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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.

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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All Day Fencing - visit our website! Fencing & Gates Cost Comparison Chart, compare all fencing styles for all states.

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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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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.

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Dividing Fences ACT - click here...A dividing fence is a fence that separates the land of different owners whether the fence is on the common boundary of adjoining lands or on a line other than the common boundary. A dividing fence does not include a retaining wall.

A “sufficient fence” is:

a fence prescribed by a local government local law;
a fence of any standard agreed upon by adjoining owners provided that it does not fall below the standard rescribed by the relevant local government local law;
a substantial fence that is ordinarily capable of resisting the trespass of cattle and sheep; or
a fence determined by a Magistrate in a Magistrates Court to be a sufficient fence.

Note: A fence which accords with (c) or (d) is only a sufficient fence where no local law or agreement is made.Who pays for my boundary fencing?

Both you and your neighbor are liable for the maintenance of your dividing fencing 50/50. If you decide to erect a dividing fence of a higher standard than a sufficient fence without obtaining the agreement of the adjoining owner, you may only claim half the cost of erecting and maintaining a sufficient fence, as defined above. More information is available from the following sites;

Information on the Dividing Fences: www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php#council.

Information on neighbor disputes – fencing: www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php#dispute

Information fence & gate laws: www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php.

Letters to serve your neighbors RE: FENCINGLetters to serve your neighbors RE: Fencing. Download our letters for your neighbors, cut and paste then send! Avoid expensive neighbor disputes and disagreements by informing your neighbors of your intentions and their responsibilities. www.alldayfencing.com


How to install an auto sliding gateInstall your own automatic sliding gate easily in just one weekend! Install an automatic driveway gate If you are constructing your own gate please download the Gate Construction Guide and DIY Plans at: www.alldayfencing.com/adfshopdiy.php.

Sliding gates require a base for the track to sit on. The base can be constructed out of concrete. Excavate a footing for the concrete 200mm deep and 150mm wide. Lay some reinforcement steel in the trench and concrete to the level required. As concrete shrinks when it sets it is advisable to let the concrete set then bed you track down using a wet mix of sand and cement. Fix the track with concrete approval bolts.

The track must run for the full length of the gate plus the opening length. Sliding gates that are going to be automated should be 16″ (400mm) longer than the opening. This is to allow room for the motor.

How to install an automatic sliding driveway gateWhen construction your gate frame you will need to recess two rollers at the bottom of the frame about 18″ (450mm) in from each end. Inch and a half (40mm) square steel section is advised for the frame with a 6″ x 1.5″ (140mm x 40mm) bottom rail to allow for the rollers and gear rack.  If you intend to fix vertical wood pickets or panels than your frame will need a midrail. If you are fixing horizontal wood slats or boards, you will need vertical members in the frame at around 2′ (600mm) centers. To hold the top of the gate you will require a double roller and bracket setup as shown. Fix the roller bracket to the side fence post above the motor. How to install an auto sliding gate View 100’s of gate designs here… www.alldayfencing.com/adfgates.php.

Several gate motor kits are available. Fix the motor to a concrete pad and position it so the gear wheel faces the gate. Screw the gear rack to the bottom rail of the gate so the gears How to install a sliding auto gateinterlock. Most auto gate systems come with self programming features which enable the motor to learn the start and stop points.

There is no need for a stop or lock a the electric gate motor will hold the gate firmly in position. Most systems are suitable for heavy and light gates up to 350kg and 4.5m wide without a lock or How to install an automatic sliding gateup to 6m with the use of a lock, the gates will slow down at the end of opening/closing operation avoiding loud noises and maximising durability, and, once the gate is closed it How to install an automatice sliding gatecan’t be pushed open by intruders!

Most gate motors come with accessories such as movement sensors, external aerials, keypads etc. To view a common automatic sliding gate setup and wiring options view here: http://www.adfautomation.com.au/mhouseslidinggate.pdf

For more information and/or to view pictures and past projects please visit our website at www.alldayfencing.com.

County Swimming Pool LawsCounty Swimming Pool Fence LawsLocal counties control the guidelines and consent for swimming pool fencing. Various materials and designs must comply with county requirements on safety.

Generally, pool fencing and gates must be at least 4′ (1.2m) high from the outside ground level, and can contain no foot holds. Gates must be fitted including approved child safety catches. Vertical picket fences must only have a top and bottom rail and the pickets must be spaced no further apart than 4″ (110mm).
County Swimming Pool Fence Laws
Do I need a pool fence? This used to depend on when your pool was built.

