10 Things to Know Before You Build a Fence

If you want to spruce up your garden a little, fencing is a common option that people go for. There are many reasons why fencing is needed, from added security, more privacy, keeping pets confined, or even keeping other animals out of your garden, whatever the case, you need to ensure you plan ahead, so you can choose the peferct fencing for your garden.

1. Choose your materials wisely

While a white picket fecne may look attractive in your garden, think about the maintenace of keeping the wood clean and any additonal staining or painting you may have to do. If you work a lot, then you may need something that is very low maintenance.

2. Always do your research

While it may seem like a simple task to install a fence, you need to familairse yourself with building codes and restrictions. If your garden borders next to your neighbours, you need to ensure there arent any restricitons that mean you could be breaking the law.

3. Maintenance

If you decide to have greenery up against your fencing, or instead of, you also need to ensure that you maintain these properly as if they become overgrown onto the neighbouring property, you could get complaints.

4. Always hire a professional

Although installing fencing may seem like a great DIY project that you can do at the weekend, its often a lot more complicated than that. By hiring a professional, you will eradicate the risk of he project going wrong, as as they will have been installing fencing for many years, they will know what they are doing, and will be able to get the job done a lot quicker.

5. Think about entrances

If you are planning a large fencing project, you may want to think about installing a few entrances in your fencing to ensure you can get in and out easily

6. Consider dressing it up

Once your fencing has been installed think about paint options, or adding flowers to the front to make it look more attractive.

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