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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 [...]

Dealing With A Change Of Elevation – Building A Step Fence

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Building a fence on a hill is not as difficult as it sounds. A DIY client of ours called the office recently. He was planning to build a fence, but the hill on his property was bothering him. One of our Fence Supply Online experts solved the puzzle for him, but it got us [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Sink Fence Posts Without Checking Local Codes

Always check the local codes before building a fence. Before even digging a hole to sink a fence post into, you should know the laws for your district. Being on the right side of the law can save you time, money, and a lot of legal trouble. Bad fences make for bad neighbors, and [...]

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 [...]

Fence DIY – The Basic Tools You Need To Build A Fence

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“What do we need to build a fence?” is one of the most popular questions we get at Fence Supply Online. DIY clients ask it a lot, and of course newbies want to get it right from day one. Our first answer is for DIYers to get a basic set of tools; ones to [...]

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 [...]

Four Privacy Screen Ideas For Your Garden

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Everyone likes a bit of privacy in the garden. It gives a feeling of escaping the outside world, keeping the neighbor's eyes away from what you are doing or protecting the family from the street. A big objection to privacy screens from our clients is that they are too high. They believe them to [...]

Decorating Your Deck With End Caps

“Our deck is looking like it needs some decoration,” a caller said to us the other day. She went on to say that they love the new deck fence, purchased from Fence Supply Online, and wanted to finish the project properly. Now decking and deck accessories are a bit of a favorite around these [...]

Why Your Farm Needs A Plasma Cutter

“Sounds like you could do with a plasma cutter on the farm,” so said one of our experts to a longtime customer last week. “Now why would I want one of those?” was the not too surprising reply. A plasma cutter is one of those pieces of machinery you don’t consider, until someone tells [...]