The best fence designs are a result of planning and having the right information. If you’re looking at a holistic design with the beautiful designer fencing of the modern home, it’s well worth your while to look carefully at the possibilities. A meeting of the minds with your local fencing contractors is a good way of defining both design options and costs at the same time.
Fencing and design
Design issues in fencing aren’t always obvious. A suburban property will have different needs depending on location and environment. Security and access may be issues. Style will almost certainly be a primary consideration. People with professional architects or landscapers working on their premises will also have useful
inputs from these people.
(Suggestion: Putting the fencing contractor in direct contact with your professional advisors is always productive. They’ll be able to provide you with multiple options.)
- For commercial fencing, design issues are generally as much practical as aesthetic, but the design has to look good, too. It also has to be cost effective, and do the job as a security asset. That may mean mounting security cameras, etc, around the perimeter.
- Appearance is very much a factor in design. Some fences need to blend in with the scenery, like landscaping fencing, and provide a good visual effect. Others need to provide a barrier, and in some cases a privacy screen effect as well.
- Dividing fences need a lot of thought and consultation with the neighbors. Don’t make any commitments until you’ve talked things over with the neighbors and know their views.
- Types of fencing are very important considerations. Each type of fencing will involve different factors in terms of your property. It’s advisable to consider any ramifications of a particular type of fencing, particularly if your fence is acting as a privacy screen, a garden fence or a windbreak.
This is where the planning comes in. It’s strongly advised to have your fencing type and layout planned well in advance. When the actual work starts good planning will mean you get all your fencing done like clockwork, and on budget.
The design possibilities are best explored systematically:
- Consider your fencing requirements as a whole. What type of fence is best for meeting all your needs, practical and aesthetic? The work the fence is supposed to do is a very good guide to your design options.
- What designs are available in this type of fencing? Check out sizes, too, particularly if you’re looking at screening situations and security.
- Consider the cost factors. This is where your fencing contractors can save you (and your neighbors in terms of dividing fences) a fortune. There are always cost options, and professional tradespeople know all of them.
Fencing design can be a real asset for any property, in any situation. You may find you’ve acquired a design which will look fabulous and add a lot of value to your home or premises just by looking good.