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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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Installing Fencing & Gates

Can you Install Fencing or Gates into Brick Paving or onto Poured Concrete?

This is a very common question and something that we’re frequently asked especially when people are undertaking DIY fencing or DIY gate renovations, or landscaping projects. The simple answer is YES – we can absolutely install fencing and gates into brick paving or concrete.

There are a couple of different ways this can be done which will be explained below. But first, it is important to understanding a couple of things.

Whenever you are installing fencing or gates it is extremely important that the foundations or footings of the posts are appropriate. The appropriate size of a post footing is dependent on several factors, including the load it will bear, the site conditions (i.e. how windy the area is), and the type of soil in the area (sandy soil vs firm ground).

As a rule of thumb, we want the post to be at least 600mm under the ground with a substantial concrete footing. The details of a typical post footing can be found in our brochure. It is extremely important, especially when installing gates, that the footing size is correct as this will ensure the gates do not drop or sag over time.

When installing fencing or gates into paving or concrete, there are two main installing options:

  1. Core drilling into paving or concrete.
  2. Bolting post with a base plate into the finished flooring.

Option 1: Core drilling through finished paving or concrete.

The preferred option when installing fencing or gates into paving or concrete is to use a core drill. The core drill is a highly efficient and powerful tool for boring holes through reinforced concrete, blocks, brick, masonry and stone.

Core drilling is one of the most effective, non-vibratory ways of drilling through reinforced and non-reinforced concrete or masonry substrates. It creates holes without causing aggressive demolition or too much strain. It is always preferable to use a Diamond tip core bit as this ensures a neat and clean hole through all types of reinforced and non-reinforced concrete, block work and bricks.

The core drilling procedure is most effective in getting precise and accurate circular cuts through varied concrete surfaces.

Once the core hole is drilled, sand is removed to the required depth, the post is inserted and the concreted poured in place. To ensure a seamless job is achieved, post hole covers can be added to hide the core hole and ensure a clean finish is achieved.

Option 2 – bolting post with a base plate into paving or concrete.

Sometimes core drilling is not possible or appropriate, these situations can include,

  • Installing fencing on top of a timber deck,
  • Installing into tiles (tiles can easily chip when core drilled)
  • Where there is a strong chance of existing underground services.

In these situations, we recommend a post with a base plate be used. When using this method, it is important to ensure the surface we are bolting a post into is strong enough to support the fencing or gates we are installing. An array of fixing procedures can be used and wherever possible a construction adhesive like chemi-anchor will be used.

As you can see, it is possible to install fencing and gates into brick paving or concrete. In fact, it is our preference that you install paving or concrete first, especially with pool fencing, as the finished floor level is then known and we can ensure the installed fence meets with pool fencing height requirements as per AUS/NZ 1926.1 -2012.

If you have any questions regarding the best way to install fencing or gates for your project, please do not hesitate to contact us or arrange a site visit from one of our sales consultants so they can provide you with a no-obligation quote.