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How high can I build my front fence?How high can I build my fence?

If applying for a new fence approval from your local authority, most fence laws and requirements are documented in a local council development plan. Generally, in most states (and many countries), front fences can be built up to 3′ (0.9m) high.

If the surrounding properties have a higher fence it is safe to assume you can build a fence to the same height.

This measurement is taken from the ground level on the higher side of the fence and therefore, does not include retaining walls. There are some exceptions:

One exception to this rule is where you may live in a development where a developer has placed a covent over the height or style of fencing in order to keep a uniform look to the development, or to protect individual owners views or privacy.

Another exemption can occur where your property boundary is shared with a national park or declared fire hazard where the local council may place a restriction on the fence material used in the construction and/or the height of the fence.

Can I build my boundary fence higher then 6′ (1.8m)?

Privacy is a common cause of dispute between neighbours, but privacy is a 2 way thing! If your neighbour can see you in your kitchen from their lounge room, then you can see them in their lounge from your kitchen!

So What Should I Do?

The first thing is to speak with your neighbour. If you are both in agreement you can provide a privacy screen to the top of the fence, or even increase the fence height. If no other neighbours are effected then you can simply proceed.

What If My Neighbor Objects?

If you cannot gain the approval of your neighbour you can lodge a development application for small projects or speak with your local council representative. A development application will allow the council to assess the fence height request and may or may not approve it depending on individual circumstances.

An easier way is to plant a natural hedge or consider a privacy screen 3′ (900mm) on your side of the fence line.

 

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How high can I build my front fence?How high can I build my fence?

If applying for a new fence approval from your local authority, most fence laws and requirements are documented in a local council development plan. Generally, in most states, front fences can be built up to 3′ (0.9m) high.

If the surrounding properties have a higher fence it is safe to assume you can build a fence to the same height.

This measurement is taken from the ground level on the higher side of the fence and therefore, does not include retaining walls. There are some exceptions:

One exception to this rule is where you may live in a development where a developer has placed a covent over the height or style of fencing in order to keep a uniform look to the development, or to protect individual owners views or privacy.

Another exemption can occur where your property boundary is shared with a national park or declared fire hazard where the local council may place a restriction on the fence material used in the construction and/or the height of the fence.

Can I build my boundary fence higher then 6′ (1.8m)?

Privacy is a common cause of dispute between neighbours, but privacy is a 2 way thing! If your neighbour can see you in your kitchen from their lounge room, then you can see them in their lounge from your kitchen!

So What Should I Do?

The first thing is to speak with your neighbour. If you are both in agreement you can provide a privacy screen to the top of the fence, or even increase the fence height. If no other neighbours are effected then you can simply proceed.

What If My Neighbour Objects?

If you cannot gain the approval of your neighbor you can lodge a development application for small projects or speak with your local council representative. A development application will allow the council to assess the fence height request and may or may not approve it depending on individual circumstances.

An easier way is to plant a natural hedge or consider a privacy screen 3′ (900mm) on your side of the fence line.

 

 

FENCERS WANTED! *** FENCERS WANTED! *** FENCERS WANTED!

Due to overwhelming demand we require self-employed fencing contractors for all areas! Join our co-op now (only $39.95) and receive a FREE local area webpage and consistent flow of work opportunities! Apply here

How high can I build my front fence?How high can I build my fence?

If applying for a new fence approval from your local authority, most fence laws and requirements are documented in a local county development plan. Generally, in most states (and many countries),  front fences can be built up to 3′ (0.9m) high.

If the surrounding properties have a higher fence it is safe to assume you can build a fence to the same height.

This measurement is taken from the ground level on the higher side of the fence and therefore, does not include retaining walls. There are some exceptions:

One exception to this rule is where you may live in a development where a developer has placed a covent over the height or style of fencing in order to keep a uniform look to the development, or to protect individual owners views or privacy.

Another exemption can occur where your property boundary is shared with a national park or declared fire hazard where the local council may place a restriction on the fence material used in the construction and/or the height of the fence.

Can I build my boundary fence higher then 6′ (1.8m)?

Privacy is a common cause of dispute between neighbors, but privacy is a 2 way thing! If your neighbor can see you in your kitchen from their lounge room, then you can see them in their lounge from your kitchen!

So What Should I Do?

The first thing is to speak with your neighbor. If you are both in agreement you can provide a privacy screen to the top of the fence, or even increase the fence height. If no other neighbors are effected then you can simply proceed.

What If My Neighbor Objects?

If you cannot gain the approval of your neighbor you can lodge a development application for small projects or speak with your local council representative. A development application will allow the council to assess the fence height request and may or may not approve it depending on individual circumstances.

An easier way is to plant a natural hedge or consider a privacy screen 3′ (900mm) on your side of the fence line.

FENCERS WANTED! *** FENCERS WANTED! *** FENCERS WANTED!

Due to overwhelming demand we require self-employed fencing contractors for all areas! Join our co-op now (only $39.95) and receive a FREE local area webpage and consistent flow of work opportunities! Apply here

How High Can I Build My Boundary Fence?

If applying for a new fence approval from your local authority, most fence laws and requirements are documented in a local county development plan. In most states (and many countries),  boundary fencing can be built up to 6′ (1.8m) high.

