What type of fencing materials will be required depends entirely on the purpose behind building a fence and its location.

fencing materialsFor instance, if you want to build fence to reserve your privacy, then wood or vinyl is perfect; however, if it has to do with the safety of a place, then metal or chain link materials make a good choice. You must have noticed that people also use wood, stone or brick in fencing. These materials are mainly selected for two reasons. One is that they can easily increase the aesthetic value of any space and lastly, they are strong constructions.

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A fence, an addition to keeping out unwanted guests, or keeping your pets from wandering off, is an investment that can help to beautify and add to the value of your home.

It is important to choose a fence that not only looks nice, but will be effective for its intended purpose. Here are a few tips for choosing the right fence design for your home.

When choosing a fence for your home, you should consider the era in which your home was built. You should choose a fence that goes well with the style of your home and maintains the home’s historic feel. A fence is often one of the first things a person notices when they look at your home.

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Its easy to get intimidated by all the lingo when you start your research in getting a gate installed on your property.

Depending on your level of craftsmanship and handiness, you may feel well out of your depth. And it doesn’t help when you’ve got so many options available. Especially these days where design and aesthetics have played more of a role in the development of home gating.

Also it doesn’t help when you have little to zero idea of what the names are for the concepts that you have in your head. Not only does it thwart your communication with the contractor but it could lead you to paying more than what you really needed to.

This short blog aims to provide you with a basic understanding of the basics of slide gates and in this edition we will start with:

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6 Creative and Wacky Fences

On December 30th, 2013, posted in: Blog by

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While there are some aesthetic rules that fences should generally adhere to, these fences or at least novel ideas for fences, will take everything you knew about perimeters and throw it out the window!

First up we have this interesting and at the same time unusual fence built in America. Massachusetts to be precise. The rusty pattern was inspired by a snake which coils around the property accordingly.
snake fence

While this may not survive storm season, you have to admit that this looks pretty damn cool.
lego fence

Bikes, in particular ‘fixed gear’ bikes have been popular amongst the 20 yr-olds. Its a love hate relationship with this fence. You could either be seen as a crazy person or the ultimate hipster. In which case this kind of fence would only suit as a partition in a trendy cafe in the city somewhere.
hipster fence

In hindsight, the Westminster Bridge in London should have hired a different designer for their fence pattern.
westminster bridge fence

This idea is actually nice and isn’t too far fetched like the rest of the examples thus far. Would suit more as a fence around lets say the play area for children, it definitely reminds us that fences should serve a purpose, rather than just be something you “need”. If you’re going to get a new fence, might as well theme it.
kids fence

I guess we can finish it off with another good example of a children’s fence. If you’re not interested in getting a completely new fence built, then maybe you should consider re-painting your fence to give it new life.
colourful fence

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Besides the safety aspects of pool fencing, lets be honest now – it looks great!

Outdoor living spaces are definitely a trending topic lately amongst home-improvers and fencing is up there on the list of “1st things to do”. But did you know, that there’s a little red-taped involved when choosing any kind of fencing as an upgrade? Of course, most purposes for a fence is a standard procedure and shouldn’t attract any kind of bureaucracy, but its always a good idea to have a chat with your local council and see if there are any laws or regulations that may dictate your fence building project.

It just doesn’t apply to fences for the pool but also fences used to divide spaces. Check out the QLD Govt. Safety resource, as well as what the Brisbane City Council has to say about it.

pool safety

Pool Fence Safety

Then of course you have the issue of safety that’s of the highest priority. Gone are the days where pool fences look ugly, but they should still serve their purpose!

1. Regular maintenance is key to avoid trouble from the council. They’ve really started to crack down lately so at least 4 times a year (depending how often you use the pool). Just give it a once over, especially the hinges and areas where it gets used the most to ensure that everything is solid and functioning.

2. Don’t ever forget that the main reason for securing pool areas is so that children are protected from drowning. So please ensure you choose a functioning design.

3. If nobody is outside, and you have children, then taking the extra step to secure all doors and windows that lead to the pool reinforces safety.

4. Toys near or in the water is a big no-no. It’s one of the biggest things that attract children to pool areas.

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