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The Most Common Mistakes Made When Building A Fence

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Mistakes happen when building a fence. It is one of those facts of life that are difficult to deny. What is not so difficult is avoiding the common mistakes, the ones you would not make if you stop and think a bit. At Fence Supply Online we do not get asked a lot about [...]

Tips For Choosing The Perfect Arbor Style For Your Yard

“I want just the perfect arbor for the front garden,” says the caller. She’s contacting Fence Supply Online as the family is moving to a new home, one with plenty of yard out front and back. They want to make the most of the space, and install plenty of garden jewelry. An arbor is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five Timeless American Style Fences

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We love our timeless American style fences at Fence Supply Online. It seems too that it is the same with our customers. Both the newbies and our favorite long-term clients all ask for something ‘that bit American’ when looking for a fence style. The subject came up recently over our morning coffee in the [...]

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 [...]

Not All Cement Is Created Equal – Don’t Pour Until You Are Sure

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We get a lot of questions at Fence Supply Online about setting fence posts. ‘What’s the best way to set a post?’ or ‘Is concrete the best option?’ and ‘Should I use a dry mix or a wet one?’ are popular ones. The important consideration when setting is keeping your [...]

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 [...]