A good fence frames your house, like eyebrows frame your face. It should embellish your house’s design and style, while performing the function you require.
The number one thing to remember when considering your fencing needs is to remember to create a fence that complements the visual theme of your neighbourhood. You can outshine your neighbours, but a radical move from the look and feel of the street will be an eyesore rather than an enhancement.
Function is the first consideration when deciding on a fence. What’s its purpose? Are you looking for security and privacy? Then perhaps a high fence around your entire property is your best option. If you have small pets a low fence may be enough to keep them contained in your yard. If you have a large rear and you have children, you may wish to consider a fence that splits the back section from the front, as this may help to increase your sense of security when children are playing outside. If none of these apply and fence is purely decorative, then you can let your imagination run wild.
Ideally a fence will have aesthetic appeal as well as function. Is your fence purely functional or do you want it to make a statement? If your home is modern, keep lines and finishes simple. Renders, aluminium and glass are great options. If your home is a classic style you may want to look at brick, timber or iron. Remember to create a fence that complements the visual theme of your neighbourhood. You can outshine your neighbours, but a radical move from the look and feel of the street will be an eyesore rather than an enhancement.
Have you ever installed a fence? It’s not simple. When it comes to installing, it might be best to leave it to a professional if you have little experience and aren’t sure what you’re doing. Measurements, levelling, setting posts are all things to consider as well as pipes and wires underground. Don’t forget to contact your local amenities hotline to ensure you aren’t going to be cutting through water or telecommunication lines before you start to dig.
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