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Outsourcing Your Fence Project – 6 Questions To Ask

When Should You Hire Someone To Install Your Fencing?

We get a lot of inquiries from clients thinking of outsourcing their fence project. Sometimes we get a caller who wants to do the project themselves but has not got the free time. Other days it could be a DIY enthusiast who just wants to watch someone else work for a change. Usually though [...]

Why Your Mail Post Should Match Your Front Yard Fencing

One of our clients calls asking about getting a new mail post. He’s one of our longtime customers and regularly contacts us with questions about fencing and garden jewelry. “One important factor is getting the mail post to match your front yard fencing,” said the Fence Supply Online expert, after a bit of a [...]

The Right Side Of The Fence – Who Gets It You Or The Neighbors?

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“Give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, don’t fence me in,” are words we all know well. Unfortunately, our days of wandering are over, and the time has come for building fences. Good fences make good neighbors is another old saying, but one which is still very true. When building a [...]

Why You Need To Get Your Property Surveyed Before Erecting A Fence

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Getting your property surveyed, before erecting a fence, is crucial. The problem is that people forget to do the survey. There is so much going on that a property survey seems like a minor inconvenience. Between choosing the fence, getting the right style, and paying for it all, you could be forgiven for forgetting [...]

Putting Up A New Fence – How Close To The Property Line?

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Not too close would be a quick answer. At Fence Supply Online we tell clients putting up a new fence to be very careful, very careful indeed. The property line is a sensitive place. Both neighbors may not precisely know where it is, but as soon as a fence goes up, the maps will [...]

Why Buying A Stain & Seal In One Works Great For Fencing

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Should I stain the new fence? Maybe I should seal it instead? Is it possible to buy a stain and seal in one for the fencing on the property? Just some of the questions we get at Fence Supply Online from customers who want to care for their fencing investment. Why is buying a [...]

The History Of The Fence – Decoration Or Security?

Why do you have a fence on your property? Maybe you are thinking of installing one and are thinking of the options; grow hedging, build a wall or put up that fence? A look at the history of the fence makes interesting reading and may inform your thinking. The humble fence quite often performs [...]

5 Tips For Giving Your Old Timber Fence A Make Over

Pickle @ Morguefile Doing a timber fence makeover will keep it looking good and strong. No doubt the sun, rain, snow, ice, wind and the kids will have given it a battering, through its years of service. Even the best of wood needs caring for, and a bit of love and affection [...]

The Fundamental Fence Building Basics You Need To Know

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Fundamental fence building basics is a bit of a mouthful. You need to know them though, to get that fence building project looking great. If you get the fundamentals wrong, the fence will fail. Get them right, though, and you will succeed in building a durable fence. If you are a DIY fence install [...]

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Preparing To Install A Fence

Installing a fence is a gratifying way to spend the weekend. Looking at the finished fence will have you smiling, while you to show off to friends and neighbors. If you get it wrong, however, the evidence is there for all to see. A falling-down fence looks terrible and can be difficult to set [...]