This measurement is taken from the ground level on the higher side of the fence and therefore, does not include retaining walls. There are some exceptions:

One exception to this rule is where you may live in a development where a developer has placed a covent over the height or style of fencing in order to keep a uniform look to the development, or to protect individual owners views or privacy.

Another exemption can occur where your property boundary is shared with a national park or declared fire hazard where the local council may place a restriction on the fence material used in the construction and/or the height of the fence.

Can I build my fence higher then 6′ (1.8m)?

Privacy is a common cause of dispute between neighbors, but privacy is a 2 way thing! If your neighbor can see you in your kitchen from their lounge room, then you can see them in their lounge from your kitchen!

So What Should I Do?

The first thing is to speak with your neighbor. If you are both in agreement you can provide a privacy screen to the top of the fence, or even increase the fence height. If no other neighbors are effected then you can simply proceed.

What If My Neighbor Objects?

If you cannot gain the approval of your neighbor you can lodge a development application for small projects or speak with your local council representative. A development application will allow the council to assess the fence height request and may or may not approve it depending on individual circumstances.

An easier way is to plant a natural hedge or consider a privacy screen 3′ (900mm) on your side of the fence line.

 

FENCERS WANTED! *** FENCERS WANTED! *** FENCERS WANTED!

Due to overwhelming demand we require self-employed fencing contractors for all areas! Join our co-op now (only $39.95) and receive a FREE local area webpage and consistent flow of work opportunities! Apply here

Do I need a survey for my new fence?Does my fence have to be exactly on my boundary?

In simple, the answer is NO. Sometimes it is not possible to place a fence on the exact boundary. Such an example would be where a cliff face separates the two properties. You need to provide a fence at the top of the cliff regardless of whether that is on the boundary or not. View www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php for more information.

If the fence is not on the boundary, who owns it?

As discussed above a fence does not have to be located exactly on the boundary, however the fence is still a boundary fence and is accepted by both neighbors as the boundary of their properties. Therefore if the fence required replacement both neighbors still equally share the cost of replacing a similar fence.

Should I have a survey done for my new fence?Do I need a survey for my new fence?

For the reason above it is not required that the fenceline be surveyed if both neighbors are in agreement as to the location. If your home has just been built and no fences currently exist a survey is recommended and may be part of the development/building application. If you are constructing a concrete, stone or brick fence this must be approved by your local county office prior to construction.

I want to build a brick fence and my neighbor wants a less expensive timber fence. What can I do and who should pay?

If you prefer a more expensive fencing, unless your neighbor is in agreement, they are only liable for half the cost of replacing a similar fence. You would have to pay the difference.

How should I approach my fencing repairs when my neighbor is a apartment block / commercial building?Do I need a survey for my new fence?

For dealings with property managers or private companies it is crucial that they are informed prior during and after the course of the job. The most appropriate method is to send written correspondance prior to proceeding with any works. Your letter should state your intentions and their responsibilities regarding access and payment. Download our collection of ‘Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: FENCING’. Cut and paste the required letters and send as needed. Letters to serve your neighbors includes legal advice for the correct follow up proceedure to ensure you are reimbursed the costs you are owed and avoid costly neighbor disputes.

 

FENCERS WANTED! *** FENCERS WANTED! *** FENCERS WANTED!

Due to overwhelming demand we require self employed fencing contractors for all areas! Join our co-op now (only $39.95) and receive a FREE local area webpage and consistent flow of work opportunities! Apply here

What is the quickest way to improve a home and increase your chances of selling, or making money on your property in the short term?

Its easy! Change the way people perceive your property by changing its appeal.

Improve the sale price of your home!It is true to say that people judge a book by its cover yet when looking for ways to improve the chances of selling your home most people look at internal renovations or upgrading the bathrooms and kitchens. Home owners can often spend a fortune on things that do not improve the street appeal of a home. Whats the point of having a great kitchen if you can’t get the client inside to view it?

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!  If you want to sell your home you need to look at it as a potential client would!

The first thing a purchaser does when seeking out a property is to look at internet or newspaper listings for properties for sale. The first impression a customer gets is from the photographs of the home. They look at the internal photos but the ultimate decider is the overall appeal of the property.

When a client comes into the office to look for a property, they are searching for specific conditions such as 3 bedrooms, 2 story, garaging etc… but when they inspect the property other things far more important to them come into consideration.

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!  

1. Privacy,

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!Privacy is most important. The home may be beautiful inside but if overlooked by surrounding developments the private space of the home is reduced. Maybe the neighbors windows look straight into the home, maybe you feel like you are being watched no matter where you are in the house.

2. Security.

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!The home may offer everything you want except you have the feeling of being exposed because the home does not have adequate security. You may feel exposed to the threat of intruders or it may be that your concerns are the security of your children or pets.

3. Street Appeal

All clients ask to see the street frontage of the property before considering the internal layout. Sure clients want come into the office and ask for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a garage but when they are considering which homes to view, it’s the street appeal of the property that gets them through the front door.

You can’t sell a home if you can’t get the clients in the door to inspect it!!!

So what would I do? Firstly, adding privacy screens and raising fence heights in selected areas to increase privacy. If overlooked from above it is best to add a pergola or outdoor covered space. If your fences are at a maximum height as allowed by the state fencing codes add a natural hedge plant or wire and vines to increase your privacy. Privacy is the number 1 reason people feel uncomfortable in a new property.

