Brushwood Panels

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If you are looking for top quality, solid, long lasting Australian-made hardwood panels and roll top finishes, as used by the fencing and landscaping industries, for your DIY project or wholesale contract, then you are at the right place.

Ausbrush is the one-stop shop for panels made to Ausbrush specification/standards from sustainable native stands and plantation brush by Australia’s two manufacturers. See the differences between the two panel types.

Ausbrush ships in pallet quantities and also makes up small and job specific orders from our standard panel sizes and thickness’.  See thickness options here.

Our installation page provides videos and diagrams depicting two common methods of fence installation and the fitting of brush roll tops and provides links to other possible methods in use around Australia and NZ.

You will find our warehouse collect pricing from the drop down lists and prices delivered to your door in the major centres Melbourne  Sydney   Brisbane   Gold Coast   Darwin    Perth   Adelaide   Canberra    Country.  For your part-pallet and job specific orders to pretty much anywhere in mainland Australia including popular locations such as Sunshine Coast, Wollongong, Rye, Mornington & Geelong, please contact us for a quote,

Handling Brush Panels to Install

Brushwood fencing panels are made from the Australian hardwood species,  Melaleuca uncinata and can be very heavy to handle and install.  Our installation videos show two common methods, the inline method and offset methods.

Installing Brushwood Panels



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    A renewable resource, brush is cut by hand in plantations and from sustainable native stands (under permit) in WA, NSW & SA.

    Background and Uses for Brushwood Panels.

    Brushwood fencing also known as ‘brush’, ‘broom’, ‘broom bush’, ‘ti-tree’, ‘tea tree’ or ‘brush box’ is manufactured from Melaleuca uncinata, an Australian native lignotuber which is found naturally occurring over vast areas of Australia.  Brushwood comprises many different naturally occurring provenances of Melaleuca and the colour of the bark varies from a light grey to black, ‘mottly’ grey-black and red colorings.

    Brushwood is a very hardy plant, salt resistant and grows well on a range of soil types, making it an ideal selection for soil rehabilitation and carbon credit projects. The species grows best in areas where the groundwater table is high and in the higher rainfall areas, although it will survive well in the lower rainfall areas such as the Murray Mallee.  The lifespan of the cut brush when packed in a fencing panel is long, maintenance is low, and it has white ant resistant and thermal qualities.  Brushwood fencing is an environmentally friendly fencing product as it requires little secondary processing or energy use to prepare, is a ‘carbon friendly’, renewable resource and being cut from a lignotuber can be recut many times from the original bush.  It is used extensively in Western Australia in land rehabilitation products and the commercial plantation industry.  It is also sustainably cut under government licence from native stands on government leasehold land and private properties in NSW and SA.

    Brush Panels Can be Cut to a Taper to Blend in with Adjoining Trees & and Timber Paling and Colorbond Fences or Masonry Walls.

    When a natural look is required or to beautify any surrounds or for a landscaping project or privacy fence screen, Ausbrush brushwood fencing panels are the ideal choice.  Brushwood is of natural look and neutral colouring, which blends well with garden beds and man-made structures and in addition brushwood also has noise and thermal attenuation properties, ideal for cutting unwanted road noise and in protecting adjoining plant beds from the hot northerly sun.

    Ausbrush brushwood panels are supplied in raw form to contractors and for use in DIY projects using conventional fence framing.  Attractive and easy to install pre-made brushwood finishes such as post roll coverings and roll top sections are also available from Ausbrush.


    Brushwood Panel Fence Works Well with Cedar.

    Brushwood Roll Top Fence Cut to Taper

    …and fit in with Wrought Iron and Other Fence Styles

    Typical uses of brushwood include; fences, dividers, privacy fence screens, partitions, service enclosures – (such as rubbish, / trash, pool pump, golf course service yards, car park enclosures), windbreaks, temporary event screening, tourist resort screening, screening of building extensions and service yards, thatch hut roofing and pergola and shadehouse roofing, patio and swimming pool surrounds, water features, equestrian horse jumps, aviaries, bird feeders, topiary (emus and kangaroos), garden borders and as a replacement for wood fencing, bamboo fencing, picket fencing, pvc fencing, iron and colorbond fencing.  It is also very versatile in that it can be used on sloping sites and can be tapered, scalloped and blended into structures (profiled pillars and tree trunks) and cut over uneven bases and walls.

    This website comprises a product range, pricing, availability, delivery and installation information including videos for DIY and contractor use.

    Please do not hesitate to contact  Hague Showell  at Ausbrush Panels if you would like to discuss design ideas for your brushwood garden border, swimming pool surrounds, internal divider, brushwood screening, privacy fence screen, replacement of your timber fence, shade house roof or front feature fence etc or would like to order materials for your DIY project.

    Offset Installation Method Using Frame Behind.

    There are two common methods of fence installation.  The ‘inline’ and the ‘offset’ methods.

    In the ‘offset’ method depicted in the diagram here, suiting a one person install, the panels fix to a frame behind, whereas with the ‘inline’ method longer panels are fitted between posts.  With the latter method the posts are brush rolled from both sides and no frame is left showing on either side. 

    For further information and videos on installation methods and fitting of roll tops are included also.