The Backyard Fence For Shrinking Lots

  • 2 minutes
  • 18 January 2018

We can’t deny it and we can’t ignore it; blocks are shrinking. But one backyard fence is evolving alongside modern backyards, fighting for privacy and serenity at every step.

A recent article on reported that “the average lot size in Melbourne’s new housing market fell 20sqm to 400sqm in the last recorded year.” The article then introduced the notion of ‘shared backyards’ as the future solution for many residential developers.

Whether it be a collaborative hot-desk workspaces or the endless notifications from Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, our world is full of social demands. How will shared backyards feel when you just want some privacy after a long day?

Reports already suggest that the quintessential Aussie lifestyle, once full of outdoor living activities and nature-loving adventures, now features far more indoor activities and screen time. This shift is already having a detrimental effect on our mental and emotional well-being. However, recent design trends have begun to correct this through connected indoor-outdoor design flows, houseplants and open living plans that harness natural light and water features.

But how much more are outdoor lifestyles going to be affected if we avoid social pressures in our own backyards? If homeowners prefer to maintain autonomy and privacy, there could be another option.

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SlimWall Acoustic Fencing is the perfect backyard fence

ModularWalls has specifically designed acoustic fencing solution for the modern home. Their solution has specifically factored in smaller lot sizes, louder lifestyles, increased traffic noise pollution and the client’s desire for a peaceful outdoor area.

SlimWall is a backyard fence that offers the premium aesthetics of a rendered masonry wall and the sound reduction of acoustic fencing, yet measures only 50mm thick and doesn’t require strip footings. It’s the perfect noise reduction option for those working with smaller lots, and therefore can’t afford the space of wide masonry footings.

Shared backyards are not the future we see; keep the peace and preserve your privacy with SlimWall backyard fencing.