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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 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.

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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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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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The Ultimate Guide To Fencing and Gates!

SAVE hundreds and increase the value of your home by designing and building your own decorative fencing and gates. If you are about to build your new fencing and gates, download this guide and save valuable time and money!

Our guide to fences and gates includes designs for timber, steel, glass, brush, stone, Iron and brick fences plus construction information and BONUS FREE guide books for all purchases online!

750 Fence and gate designs covers 400 fence designs and over 350 gate designs ranging from conservative to contemporary, from weird to wonderful!  Designs include Colonial, Californian, Victorian, Heritage, Contemporary, Art Deco, Ranch and much more…

 

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Purchase online and receive these FREE bonus guide books, ‘How to build wood paling fences’ and ‘Understanding Footing and Foundations’.

Guide to the construction of wood paling fencesGuide to the construction of Footings & FoundationsBuild your own wooden paling fences easily with this guide book ‘How to build paling fences’. Get tips from the experts that save you time and money on your next boundary fence!
This guide to footing design explains in simple language how to construct footings for decks, pergolas and fences. A must have guide for all home handymen!

Whether your needs are security, sound insulation, wind or fire resistance, All Day Fencing can help with the perfect solution. We cover all states and most counties. Get a FREE estimate on your next fencing project online at www.alldayfencing.com.

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750 Fence and Gate designs also includes FREE extra guidebooks tool care, tool selection and safety manuals. All guides are valued at $19.95 to $29.95 but are included FREE with all online purchases! See our website for more information: www.alldayfencingBonus Guide - Safety First!.com.Bonus Guide - Tool Care, a guide to honing and sharpening toolsBonus Guide - Choose the right tool for every job!

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Click here to visit our websiteBuild your own traditional timber picket fencing. 

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Our fences are designed to enhance the look and value of your home! Combine entrance arbors or pergola’s with your picket fencing to give your home a distinctive look and add maximum street appeal.
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Slat screen fencing provides privacy while retaining good looks. Available in a range of timbers and sizes,
slat screen fences can be stained or painted. Slat screen panels are ideal for use both as internal and external
features and can be fitted to pergolas, gazebo’s, decks or wherever you might imagine.

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DIY Guide to Slat Fences

Slats are available in three common sizes, 42mm 66mm and 92mm wide. Other sizes can be custom made. The most common timbers for slat fencing is the treated and primed timber for painting, and the Western Red Cedar for the natural timber look. If you want to build it yourself please download the ‘Guide To  Slat Screen Fencing’ from our website, www.alldayfencing.com. The guide includes plans, illustrations, pictures, tips from the experts and an easy to follow step by step guide for handymen and tradesmen alike!

Gates

Slat Gates can be lined on one side (single sided) or both sides (double sided). Single sided slat gates are 43mm thick including the frame. Double sided gates are 60mm thick.

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Book a FREE quote online here...Retaining walls may look like simple stacked stone, block, or timber. But in fact, they’re carefully engineered systems that wage an ongoing battle with gravity. They restrain tons of saturated soil that would otherwise slump and slide away from a foundation or damage the surrounding landscape.
Retaining walls are designed to compliment the landscape as well as providing structural strength and drainage solutions.
 

Download this guide to building and repairing retaining walls!

Retaining Walls Made Easy!

 

These handsome barriers also make inviting spots to sit, and can increase usable yard space by terracing sloped properties, something that is increasingly important as flat home sites become ever more scarce in many regions.
Along with sloped landscapes where water runoff causes hillside erosion, ideal locations for a retaining wall include spots downhill from soil fault lines and where the downhill side of a foundation is losing supporting soil or its uphill side is under pressure from sliding soil.
 
 

  

 

 

Repairing and building retaining walls is simple with the guide book ‘Retaining Walls Made Easy’ available for instant download from www.alldayfencing.com

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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.

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All Day Fencing have published a comprehensive website containing many styles of fencing and gates including, picket fences, panelling, paling fencing, horizontal slat screens and fences, cedar fencing, automatic custom gates and retaining walls.

For those who like to do it themselves we have assembled a range of DIY plans and construction guides. At our website www.alldayfencing.com,

Beautiful Timber Horizontal Slat Fencing and Screens

Horizontal Slat Screen

you will also find information on legal requirements for fencing, fence laws, neighbour dispute resolution services, swimming pool fence regulations and much more.

Picket fence incorporating an entrance arbor

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  Whether you needs are decorative, security, sound insulation, retaining, wind or fire protection, All Day Fencing can provide the perfect solution!

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