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The Picket Fence appeal

Dec 10, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   Curb Appeal, Fencing, Fencing Design Tips, Landscaping Design Tips, News  //  Comments Off

The picket fence has withstood the test of time with it’s colonial appeal and ability to add an instant charm to a home. So where did the ‘picket fence’ originate from? Well the name itself ‘picket’ is believed to have originated in 1690 from the French word ‘piquet’ meaning ‘pointed sticks’. Initially used as weapon, the picket soon become a way to form a secure barrier and one which would be difficult to climb over.

It was the American’s that  brought the ‘white picket fence’ into the limelight in the 1950′s as a term used to describe the ‘perfect’ all-American household but it is the simplistic yet charismatic design of the picket fence which has seen it last through the ages and being used in different forms around the world.

As charming as they are, picket fences don’t necessarily suit every house. A fence – especially a front one – needs to be seen as part of your house and one which compliments the design and structure of your house. Your landscaping also needs to be considered when installing a fence.

The team at Amazing Fencing can also assist with design options to work with your house, not against. If you would like to have a free and no obligation quote by one of our experienced installers, call today.

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Fencing your Brisbane home

Nov 24, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   Curb Appeal, Fencing, Fencing Design Tips, Fencing News, Home Design Tips, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and with it’s glorious Queensland weather, one of the more appealing capital cities in Australia to live. The temptation of having city suburban living only forty minutes away from the famous Gold Coast beaches is a big incentive to the thousands of interstate residents who make the move to the sunshine state each year.

With this move comes the expectation to live the perfect Queensland lifestyle and own the perfect Queensland home. When looking for your new Brisbane home or renovating your existing one, there is one thing that can not be overlooked and that’s the difference agates well erected fence makes. As well as curb appeal to the home, the right fence can accentuate the existing landscaping and even assist in cooling your home down in the hot Queensland summers.

Slat and screen fencing is a modern take on the traditional timber fence and is extremely popular in South East Queensland. The appeal of slat fencing in the Brisbane and Gold Coast area is primarily the appearance but also the fact that while offering privacy it allows airflow.  The measured gaps in between the timber slats are the perfect natural ventilation system for your yard and your home.

Slat and screen fencing is also ideal for smaller spaces as it offers the illusion of more space compared to a solid structure. This is perfect for Brisbane townhouses with limited yard space.

At Amazing Fencing we have experienced installers who can work with you in designing the perfect fence for your Brisbane home. If you are looking to improve the look of your new Brisbane home or add value to your existing one, contact us today.


‘Tis the season for a new fence

Nov 5, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   Curb Appeal, Fencing, News  //  Comments Off

Summer and the festive season are just around the corner and with summer comes BBQ’s, days around the pool and lots of backyard cricket. The last thing you want to be worried about is having to watch the kids in an unsecured backyard.

A well installed fence not only offers you that sense of security for your children and pets but also allows you the opportunity to relax and actually enjoy your home. The right fence can change the entire look and feel of your back (and front) yard and make you want to spend more time in your yard with your family and friends.

Amazing Fencing has a large range of options that can be tailored to suit your home and your landscaping including:

Our team of installers are experienced in both designing and erecting the right fence for your home to emphasis the space and any landscaping. Amazing Fencing have teams in Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland with limited installation availability before Christmas.

If you would like to speak to our head office about fencing options for your home and the opportunities available to not only add value to your home, but make you proud of your house and garden, contact us today for a free no obligation quote.

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7 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Oct 7, 2011   //   by Kim Jones   //   Curb Appeal  //  Comments Off

While there are many factors which can contribute to the value of your home, one of the most important is curb appeal. Curb appeal refers to the impression people get when they walk by your house from the street, or “the curb”. If your home looks neat and inviting, then it could be said that your curb appeal is high. In this article, we’ll look at 7 sure-fire ways to increase the curb appeal of your home, from a brand new paint job to hiring fencing contractors. Some of these methods are quick and easy while others may take more time, but all work together to achieve the look every homeowner desires.

1. Add a fresh coat of paint

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