All swimming pools no matter what age MUST have a child-proof and secure pool fence and gate/s.

The fence and gate must be a child resistant pool fence that complies with the local Standard for “Fences and Gates for Swimming Pools”.

Tubular aluminium, treated wood, steel and glass make the best pool fences although any sturdy structure that satifies the conditions and regulations can be used

For more information  and for links to your state swimming pool laws: www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php#pool.


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Branch Managers/ Tradesmen/ Trade Managers,
for all states for ongoing work in the fencing and gates industry. Several positions are available now for suitable trades/contractors to register for work in their local area.
 

 

Construction & Trade Jobs USAApplicants should be currently self employed in the trades, fencing or building industry, must carry the required insurance/s plus maintain their own tools and transport.

Applicants must be honest, diligent, motivated, must attend all customer enquiries promptly and must abide by the All Day fencing code of conduct.Construction jobs fencing & gates

Established in 1993, our clients include home owners, real estates, property managers, strata managers, developers, builders, landscapers, architects and many other related professionals.

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The first step for applicants is to search for your local county to see if the area is available. If available subscribe for a 30 day trial. As there is no contract you may cancel at any time without penalty.
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How high can I build my fence?How high can I build my fence?How high can I build my fencing?

After careful research it seems the height of the fence is limited to 6′ (1.8m). This applies to the side fencing behind the building line and the rear fence. The height of 1.8m is taken from the side of the fence that has the higher ground level.   

The side fence in front of the building line, and the front fence is limited to 4′ (1.2m) in most cases. Some areas have existing fences that exceed these measurements. In this case it is reasonable to assume that you would be allowed to build a fence to the same height as your neighbors, or what is most common in your street.

How high can I build my fence?For side and rear fences various privacy concerns may come into play. If you have a problem with the fence not offering sufficient privacy from neighboring windows you may wish to build your fence higher than 6′. In most cases you can speak to your neighbor and agree on a higher fence to protect the privacy of both parties. Privacy is a two way concern, if you find you have a privacy problem, your neighbor probably feels the same.

If in the event that you cannot agree with your neighbour regarding the fence height the simplest solution is to plant a natural fence or privacy screen using hedging plants. You can also ecourage the growth on top of the fence with trellis or wire supports.

Replacing an existing fence. You do not need to seek prior approval from the local council to replace a fence of the same size and built using similar materials. If you wish to replace a fence with a higher structure you should seek advice from your local council.

View various fence designs and privacy screens here.. www.alldayfencing.com/adfslat.php

Some counties do not allow fencing in front of the building line. This is designed to protect open areas. Please check with your local county authority before proceeding. Check on the guidelines for your local county here… www.alldayfencing.com/adfcouncil.php.

Build your own Attic Ladder!I designed and built an attic ladder for my home and discovered how easy it is to build and install! I suggest this project to anyone who requires more space in their home!

I have gained a huge storage area that was never available in the home due to the demands of my growing kids! The attic ladder is positioned in the hallway ceiling and can be folded down when Build your own Attic Ladderrequired or up and out of view! I have printed the plans together with a description of the process in easy to follow steps and a list of the materials required.

SAVE heaps and have the pride of doing it yourself! The whole process took me one weekend to build and install the ladder.

You can download the plans (and other handy projects) here… www.alldayfencing.com/adfshopdiy.php.

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Choose from radial pergols, lean to pergolas, heritage style pergolas and garden gazebos. Pergolas instantly defines outdoor space, help create shaded areas and improves the looks and value of your home.

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INSTANT ACCESS download now and receive your consruction guide and plans by return email. Individual plans and How to build a pergolaguides retail between $14.95 and 29.95 each and are for sale here for under $8! All plans are copyrighted and available only from All Day Fencing.

Other plans include how to build: Attic Ladder, Arbor, Cupboards, Shelving, Garden bridge, Pergolas, Gazebos, Studios, Mezanine floors, Gates, Windows and Doors, Staircases and much more!

Visit our site and view all plans and guides at www.alldayfencing.com/adfshopdiy.php

All Day Fencing - visit our websiteTree disputes and fencingAre your neighbors trees growing and reducing the amount of light entering your yard? Are the trees starting to take your view? What can you do?

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. Where both neighbors agree to retification of the problem and an agreement on costs Tree damages fencecan 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.

Tree shadows my backyardIf 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 coorporation, 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.

