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Can I Install a Clothesline on a Fence?Updated 24 days ago

Mounting a clothesline on a fence is a practical solution, but the type of fence significantly impacts the feasibility and stability of the installation. Here's an overview of different fence types and their suitability:

Timber Fence

  • Durability: Varies with wood type; softer woods last 7-12 years, hardwoods up to 50 years.
  • Not recommended. Timber can warp or lean, leading to instability.
  • Solution: Use a ground mount kit in front of the fence.

Colorbond Fence

  • Durability: Made from galvanized steel, resistant to weather and corrosion.
  • Not recommended. May not withstand the perpendicular force, causing leaning.
  • Solution: Use a ground mount kit in front of the fence.

Brick Fence

  • Durability: Fire-resistant, durable, and low maintenance.
  • Recommended. Provides a solid surface for mounting.
  • Solution: Use Mungo wall plugs and masonry fixings.

Concrete Fence

  • Durability: Durable, customizable, and requires minimal maintenance.
  • Recommended: Suitable. Strong, stable surface for mounting.
  • Solution: Use Mungo wall plugs and masonry fixings.

Brick and concrete fences are ideal for mounting clotheslines, while timber and Colorbond fences require a ground mount kit for stability. Proper installation ensures a durable and reliable setup for drying clothes.

For detailed guidance on recommended installation surfaces, please consult our article, Mounting Clotheslines on Modern Surfaces. You can also reach us at 1300 798 779 or visit our website at www.LifestyleClotheslines.com.au for live chat support. 

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