See also: Haberfield Fencing
- Victorian style houses were characterised by iron palisade or acorn-headed timber picket fences, while
- Federation style houses provided plainer flat-topped timber picket fences, or sometimes a combination of masonry and wrought iron
Australian Heritage Fence Styles:
|Federation Queen Anne style house with late Victorian style picket fence|
|1850s||Gold rush economy||Colonial and Gothic||Simple pickets|
|1880s||Victorian land boom||Victorian Ornate||Pickets/rippleiron|
|1900s||Federation||Federation and Edwardian||Featured gates & caps|
|1910s||Edwardian era / Ist world war||Edwardian||Arts & crafts|
|1920s||Art Deco||Californian Bungalow||Woven wire|
|1930s||Great Depression||Garden City movement||Chain mesh|
|1940s||2nd world war the low brick fence||Late deco, double brick homes||The low brick fence|
Table thanks to Dave English, Resurrection Gates and Fences
|Closed Federation Fence|
|How to Install a Picket Fence By: Jefferson Kolle, This Old House magazine|
In the most common construction, the pickets are mounted vertically on a pair of parallel stretchers (horizontal strips), one near the bottom and one near the top.
- These strips are attached to posts (upright sturdy poles made of timber or possibly metal) that are driven into the ground.
- The fence can be assembled from prefabricated sections, where the posts of each section are posted into the ground but
- the pickets or boards that make up the fence wall are not inserted into the ground.
- Federation style fences combine palings, lattice panels. and decorative finials.
- The fence is usually built as either 2.4 or 2.7 feet high.
Edwardian and Federation Fence detailing
The following excellent examples are all from
|Heritage Fencing South Australia|
|Picket Fence Components from Heritage Fencing|
|Picket styles from Heritage Fencing S.A.|