This guide to designing and building your own fencing and gates has all the information you need to make a huge difference to your home and sale values. It even contains links to the local county fence codes and a collection of letters to send your neighbors.

Security is a major issue. Some people can observe and overcome security problems but most clients feel uncomfortable in the property but can’t explain why. If you have young children your major concerns would be their welfare and security. May security issues are raised by lack of privacy so curing privacy issues can go a long way toward making your potential sale successful!

Street appeal is the magic that attracts people to fall in love with a property. It may be character filled heritage homes or super modern developments but in all cases it is the street appeal that helps get the clients into your home!

I have driven many clients to view properties and in some cases the client will pass up the opportunity of viewing the home based on their impression from the street! They don’t even leave the car even though the property offers all the required items the customer has requested!

Street appeal is a personal thing. Some homes are just plain ugly and have little appeal. So wh3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!at is the secret to dramatically improve the street appeal or presentation of your property?

The secret to dramatically changing the street appeal of your property, while at the same

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It’s A Fence – Not A Kitchen!

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How to build a decorative wood pergola in 1 weekend!

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Webmaster: All Day Fencing Interview with Richard Berckelman, Director. 9th Sept 2011

All Day Fencing was created in 1993 and has expanded to become the leading website in 3 countries dedicated to Fencing, Gates and Automation. We interview the Director Richard Berckelman about the All Day Fencing USA website, how the business is performing and what his intentions are for the future of the company.

Interview.

Please give us a short summary of your website?

Our website is dedicated to fencing, gates and automation. It was designed to provide information on fencing and gate products and advice to our customers.

What inspired you to launch your own website?

Our website has been launched to meet the demands of our clients. An online booking system was the heart of the online reform and we are hoping to gain increased clients from more exposure and a simpler booking system.

When did you launch your first website, and what was it?

We launched our first website in 1993. It has constantly expanded over the years to become the number 1 fencing and gates website across the country. Individual branch managers contribute ideas and information so the site is constantly growing.

How does your website gain so much exposure and rankings?

Well, its not brain science, we have been in the business since 1993 so there’s no quick solution but undoubtedly the website gains high page ranking because all the local area managers and their customers share the one website. They all have their locally targeted web pages but the traffic is all driven through the main information pages! The more members join the better immediate rankings for the local search engines. But I must stress you must have a superior product or service that your business is based on.

What makes your website different from other, similar offerings?

Our website contains over 50 pages of information only on fencing and gates, including legal advice, fence laws, neighbor dispute resolution, tree problems, pool fence regulations as well as our comprehensive product range.

What is your eventual goal? (To sell it, keep it for income?)

All Day Fencing is, and always will be, managed by the individual area managers. Our system is available for all local tradesmen and fencing contractors to reserve an exclusive trading area and become part of our national network. The eventual goal is to become the biggest dedicated fencing and gates website with local agents to answer enquiries in all states and counties. I have owned and run the business for 15 years and don’t intend to sell it. However I guess everything has a price.

How does your investment of time and money balance against your success?

The investment of our time to create a website has more than paid for itself through quicker and easier booking systems for our clients. Our decision to produce a website was driven by customer demands. We currently receive nearly 100 qualified booked quotations and 8,300 hits to our website per week for one state alone! The secret to our success stems from dedication to the product – and the customer. It is my belief that if you have a good product, you will have a good customer.

If you had an unlimited development budget for development, how would you change your site?

Currently All Day Fencing retain the owners of the business and an unlimited budget would create opportunities to expand into other countries.

If your site got really big, really quickly, would you be able to keep up with the demand?

Our site is designed to get big. In fact it is quite big now. We require local agents in all US counties and states and have set up the appropriate system to cater for rapid expansion. Our system of individual area managers run by small business acting as agents can cater for unlimited work in all areas!

What unexpected costs and headaches have you had to deal with?

It has taken close to 10 years to build and perfect this system. All individual agents have contributed to helping solve bugs and start up problems that occur when taking on such a large enterprise. It is the valuable feedback from our agents and clients that has helped us to improve our business practises.

What has been your biggest challenge?

Probably the biggest challenge has been to find the right avenues to promote our business throughout the US, and increase our page ranking in search engines.

What method has been most successful for promoting your website?

The most successful method we have found to promote our website is simply to have great informative content available on our website that answers our customers enquiries.

How has running your website differed from your expectations?

Our website is constantly growing with each new member. Members can communicate with each other and contribute to the overall business through the All Day Fencing live forum.

How long have you run the site already, and how long will you continue to keep it up if you don’t enjoy big gains in traffic, income or popularity?

All Day Fencing have been in business since 1993. Our system has developed into a successful business model, based on real products and services, and continues to expand by itself. Every new member helps to promote the business by creating a localised branch targeting specific local key areas. As this system is constantly changing and growing with every new member, the system will continue to expand indefinitely.

*Member applications and information is available at www.alldayfencing.com/adfagencyinfo.php.

What sets my house apart?How many times have you heard someone advise to ‘put out the fresh flowers and brew some coffee?’  Or maybe you have been told that your property will sell with some small improvements?

