Questions to Ask When Choosing a Fencing & Gating Contractor

Choosing a fencing contractor and not sure what to ask or how to compare prospective contractors?

Use this list of questions as a guide and find out below why each question is so important.

You can then download the guide here to help you on your search!

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Do you offer a guarantee?

The last thing you want is to invest in fencing only to have the materials and/or workmanship fail, leaving you footing the bill to get your fence or gate repaired or replaced.

You want to be confident in the safety of your fencing. So if the contractor isn’t confident enough in their product or workmanship to offer you a guarantee then how can you be assured of the quality and durability?

At Fencemakers we offer a two year guarantee on fabrication and installation.

Are ALL the fencing components rustproof?

Rust is the enemy of any fence, so it’s important to make sure your contractor is using rust-proof materials for ALL aspects of the fence production and installation.

Make sure to ask about the quality of both the fencing itself as well as the fittings. This includes all the following components:

  • Welds
  • Screws
  • Hinges
  • Latches
  • Panels
  • Slats
  • Poles

A quality fence is the sum of its parts. If your fittings rust out on you, then what good are rustproof slats? Opt for rustproof components across the board.

Where do you source your fencing materials?

When in doubt it’s safer to go with Australian-made materials. Materials sourced overseas may come at a lower price, but they are also often lower quality and in some cases may not meet Australian quality standards. Quality products proudly showcase where they’re produced and that they meet building standards.

Are your fabricators trade certified?

You want the people who make your fence to be competent and highly skilled at what they do. If they’re not, you’ll risk having a poorly produced fence that could look uneven, collapse in areas or not meet your specification.

Are your installers insured while on my property?

On the off-chance that something were to happen to the installer, you, your family or your property as a result of the work going on around your home, does the fencing contractor have adequate insurance to cover these situations?

Choosing quality over everything else

In the end, you’ll want to go with a company that showcases a proven track-record of success and high quality. A simple online search can give you access to reviews, testimonials and other important information to make your decision easier.

By choosing a quality company, you can rest assured that you’ll get a quality fence installation. Download the guide now and find the best contractor for you!

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