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The perfect fencing layout takes a bit of designing.

What could be right your neighbor’s yard may not be so good for your home.

The perfect fencing layout should have a personal touch, that little bit of you in it to make the fence look special.

At Fence Supply Online we lot a lot of queries about fencing and the best product to buy.

When we ask our customers if they have a particular design, the answer is often ‘no’ or ‘we haven’t thought of one.’

We quizzed our resident panel of experts for their help on fencing layout and how to design the perfect one. They drew up a list of steps to help people with fence design.

Their five steps to designing the perfect fencing layout would be:

  • Look on the project as one complete job
  • Choose your fencing material well
  • Use our software for a guide
  • Check all maps and regulations
  • Don’t forget gates and accessories

Let’s take a closer look at designing your perfect fencing layout.

Look on the project as one complete job

Many of our customers build their fence in stages.

It’s the right approach and an excellent way to stay within your budget.

If you don’t plan the fence as a complete project though, you may get a bit of a jumble of a finished one. Always keep the overall picture in your head as you build.

Make sure you use the same materials, height, and designs throughout the job.

If you don’t, the finished fence may look like something thrown together without a thought, which isn’t what you were planning.

Visualize the fence and stick to the original plan.

Choose your fencing material well

As part of your design plan you will need to factor in costs and the overall budget for the install.

Pick your material to match the amount of money you plan to spend.

There is not any point in starting to build with iron only to find you can’t afford to finish the work.

Choose a fencing material which matches  your budget and one that fits with the look of the neighborhood.

Don’t use aluminum, or any other material, if it will stand out like a sore thumb.

Choose the fencing material carefully, before you begin and choose well for the project.

Use our software for a guide

An excellent way to concentrate the mind on a fencing project is to have a good idea of costs and a picture of the final design.

Our Draw It & Quote It software allows you to choose a layout, pick the right material and to budget a complete project, in advance.

By playing around with designs and budget, you will get a better idea of what is possible.

You will also see what the finished project will look like and if it is what you want on the property.

Check all maps and regulations

Many people forget this part of the design process until it is too late.

You need to check all your maps to mark out boundaries and where the fence can go. In many areas you cannot build too close to the street or busy corners.

Discovering what material you can use in your district, and all the height regulations, is vital before you begin.

Permits may be mandatory too, and many only cost $100 or so, but if you don’t have one, you cannot build.

Check with the local building office and ask the neighbors for advice, while you plan the fence.

Don’t forget gates and accessories

It’s the small extras that make the big difference.

This is very true when it comes to fence design.

The cute gate at just the right spot will draw the fence together

Accessories such as lamps and fence post caps can turn an ordinary fence into a talking point.

Have a look at our store for a range of ideas.

Call us

When designing your fence give Fence Supply Online a call.

We have the best of material and range of accessories.

Use our Draw It & Quote It software for an idea on design and costs.

Call us today and let us help you.