Everything You Need to Know Before You Build a Fence

It’s always good practice to have a properly marked boundary around your property so you can create a safe and private space to enjoy your yard. Fencing your outdoor space off is also a useful deterrent in terms of potential crime. So, it stands to reason that embarking on a DIY fence project could well be a good idea. Of course, you should only erect a garden fence if you feel confident and comfortable enough to see the project through from start to finish. If you’re in doubt, a Perth fencing contractor can take care of everything for you.

If you’re still thinking about building your own fence, then it’s crucial to put in some preparation and planning to get the job done perfectly. With this in mind, take a look at these tips to make sure your fence looks great and stays in place for many years to come.

Know Why You’re Building the Fence

Yes, we know that this statement probably sounds ridiculous, however, you’d be surprised at how many people don’t have a robust idea of why they actually want what they want! What you need to think about is whether you need your fence for utilitarian reasons such as keeping your dog in the yard, for privacy/noise blocking reasons or for anything else.

You may want to choose quite a simple yet robust fence for keeping your pet from wandering off. On the other hand, a privacy/noise blocking fence should be solid and tall. When it comes to it, you’ll probably want a mixture of both looks and performance.

Think About the Materials

You next need to consider how much upkeep you’re willing to do on your fence. If you love the white picket look, be prepared for regular staining and sealing. Also, bear in mind that wood can rot over the years. If you just don’t have the time or the inclination to look after the upkeep of your fence regularly, you could choose vinyl, bamboo, wrought iron, steel etc that are easier to maintain.

Be Aware of Local Regulations

Before you make any final decisions, be sure to check any local regulations that could have an effect on the fencing you choose. You don’t want to have any nasty surprises halfway through your project!

Remember to Add Entry and Exit Spaces

For convenience and safety reasons, you should aim to have two access points in your yard. Yes, this does seem obvious but sometimes DIY enthusiasts completely forget about this step!

Consider Hiring the Professionals

Fence installation is not as easy as it looks. So, if you’re worried about doing it yourself, just get in touch with our professional, friendly team at Maher’s Fencing. We are the local fencing contractors Perth WA residents trust to get their job done on time and on budget. Customer satisfaction is at the beating heart of everything that we do. We look forward to having an informal chat about your requirements at a convenient time that suits you.

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