The front wall is often one of the first features of a home to be noticed. Not only does it provide a feature boundary wall, but it distinguishes the home from others, accentuating the property’s character and charm. While a rendered masonry wall can add instant value to a home, bricks are expensive, a messy process and render can be prone to cracking.
Recently, with the surge in demand for bricks and the increasing cost of bricklayers, many homeowners are looking to alternative fencing solutions, like Modular Wall Systems™, to emulate the look of masonry rendered walls. This saves renovators from dealing with the high costs and hassles associated with brick construction, and can eliminate the need to apply for council approval.
Modular Wall Systems™ is not only faster, easier and less expensive to install, but visually provides the same high-end appearance when compared to a traditional masonry wall. Furthermore it also comes with the added acoustic benefit of a 20+dB reduction in audible noise. The modern modular post and panel system can be installed in a matter of days and requires no strip footings, specialised skills or heavy machinery. The rock solid panel structure will not rot, dent, warp or corrode and is so deceptively strong that no one would ever guess the fence was engineered from lightweight composite fibre cement panels.
The grand visual appeal associated with brick rendered walls can be recreated with Modular Wall Systems™ using a range of stylish designs including grand EstateWall™, the most cost effective TrendWall™ or the popular VogueWall™. Each will integrate perfectly with the architectural integrity of any home and additional designer touches such as slats, infills, gates and letterboxes or wiring for lighting, sound and security systems can be easily incorporated. Various finishing treatments or paint is then applied. The brick masonry look is created by using textured paint for a fraction of the cost of traditional cement render.
Retaining walls for sloping or stepped sites, planter boxes or for unusual situations where the fence needs to retain its base panel can also be addressed using the Modular Wall Systems™ integrated and reinforced retaining panel, TerraFirm™ 75, which will maintain the look of the fence on both sides whilst retaining up to 750mm of soil. This eliminates the need to build an expensive retaining wall, which can look out of place when a fence is mounted on top of it.
Homes today have become a reflection of our lifestyle and modern-day living demands alternatives to traditional building materials. Modular Wall Systems™ is a new generation solution for walls and fences that is 100 per cent Australian made and manufactured. With a reputation for quality and innovation, Modular Wall Systems™ has changed the way residential walls are built. For more information on the complete range of masonry look fencing and wall solutions at Modular Wall Systems™ call on 1300 556 957 or visit www.modularwallsystems.com.au.