One of the most incredible things about the Amazon is the idea that you could walk across 5,500,000 square km without stumbling into a fence.
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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.
According to the Whitehorse Council, the number one neighbourhood complaint for 2012/13 was all about fences, with the council receiving 224 fence-related complaints. This was closely followed by 154 complaints relating to trees.
When you consider that almost half of drownings in children aged 0-5 occur in backyard swimming pools, it’s little wonder that the Australian government insists a pool fence is mandatory.
Driveways may need to include speed bumps and be lined with a fence if a new proposal under consideration by the federal government is put in place. The proposal is part of a plan to protect young children.
What Timber is Best When Building a Fence? While technology has meant there are many new materials which can be used for fencing Australians still tend to favour timber, preferring a more traditional look. Timber fencing is aesthetically pleasing, secure and allows for good privacy without creating the feeling of being closed in.
Pool owners in the Sutherland Shire are set to face new pool inspection fees following recommendations from the NSW State Coroner to change pool fencing laws.
Burglaries were rated as the most common household crime between 1993 and 2005, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) records. Over two hundred thousand homes are burgled each year in Australia, but there are some steps you can take to help prevent break-ins.
When you share a common boundary, there are some obligations that both neighbours need to share when building a fence. The law states that if just one neighbour wants a boundary fence built where there wasn’t one before, then the other neighbour has to share the costs.
Do you know the exact dimensions and boundaries of your own property? While you might assume that you do, and even go so far as to build a fence, chances are that your fencing could be in the wrong place and you could have smaller or larger property than you thought.