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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 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 [...]

Best Type Of Fencing For Backyard Animal Keeping

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We love to keep animals in the backyard. It is an American tradition from the frontier days and a skill we inherit from our parents. Be it keeping chickens, a couple of ponies or even a goat there is nothing like the sight of an animal in the backyard. In closer urban districts we [...]

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 [...]

Fence Maintenance – What You Need To Do Yearly

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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

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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. [...]

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 [...]

How To Build A Split Rail Fence

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A split rail is a very traditional fence on American properties. It involves skills which early settlers used when fencing their land, and it is an easy fence to build. When you know how-to, of course. At Fence Supply Online we often get asked about building split-rail fences as they are a favorite product [...]

How Stain & Seal Experts Fence Stains Prolong Your Fence’s Life

Black stain on a board fence

Any useful tips for giving the fence a longer life? It is a common question at Fence Supply Online.  We have plenty of answers too,  as we know our customers need help in keeping their fence looking as good as day one. Moisture from rain, sleet, snow and ice is a big enemy of [...]