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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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Choosing the Right Gate for Your Yard: The Top Five Considerations

Choosing the Right Gate for Your Yard: The Top Five Considerations

Whether you are concerned with privacy, making your home fit in with the rest of those in your neighbourhood, or you want to enhance your home’s curb appeal, there is a lot to consider when choosing the right gate for your yard.

We have put together a list of what we have found to be the top five considerations when choosing a gate and some food for thought in each area.

1. How Will Your Gate Open?

There are three main ways that your gate may open: it can swing inwards towards your property, it can swing outwards towards the street, or it can slide to the right or left behind your boundary wall.

Internal swing gate

The most important thing to consider before selecting a style is whether your driveway slopes down towards the street, down towards your home or is flat surface, keeping in mind that a swinging gate cannot function if it swings towards an upward slope. Also bear in mind other factors like the length of your driveway and space for cars to park within if going for inward swing gates; pedestrian or motor vehicle traffic on your street when considering outward swing; and the curvature of your boundary wall when considering sliding gates.

2. What Style Gate Will You Choose?

Your residential area may have certain restrictions on additions, including driveway gates, regarding the appearance of the street and the neighbourhood. If you are concerned about these potential restrictions, discuss them with your gate and fencing professional prior to selecting a gate as well as your local council or neighbourhood association if relevant.

Choosing a gate that matches the style of your home improves the aesthetic and adds to your curb appeal, which can significantly increase the value of your home. Do you have a colonial or Hampton style home? A picket fence and gate would be a good fit. Or is your home built in a more modern architectural style? The clean and minimal lines of slat fencing and gates pairs well with that style. Meanwhile tubular steel or aluminium gates with more intricate tops like ‘gothic’ or ‘classique’ go well with grand older residences or townhouses.

Cardinal Gate

3. What Colour Will Your Gate Be?

The colour of your gate is often one of the first things that passers-by will notice. As well as the style you choose and the material your gate is made of, adding a pop of colour is another way to add curb appeal, flex your design muscles and you’re your personality.

The method of powdercoating aluminium and steel fencing also adds an additional layer of durability to your gates, so your investment will last for years!

Western Red Cedar

4. How will your gate allow you to access your home?

Depending on the level of security and privacy that you want, you may choose several methods for allowing access to your gate.

Manual Access

Opening your gate by hand is the simplest way to allow access, but can be the most inconvenient, especially when it comes to having guests, being in a rush or dealing with bad weather. Manual access usually means your gate has a padlock with either a code or a key.

Electronic Key, Code, or Swipe Card Access

Slightly more sophisticated, these types of access still require you to hand out your key, share your code, or pass around key cards. However, drive up access can be convenient!

Remote Control Access

Many people use this method to open garage doors, and it can come in handy as you approach your gate in your vehicle, especially if it swings out towards the road. Depending on your remote control, it may also mean that you can allow guests to enter without going out to greet them.

Intercom Access

This is generally the most secure option. Often combined with a security camera, intercom access allows the highest levels of privacy and security.

5. How Will Your Gate be Powered?

Unless you choose manual gates, you will need to power your gates. You can choose to power your gates through the same power source as your home if you wish to run electric cables from your home to the end of your driveway. Alternatively, solar powered gates are an eco-friendly and financially savvy way to power your gates, and mean you won’t need to worry about running electrical cables underground or being stuck on the wrong side of the gate during a power outage!

The team at Fencemakers are always on hand to talk you through the considerations for your gate or fencing project. Give us a call or fill out a form to book a free, no-obligation quote.