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Little Paradise: Childproofing Your Yard

Aug 5, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   blog, Fencing, Fencing Design Tips, Fencing Maintenance, Fencing News, Home Design Tips, Landscaping Design Tips, News, Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Spending time outside is a great way for kids to grow and to learn. Here, Amazing Fencing shares yard childproofing secrets to keep kids safe.

Kids are naturally curious and active. They need lots of space for running and exploring around – making your front lawn or backyard the perfect place for endless playtime. Apart from fitting your home interiors with childproofing measures, you also have to make sure these parts of your property are safe for them, too.

There are many aspects to consider when childproofing your backyard. Given how it is exposed to the elements, you have to consider hazards like bugs and plants. Making sure the backyard is safe for kids is of the essence. Take a look at the following preventive measures:

Secure the Parameters

The first thing you want to do is to define boundaries. How far out are children allowed to run and play? It’s easy to look after children if you are sitting within arm’s reach, but that can’t always be the case. Fences are a great solution for enclosing the yard, and there are many types available – timber, screen, and chainwire.

Choose Non-Chemical Pest and Weed Control

If you are going to use pest and weed controls, make sure that whatever products you get are chemical-free. There are safe ways to control pest or weed infestation. If you really have to use these products for gardening or lawn maintenance, make sure the young ones are away from the area.

Remove Toxic Plants

Gardening is a great activity for kids, but you have to make sure all the plants are safe. Always consult with horticulturists or expert gardeners regarding the plants grown in your garden. Oleander and azalea are some of the plants to avoid.

Lock Up the Tools

Do not leave any tools not meant for children’s use lying around. Lock these items up in a shed and put away all chemicals.

Time spent outdoors contribute to a child’s holistic development. Do not be afraid to let them dig their fingers into the ground and get themselves dirty. These experiences will have a positive and lasting effect on your kids.

When it comes to your child’s safety, it is always best to go with the most ideal solutions. Here at Amazing Fencing, we fully understand what it takes to keep your yard looking good and make sure it’s functional, too. We install high quality fences that suit your every need. Give us a call now to learn more about our products and offerings.

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Garden Tips: Creating a Haven for Pets

Jul 10, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   blog, Fencing, Fencing News, Home Design Tips, Landscaping Design Tips, News  //  Comments Off

Gardens are the perfect sanctuary for animals. Amazing Fencing discusses a few ideas to turn your garden into a haven for household pets and wildlife alike.

Backyards can be havens for household pets and wildlife alike. While modernisation has made neighbourhoods less habitable for animals, homeowners can make a difference and make them more habitable.

Who says you do not have any say in the matter? With a few adjustments, you can turn your own backyard into a haven for wildlife and your own household pets.

Dogs

While dogs are generally indoor pets, do not forget that they are active animals that need to run around and roll in the grass every once in a while. Building a warm and cosy doghouse should be enough to provide backyard shelter. Be sure to make dog entrances so that your home can be accessible to them should they wish to enter.

Birds

Remember that the best way to attract animals is by giving them access to food. Afterwards, make your garden as habitable for them as possible by providing birdbaths and installing birdhouses for them to settle into conveniently.

Fish

Gardens are the perfect setting to place ponds for fish to thrive in. Garden ponds provide a serene atmosphere as well, making it a relaxing place for the homeowner at the same time.

The winter season is the hardest time of the year to attract wildlife into your backyard garden. Unless you are willing to make burrows in the ground for rabbits and holes in your backyard tree for birds, it would be best to accept the realities of winter migration.

While the goal is not necessarily to turn your backyard into a menagerie, having a few animals in the backyard is a great way of turning your backyard into a cosy haven. Let your lawn grow and grow as much greenery as you can to make the perfect setting for your own backyard animal sanctuary.

To ensure you have a great haven for animals while still maintaining your privacy and garden’s appearance, consult our team today. At Amazing Fencing, we know what it takes to create a safe and beautiful environment through our quality products and services. We design, supply, and install slat and screen fencing, gates, and retaining walls,among other solutions. Contact us today for a free quote!

5 Reasons to Install a Chainwire Fence

Jun 25, 2014   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off

Home security is heavily dependent on your defense system, primarily your fence and gate. Whether galvanised steel or vinyl-coated, what matters is you have a fence. Your fence and gate provide the first line of protection against intruders and accidents. For families with children, fences around the property are indispensable in making their playtime safe. Chainwire fences, for example, are perfect for securing wide areas. They’re not just for homes; these are the type of fences you see around baseball fields and the like.

Before the installation, you can ask about various chainwire fencing heights to provide the solutions to your needs. The higher the fence, the more privacy and protection it gives. Of course, the height of your fence also depends on the type of house you live in and your sense of style.

