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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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Considering Slat or Panel Fencing? Here are Some Regulations You Need to Abide By

Considering Slat or Panel Fencing? Here are Some Regulations You Need to Abide By

Slat fencing is a fantastic option for home or business owners who want complete privacy control, whether you want to install fencing for security reasons, appearance, to establish safe borders or to add substantial value to your home. However, with this type of fencing in Perth and wider WA there are building regulations and permits you need to be aware of.

Not following the proper procedures before you install a fence can waste a lot of time and money – there are city rules, local ordinances and building regulations that may apply to your property before you can construct or install a fence.  Research is absolutely vital so before you put shovel to soil, check out these tips.

Height and Spacing

Every suburb in Perth and WA has its own fence height regulations that you must adhere to. Normally, a front yard fence will be around 1,200mm to 1,800mm high, while the common height for backyard fencing is anywhere between 1,800mm to 2,400mm high. Height will be largely dependent on the purpose of your fence as fences for privacy requirements will need to be taller.Residential

Local councils also have strict regulations regarding the allowable gaps between each individual slat, for slat fencing at the front of a property. The allowable gaps between slats for front slat fencing, is governed by visual permissibility requirements – the amount of visual sight that can be blocked by a fence. These requirements vary between different councils, as well as locations in different councils, so it is very important to check what is allowable for your property. There is also specific requirements for slat fencing when it is used pool fencing. A planning office in your local council will be able to advise you on all the compliance issues relating to fencing for your property.


Due to heritage conservation, style, safety and fire prevention some fencing materials are prohibited. These can include anything from wire to bamboo so it’s a good idea to check if any restrictions will apply to proposed fencing for your property.


Property line locations are often the source of friction between neighbours so make sure your open and upfront about your fencing plans and intentions. If you are guessing the location of boundary lines, you run the risk of being forced to take your fence down as well as upsetting your neighbours.

Knowing where your property lines end and handling any disputes thoroughly can make a huge difference. Use your plot plan to identify property lines and be sure to mark them. Alternatively you can have a surveyor come in and identify them for you. Most properties have uneven or unusual shaped sizes so don’t just assume your block is square – if you’re unsure it’s best to get a professional to save hassle and extra costs down the track.

To build a ‘neighbour friendly fence’ make sure you discuss your plans with them so they are aware of how it will be constructed. If it’s on the dividing line, have the agreement in writing. This should include the common boundary that will be fenced, the estimated costs and a proposed type of fence. If this agreed upon by both you and your neighbour, they may even be liable to pay half of the cost.

Building Permits

A building permit maybe required for some fence installation so obtaining this in the early stages before you begin installation is crucial. Whilst all reputable fencing companies will be able to advise you on the legislative requirements, ultimately it is the homeowners’ responsibility to ensure fencing meets council requirements relating to the regulations to do with spacing requirements, height and use of materials. It is also up to the home owner to obtain any required building permits.

When you apply for a building permit you will receive a copy of the rules that apply for the fences in your area. This will include all setbacks, sidewalks and roads, allowable heights and information regarding the property lines. If you live in a development that has its own private regulations, it’s in your best interests to check with the planning committee, as the development will likely have additional planning requirements and regulations.

Don’t Forget Your Gates

Having your gates in convenient places requires careful planning, and is just as essential as the fencing preparation. Consider where you want your points of access and how many gates you will need to install. Fencemakers consultants will be able to advise you on special lock arrangements that will allows for meter readers to have access to your property, whilst still allowing for a lockable lock at the front of your property.

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Pedestrian access can be handled with 910mm wide gates but yard gates sometime require a more spacious opening to cater for lawn mowers, wheelbarrows and other bulkier garden items.

Other important factors to consider include insurance cover for any installation damages to power lines or water pipes where the fencing company will be digging. It is important to note that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to inform the fencing contractor of the potential of any underground services, and if nothing is mentioned then it is assumed that nothing is present. Quality fence installation is more than just digging a few holes and knocking in posts, so it’s vital you do your research in the initial planning stages. Please feel free to contact Fencemakers when you are at the planning stage, because proper planning of fencing and gates will ensure you get the best possible result, and could save you a lot of money.

by Matthew Suter, Managing Director, Fencemakers.