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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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How to keep your yard secure during the holidays

Dec 3, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   Fencing, Fencing Contractors, Fencing Design Tips, Fencing News, News  //  Comments Off

Christmas is a crazy time of year with backyard BBQ’s, Christmas parties and New Year celebrations.  It is also the time of year that unfortunately many homes get broken into. The appeal of having so many new items (Christmas presents) makes our homes a target for burglars.

Many people assume if they lock all their doors and windows, their home is safe. While this does help it can actually be your front or backyard that is unwillingly inviting unwanted visitors into your property.  If your yard allows easy access to the house,, it is also allowing easy access would-be-thieves. However, there are some precautions that you as a home owner can take which will possibly deter any break-ins and it all starts with installing the right fence.

Use quality materials:  If you are spending the money having a fence installed, it’s worth doing properly the first time and not having to worry about it deteriorating and having to be replaced a few years later. Using high quality materials such as Colourbond or treated pine timber not only guarantees the longevity of your fence but also increases the overall strength of the fence making it difficult for intruders to break through or damage.

Ensure your fence is the right height: While you don’t necessarily want an 8 metre wall around your house (nor would you probably be allowed by the council), it is important to have some height to your fencing making it difficult for people to climb over. Make sure you check with your fencing contractor for the building requirements for your area.

Locking mechanisms: Locking mechanisms are important not only for the safety of keeping your children in the yard but also to keep any unwanted visitors out of your yard. Having a latch that self closes is also a good idea.

Your fence is one of the most important aspects of your home. It keeps your pets and loved ones safe, improves the way you can use your space, add value to your property and security. Installing a fence should be done by experienced professionals to ensure that building regulations are met, property boundaries are correct, quality materials are used and most importantly that the fence is installed properly and safely.

Our team at Amazing Fencing are all experienced in their trade and can even offer design assistance to ensure you receive the maximum impact from your investment. We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast and offer free no obligation quotes. Give us a all 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.

 

What to look for in a Fencing Contractor

Nov 18, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   Fencing, Fencing Contractors, Fencing News, News  //  Comments Off

Choosing the right fencing contractor to install a fence for your home or business can be stressful. A fence will add value to your property but only if it’s erected by an experienced and qualified team.

Here’s some tips on what to look for when you need to hire a fencing contractor:

  • The contractor should not charge for you the initial site visit for a quote
  • When the contractor visits your property ensure they are checking for obstructions (eg trees, rocks) and include any additional costs for their removal
  • Ensure the fencing contractor is insured
  • Check the contractor/company will advise of any permits required for the planning and building of the fence
  • Request the warranty period for the fence
  • Ensure the quote is inclusive of any gates that you may require.

At Amazing Fencing you can be assured that you are receiving only the best in quality when it comes to customer service, fencing materials and fence installation. All of our installers are experienced in the trade and professional on site. Your fence is not only protected by our high standards of construction due to our 20 years of experience in the industry, but you are also protected with our 10 year fence warranty.

If you would like any more information on the service that Amazing Fencing can provide, please contact us today.

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‘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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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.

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