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Design Trend – Expressed Joints

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Life’s too short for boring fences. Home design is all about self expression; so, for this month’s featured design trend, we’re bringing an architectural edge to your fence with the power of Expressed Joints!

VogueWall Feature Wall - Expressed Joint | ModularWalls

What is an Expressed Joint?

By definition, an ‘expressed joint’ is simply a join line that has been pronounced, to make it a deliberate design feature.

Therefore, our Expressed Joint option is a feature we offer to jazz up your wall or fence design! While some customers ask how to minimise the visibility of the panel join lines, we’re seeing increasing interest in creating lineal structure and adding an architectural edge by expressing the joint…which yields some truly stunning results!


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Can I use Expressed Joints in any wall style?

Sure can! All of our wall styles can accommodate this stunning design feature; simply let your sales consultant know and they can include it in your quote.


Projects using Expressed Joints

Want to see them in action? Browse some of our favourite Expressed Joint projects below!

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Alisa & Lysandra’s Albert Park Reno

Making their design debut on The Block, Alisa & Lysandra broke out in 2018 and launched their very own reno series, The Design Duo. For their first season, they transformed an Albert Park terrace…with absolutely jaw-dropping reveals.

With a sharp eye for sophisticated design, Alisa & Lysandra framed their new courtyard with SlimWall, featuring Expressed Joints and finished in a dramatic coat of Monument by Dulux. You can watch the stunning courtyard transformation here!

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Weatherboard vibes in Palm Beach, QLD

This stunning coastal home was looking for a sophisticated front fence that framed their new house. With the existing weatherboard cladding, they were absolutely thrilled to find a feature fence that carried on the lineal aesthetic! Click through to read more about this Palm Beach project, with their feature fencing stretching along their entire boundaries and into the backyard!

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DIY pool fence in Mountain Creek, QLD

“Once I found your product, we designed the whole backyard around it!”

Avid DIYer Peter Dawson wanted to bring some funk to his pool oasis…he just wasn’t sure how. And then, he found ModularWalls! Prepare to be blown away by Peter’s creativity using our Expressed Joints within the SlimWall system.

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Subtle structure for Melbourne, NSW

For this sophisticated pool area, the Expressed Joint feature within our VogueWall system created an integral focal point and accentuated the straight lines of the pool coping and paving design. Click through to view all the project details for this pool feature wall!

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Architectural edge for South Yarra, VIC

A #throwback to our first ever Expressed Joint feature project! Two neighbours in South Yarra were after a fence replacement that negated the issues of someone being stuck with ‘the bad side of the fence’.

When they found SlimWall, they were blown away by the design versatility and instantly fell in love with the architectural edge of our Expressed Joints; in fact, the final product was far better than what they had ever expected! Check out the full case study to browse more images and find all the finer project details.

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Standout feature for Willeton, WA

“We love the Expressed Joints! We wanted the wall to be part of our backyard design and not just another boring wall; I think this is a standout feature! “

After completing her new pool build, the last thing Rachel wanted was a boring fence framing it all. When they found our modular fencing and Expressed Joints, they knew they’d found the perfect element to make it all ‘pop’! Read our full interview with Rachel to find out about her backyard transformation…and the fence that won her our yearly Ultimate Outdoor Lifestyle prize!

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Striking pool fence for Melbourne, VIC

Last…but absolutely, without a doubt, not least! This feature fence in Melbourne boasts a range of design elements, including integrated wall lights, modular pedestrian gates, alternating colour schemes and Expressed Joints. Dive into the detailed case study to explore the creative genius behind this stunning design!

Written by Evelyn Kandris


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