A new breed of boundary fencing has landed in the UK from Australia and business is going from strength to strength.
Colourfence is a completely new concept in garden fencing and is made of high tensile steel making it extremely strong but very lightweight too. It is a very practical alternative to traditional timber fence panels as it will not warp, corrode or peel and engineered to withstand gusts of up to 130 miles per hour.
As Colourfence is made of steel and has a tough painted finish it lasts many times longer than the traditional wood fence panels and is completely recyclable, unlike wooden chemically treated fencing. Colourfence also comes with a 25 year guarantee and is virtually maintenance free except for the occasional wash down with the garden hose.
Colourfence was set up by two Australian directors who moved to Gloucestershire with their families from Sydney in 2003. They came over to Britain with their sights set on creating the company in South Wales as the grants available made it the best option for a new firm starting out.
On the way from London they were so taken with the Forest of Dean area in Gloucestershire when they drove through that grants or no grants they wanted to stay. They set up a modern office and manufacturing facility and now service the whole of the UK and all the franchisees from the headquarters.
In Australia the product accounts for over 40% of the domestic market. But over here in the UK it was virtually unknown until its launch in 2003.
Colourfence entered the market with a splash. The first accolade the product achieved was a Gold Award at the Royal Horticultural Society Blenheim Palace Show as part of a show garden. The next accolade came with a Silver Award in the 'Best Labour Saving Product or Service' category of The National Gardening Awards 2004.
Next the BBC listed Colourfence in their Top Ten products on the BBC Gardening Web site. This top ranking came about following the use of the fencing in the BBC 2 TV Garden make over show 'Garden Invaders'. And this year Colourfence landed another prestigious award after collaborating with the Backgate Gardeners. The project was a cottage garden for the BBC Gardeners World Live Show which was held at the NEC. The garden complete with brown Colourfence fencing took a Bronze award.