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Do I need fence post caps?

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When deciding on your modular fence, many design decisions are made, including fence post caps. Whether you prefer to call them fence post tops or caps, they can help you achieve your desired look. We’ve put together a few examples to shine a light on flush and external post caps and how they can transform your fence.  

EstateWall with contrasting fence post caps

What are fence post caps?   

A fence post cap is as it sounds; it’s the cover placed on the end of your ModularWalls fence post. As the name suggests, flush post tops are ‘flush’ with the top of the fence to give a modern, streamlined look and feel. Alternatively, on VogueWall, TrendWall and EstateWall, you can choose external post tops. You can paint external post tops in a colour of your choice or opt for a custom design (from external providers). An external post top is a fantastic way to add a decorative element to your fence. Whether you choose flush or external, both also have protective purposes.

External and Flush Fence Posts Caps - EstateWall

Left: EstateWall with external post tops and wall capping. Right: EstateWall with flush post tops and wall capping.

Why do you need fence post caps 

As mentioned above, when installing ModularWalls, whether you choose flush or external fence post caps, they are always required. Post caps protect the internal structure of the posts from the external environment. Firstly, post tops stop sunlight, rain and water from entering the fence post. Secondly, post tops also prevent animals from entering the fence post and making a new home in your fence. Suppose you have integrated lighting; fence post caps will prevent sunlight, water and animals from entering the fence posts and potentially damage the wiring.

EstateWall External post tops and wall capping

A world of design possibilities   

As mentioned, external fence post caps allow you to add a creative element to your fence. For example, you can paint the post tops a different colour from the fence panels or choose custom made tops (from external suppliers). Plus, post tops also look fantastic when combined with slats or wrought iron infills. Your only limit is your imagination. Whichever fence system you choose, here are some great examples of the aesthetic you can achieve with external post tops.    

SlimWall

SlimWall offers flush fence post tops due to the thin posts. Flush post tops provide a modern aesthetic that complements any home.

SlimWall with Flush Post Tops and Wall Capping - Art Deco House
Flush Post Caps: This Art Deco home added a contemporary extension and SlimWall with flush post tops complemented the outdoor area perfectly. See more
SlimWall with Flush Post Tops and Wall Capping - Art Deco House
SlimWall flush post caps and wall capping
Flush Post Caps: This DIY SlimWall ticked all the boxes for the homeowners, offering a cost-effective clear boundary fence that complemented their modern home. See more 
SlimWall flush post caps and wall capping
SlimWall flush post caps and wall capping - The Design Duo
Flush Post Caps: This striking courtyard by The Design Duo certainly has wow factor. The dark SlimWall with flush post tops makes a fantastic backdrop to the vibrant greenery. See more
SlimWall flush post caps and wall capping - The Design Duo

TrendWall   

Exclusive to TrendWall is the external peaked post top. Peaked posts tops will suit a wide variety of homes, including coastal, Hamptons or Queenslander architecture.  

TrendWall flush vs peaked post tops
TrendWall flush or peaked post tops, which will you choose?
TrendWall flush vs peaked post tops
TrendWall front wall with peaked post tops
Peaked Post Caps: This coastal home utilises TrendWall peaked post tops to create a front boundary wall.
TrendWall front wall with peaked post tops
TrendWall front wall with peaked post tops and slats
Peaked Post Caps: Create a stunning front facade to your home using TrendWall with integrated slats and peaked post tops.
TrendWall front wall with peaked post tops and slats
Andrew Winter TrendWall with Flush post tops and integrated retaining wall
Flush Post Caps: Andrew Winter used TrendWall for one boundary wall for its ability to integrate with our retaining panels seamlessly. Flush post tops were used on all three boundary walls for a modern aesthetic. See more
Andrew Winter TrendWall with Flush post tops and integrated retaining wall
TrendWall with flush post tops and wall capping
Flush Post Caps: Dark colour fences make fantastic backdrops to pools and foliage.
TrendWall with flush post tops and wall capping

 

VogueWall  

VogueWall has wider posts to emulate a rendered brick wall. Therefore, the external post tops are a traditional shape to suit the wall style.   

Matt and Elise from The Block use VogueWall with external post tops and wall capping
External Post Caps: Matt and Elise from The Block (2019) chose ModularWalls VogueWall with external post tops and capping for their backyard transformation. See more
Matt and Elise from The Block use VogueWall with external post tops and wall capping
VogueWall with post tops painted contrasting colour
External Post cCaps: This pool wall uses external post tops in a contrasting colour to give a bit of wow factor.
VogueWall with post tops painted contrasting colour
VogueWall pool wall with external post tops
External Post Caps: These homeowners have created privacy for their pool area with a modern aesthetic using post caps.
VogueWall pool wall with external post tops
VougeWall pool wall with flush post tops
Flush Post Caps: This pool wall with flush post caps creates privacy with a modern aesthetic to match the home. See more
VougeWall pool wall with flush post tops
VogueWall - The Designory Byron Bay Villa - Flush post tops
Flush Post Caps: The Designory's Byron Bay Villa utilises VogueWall and flush post tops beautifully in this backyard oasis. See more
VogueWall - The Designory Byron Bay Villa - Flush post tops

  

EstateWall  

EstateWall has our widest posts to emulate a rendered brick wall perfectly. Again, the external fence post tops are rectangular shapes that sit on the end of the fence post.   

ModularWalls EstateWall with external post tops
External Post Caps: ModularWalls EstateWall with external fence post caps suit this coastal home beautifully.
ModularWalls EstateWall with external post tops
EstateWall with integrated lighting and slats
External Post Caps: This traditional front garden showcases ModularWalls EstateWall with external post caps, integrated lighting and slats.
EstateWall with integrated lighting and slats
EstateWall with integrated lighting by Prestige Fencing
External Post Caps: This modern coastal home chose ModularWalls EstateWall with external post tops and integrated lighting. Image thanks to Prestige Fencing.
EstateWall with integrated lighting by Prestige Fencing
Three Birds Renovations House 13 EstateWall with flush post tops and wall capping
Flush Post Caps: Three Birds Renovations House 13 created a feature wall using an EstateWall with flush post tops and wall capping. See more
Three Birds Renovations House 13 EstateWall with flush post tops and wall capping
EstateWall with Flush post tops
Flush Post Caps: This corner block made the most of EstateWall with flush post tops to create a backyard oasis. See more
EstateWall with Flush post tops

  

Custom fence post caps   

Depending on the aesthetic you are trying to achieve, custom post tops can off a traditional look and feel or a natural style. For example, sandstone post tops combined with stone cladding can transform your ModularWalls and leave your neighbours guessing if it’s natural stone. (Please note, all custom post tops are sourced from external suppliers)

EstateWall with custom post tops
Create a grand entrance to your home with EstateWall combined with wrought iron and sandstone post tops.
EstateWall with custom post tops
Custom sandstone post caps
This home uses sandstone cladding and post tops to create a natural look for their boundary fence.
Custom sandstone post caps
Custom made post tops for EstateWall
Get creative and create your own custom external post tops and wall capping.
Custom made post tops for EstateWall

  

Whether your fence is for privacy, acoustic benefits or security, a ModularWalls fence can create a stunning backdrop to your home and outdoor space. Additionally, fence post caps can add visual interest and showcase your design style. Plus, whether you choose flush or external post tops, they will help ensure the integrity of your fence, so it stands the test of time.

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