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Wood fence installs

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 [...]

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

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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 Most Cost-Effective Way To Upgrade Wooden Fencing

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Is it time to upgrade your wooden fencing? Does that wooden fencing look tired, in need of care and has definitely seen better days? If you are nodding in agreement, then you probably have an old wooden fence on the property. Many of our clients love their wooden fences and will not change, but [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]