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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 [...]

The Gate Makes The Fence – How To Pick The Right Gate

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A gate makes the fence and picking the right one is crucial to the right finish for the project. It amazes us at Fence Supply Online how so many people forget the gate for their fence. One of our customers enclosed their yard without any access. Another one fenced off part of their property [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How To Fix A Sagging Wooden Gate

A sagging wooden gate is a reminder to have a maintenance schedule. If you do not look after your fence and wooden gate,  they will begin to fall apart. Often a little bit of tinkering here and there can make a big difference. With a wooden fence and gate, you need to stain and [...]

Repairing A Brick Fence – How To Match Mortar Colors

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Many of our clients have a brick fence on their property. Usually, it is an old property, and the customer inherited the brick fence from a previous owner. Of course, the brick fence may be a new addition too, closing off a patio or barbecue area by the home. When you are repairing the [...]

Fence Maintenance – What You Need To Do Yearly

wood picket fence falling apart

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. [...]

Keeping The Backyard Chickens Out Of Your Vegetable Patch

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What could be better than a fresh egg for breakfast, straight from your backyard chickens? Well, an egg from chickens who don’t get into the vegetable patch could be one answer. How about combining the two? An egg from the coop and a vegetable patch clear of chickens? Not every fencing supply company has [...]

Broken Wrought Iron Gate-How To Fix The Problem

Have you a broken wrought iron gate? A crack in the decorative wrought iron, or maybe a piece or two fell off over the years? These are common problems with a broken wrought iron gate, but there are solutions. At Fence Supply Online get a few clients with a broken wrought iron gate who [...]