- The first thing you need to think about in regards to fencing is council regulations. Regulations set by the council may prevent you from getting certain types of fences or having fences where you would like them, so it is always a good idea to check with council before installing a new fence.
- One of the biggest problems with installing a new fence is the potential for disputes among neighbours. To help prevent disputes discuss your plans over with your neighbours. You may need to make compromises in order to keep everyone happy.
- When deciding on a fence, don’t forget to consider the needs associated with having children or pets. If you have small children then you will need to make sure they can’t reach any gate latches, and if you have pets then you will need to make sure that they can’t get over or under the fence.
- An important aspect of choosing a fence is of course what it actually looks like. If possible, choose a style of fence that matches your home. You may also like to drive around the neighbourhood for inspiration.
- Make sure you use a professional to construct your fence. Installing it yourself could be dangerous and it may even be illegal depending on the type of fence.
If you choose the right fence for your property it will help add value and it should be in place for many years to come. Take your time deciding which fence is right for you, after all it is a big job and you don’t want to have to do it again for a long time.