Apart from beefing up your security system, here are other reason why you should install a chain wire fence:

1. Low Maintenance

Chain wire fencing usually requires little or no maintenance at all. All you need to do is hose it off or apply soap and water to bring back its shine. Repainting is unnecessary if you want to keep it simple. It is important to note that most contractors even offer galvanised chain wire fence, which is more resistant to rust. This extends the functional life of your chain wire and minimises the maintenance.

2. Long-Lasting Durability

From June to August, snow and blocks of ice cover your roof and other parts of the house along with the streets, trees, mountains and practically everything outside. To keep the security even during winter, you can scout and install a galvanised steel fence. You can paint your fence to prevent corrosion due to long exposure to ice and snow. This can also help you avoid weakening and other types of damage caused by exposure to rain and the sun.

3. Easy Repair

Another advantage of installing a chainwire fence is its easy repair feature. If it is damaged by an accident or vandalism, you simply can cut out the affected part and replace it. If a strong typhoon happens to destroy it, or cause it to chip, your chain wire fence just needs a re-coating to look good again.

4. Aesthetic Appeal

Apart from the other functions of a chain wire fence, you can integrate art and design in it. Make it a black or green vinyl-covered fence. It blends in with the surroundings, creating a desirable look and feel.

 

There are homeowners who complain about their poorly installed or easily chipped fences. This is probably because their contractors failed to recommend the appropriate types of fencing that would suit their needs. It is also possible that the contractors did not weigh other factors, including weather conditions and the surrounding areas.

To avoid the same scenarios, Amazing Fencing can offer you tailored fencing solutions that greatly consider your needs and other requirements. We provide relocation and extension if you’re planning to configure your residential or commercial security system. Contact us today so we can start discussing the right fencing solutions for your home and other structures.

The Evolution of Fences

Jun 13, 2014   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing, Fencing News, Privacy Fencing, Steel Fencing, Timber Fencing  //  Comments Off

Fences are a landmark of the suburban landscape. It is a simple structure that gives people privacy and security. Being the most basic division of property, the fence is such a constant part of everyday life that they just form part of the background. Not all fences are created equal, though; they’ve gone through a distinct evolution to become what we see today.

The first fences were meant to keep everything out. But, as new materials, building techniques and styles emerged, the fence took on a variety of forms.

Consider the most common fence types, starting from the dangerous barbed wire fences, the perfectly aligned white picket fences, and tall chain link fences. Each fence serves a similar purpose, keeping things out or in a certain boundary. Each fence, however, carries out the task in a different manner and presents a different image to the people outside.

Timber Fences

The Timber fence is one of the oldest and most popular fence types in the world. It is a no-nonsense and versatile structure and some people already consider it a wall.

Timber fences can be used on all boundaries and are visually pleasing from both sides.

Picket Fences

The picket fence is the smaller cousin of the timber fence. Though this type of fence is widely thought of as a part of the American Dream, they hardly have a claim on it. This type of fence is popular because it is the ultimate decorative barrier.

Marking property boundaries do not have to be a drudge; homeowners can use picket fences to add a little pep and class to their exterior spaces.

Chain Wire Fences

Chain wire fencing is the most simplistic and recognisable of all the fence types. Mostly used in metro environments, chain wire fences enforce security while allowing a full view of everything on the other side. This function proves perfect for containment where visuals are necessary.

Looking for the perfect fence can be difficult. To save yourself the stress of it all, contact us today. Our team has a vast experience on every fence type imaginable. We offer the best quality fence products in our catalogue.

The Basics of Timber Fence Care | Amazing Fencing

May 28, 2014   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing, Fencing Maintenance, Timber Fencing  //  Comments Off

Timber fences are a great way to improve the aesthetics of your home and increase its resale value. Also, they can discourage burglars or stray animals, and keep your children and your pets guarded. But over time, some timber fences can rot and disintegrate due to harsh elements and the way you take care of it.

Now is a good time to note Amazing Fencing’s 40 Year Guarantee for their Timber fences.

However, if you have an existing fence that was not treated correctly supplied by another company, taking care of timber fencing is fairly easy. All you need is to make cleaning a habit. Here are some other tips that will help you make this chore simple yet effective.

Treat It

The most commonly used treatment products is Tanalith E. Using this product will reduce the fungal decay by making the fence undergo a vacuum process, which soaks the timber in preservative using pressure. This way of treating the timber will provide extra protection against fading and weathering.

