Fencing for your pets
Fencing for you pets is an important consideration. A fence is used to keep pets contained and safe. A quality, well-designed fence can ensure animals stay away from the road and traffic, other pets and prevent them from running away.
There are various fencing options to choose from, here are a few good ones:
Wooden fences are a common choice as they look appealing and can be painted to blend in with the rest of your home. If you’re a handy person, you can even build it yourself. Timber is the most popular material as it has a long life and is great value for money.
A steel fence, such as colorbond, is another clever option. The material is sturdy and has many benefits, durability being a main one. Steel won’t rot like wood can, and it also can’t be eaten by termites. There is a wide selection of steel fences available in various colours to work in with the design of your home.
A cheap fencing option is wire, and it doesn’t have to look unattractive. Wire fencing can be built with timber panels that can give the fence a smart look.
Designing your fence
When designing your fence, be sure you have fully examined the space. Some animals are especially crafty and will find ways even under the smallest of gaps! They can also dig - here is a related article on how to think dog proof
. If you’re unsure, it’s best to talk to a professional such as a builder who will be able to help assess the area. They should also be able to advise you about local council height guidelines. Make sure you find this out before you start building.
Budget for your fence
Before you choose your fence, consider your budget. Fences range in cost and like a lot of things they can range dramatically in price. Measure the space to see how much material you will need and ask for quotes from different suppliers.
It’s always a good idea to plan before you get started. Once a fence is built it can be a big job to change it if you’re not happy – not to mention expensive. It’s best to plan it thoroughly and get it right the first time.
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