on the market, such as 1.2m, 1.5m, 2.1m and others depending on the manufacturer.

How Wide Is A Colorbond Fence Panel?

A standard Colorbond fence panel is 2.38m wide. However, the Colorbond panel width may vary as its height, so it may be 2.1m, 2.365m, 2.4m, 3.125m, 3.15m or others again depending on the manufacturer.

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The cost of Colorbond fencing largely depends on the size of the job. For instance, Sam was quoted $3,900 in total for a 35m Colorbond fence for his property in New South Wales. This price covers a 1.8m tall property fence and two gates.

On the other hand, Leanne’s fencing job in Queensland, a 26m Colorbond property fence with no gates, cost just about $2,050.

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What Factors Affect The Colorbond Fence Installation Price?

Installing a Colorbond fence is a significant home improvement project. To get the most bang for your buck, you should have an idea of how much you will need to spend. This also allows you to make a better decision.

In estimating a budget for your fencing project, make sure to take these things into account.


If you have a large property, your Colorbond fence installer will have to use up more time and resources to complete the job.

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Replacing An Old Fence

If you’re replacing an old fence, your installer will have to remove it before they are able to build your new Colorbond fence. Depending on the type of material your old fence is made of, taking it out can be difficult. In this case, prepare to shell out more money as your fencing contractor will be doing more work.

Complexity of The Job

Complicated installation means additional tasks for your installer. For instance, if the fencing is on soft soil or uneven ground, the job will definitely be more labour-intensive. Of course, as the amount of work increases, so does the cost.

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Now that you know how much is a Colorbond fence and what affects its price, just in case, let’s make sure what Colorbond fencing really means and why it’s worth your money.

What Is Colorbond Fencing?

Colorbond fencing is a kind of fence made out of pre-painted Colorbond steel panels, fixing posts, gates and other necessary items.

However, Colorbond steel is more than just some ‘paint on steel’ because this top-quality, cost-effective molecular bonding paint penetrates deep into the material and makes it resistant to corrosion, breaking, peeling and chipping for decades.

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The steel base of Colorbond panels is coated with a mix of zinc and aluminium and this metallic coating is known as Zincalume steel. It is then further coated with a special colour coating, which is how Colorbond is created. After that, the Colorbond steel sheets are pressed into various profiles for fencing.

Now that you know for sure what Colorbond steel, paint and fencing is, here are the advantages of this type of fencing.

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What Are The Benefits of Colorbond Fencing?

Besides being strong, Colorbond fences have many other benefits, some of which are the following.

  • They’re excellent for privacy because they cannot be seen through.
  • They provide security by keeping unwanted visitors out because there are no foot or hand holds for climbing.
  • They’re easy to maintain.
  • They’re made to meet the relevant Australian standards and withstand harsh climate.
  • They’re durable because they’re made of sturdy materials which are fire-resistant and won’t rust or be eaten by termites.
  • They’re made up of recyclable material, which makes them environment-friendly.
  • They look great on both sides of the fence with their modern straight lines.
  • They’re available in different colours and combinations so you can personalise them to easily blend with the design of your home (e.g. to complement your Colorbond steel roof , garage door or gutter).

Having a Colorbond fence installed instead of e.g. a timber fence means that you won’t have to worry about termite treatments, fence painting or repairing the damage on your fence anymore.

Still, you can combine wood or various other materials and finishing items with a Colorbond fence if that’s how you’d like to give your Colorbond fence a personal touch.

How to Choose Your New Colorbond Fence Colour?

Follow these helpful tips when deciding on the perfect Colorbond colour for your fence.

  1. Decide what effect you want to achieve with your Colorbond fence: to brighten up the space, make your house stand out, make it neutral so that it blends with the surroundings, or perhaps add some more depth to your backyard.
  2. Figure out which colour best suits your home style and landscape. For instance, traditional homes usually look better when paired with light fences, whereas modern homes are better paired with dark fences.
  3. Decide if you want your Colorbond fence colour matched with your home facade, your Colorbond roof, gutters, driveway, and/or exterior (e.g. garden, outdoor tiles), or you want to use contrasting colours which will make your home stand out

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  4. Think about whether you’d like to stick to one colour only or maybe to mix more Colorbond colours to make your fence look more interesting and unique. For example, you can pick one main colour for your fence and add a different colour for its decorative or other elements such as post heads or rails.
  5. If you’re not confident about your Colorbond colour choice, it’s wiser to seek the help of a professional interior designer since they are experts at matching colours to achieve a desired look.

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There’s a wide range of wonderful subtle and bold Colorbond colours available so that everyone can choose a perfect one for their home to stand out. Whether you like bright or darker and deeper colours, metallic or matt, cool or warm ones, you’ll find what you need.

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How Much Does A Colorbond Fence Cost per Metre in Australian States?

If you live in Western Australia, you’d be delighted to know that businesses only charge about $65/m for Colorbond fence installation. This is the most affordable rate for this type of service across the country.

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In Queensland, Colorbond fencing costs approximately $73.50/m. Meanwhile, the average rate of Colorbond fence installers in New South Wales and Victoria is only slightly higher at $75/m.

Colorbond fencing installation is a major project and should only be done by skilled professionals. You can find a list of expert Colorbond fence installers at

Don’t hesitate to get Colorbond fencing for the best possible price! The lowest quotes are just a few clicks away from you.

Disclaimer: Our cost estimates are based on quotes for Colorbond fencing services and are useful as a guide only.

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