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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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Fencing and Gates for Seaside Locations: Treatments and Protective Coatings

Living near the ocean in Perth can mean a lot of things: beautiful views, beach time, water sports and lots of sunshine. However, it can also mean salty air, intense storms and extra wear and tear on your property. For those living in Perth’s Western Suburbs, the coastal climate means intense solar rays in hot summers and sea winds in the winter.

As one of the leading Fencing Contractors in Perth, we come across the same issues and questions from many residents of the Western Suburbs. Whether it’s in Cottesloe, Hillarys, Fremantle, Coogee, Scarborough etc. many homeowners have trouble maintaining their fencing, often employing us to replace worn out timber fencing with our aluminium products that can better withstand the climate.

When you’re installing or repairing a fence or gate, it’s important to consider how the environment you live in might affect it. When choosing a fence or gate, you have several options available to you as far as materials, with the main ones being steel, aluminium and timber. Here we look at what special care needs to be taken to protect your fencing and gates in coastal suburbs.

Tubular Steel Fencing & Gate Treatments for Coastal Homes

Steel Gates

Tubular steel is a great option when compared with solid steel; it’s a lot more affordable and lightweight, but it still offers the strength of steel and can stand up to the strong storms and winds on the coast. Steel as a raw material does tend to rust, particularly is salty sea air, so if opting for steel it’s important to check with your fencing contractor how they treat their steel to make it weather-proof.

Galvanised & Stainless Steel

At Fencemakers, for example, we use Australian pre-galvanised steel, a treatment which strengthens steel and makes it rust-proof to protect it against the sea air, tough winter winds, and heavy rain and humidity. Another important question to ask is whether the welds, hinges, screws and other small parts are also stainless steel, as scrimping on these small elements can weaken the whole structure.

Pre-Treatment & Powder-Coating

While you can certainly use normal outdoor paint to colour steel fencing, for seaside locations it is better to use powder-coating to colour and protect steel.

Before coating, the steel must undergo a pre-treatment to really ensure longevity. Fencemakers uses a multi-stage zinc phosphate pre-treatment for our fence and gate steel. We then finish the steel with powder-coated colours that bond tightly to the fence, meaning the colour won’t flake away and you won’t need to re-paint the fence after a few seasons.

Aluminium Fencing & Gate Treatments for Coastal Homes

Modern Fencing

Modern Fencing

Aluminium has a lot of great, weather resistant qualities as a raw material without any additional treatments:

  • Aluminium is rarely affected by corrosion
  • It has a natural anti-rust property
  • It can stand up to hot, summer, coastal sun and UV rays
  • It holds up against rain and winds
  • It doesn’t warp

There is little to no maintenance required to keep an aluminium fence or gate in coastal areas.

Pre-Treatment & Powder-Coating

As with Steel fencing, however, if you want extra protection, as well as the option of colouring your aluminium fencing it’s best to use pre-treatments and powder-coating, rather than paint that will flake away.

The powder-coating process is the same for aluminium as for steel, except for the type of pre-treatment that is recommended. For aluminium it’s better to use a chromate pre-treatment.

Timber

Smartwood Fencing

Smartwood Fencing

Timber fencing and gates do not hold up well to the coastal weather without consistent upkeep – re-painting, varnishing and protective coatings at least twice a year and regular checks for warping and loose screws and hinges. If you currently have a timber fence at your maritime home and find the upkeep to be too time consuming it would be best to switch to aluminium when the time comes to replace.

Picket Fencing

Picket Fencing

You can still retain a timber or picket look with fencing products like ‘smartwood’ or aluminium pickets. These are made of aluminium slats that mimic the shape of timber, with a powder-coated finish that gives the appearance of wood or white picket.