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Privacy Policy

Fencemakers may collect website visitors’ contact information (like their e-mail addresses). Unless you object, this information may be used:

– to send news, information about our activities and general promotional material which we believe may be useful to you;
– to monitor who is accessing the website or using services offered on the website; and
– to profile the type of people accessing the website.

If you do not wish to have your personal information used in this manner or for any other specific purpose, you can e-mail us accordingly.

We utilise “cookies” which enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the site. A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.

We will not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of your personal information, for any purpose which is not incidental to your use of this website. For the removal of doubt, personal information will not be used for any purpose which a reasonable person in your position would not expect.

If you request us not to use personal information in a particular manner or at all, we will adopt all reasonable measures to observe your request but we may still use or disclose that information if:

– we subsequently notify you of the intended use or disclosure and you do not object to that use or disclosure;
– we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for government or public security in the performance of their functions; or
– we are required by law to disclose the information.

We will preserve the content of any e-mail you send us if we believe we have the legal requirement to do so.

Your e-mail message content may be monitored by us for trouble-shooting or maintenance purposes or if any form of e-mail abuse is suspected.

Personal information which we collect may be aggregated for analysis but in such circumstances we would ensure that individuals would remain anonymous.

All personal information which we collect for the purposes of processing orders and/or delivering services (including your contact details and, if relevant, credit card details) is kept confidential and secure to the best of our ability.

There are circumstances where a client/users’ personally identifiable information will need to be submitted to a 3rd party company (including directories and networks) in the provision of our services. All due care is taken to ensure this is done in a secure manner. On occasion the 3rd party recipient of this information might contact users in relation to their own services. Please note that while every effort is made to minimize such occurances, contact by 3rd parties is beyond the control of the staff and terms of Fencemakers .

We consider it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s use of our website. Nevertheless it is our policy not to require personal information from persons known to be under the age of 18 years or offer to send any promotional material to persons in that category.

You are entitled to have access to any personal information relating to you which you have previously supplied to us over this website. You are entitled to edit or delete such information unless we are required by law to retain it.

If you wish to comment on or query our privacy policy, or if you wish to make an inquiry regarding any personal information relating to you which may be in our possession, contact us.

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DIY Fence and Gate Installation, Is It Right for You?

With TV shows like The Block sparking a huge amount of interest and encouragement, homeowners are more eager than ever to get their hands dirty and take control over their own renovations. In the next three years, according to recent data, home renovations in the Australian Property Market are set to peak with a $96.4 billion growth anticipated.

DIY renovations can be as simple as fresh coat of paint, right through to doing your own landscaping or building a deck. If you’re considering a new DIY task or you’re already a handyman around your home, installing a new fence and gate can boost your home’s value and give you the ultimate kerb appeal your property could be lacking. But, how do you know if it’s the right job for you and your skills?

1. What Decisions Do I Need to Make Beforehand?

Firstly, before ordering your materials and design from your fencing supplies company, you need to determine the style of fencing you want. The quality, style and purpose of your fence should be your main concerns as they can make or break the appearance of your home and its level of usefulness. Consider the purpose of your fence and how your chosen style will benefit this. For example, steel fencing can add a high level of security to your home whereas aluminium fencing can be more decorative and easy to work with. If you need help making the decision, speak to one of our staff to point you in the right direction or check out some of the other blogs on our site where we discuss the benefits of different materials and styles.

After you’ve decided your fencing style and materials, you’ll need to work out how much of everything you’ll need. Adequate preparation in advance will make the installation go much smoother and help you deal with any problems if they do occur. Mark out the area you wish to fence and determine where the gate(s) will go.

Throughout Australia, there are regulations in place regarding the space between fencing panels. Make sure when you’re mapping out the measurements, you take these into consideration to ensure you the right sizes. You’ll need the exact measurements of slats permissible in your area and measurements of the length of fencing you’ll need to cover your boundary.

2. What Factors Should I Consider?

There are 3 considerations you’ll need to consider before starting your DIY installation project.

  1. Does your proposed fence meet the state requirements? Depending on the purpose of your fence and its location, there are rules in place that define what you can and can’t do. These can vary significantly from state to state, so it’s important you become familiar with exactly what applies to your circumstances. For example, fencing required specifically for the pool will need to adhere to strict requirements, and fencing at the front of your home will need to meet your council regulations.
  2. Will it be installed on uneven ground? Whilst contours and slopes can add character to the landscaping of your yard, they can introduce problems when it comes to installing your fence and calculating the length of the boundary. Use of custom panels designed to meet a complicated slope, or rackable and stepped panels can assist with this. Make sure you mark out the slopes in your planning process too.
  3. Does it require additional support? Some fences will require extra support to fulfil their purpose or use of materials. A mid-rail can be added across the centre of your fence to ensure there is no buckling or warping. Mid-rails can be a decorative feature too – and add to a strong, sturdy and elegant fence for your yard.

3. DIY Cost Savings vs. Contractor Time Savings

Before you make the decision to choose a DIY installation over hiring a fencing contractor (like us) to do the job for you, consider whether the cost savings of supply only vs. supply and installation will be worth your while. Generally, these cost savings will be around 15% – 20% from our normal prices and all savings are in the installation costs.

Our supply-only fencing kits offer DIY enthusiasts with an affordable fencing and gate solution, but we only recommend them for homeowners who are qualified in a trade or are at least very handy with tools. You’ll also need to consider the liability and risks involved.

4. What Risks Are Involved If I Do Go Ahead?

As with any home improvement and DIY project, there are risks associated. Being aware of what could go wrong though, will help to eliminate issues along the way. At Fencemakers, we only cover what we supply; for example, the materials and powdercoating. While we will still guarantee the durability of the materials and coatings for two years, any defaults in the fencing caused by poor installation will not be covered under our guarantee.

Any installations that are not up to standard may compromise our products or its expected life-span. To reduce these risks, we recommend you check (and triple check!) the regulations for your location surrounding the fence purpose, the use of materials and specific height and spacing measurements. If you’re unsure, our staff are always happy to offer help and advice along the way.