PANEL TYPES

ausbrush  brushwood panels comprise machine compressed brushwork held together with running wires and staples and are installed to framing in many different ways around Australia. 
We supply two types of panels;
1)- those made from WA plantation brush and
2)- those made from sustainably cut NSW native brush. 

WA Plantation Brushwood Panels

Plantation brush panels made by our WA supplier have running wire spacings of 210mm  and staple spacings of around 100mm.  These panels have a ‘hand packed’ aesthetic with fewer staples and looking less ‘machine made’ and with more flexibility than the VIC made panels and are well suited to racking down sloping sites.  The running wire spacings too, match well with adjoining hand packed fences.  The panel running wires are left 200mm longer at the ends in the larger panel sizes to allow securing around posts for the ‘inline method’ fence install and are trimmed off when used for the ‘offset method’ install.  Disadvantages are that they are slightly less compressed and less durable than the VIC panels. 

A Comparison of Wire Spacings on both Types of Panel

Panels made by our Vic manufacturer in 50mm and 60mm thickness from sustainably cut NSW native stands under permit have distinctive and different running wire spacings and they are also stapled more closely at appox 25mm.  These are economic, very robust, well compacted and stiffer panels with a very long life due to the wire and staple spacings.  Limitations are that they are not well suited to racking down slopes and the wire spacings are visually different than hand packed fences. On stepped bases it is not possible to align the wiring through the steps aesthetically.  The running wires are cut short at the ends and hence additional wire is needed to secure the panels to posts with the ‘inline method’ fence install, but for the ‘offset method’ install the wires at the ends are a good length.  Very high quality panels indeed.

NSW/VIC Native Brush Panels

Both panel types are very good quality and each have their own benefits and limitations.  The WA plantation brush panels are inherently more expensive to eastern seaboard destinations due to freight considerations but are competitive in WA on price.
Both manufacturers make to our size and thickness specification as listed on our prices page and suited to ausbrush designed and proven, insitu steel post and rail framing systems and also supplied in special sizes to suit contractor and handyman requirements.
  The “Offset System” and the “Inline System” are two recommended ausbrush installation systems commonly used.