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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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Things to Consider When Choosing a Privacy Fence

Privacy fenceAustralia’s cities, suburbs, and regional centres are growing rapidly. This growth is placing pressure on house and land prices resulting in smaller residential block sizes and higher density housing. Houses are being constructed closer to the street and neighbours. This trend has resulted in a growing need to create usable spaces throughout your property. Creating a safe, usable garden with the required privacy is extremely important. For this reason, more homeowners are choosing to install fences to ensure maximum privacy.

At Fencemakers, we can assist you in designing a fencing system that will not only guarantee your home’s privacy, but it will add to the aesthetic appeal of your house.

In this blog we’re going to take a look at the benefits of privacy fences and discuss factors you should consider when choosing one.


Slat fence and gatesIt may seem obvious, but you need to ensure the fence you choose actually provides you with privacy! It’s important to note that different fences provide different levels of privacy. Wooden fences can suffice for reducing noise, however they can feature gaps between fence posts and boards.

Colorbond® steel by contrast blocks noise, and has no visual gaps, but can look ugly.

For front and infill fencing you need a fence that can maximize privacy whilst still conforming with council rules relating to visual permeability. For this reason, we would recommend the use of either a slat fence (either Smartwood or aluminium powder-coated) or privacy fencing made using Fencemakers’ range of custom laser cut or perforated screens. Both fencing styles can be custom made to ensure maximum privacy is achieved whilst still complying with council requirements.

Fence height should also be considered. Two meters is generally well above eye-level, and should be sufficient for keeping out unwanted intrusions. We don’t recommend fencing heights exceed 2m at a residential property, as fences exceeding this height can appear disproportionately tall and block out light.


Picket fenceA privacy fence shouldn’t detract from the look or feel of your home. If anything, it should complement and enhance your home. An ill-designed privacy fence may result in the following:

  • You feel as if you’re living in a jail (Note: be careful not to make your fence too high)
  • Your fence clashes with the rest of your home’s aesthetic qualities
  • Your fence stops sunlight and fresh air from entering your property

If you are unsure which fence type would best suit your property and your needs, the best option is to ask an experienced fencing contractor for advice. A fencing contractor should be able to provide guidance in choosing the appropriate height, materials and positioning of a privacy fence. Fencemakers make all fencing to meet your unique requirements and specifications, so we guarantee a privacy fencing design to suit your home, needs, and style.


slat fencingIf you’re building your fence between your property and another, it’s a good idea to speak with your neighbours first. In most cases there won’t be an issue, they may even be excited to see a new fence that adds significantly to both properties’ street appeal. In some cases though, views and access may need to be considered. Also, when building in an established community it’s often more aesthetically appealing to choose a design that matches the area and is reflective of both your and your neighbours’ properties. Council regulations may restrict heights and styles. Ask your fencing contractor about your council’s requirements.


Fence with plantsPlants can be terrific for improving noise insulation. They can add a natural touch in any urban environment and can also assist in obscuring the neighbouring buildings and increasing your property’s privacy.

Selecting the right plants can really enhance your hard, as well as your home’s kerb appeal. Architectural plants like Frangipani’s, New Zealand Flax, and Cycads look amazing when paired with slat fencing. Full-foliage, bushy plants can also add to the security and privacy of your home, by providing an additional barrier and making unwanted access to your home difficult.

If you would like more information on privacy fences, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to come out to site, discuss privacy fencing options and provide you with a free no obligation quote.