CSR Hebel announces the launch of a new masonry fencing system, PowerFence along with a step-by-step guide and video for DIY enthusiasts to build their own fence.

Building expert Brad Trethowan takes DIYers through the complete process of installing the PowerFence in an easy and practical way. The video is accompanied by a shopping list of building materials and tools.

Fences are an integral part of a home, contributing to the overall aesthetic and street appeal as well as providing security, privacy and protection against noise. Homeowners consider their yards and gardens as sanctuaries away from the hustle and bustle of a busy working week, using these spaces for entertaining and as extensions of an indoor space.

Installing a high quality fence around a home provides a sense of privacy, creates a barrier between neighbours, and offers an area for gardening, entertaining, exercise and R&R.

Hebel’s new innovative PowerFence is an attractive, cost-effective and versatile masonry fencing system that can be easily installed with its lightweight panels and simple construction method.

Suitable as boundary fencing for face brick or rendered homes, and offering an affordable alternative to standard masonry fences, the Hebel PowerFence can have an exposed joint profile or monolithic look, and is easily routed to create design details that complement the home. The lightweight fencing panels can be painted or rendered to blend in with the overall aesthetic of the home or adapted using a range of decorative treatments such as timber panels and ironwork.

An innovative masonry building product manufactured from sand, cement, lime gypsum and aerating agents boasting high acoustic absorbing properties, CSR Hebel is fast becoming a popular building material amongst homeowners who want a rendered masonry finish and a solid feel. Hebel is a proven environmentally sound material that is very easy to work with and lends itself to a wide range of internal and external DIY applications.

Hebel PowerFence provides a modular masonry structure using lightweight PowerPanel panels and steel posts, which can be quickly and easily erected without the need for extensive excavation or strip footings. A specially designed PowerFence bracket allows the low-cost 75mm steel post to be used for a large variety of fence configurations. The bracket can be rotated around the post for easy installation of corners and also be separated vertically on the post to allow panels to be ‘stepped’ for sloped terrains.

Key features and benefits of Hebel PowerFence include high acoustic properties decreasing street and vehicle noise pollution; assured privacy and security ensuring greater property resale value; physical deterrence to any potential burglars and vandals; designed to meet most environmental conditions for suburban fencing in Australia; and high fire resistance with testing by CSIRO to meet or exceed the requirements for all six Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) categories.

All Hebel DIY projects are designed for easy installation and use Hebel products readily available from major hardware retailers such as Bunnings.