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Video:  Showing installation of new brush fencing using 'never sag', machine compressed brush panels, with reinforced concrete base and brush roll top finish.




Founded by Hague Showell in 1991 as Adelaide Brush Repairs, Adelaide Brush Fencing has built a peerless reputation over a 20 year period in the Adelaide region, for quality new and repair brush fencing work using traditional hand packing methods and latterly using more modern and durable machine compressed panels and modular installation techniques.  In 1998 Adelaide Brush launched the first brush fencing website in Australia and included details of repair and installation methods as well as recording the history of brush fencing.  See this page from the old site ...  HISTORY

In 1999 Adelaide Brush Fencing could see that the environmental future lay with plantation brush and more durable 'never sag' machine compressed brush fencing panels and formed a new business ausbrush to develop these concepts for the Australian market.


Adelaide Brush Fencing

is the local installer for ausbrush

'never sag' brush fencing panel systems


Adelaide Brush now sources 100% of its brush panels supplies from WA plantation brush.

Adelaide Brush Fencing has carried on its tradition of high quality installation and repair work here in Adelaide using the new sustainable and environmentally friendly 'never sag' machine compressed brush fencing panels and modern modular installation techniques.  Adelaide Brush now has several installation crews working under the ausbrush banner, providing the first truly professional metro-wide service in this industry here in Adelaide and also services regional South Australia. 

Contact us today to make an appointment for a site visit, measure up and quote and to advise on your project.



Image:  New machine compressed brush panel fence with roll top, cedar gate and reinforced concrete base

Image:  Hand packed brush fence


Image:  New machine compressed brush panel fence with roll top and reinforced concrete base


Images Above and Below:  New machine compressed brush panel fence with colorbond capping top finish and brush driveway gates,  set behind existing stone wall.


Image:  New machine compressed brush panel fence with standard 1700mm high panels on 150mm high concrete base and brush roll top, overall fence height 1900mm and with gate and infill panel to be done in slats.

Image:  Tall new machine compressed brush panel fence with roll top, using 2120mm high brush panels to existing 150mm high concrete base.

Image:  Modular brush gate using heavy duty 50mmx50mm galvanised and welded frame (on rear side of gate) powdercoated and clad in 48mm thick machine compressed brush panels.

Image:  Standard 1900mm height compressed brush panel fence with roll top and reinforced concrete base.


Images Above and Right:  New machine compressed brush panel fence with end tapering down to existing pillar, set with 200mm high reinforced concrete base and overall fence height 1950mm

Images Above and Right:  New machine compressed brush panel fence with low arch and brush roll top finish, installed to existing pillars and base using the 'offset' installation method to a frame behind.


Image:  New machine compressed brush panel fence tapering down to tubular fence.   Panel top is cut to a taper prior to fitting of brush roll top.

Image:  New machine compressed panel fence with end blended to gum tree and "following the lay of the land" down to automatic rolling cedar gates.



Salisbury Plain, warehouse, brush fence panel and gate assembly area .... Adelaide, South Australia


Image:  Wire bought by the tonne is automatically fed and stapled in hi-tech machines, giving superior compression and life to brush fencing panels using advanced brush 'layup' methods.

Image:  Loose bundled brush was cut by hand in the traditional manner from native stands.  Nowadays 95% of Ausbrush material is sourced from plantation brush.







Image:  New machine compressed panel fence with arched roll top finish.




New !    For those jobs where additional privacy is required, our 2120mm high, raw brush panels which will build a fence up to 2400mm in height.


Image:   'ABC Gardening Australia Show'  Exhibit,  Adelaide,  March 2009  


Brush fencing also known as brushwood, broom, broombush or brushbox is manufactured from Melaleuca uncinata, an Australian native lignotuber which is found naturally occurring over vast areas of Australia.  Brush 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 colourings.

Melaleuca uncinata 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.  Brush fencing is an environmentally friendly fencing product as it requires little secondary processing or energy use to prepare, is a 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 plantation industry initiatives are supported by the WA Government and Avon Region authorities.

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

New product ausbrush ProtaCoat for use on brushwood has preservative, antifungal, pest resistant and fire retardant properties. 

Typical uses for brush fencing in adelaide 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.

For the past ten years sister company Ausbrush Panels has been working towards a future involving machine harvested plantation brush, machine manufacture of brush fencing panels, modular panel installation systems and development of world-wide markets for Australian brush fencing and screening products.  The year 2012 is a landmark year and now all Ausbrush brush fencing panel products are derived from plantations rather than natural stands.

Please do not hesitate to contact  Hague Showell  at Adelaide Brush Fencing if you would like to discuss design ideas for your brush garden border, swimming pool surrounds, internal divider, brush fence 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.

Adelaide Brush Fencing services the Adelaide region as part of the ausbrush group and carries on a tradition of more than 20 years of professional service to South Australia, providing top quality workmanship and reliable, friendly staff.

Contact us today to make an appointment for a site visit, measure up and to advise on your project.


Hague Showell - Principal, Adelaide Brush and Ausbrush Panels

Image:  Display board selling the benefits of machine compressed brush fencing panels, including superior layup and longer life, with faster installation as well as being the environmentally friendly end product of renewable plantation brush resources. 





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Site Launched:  June 2012;      Last Updated: September 2012

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