6 Apr 2011
In my last blog I talked about the importance of home security, and one of the ways we can all help keep our homes secure, is by having a fence surrounding our property.
There’s a lot you need to know before you can simply go and buy a new fence though, so today I thought I would provide some tips, to help make sure you choose an appropriate fence for your property.
1) The first thing you need to think about before deciding on a fence is any council regulations that could affect its height or placement for example.
2) You also need to discuss fencing options with your neighbours. Fences are a common cause of neighbourhood disputes, so you will need to talk over your fence options with them before purchasing or installing a new fence.
3) When deciding on a fence you also need to consider your children and pets. If you want to contain your pets, you don’t want a fence that animals can jump over or crawl under. If you have young children, it’s important to make sure they can’t reach any gate latches.
4) The style of your fence may be limited if your home has a distinct style, or if there are covenants imposed by developers. So make sure you consider the style of your home when deciding on a fence or check that you’re able to construct your preferred style before proceeding.
5) It is best to use professionals to construct your fence for you. Improper fence installation can be dangerous and it may even be illegal depending on the type of fence.
6) The right type of fence can make your property more secure and it can help add value. So when deciding on a fence ask yourself whether or not it could be worth spending more now to make more down the track, or whether spending less could be just as effective.
As you can see, there is a lot to think about when deciding on a new fence, so make sure that you do your research and that your fence meets any regulations or particular requirements.
Take your time when deciding on a new fence, because it can be a big job and it’s not one you will want to re-do if your fence doesn’t turn out as planned.