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common fence mistakes

Fence Maintenance – What You Need To Do Yearly

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Fence maintenance is for life. It is vital to remember this and to draw up a yearly fence maintenance schedule. At Fence Supply Online we are forever telling people to care for their investment in a new fence. We get a lot of questions about doing fence maintenance. Our experts put their heads together [...]

Not All Hinges Are Created Equal

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All men are created equal, but unfortunately, we cannot say the same about the hinge on your gate. Yes, those all-important pieces of metal which keep the gate in place can often let you down. Our clients often call with hinge problems, and we can only advise on replacing the existing ones. [...]

Why Many Stains And Sealers Don’t Stand The Test Of Time

Staining and sealing your fence should be a regular part of your maintenance schedule. The wood needs protecting from rain, wind, ice, damp and the light of the sun. Termites and other insects can make their home in your fence too, eating it from the inside out. The problem a lot of our clients’ [...]

Preparing Your Ground For Post Hole Digging

‘Failing to prepare is like preparing to fail,’ as someone once said. This is so very true when it comes to fencing, and many DIY jobs fail due to a lack of preparation. An essential part of any fencing project is preparing the ground for post hole digging. There are a few parts to [...]

Iron Vs. Aluminum – The Durability Advantage

One of our regular clients gave us a call last week. Bill is an iron man, while his brother Tom is more of an aluminum guy. “Help us out here,” he asked, “which fence is the more durable, iron or aluminum?” It’s a common question and one which pops up from time to time [...]

How To Plan Your DIY Fence Project

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A friend rang one day last spring. “I want to put up a fence,” Paul said, “and I want to it to be a DIY project.” Now DIY and Paul are not two words I would put together, and I said he would have to plan it properly to succeed. “What is the best [...]

How To Snake Proof A Yard

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A snake fence is the only guaranteed way of keeping the slithery pest out of your garden. You may try traps, deterrents or even wildlife control but they will only have limited success. The snake fence is secure, will last for many years and works 24/7 throughout the year. Our clients have great success [...]

Avoid These 6 Common DIY Fence Installation Mistakes

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danielfarrell @flickr CC BY 2.5'Practice makes perfect’ as my Dad used to say. Another favorite of his was that ‘you learn from your mistakes.’ These two are excellent guides on how to learn as you go through life. The problem though is, when installing fencing, if you make too many mistakes it will cost [...]