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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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Building A Fence – These Are The Terms You Need To Know

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Do you get blinded by technology? It happens all the time, and I get a bit confused when my kids talk about the latest gadget. Fence building is an old art and people have been closing off their land for centuries. A lot of fence building terms come from the many years of fence [...]

Is The White Picket Fence Still The All American Dream?

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If you haven’t got a dream then how can you make a dream come true? So goes the line of a favorite song, and the dream of the white picket fence is still a popular one. We see it in movies, TV programs and in art, as well as read of the white picket [...]

Preparing Your Ground For Post Hole Digging

‘Failing to prepare is like preparing to fail,’ as someone once said. This is so very true when it comes to fencing, and many DIY jobs fail due to a lack of preparation. An essential part of any fencing project is preparing the ground for post hole digging. There are a few parts to [...]

How To Plan Your DIY Fence Project

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A friend rang one day last spring. “I want to put up a fence,” Paul said, “and I want to it to be a DIY project.” Now DIY and Paul are not two words I would put together, and I said he would have to plan it properly to succeed. “What is the best [...]

5 Tips For Landscaping With Low Fences

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One of our long-term clients contacted us recently with a low fence problem. The front of their property leads onto a popular street and restrictions in the area are tight. Our client was looking for advice on landscaping with low fences. “We want to have a nice garden which fits with the low fence,” [...]

Ultimate Fencing Cheat Sheet

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Nobody likes a cheat now do they? However, when it comes to making a DIY job go easier, I think anyone will welcome a workaround. I know when I'm on the job any piece of advice from an old hand is more than welcome. Think of a fencing cheat sheet as a good way [...]