Sellers have a mind-boggling task trying to decide which improvement is going to benefit them the most in their home sale. Should I rebuild the Kitchen, the bathrooms or renovate the yard? Everybody, including most agents, will recommend many ways to improve the property at your cost!

What sets my house apart?Agents fall for the same trap. After being invited into the property to view, they start to advise on improvements, even simple ones like re-painting walls or polishing floors.

So What’s the Secret? What would clients prefer to see than renovated kitchens or bathrooms?

Clients may have a list of requirements when they intend to inspect property. Some have requirements such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms or car spaces. It may be that they require a pool, views, aspect or other considerations, however, all this goes out the window when confronted with the reality of viewing properties for the first time.

When selling a property you must place yourself in the purchasers shoes. How do they feel when first viewing the property from the street? What feelings or emotions are they likely to have and how does this affect their judgement?

What sets your house apart?Some potential purchasers walk into a home, look at a kitchen in poor condition and exclaim: ‘this house has a terrible kitchen, I could never live here’,  while others may say ‘The kitchen is in poor condition, I could have a new kitchen installed’.

Sure the client have certain requirements and expectations, but what is it that gets them to walk through the front door with the right attitude in the first place? (it’s not the kitchen!)

After 30 years in the construction and real estate industries it is apparent that there are 3 overwhelming factors that will help you sell your home for the right price! These are factors that not many people take into account when compiling their list of requirements.

So 3 BIG tips? What Are They?

1. Privacy,

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!Privacy is most important. The home may be beautiful inside but if overlooked by surrounding developments the private space of the home is reduced. Maybe the neighbors windows look straight into the home, maybe you feel like you are being watched no matter where you are in the house.

2. Security.

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!The home may offer everything you want except you have the feeling of being exposed because the home does not have adequate security. You may feel exposed to the threat of intruders or it may be that your concerns are the security of your children or pets.

3. Street Appeal

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!All clients ask to see the street frontage of the property before considering the internal layout. Sure clients want come into the office and ask for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a garage but when they are considering which homes to view, it’s the street appeal of the property that gets them through the front door.

You can’t sell a home if you can’t get the clients in the door to inspect it!!!

So what would I do? Firstly, adding privacy screens and raising fence heights in selected areas to increase privacy. If overlooked from above it is best to add a pergola or outdoor covered space. If your fences are at a maximum height as allowed by the state fencing codes add a natural hedge plant or wire and vines to increase your privacy. Privacy is the number 1 reason people feel uncomfortable in a new property.

This guide to designing and building your own fencing and gates has all the information you need to make a huge difference to your home and sale values. It even contains links to the local county fence codes and a collection of letters to send your neighbors.

Security is a major issue. Some people can observe and overcome security problems but most clients feel uncomfortable in the property but can’t explain why. If you have young children your major concerns would be their welfare and security. May security issues are raised by lack of privacy so curing privacy issues can go a long way toward making your potential sale successful!

Related articles…

750 Fence & Gate Designs – The Ultimate Guide To Fencing & Gates!

 Who pays the cost of replacing my boundary fence?

It’s A Fence – Not A Kitchen!

Compare fence properties – Fire, Wind, Sound, Strength…

What is the fencing material to reduce noise?

How to build a decorative wood awning

How to build a decorative wood car port

How to build a decorative wood pergola

How to build a decorative wood pergola in 1 weekend!

How to build a decorative wood arbor

How to build a decorative wood garden bridge

How to build decorative wood gazebos

How to build a decorative wood privacy screens

Article by Richard Berckleman Master builder, Real Estate Sales.

 

Improve the sale price of your home!It is true to say that people judge a book by its cover yet when looking for ways to improve the chances of selling your home most people look at internal renovations or upgrading the bathrooms and kitchens. Home owners can often spend a fortune on things that do not improve the street appeal of a home. Whats the point of having a great kitchen if you can’t get the client inside to view it?

If you want to sell your home you need to look at it as a potential client would!

The first thing a purchaser does when seeking out a property is to look at internet or newspaper listings for properties for sale. The first impression a customer gets is from the photographs of the home. They look at the internal photos but the ultimate decider is the3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home! overall appeal of the property.

When a client comes into the office to look for a property, they are searching for specific conditions such as 3 bedrooms, 2 story, garaging etc… but when they inspect the property other things far more important to them come into consideration.

So 3 BIG tips? What Are They?

1. Privacy,

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!Privacy is most important. The home may be beautiful inside but if overlooked by surrounding developments the private space of the home is reduced. Maybe the neighbors windows look straight into the home, maybe you feel like you are being watched no matter where you are in the house.

2. Security.

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!The home may offer everything you want except you have the feeling of being exposed because the home does not have adequate security. You may feel exposed to the threat of intruders or it may be that your concerns are the security of your children or pets.

3. Street Appeal

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!All clients ask to see the street frontage of the property before considering the internal layout. Sure clients want come into the office and ask for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a garage but when they are considering which homes to view, it’s the street appeal of the property that gets them through the front door.

You can’t sell a home if you can’t get the clients in the door to inspect it!!!

So what would I do? Firstly, adding privacy screens and raising fence heights in selected areas to increase privacy. If overlooked from above it is best to add a pergola or outdoor covered space. If your fences are at a maximum height as allowed by the state fencing codes add a natural hedge plant or wire and vines to increase your privacy. Privacy is the number 1 reason people feel uncomfortable in a new property.