Seal It

You can also use sealers to protect the fence from moisture. The sealing process may include the use of stains and paints. Apply these products onto the wood in broad and smooth strokes. After drying the paint or stain, brush the wood with at least two coats of sealers. The application of a sealer should be done regularly.

Use Proper Equipment

While you use a comprehensive range of sealing and painting products, the fencing may still get damaged if you use the wrong equipment. When removing stains and soils, resist the urge to use sharp scrapers or steel brushes. Avoid pressure washing as much as possible.

Train Your Pets

If you live in a house with cats, dogs, and other animals, make it a point to train them. As they are territorial, they may mark the fence with scratches and urine, which are all bad for wood. Provide them with a scratching board or make them aware that the fence area is not their territory.

Taking care of your fence will prolong its life and function. Follow these tips and carry out maintenance tasks as soon as you spot some damages. If you’re in need of high quality fencing products and services, contact us today and browse our other pages to learn more.

The Advantages of Colorbond Steel Fencing | Amazing Fences

May 14, 2014   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing, News, Steel Fencing  //  Comments Off

Colorbond fences are a nice alternative to the usual brick, timber, and picket fences. They provide homeowners with ample security and privacy, among a host of other benefits. With great aesthetic features as well as functionality, it is no wonder that Colorbond steel fences are becoming increasingly popular among Australian homeowners.
Here are a few of the advantages you will get when you install Colorbond fences to your house:
Longevity
Colorbond steel fences are built to last. This means you do not run the risk of having to go through costly work of having to put new gates. With the Australian weather being notoriously wild and unpredictable, it helps to make use of sturdy materials to withstand the test of time.
Maintenance
Colorbond steel fences need very little in terms of maintenance. An occasional wash down is all you need. Cleaning and maintenance is as easy as it gets.
Security
As steel is a very durable material, Colorbond steel fences can provide ample security for homeowners by keeping unwanted elements out.
Privacy
Nobody likes snoopy neighbours. While most types of fences do provide adequate security, they oftentimes fail to provide enough in terms of privacy. As Colorbond fences have no gaps, they enclose your property more fully and make it so much more private.
Modern
Colorbond fences give a much more modern look. Its straight lines to give your home a commanding presence in the neighbourhood. In addition, it comes in many colours, making personalisation a much more viable option.
Recyclable
Colorbond fences are an environment-friendly alternative to traditional gates. It is made up of recyclable material. In addition, because they are not susceptible to termite infestation, you do not need to spend extra money for harmful chemicals for pest control purposes.
At Amazing Fencing, we understand that homeowners are always looking for ways to add a touch of sophistication to their outdoor area. That is why we proudly offer one of the top materials in the industry today: Colorbond Steel Fencing. Get in touch with our team today for a quick quote.

An Eco-Friendly Fence Should be a Priority

Oct 6, 2013   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing, Fencing Design Tips, Fencing News  //  Comments Off

Building a fence is a major undertaking, with many factors to be considered such as price, durability and appearance. According to the Seattle Times, one factor that should be a priority is the environmental impact of materials. With the right research, you could be lucky enough to find yourself with a fence that takes into account all four of these factors.

The greenest fence of all is no fence, but that’s not always an option when you have small children, pets or require a bit more privacy.

Salvaged materials: The next best option to no fence is to use salvaged materials, which in some cases can be free. The problem is that finding the right amount of a consistent material can sometimes prove difficult. The plus is that when you do find enough, a salvaged fence can look eclectic and quirky.

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Safety vs. Aesthetics in Your Backyard

May 31, 2013   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing  //  Comments Off

When you are creating a backyard for yourself, it is very tempting to focus entirely on aesthetics, but it is far more important to focus on safety. Safety in the backyard is particularly important because it is the homeowners’ responsibility to ensure safety and backyard tragedies are all too common. Safety can be achieved in an aesthetically pleasing manner, however, and herein we consider how to achieve both safety and aesthetics.

Pool Safety

Pool safety is of particular importance because home pool accidents are all too common and can very easily be fatal. Installing a pool fence is important, however, it can blight the aesthetics of a home. Installing a timber picket fence, instead of the common metal railings, can make a big difference to the look of the area and this can provide a positive solution. Ensuring that children cannot accidentally fall into the pool is essential and is required by law, along with the installation of a sign explaining how to provide CPR. These eyesores are unavoidable, but installing a more attractive form of fencing will help significantly.

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Checking Your Property

Apr 27, 2013   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing  //  Comments Off

As a home owner it is vitally important that you are always aware of the state that your home is in so that you can make repairs before a crack causes costly damage and ensure that your home is secure from burglars. Knowing how to check your home is important and this article considers how to ensure you aren’t missing anything.

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