Posts & Rails

Metalcraft's posts and rails are manufactured from 0.95 gauge prepainted double sided NZ Steel COLORSTEEL® which are robust enough to eliminate the need for intermediate rails common to timber fencing. This affords clean lines and a tidy look on both sides of the fence. The strength of steel is also beneficial for its resilience and durability; it will not warp or move over time. A further advantage is that NZ Steel COLORSTEEL® fencing eliminates the extra time and costs associated with post painting which is typical of other fencing options.

Standard fence heights are 1.5m or 1.8m above ground. A 600mm post hole depth is recommended, so overall the posts are 2.1m or 2.4m respectively. The standard panel width of 2.36m is suitable for most conditions (which is the width of 3 overlapping sheets), however in high wind zones it is recommended that this be reduced to 1.6m as reducing the post spacing will further strengthen the fence against these elements. Post and rail lengths can also be roll formed to meet custom requirements, however this may necessitate that the fence sheets to be cut down to suit.

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Disclaimer - Colours shown on this site are as close as normal printing processes allow. Contact your roofing supplier to view actual NZ Steel COLORSTEEL® prepainted steel samples to confirm the exact colour.


All colours are available in COLORSTEEL® ENDURA® Please note colours below are indicative and we recommend you request a steel colour sample from your nearest Metalcraft Roofing branch.

Grey Friars



Mist Green


Desert Sand

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