This guide to designing and building your own fencing and gates has all the information you need to make a huge difference to your home and sale values. It even contains links to the local county fence codes and a collection of letters to send your neighbors.

Security is a major issue. Some people can observe and overcome security problems but most clients feel uncomfortable in the property but can’t explain why. If you have young children your major concerns would be their welfare and security. May security issues are raised by lack of privacy so curing privacy issues can go a long way toward making your potential sale successful!

Street appeal is the magic that attracts people to fall in love with a property. It may be character filled heritage homes or super modern developments but in all cases it is the street appeal that Add street appeal and sell your home for more!helps get the clients into your home!

I have driven many clients to view properties and in some cases the client will pass up the opportunity of viewing the home based on their impression from the street! They don’t even leave the car even though the property offers all the required items the customer has requested!

Street appeal is a personal thing. Some homes are just plain ugly and have little appeal. So wh3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!at is the secret to dramatically improve the street appeal or presentation of your property?

The secret to dramatically changing the street appeal of your property, while at the same time improving or curing privacy and security concerns is to change or install new fencing, screens and gates. Fencing and gates cost considerably less than kitchen or bathroom renovations and will dramatically improve your sale price.

Fencing and gates can improve the street appeal, privacy and security of your property cheaply and quickly. Plus most handymen can build decorative wooden fences and gates themselves and save a fortune!

3 Tips + 1 Secret to help sell your home!For more information view the articles below on fencing, screens and gate improvements for your home, plus links to DIY plans!

Driveway gates are the entrance to your property and a well designed and made feature gate will transform the street appeal of your home and values!

You can change the appearance of your home quickly and economically by changing your fencing and gates!

Modernise your home with horizontal timber slat fencing and screens or renovate your period home with decorative timber picket fencing!

Related articles…

Who pays the cost of replacing my boundary fence?

It’s A Fence – Not A Kitchen!

Compare fence properties – Fire, Wind, Sound, Strength…

What is the fencing material to reduce noise?

How to build a decorative wood awning

How to build a decorative wood carport

How to build a decorative wood pergola

How to build a decorative wood pergola in 1 weekend!

How to build a decorative wood arbor

How to build a decorative wood garden bridge

How to build a decorative wood gazebo

How to build a decorative wood privacy screens

750 Fence & Gate Designs – The Ultimate Guide To Fencing!

Do I need a survey for my new fence?Does my fence have to be exactly on my boundary?

In simple, the answer is NO. Sometimes it is not possible to place a fence on the exact boundary. Such an example would be where a cliff face separates the two properties. You need to provide a fence at the top of the cliff regardless of whether that is on the boundary or not. View www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php for more information.

If the fence is not on the boundary, who owns it?

As discussed above a fence does not have to be located exactly on the boundary, however the fence is still a boundary fence and is accepted by both neighbors as the boundary of their properties. Therefore if the fence required replacement both neighbors still equally share the cost of replacing a similar fence.

Should I have a survey done for my new fence?Do I need a survey for my new fence?

For the reason above it is not required that the fenceline be surveyed if both neighbors are in agreement as to the location. If your home has just been built and no fences currently exist a survey is recommended and may be part of the development/building application. If you are constructing a concrete, stone or brick fence this must be approved by your local county office prior to construction.

I want to build a brick fence and my neighbor wants a less expensive timber fence. What can I do and who should pay?

If you prefer a more expensive fencing, unless your neighbor is in agreement,  they are only liable for half the cost of replacing a similar fence. You would have to pay the difference.

How should I approach my fencing repairs when my neighbor is a apartment block / commercial building?Do I need a survey for my new fence?

For dealings with property managers or private companies it is crucial that they are informed prior during and after the course of the job. The most appropriate method is to send written correspondance prior to proceeding with any works. Your letter should state your intentions and their responsibilities regarding access and payment. Download our collection of ‘Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: FENCING’. Cut and paste the required letters and send as needed. Letters to serve your neighbors includes legal advice for the correct follow up proceedure to ensure you are reimbursed the costs you are owed and avoid costly neighbor disputes.

 

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My fence is not located on the boundary, who owns it?Does my fence have to be exactly on my boundary?

In simple, the answer is NO. Sometimes it is not possible to place a fence on the exact boundary. Such an example would be where a cliff face separates the two properties. You need to provide a fence at the top of the cliff regardless of whether that is on the boundary or not. View www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php for more information.

If the fence is not on the boundary, who owns it?

As discussed above a fence does not have to be located exactly on the boundary, however the fence is still a boundary fence and is accepted by both neighbors as the boundary of their properties. Therefore if the fence required replacement both neighbors still equally share the cost of replacing a similar fence.

Should I have a survey done for my new fence?

For the reason above it is not required that the fenceline be surveyed if both neighbors are in agreement as to the location. If your home has just been built and no fences currently exist a survey is recommended and may be part of the development/building application. If you are constructing a concrete, stone or brick fence this must be approved by your local county office prior to construction.

I want to build a brick fence and my neighbor wants a less expensive timber fence. What can I do and who should pay?

If you prefer a more expensive fencing, unless your neighbor is in agreement,  they are only liable for half the cost of replacing a similar fence. You would have to pay the difference.

