Stratco Good Neighbour® Fencing History

In 1979, the stylish Stratco Good Neighbour® Fence launched in Australia. The name Good Neighbour® stemmed from the fence having ‘2 good sides’ with no unsightly post and rails with clean & uncluttered lines that were to be enjoyed by neighbours on both sides of the fence. The iconic ‘cold war’ Stratco TV advertisement launching the product in the 1980s described the relationships between neighbours as ‘delicate’, and at the time Post & Rail Fencing was the only option. While an effective fencing system, Post & Rail features a clean side where only the profile of the steel sheeting can be seen, and on the other side the post and rails are exposed. This created and can still create a difficult divide between neighbours.

Before the Stratco Good Neighbour® Fencing system, there had to be a loser and a winner, a good side and a bad side. Good Neighbour® Fencing has prevented many disputes and disagreements over the years, providing the perfect win-win solution for neighbours throughout Australia.

Stratco Good Neigbour® Fencing was launched in Zinc/Al, galvanised steel, Weathered Copper and Bronze Olive using Superdek sheets made from COLORBOND® steel with a galvanised frame. The iconic Good Neighbour® television advertisement above launched the innovative new fence design into the market and Good Neighbour® Fencing quickly became the preferred option for neighbours around Australia.

This was the most efficient system on the market at the time, making it a neighbourhood favourite for consumers. Unlike other fencing systems, Stratco Good Neighbour® was easy to DIY and panels could be easily replaced if damage occurred.

From Then To Now

Over 40 years later, the Stratco Good Neigbour® Fencing system is now available in 5 profiles: Superdek, Corrugated, Wavelok, Smartspan and CGI Mini with over 12 colours to choose from. The product is available online and in-store in pre-configured panels of standard height and length. We include the posts and tracks which are all made from 100% COLORBOND® steel, plus the required screws and rivets are also supplied. In addition to standard Good Neighbour® options, we can custom manufacture unique lengths and heights to suit any unique requirements. Evolving year by year, Stratco Good Neighbour® Fencing now features high-quality zinc/aluminium and magnesium coated, pre-painted steel sheets that are strong and durable, engineered for Australia.

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