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Installing a fence

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

Draw it and quote it tool

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

vinyl post

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 [...]

Why It’s Time To Upgrade Your Post Caps With Standard Vinyl Caps

Post caps are essential for your fence. Not only do they finish the look of the fence, but they offer vital protection to wooden posts. Without caps the posts would be vulnerable to rot, termites and weather problems. For vinyl fences they add the finishing touch to the project. “What about the post caps?” [...]

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

Torpedo level

“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?

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 [...]

Four Privacy Screen Ideas For Your Garden

Basket Weave Vinyl Fence

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 [...]

Quick Fencing Replacements That Make A Major Difference

“Any ideas on what to do for some quick fencing replacements?” came a query from a customer recently. After thinking about it for a minute or two, we got the gist of the question and a few answers. Our customer, Chad, is a man with a lot of property out the back of his [...]

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 [...]