How should I approach my fencing repairs when my neighbor is a apartment block / commercial building?

For dealings with property managers or private companies it is crucial that they are informed prior during and after the course of the job. The most appropriate method is to send written correspondance prior to proceeding with any works. Your letter should state your intentions and their responsibilities regarding access and payment. Download our collection of ‘Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: FENCING’. Cut and paste the required letters and send as needed. Letters to serve your neighbors includes legal advice for the correct follow up proceedure to ensure you are reimbursed the costs you are owed and avoid costly neighbor disputes.

 

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It's a fence, not a kitchen!The construction of fencing and gates involves the use of water resistant timbers. Most fencing and gates are constructed from Hardwood or Treated Wood.

Fencing is designed to be quick and easy to install and the materials are designed to be inexpensive. This is because most fences are quite large and need to be erected quickly.

For these reasons fencing woods are often prone to expansion and contraction due to exposure to the elements. The timbers used are sufficiently treated or primed to last a long time outdoors, however it does come at a cost!

It's a fence, not a kitchen!Wood used for fencing is often sawn (rough grade) and is farmed with a short turnaround of about 7 years. The finish is not as smooth as seasoned lumber and therefore cannot be finished to the same degree as you would expect in your kitchen!

It is not advisable to sand treated timbers as this just releases a fine sawdust into the air where it can be inhaled.
For those who like to D.I.Y. we have assembled construction guides for all styles of fencing gates and retaining walls.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions…All Day Fencing, Gates & Automation

My neighbors fence is located on my property by 1.5′ at one end and 1′ at the other. What can I do to reclaim the land that is mine?

If the fence is wood or a light structure (not solid concrete, stone or brick) and does not have engineered footings, you can pay to move the fence at your expense. Cut the posts above ground level and add new steel posts extending 2′ into the ground.

If the fence requires replacing, both neighbors are liable to share the expenses 50/50 and the new fence can be located directly on the boundary. If you are on speaking terms with your neighbor then all you need is an agreement. If your neighbor is not on speaking terms, the house is tenanted or your neighbor is a commercial business send them a letter stating your intentions and their responsibilities. Example Letters.

If your fence is a solid masonry structure please contact your local county office for assistance.

 Does my fence have to be exactly on my boundary?My neighbors fence is on my property!

In simple, the answer is NO. Sometimes it is not possible to place a fence on the exact boundary. Such an example would be where a cliff face separates the two properties. You need to provide a fence at the top of the cliff regardless of whether that is on the boundary or not. View www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php for more information.

If the fence is not on the boundary, who owns it?

As discussed above a fence does not have to be located exactly on the boundary, however the fence is still a boundary fence and is accepted by both neighbors as the boundary of their properties. Therefore if the fence required replacement both neighbors still equally share the cost of replacing a similar fence.

Should I have a survey done for my new fence?My neighbors fence is on my property!

For the reason above it is not required that the fence line be surveyed if both neighbors are in agreement as to the location. If your home has just been built and no fences currently exist a survey is recommended and may be part of the development/building application. If you are constructing a concrete, stone or brick fence this must be approved by your local county office prior to construction.

I want to build a brick fence and my neighbor wants a less expensive timber fence. What can I do and who should pay?

If you prefer a more expensive fencing, unless your neighbor is in agreement,  they are only liable for half the cost of replacing a similar fence. You would have to pay the difference.

How should I approach my fencing repairs when my neighbor is an apartment block / commercial building?

My neighbors fence is on my property!For dealings with property managers or private companies it is crucial that they are informed prior during and after the course of the job. The most appropriate method is to send written correspondence prior to proceeding with any works. Your letter should state your intentions and their responsibilities regarding access and payment. Download our collection of ‘Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: FENCING’. Cut and paste the required letters and send as needed. Letters to serve your neighbors includes legal advice for the correct follow-up procedure to ensure you are reimbursed the costs you are owed and avoid costly neighbor disputes.

 

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Compare All Fence Styles  Fence Comparison Chart

View the various qualities of fencing styles, including; Wind protection, Fire resistance, Sound damping, Strength, Security, Aesthetics and Durability!

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All Day Fencing have assembled the Fence Comparison Chart to help clients choose the right style of fencing for their property. Have you considered all the options. A well designed and build fence is capable of much more than a simple divider.

Fencing can improve the look of your property and even increase your home value. Fencing is an ecoBook a FREE estimate online!nomical way to dress up your home or cure problems such as sound, privacy, security and more.

The Fence Comparison Chart compares 12 different but common styles of fencing used in most residential applications. Do you receive lots of road noise, is your home near a fire zone? Do you want to improve the look of your home or is your concern mainly security?

With our chart you can compare the benefits and shortfalls of the fencing you require and choose the right fence first time!

Contact your local All Day Fencing branch for a FREE estimate on your fencing requirements.

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Compare and Save! Choose the right fence every time!

View a fencing cost comparison chart here: www.alldayfencing.com/adfprices.php, The chart shows most of the common fence styles and costs per yard. View the per yard costs for most styles before you start your next fencing project!

To view designs, project photos and to contact your nearest branch please visit; www.alldayfencing.com.