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

All Day Fencing - visit our website!Visit our website!Timber can be treated with many chemicals however the most common is the LOSP (light organic solvent preservative). We use treated (LOSP) and primed timbers in the construction of your gates, arbors or pergolas. The specifications of the timber we use is below:

Primed F7 LOSP KD DAR F/J Treated Pine (H3)
Primed with architectural strength primer.
Structurally Graded F7 or better.
Treated with LOSP (light organic solvent preservative) to hazard level 3 (H3) for external above ground use.
Kiln dried (KD) to maximise stability.
Dressed all round (DAR) for a smooth finish.
Finger jointed (F/J) and laminated.
Usage: external appearance grade structural timber. Used for Gates, balustades, pergolas and all external uses. Primed and ready for painting.

Available Sizes (per foot increments)
88 x 88mm – 4′ x 4′ – 8′ to 20′ (2.4 to 6.0m)
112 x 112mm – 4′ x 4′ – 8′ to 20′ (2.4 to 6.0m)                                                                                                                                                      135 x 135mm – 4′ x 4′ – 8′ to 20′ (2.4 to 6.0m)

Primed F7 LOSP KD DAR F/J Treated Pine Posts (H4)

Primed with architectural strength primer.
Structurally Graded F7 or better.
Treated with LOSP (light organic solvent preservative) to hazard level 3 (H4) for in ground use.
Kiln dried (KD) to maximise stability.
Dressed all round (DAR) for a smooth finish.
Finger jointed (F/J) and laminated.
Usage: external appearance grade structural timber. Used for fence, verandah and pergola posts, primed and ready for painting.

Available Sizes 4′ x 4′ – 8′ to 20′ (2.4 to 6.0m)
Pressure treated wood is wood that has undergone a process to make it more durable so that it is not susceptible to water, rot, termites, or fungus.

If you are looking to build something that will last, consider the advantages of using pressure treated wood. This wood is available at most lumberyards and home improvement centers. Just look for a stamp or tag of approval by the American Wood-Preservers Association</a></b> (AWPA) or the www.alsc.org,  American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC).

Are treated timbers dangerous around children?

Generally treated timbers are not dangerous around children. Treated timbers are primarily used for decks, pergolas, fences and gates, power poles and many other outdoor structures.

Treated timbers are not dangerous to children if used in these appplications. However treated timbers should not be used for things like chopping boards where the chemical can contaminate the food. For this reason I would not use treated timbers for childrens play sheds or furnature.

More information on treated timbers can be found at our website www.alldayfencing.com/adfinfo.php.


Avoid Neighbor Disputes with these carefully written letters you can download and print.

Avoid Neighbor Disputes!

The answer is Yes.

The question of fences is, surprisingly, such an important one that it warrants its own legislation,

The Dividing Fences Act

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.

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.

Cut and paste the letters you require, print and send!

Cut and paste the letters you require, print and send!

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. 

So, if you are required to have a fence what type of fence is sufficient?

 A “sufficient fence” is:

a fence prescribed by a local government local law;
a fence of any standard agreed upon by adjoining owners provided that it does not fall below the standard  rescribed by the relevant local government local law;
a substantial fence that is ordinarily capable of resisting the trespass of cattle and sheep; or
a fence determined by a Magistrate in a Magistrates Court to be a sufficient fence.
Note: A fence which accords with (c) or (d) is only a sufficient fence where no local law or agreement is made.

Local County Fence Controls

Local County Fence Controls

If you decide to erect a dividing fence of a higher standard than a sufficient fence without obtaining the agreement of the adjoining owner, you may only claim half the cost of erecting and maintaining a sufficient fence, as defined above.

Neighbor disputes over fencing are common. Most stem from poor communication between the neighbors. It is highly advised that the neighbors are informed of every step and where possible have some input into the design, height required or materials used.

The best way to avoid fencing and neighbor disputes is to send a carefully written letter to your neighbor informing them of your intentions and their responsibilities.

You can download a set of Legal letters drafted especially for you to send to your neighbors from the All Day Fencing website: www.alldayfencing.com.

Letters To Serve Your Neighbors! – just cut and paste the required letters to your computer and send as needed!


 

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

All Day Fencing manufacture and install custom made traditional timber picket fences and gates. View all designs including Colonial, Californian, Victorian, Federation Contemporary and more at our website:
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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.
Picket fencing is available in heights of 900mm 1.2m, 1.5m and 1.8m. Custom shapes and designs are easy with timber picket fencing.How to build a traditional Wood Picket Fence

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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.

Build your own Horizontal Slat Screens, Gates and Fences

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.
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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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