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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 [...]

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

Right side of fence

“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 [...]

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

Tan 4 rail vinyl horse fence

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

strap gate hardware

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. [...]

What You Need To Know About Caring For Your Wrought Iron Fence

Iron fence on a retaining wall

A wrought iron fence will look beautiful on your property. The chances are that it may be in place for many years before you came along. It is the look of the old world and solidity that people find so attractive in a wrought iron fence. How does a wrought iron stay looking good? [...]