Fencing and gates can be constructed from many different materials including timber, brick, steel, iron, brushwood, glass, stone even natural planting or prefabricated materials. For some, fences are a matter of art and there are no limitations on the materials or styles that can be used!Fence Cost Comparison Chart

Some fencing styles such as stone, retaining walls or feature timber fencing can add considerable value to your home. Replacing your fencing with feature fences and gates can transform your property.

Other cheaper styles of dividing fences add nothing or even reduce the value of your home. Before you choose our preferred fencing style view this fencing cost comparison chart  and see what alternative styles you could use.

 

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Sound Absorbant FencingWhat is the best fencing material to reduce noise?

Noise reduction fencing stylesTodays most common cause of neighbourhood disputes stem from inappropriate sound, (noise). The most efficient material to reduce sound levels will depend upon the frequency of the sounds.

A common misunderstanding is that the more solid the fence the more sound it will stop. Sound waves vary in length, the higher the note the shorter the wavelength of that note, or, the lower the note, the longer the wavelength.

To best way to reduce sound levels is by using a mixture of materials in the design allowing for the absorption and reflection of all of the sound waves. A solid brick fence or similar will reflect high frequency sounds but transmits low-frequency sounds.

Sound absorbing fence materialsA fence made of natural planting combined with a brick, stone or block fence will absorb and reflect the broadest range of frequencies.

Naturally the higher the fence the better. A lot of sounds pass over the top of the fence. For this reason the higher the fence the better the sound resistance.

Brick walls reflect many frequencies, so if your home and fencing is constructed from brick you may have  a lot of reflective noise (echo) contained within the walls. The best way to combat this problem is with the planting of dense shrubs within the fencing, between your home and the fence.

All Day Fencing - visit our website!Wood fencing is a better sound absorption material than brick for middle range frequencies. View our website for more information: www.alldayfencing.com.

 

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Question: Do I have to pay for half the cost of my neighbors new fence?…

All Day Fencing - Fencing Gates & Automation    Answer: This depends on the fence.

If your exisiting fence is in disrepair and requires replacement, you are liable for half the cost of the fence work if you are replacing the fence with a similar fence. more information

Dividing Fence CodesIf however your neighbor wants to replace the fence with a more expensive fence, you are only liable for half the cost of replacing the fence you have with a similar one.

You are not required to pay for fencing if it is not in need of replacement unless you have an agreement with your neighbor.Do I have to pay for my neighbors fence?

Some blocks of land may have their own positive building covenants which require the erection of quite specific fencing.  This might occur in a new estate where the developer is trying to achieve a consistent look to the overall design.Who pays for boundary fencing?

Most commonly, a covenant in relation to fencing will be one put on by the developer, stating that the owner can’t ask the developer to contribute to the cost. The general rule with dividing fences is that the neighbors split the cost 50/50.  If both neighbors can agree on the location, style and cost, then they can simply proceed.  It is, however, desirable to record the agreement in writing. 

Download “Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: FENCING” and cut and paste the letters you require to notify your neighbors of your intentions and their responsibilities in regard to your boundary fencing.

Question: My land is located next to a park. The boundary fence between my house and the park is falling apart and I want to replace it with a new wood fence. How do I get the County Office to pay for their half?

All Day Fencing - visit our website!Answer: According to the Dividing Fences ACT, State land is exempt from contributions towards fencing. Even if the fence was originally built by the state government any fence that borders public land is wholly the owners responsibility.

Normal fencing codes apply to the height and style of fencing. If you are replacing a fence with a similar one no approval is required. If you are raising the height or changing the style of your fence you need to seek local county approval.All Day Fencing - visit our website

The Dividing Fences ACT

Does the Dividing Fences Act apply to everyone?

No. The Act does not bind the Crown, so where the adjoining land is owned by the Commonwealth, state or a local government and is used for public purposes (for example, All Day Fencing - Automatic driveway gatesroads parks or government offices) the local government or state government department is not required to contribute to the costs of erecting or maintaining a dividing fence.

All Day Fencing - Agencies AvailableThe Act does not interfere with agreements, contracts or covenants relating to dividing fences between owners of adjoining land. It may be worth checking your Certificate of Title or with the Department of Land Information to enquire whether there are any covenants relating to dividing fences between you and adjoining landowners. Any agreement, contract or covenant relating to dividing fences overrides the Act. View more information at: www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php.

To view the different fence styles available please visit: www.alldayfencing.com.

All Day fencing - visit our website for more information on fencing, gates and regulations

Does my fence have to be on the boundary?

F.A.Q’s

Frequently Asked Questions

 Does my fence have to be exactly on my boundary?

In simple, the answer is NO. Sometimes it is not possible to place a fence on the exact boundary. Such an example would be where a cliff face separates the two properties. You need to provide a fence at the top of the cliff regardless of whether that is on the boundary or not. View www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php for more information.

If the fence is not on the boundary, who owns it?

As discussed above a fence does not have to be located exactly on the boundary, however the fence is still a boundary fence and is accepted by both neighbors as the boundary of their properties. Therefore if the fence required replacement both neighbors still equally share the cost of replacing a similar fence.

Should I have a survey done for my new fence?

For the reason above it is not required that the fenceline be surveyed if both neighbors are in agreement as to the location. If your home has just been built and no fences currently exist a survey is recommended and may be part of the development/building application. If you are constructing a concrete, stone or brick fence this must be approved by your local county office prior to construction.

