Where do you need Fence Builders?
Fences are necessary for security, privacy, keeping pets in, helping to eliminate noise or wind, and defining boundaries but the type of fence you get will depend on your needs. Security is a major issue for many families, and a fence and/or gate is the first and most visible step towards deterring intruders.
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There are many different materials that can be used in fencing. Common materials that you might choose from include:
Pool fencing and gates need to be strong and secure. Generally, fencing and gates are made from steel, aluminium or glass. Whatever fence you choose, you should ensure that it complies with the Australian Pool Fence Standards and also your local council regulations, as council regulations will vary from place to place. Fencing should meet Australian Standard 1926-1986 for design and installation and pool gates should be manufactured to Australian Standard 2820. If your boundary fence serves as part of your pool fencing, this fence also needs to meet council regulations. Contact your council before installing any pool fence for you may face fines if the fence is deemed to be unsafe.
For more information see pool fencing.
If you are unable, or it's not necessary, to erect a permanent fence on your property, temporary fencing is a great alternative. A temporary fence can be installed and removed without the need to dig anything up. For more see temporary fencing.
Properties in the countryside such as small holdings and farms have their own specific requirements for rural fencing - often to corral livestock or delimit property boundaries. Common fence types utilised in this setting include plain wire, barbed wire and timber (post and rail).
If you want to protect your property from intruders or discouraging people entering or leaving an area, it's worth considering security fencing. There are many materials security fencing can be constructed from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Find out more - see security fencing.
When choosing a specialist to install your fence, there are a few things to ask for. Firstly, ask to see previous jobs that they have completed or for references. Ask if they will provide a warranty for the fence. If you are ordering your fence from a fencing company, ask if they provide a delivery and installation service. If they don’t, do they have contractors that will do this? Finally, get several quotes before selecting your specialist. Remember that the cheapest quote isn’t necessarily the best – you need to feel comfortable with your specialist, and have confidence in their ability.
Fencing is typically charged on a per metre basis and could range from $30 to $65 per metre. This figure will typically include labour for installation and the cost of materials. A pine timber fence will be at the budget end of the scale, while Colorbond and glass fencing will be at the premium end of the scale, with brick somewhere in between. The height of the fence will also be a factor in the overall cost of your fence.
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