01 Jul Fencing your Garden or Property? 6 Things to Think About
HAVE YOUR PURPOSE CLEAR IN MIND
If you’re fencing for security, you’ll need a tall, sturdy lockable gate, with no footholds. If you’re fencing to keep in the dogs and your dogs are diggers, you might need to bury the base underground by at least 15 centimetres. If you’re fencing to screen off the deck or patio where people will be seated, a lower fence or privacy screen might be all that is needed.
CONSIDER YOUR CLIMATE
And choose suitable fencing materials. With quality materials and professional construction, your new fence should stand up to the elements for years to come.
CONSIDER THE DESIGN OF YOUR HOME
If you want a harmonious design that will add value to your property, a skilled landscape designer will ensure your fencing plan complements your home and lifestyle.
CONSIDER YOUR NEIGHBOURS
Avoid blocking desirable views and consider how trees or privacy screens might impact their outdoor areas.
CHECK LOCAL BUILDING CODES
If you’re fencing a pool area, compliance issues are paramount. A qualified landscape designer can assist with ensuring that your fencing is legally compliant.
CHECK YOUR BOUNDARY LINES
If your fencing on a boundary, find out where your property line is – hire a surveyor or professional landscape designer to ensure you don’t encroach on your neighbour’s property.
FENCING YOUR GARDEN OR PLANNING AN EXTERIOR MAKEOVER?
Give us a call at OuterSpace Landscapes in Canterbury, NZ. Our expert team includes professional landscape designers and architects, structural landscape specialists, project estimators and landscape technicians, and a specialist planting crew. We can help with everything from design to construction. Phone 0800 100 750 or email [email protected]