I want to build a brick fence and my neighbor wants a less expensive timber fence. What can I do and who should pay?

If you prefer a more expensive fencing, unless your neighbor is in agreement,  they are only liable for half the cost of replacing a similar fence. You would have to pay the difference.

How should I approach my fencing repairs when my neighbor is a apartment block / commercial building?

For dealings with property managers or private companies it is crucial that they are informed prior during and after the course of the job. The most appropriate method is to send written correspondance prior to proceeding with any works. Your letter should state your intentions and their responsibilities regarding access and payment. Download our collection of ‘Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: FENCING’. Cut and paste the required letters and send as needed. Letters to serve your neighbors includes legal advice for the correct follow up proceedure to ensure you are reimbursed the costs you are owed and avoid costly neighbor disputes.

“My neighbors tree is damaging my fence. The roots have grown under the fence and have pushed the fence over. The branches of the tree have grown against the back of the fence and I can’t have the fence repaired without the neighbor removing or trimming the tree first. I am not on speaking terms with my neighbor but I do not want to cause a problem.”

Answer:
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Trees and their location can often cause much disagreement between neighbors. Problems such as overshadowing, privacy, damage from roots or falling branches can cause issues between neighbors.

                Tree disputes and fencing     Tree damages fence     Tree shadows my backyard   

For more info visit www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php#trees

Where both neighbors agree to rectification of the problem and an agreement on costs can be reached there is no problem.

Sometimes where a tree is located on the boundary, both owners are equally responsible for the tree and any damage it may cause.

If a tree planted by your neighbor has grown and now threatens to damage property or fencing, you must write to your neighbor informing them of the situation, and request the tree be removed and replaced with a smaller more suitable tree.

If your neighbors trees have grown and are now blocking or threatening your views you should first speak with your neighbors and see if you can reach an agreement on height. The plant would then be trimmed and maintained to this height by the owners of the trees. If no agreement can be reached your best action will be through your local government office.

In the event your property is shared with an owners corporation, managing agents, apartments, villas, townhouses or commercial structures, it is best to advise the registered owners in writing, of the works or rectification work required and any costs involved. If you are not on speaking terms with your neighbor, or the home is tenanted, a well drafted letter informing them of your intentions should be sent to the owners registered address prior to any works.

If your neighbors tree branches overhang your yard you have the rights to trim the branches (at the boundary fence line). The branches belong to the owner of the tree. Place the branches in the owners yard for them to dispose of. It is advisable to speak to your neighbor first stating your intentions. Failing this you can send them a well drafted letter stating your intentions and their responsibilities.

If you have suffered property or fence damage caused from a tree, or a falling tree, a property insurance claim should be lodged by the owner of the tree. Before removing any trees always check with your local government for approval prior to any work.

To help with your negotiations we have drafted a collection of ‘Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: TREES’. Print the letters you require for notification, costs and works completed to avoid expensive and stressful neighbor disputes.

If your fence requires replacement you need to send a letter to your neighbor notifying them of your intentions, their responsibilities in regards to access and payment of their share. 

To help with your negotiations we have drafted a collection of ‘Letters To Serve Your Neighbors RE: FENCING’. Print the letters you require for notification, costs and works completed and claim your share of the cost from your neighbor.

For more info visit www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php#trees

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All Day Fencing currently have several positions available for carpenters, fences, landscapers, handymen and small business managers.

Established in 1993, All Day Fencing is a collection of similar minded small business owners binding together to provide a reliable, knowledge driven business system, providing opportunities far beyond the realm of the normal small business.

Applicants should have a minimum 5 years experience in the fencing, landscaping, handyman, building or construction industries. Applicants must also have their own tools and transport and require a computer with access to the internet.

Opportunities currently exist in most states. Please check your area is available before appliing online. To check your area please visit www.alldayfencing.com/adfagencysearch.php.

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All Day Fencing - visit our website!Build a decorative wooden awning for the windows around your home. Awnings can provide shade from the summer sun or privacy from overlooking properties!

Made from wood available from your local lumberyard, this wood awning is easy to build and install. I built one above my BBQ to protect the cooking during light showers. I built a similar one for my rear windows which face the sun, The awning shade my window in summer but in winter, when the sun is lower, still allows plenty of light to enter. Build your own wood awning

They also look great and have improved the look of my home, and possibly the value!

The construction guide comes with plans, illustrations, pictures, tips for construction and suggested materials. You can cover the top with clear roofing or shingles! Easy to follow step by step guiBuild your own wood awningde designed for the tradesman and handyman alike!

The guide is available from www.alldayfencing.com/adfshopdiy.php.

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How to build a decorative wood carportBuild your own decorative wood carport!Build your own decorative wood carport easily with the All Day Fencing construction guide. This carport was built in 2004 and looks like it has been there 100 years! We used a slate looking roof tile to add authenticity. Now you can build your own from our plans!

Easy to follow step by step guide designed for the handyman and How to build a decorative wood carporttradesman alike! We have also included a guide to footings, tool guide, safety guide plus tips from the experts. How to build a decorative wood carportwww.alldayfencing.com/adfshopdiy.php.

You can alter the size to suit your area. We also include a wood spantable to help you get the right sized wood everytime!

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