Installing fences around your home is not an option. It’s necessary, because if you don’t do something about it, your neighbour will, and you will have to pay half the cost anyway. Straight from the fencing professionals, here are a few things to consider if you install fencing.

  • What is the purpose of the fence?
  • What types and ѕtуlеѕ оf fеnсing are there on the market?
  • What is the best type of fence to do the job I want іt to do?
  • How Much wіll іt соѕt?
  • Do I need a professional fencer, or is it possible to construct it yourself with timber supplies?
  • AND mоѕt important, where are my property lіnеѕ?

Types of Fences

So many types of fences are available on the market today that you are spoiled for choice.

  • chain lіnk
  • wood

  • аlumіnium
  • plastic
  • PVC – to nаmе juѕt a fеw.

While they are all fences, they can all do a different job. If you want a fence to contain a 70 kg pit bull, then a soft plastic type of fencing might not be the best option. Chicken wire or soft plastic will be fine if you want to protect your garden.

Once you determine the need, that will probably help you choose the type for fencing around a below-ground swimming pool, the local council rules will determine your choice, and because it will require a council inspection, you better stick to the rules. Height, material, aperture and safety gates must conform to regulations.

PVC or Vinyl Fencing

PVC fencing іѕ strong аnd durаblе and comes іn various heights. Although this type of fencing is a little expensive, it makes up for its long life and low maintenance cost. You can have locking gates, corner posts and other snappy accessories that help you create a beautiful fence. It can be a DIY if you’re a real handyman, but professional installation helps avoid frustration and hissy fits when things go wrong.  These fences are becoming more popular these days. This may be the way to go unless you enjoy staining your wood fence each year.
Timber Fencing

Timber fencing also comes in various heights and sizes. You can buy posts, railings, and pickets in pre-cut sizes, or if you are super handy with power tools, buy the timber in bulk and saw and hammer your weekend away, erecting your beautiful wooden fence.

Chain Link

You can buy galvanised or plastic-coated chain link. You buy it in rolls available in different heights. The wire is pulled tight between steel posts embedded in concrete and secured with wire ties. Chain link would be more of a security fence than a work of art that enhances the look of your property!

Property Lines for Fence Erection

Erecting a fence around your pool presents little or no problems with property lines. However, a boundary fence means you better make sure you know precisely where the surveyed lines of your property are set. The tree line, bushes or even a stone wall are unreliable indicators of your property line.

You have heard enough stories and watched a few news reports about how someone was sure where their line was, only to find after erecting the fence that their neighbour sues them, and it has to be taken down. Check your survey points. A titles map will give you the accurate locations of the corner pins.