Know what you want
The first thing you need to do when planning your fence build is to establish its functional purpose. The type of fence you need will vary depending on whether it’s used to keep the cattle in, block noise, give you more privacy or just enhance the overall look of your property. Decide what you’re looking for, then start thinking about the other variables.
Choose the right building materials
While a white picket fence might give you the cottage feel you’re after, the wooden materials will often warp, rot and need repainting after a while. Opt for building materials that will last and require little maintenance. Materials like vinyl, steel and aluminium are easy-to-maintain options, but consult with your local fencing expert before finalising your decision.
Know your limits
There are a number of permits and council regulations you need to abide by during the construction of your new fence. These regulations pertain to property lines, height, material used and more. Contact the council for more information on what you can and can’t do.
Consider your entrance points
Make sure that your new fence has at least two entrance points and that these can accommodate for large or bulky items. There’s nothing more frustrating than building a new fence only to find out that your truck or ride-on lawnmower doesn’t fit through.
Now that you’ve looked after all the boring (but important) stuff, it’s time to have a bit of fun with your fence. You can decorate it with custom posts or finials, paint it in contemporary colours or put in surrounding garden beds with beautiful plants and flowers.