Brush or brushwood "roll top" or "roll cap" finishes are uniquely Australian and go back to the earliest origins of brush fencing evolution here in South Australia. Traditionally they have been hand fitted from loose bundled brush and secured with wire loops to the fence-top as a feature finish, using only the finest, straightest and longest brush. Brushwood rolls are also used for post coverings.
Roll Tops Traditional hand placement of a brush roll top requires a skilled artisan to obtain a good finish and is still the most common method used in the capital cities of mainland Australia. However, machine made roll tops have been available for a few years now and have made inroads to the city markets. They are especially suited and indeed one of only two options for installation in areas where there are no brushwood tradesmen and also for use by handyman/ DIY installers. A further option, often used by brushwood contractors, is to fabricate brush rolls from panel pieces on site to effect cost savings. Contact us for further details on this latter method.
The machine made rolls can be blended together at the butt joins prior to tensioning and tying off using the inbuilt wire securing ties. The result that can be attained with ausbrush machine made rolls is the equal of traditional hand done rolls and of comparable price including labour to fit. Machine made roll tops can be fitted to both the 'inline' and 'offset' ausbrush framing systems, or to existing fences or pre-framed modules. Brush rolls can also be fitted by hand in the traditional manner from loose bundled brush.
Post Rolls Brush Post Rolls are now made from roll top sections on site (two post rolls can be obtained from each 1800mm long roll top). They are 1700mm long and in two varieties;
Standard post rolls; used for covering the face of mid posts on both sides of the fence and;
Wider, end-post rolls used to wrap around the end fence posts.
Contractors also use fencing panels sacrificially for post rolls. Approximately 10 post rolls can be derived per metre of brush panel.