A fence can improve your home’s appeal, provide security, shape your property, increase your privacy, and offer protection from the elements so we have put together a list of things you need to know before you build a fence.
- Know what you want
You need to understand why you need a fence, is it for security? or keeping the dog in the backyard? whatever the purpose you need to know what it is before you start.
- What materials will you use?
Do you want to have a wooden, vinyl, aluminum, steel, wrought iron or bamboo fence? Think about the maintenance each material requires.
- It doesn’t need to be all the same
The entire fence line doesn’t need to be the same, so to save on costs choose cheaper materials for fencing where the fence is not visible.
- Do your research
Make sure you have had a few quotes, spoken to several people and doing a bit of time at the desk to make sure that you are choosing the right fence for you.
- Add some green
If you can why not create a hedge instead of building a fence? A hedge can be a great addition to your landscape and become a feature of your garden.
- Do you need to hire a professional?
Fences are hard work so take this into account, perhaps you might need a little help so don’t be afraid to call in a professional.
- Talk to your neighbours
Talk to your neighbours about your fencing plans to they are aware, they may also help you if it is along their property.
- Consider your climate
Different climates will require different post depths to make sure it’s secure. This is something to keep in mind when digging the posts.
- Gates are important
Make sure you have access through the fence, this will come in handy later when you want to move lawn mowers, chairs, rubbish bins etc.
- What about colour?
Why not paint the fence a colour? Take into account the style of your home.