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Things to consider when designing your fence

Things to consider when designing your fence
What is the purpose of your new fence?

Before you install a fence, ask yourself what your reason is for installing a fence for your property.

What is the purpose that you want the fence?

For example, Do you a new fence to add security, block out noise, keep pets and children in the yard, improve the street appeal, etc.

What material do you want to design the fence in?
Consider what materials you want to use for your fence, will they suit the style of your house?

Consider what you would like your pillars to be made from.

Are you matching the style of your house?

Does your house have bricks or render to match?

How much visibility do you want through the fence?

For example, If you want the fence for privacy you may choose a modular fence.

What material should you use for your location?

For example, Seaside locations require material that will withstand marine atmospheric corrosion or if you live in a high fire risk area you may consider using fire-resistant materials.

What extra features would you like to add to your fence?

Examples are lights, driveway gates, pedestrian gates, automatic gate openers, intercoms, etc.

Create an entrance

For safety and convenience, consider putting in at least one entrance into a fence. Ensure that one of these is large enough to accommodate bulky outdoor equipment such as a lawn mower, large garbage bins, etc.

How high do you want your fence to be?

Consider if you are using the fence for security or as a boundary. The dollar value and the height of the fence will also determine if a permit is required.

Be a good neighbour

Be open with your neighbours about your fence plans and try not to block their view unnecessarily.
Consider if the fence will be aesthetically pleasing to your neighbours as well as your selves?

How much maintenance do you intend to do on your fence?

Consider the maintenance required for the style of the fence? Try to choose materials that have low maintenance and durability.

Hire professionals to install your fence

Have a professional install your fence as this can have a huge impact on the value of your home.

Permits

Will my fence need a permit? Building permits are generally required for construction over 1.2m. Check with your local council.

Installation time frame
When do you want your fence installation complete?

The time frame of completion will vary depending on the permit if required and the size and style of the fence. Ask the sales representative what the expected time frame for installation is.

Custom Built Fences specialise in a large range of custom fences in Melbourne and surrounding areas. Our service includes design permits & construction. We can provide the best design and the best price for your custom fence. Offering custom design fences as well as the popular styles, modular fences, Masonry fences, and Steel fences. We have a vast selection of infill steel fences, including scrolls, rings, and spears tops. As well as a large range of different capping to choose from and different locking options to suit your fence. We offer all custom-built fences — aluminium fences, steel fences, cast iron fences, Aluminium picket fences, brick fences, combination fences, rendered fences, gates, as well as custom steel work for domestic or commercial use, such as shopping centres or restaurant barriers and feature work.

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Should both partners be home for the quote?

Should both partners be home for the quote?

Yes, it is best that both you and your partner are at home when getting a quote.
It is always good to have someone to bounce ideas off, especially when choosing the style of the fencing, as you are both spending money on something for your home. It is great if you are both on the same page, but you may strongly disagree with each other’s ideas, so it’s beneficial for you both to be there so that you both can see all of the styles and listen to all the design ideas that our sales representative will share with you. This way if there is any conflict in tastes, together we can come up with a compromise for your fence design. Having both you and your partner at home gives us the opportunity to explore all possibilities.
From time to time, technical questions may need to be asked by our sales representative, but only one of you can answer the question. For example, the location of services or easement, etc. Or you may have technical questions that you may wish to ask regarding the installation. Technical information is always best to be listened to firsthand rather than be relayed but is not necessary.
The end result of that is going to give you the best design outcome for your custom-built fence.
Custom Built Fences specialise in a large range of custom fences in Melbourne and surrounding areas. Our service includes design permits & construction. We can provide the best design and the best price for your custom fence. Offering custom design fences as well as the popular styles, modular fences, Masonry fences, and Steel fences. We have a vast selection of infill steel fences, including scrolls, rings, and spears tops. As well as a large range of different capping to choose from and different locking options to suit your fence. We offer all custom-built fences — aluminium fences, steel fences, cast iron fences, weatherboard look fences, brick fences, combination fences, rendered fences, gates, as well as custom steel work for domestic or commercial use, such as shopping centres or restaurant barriers and feature work.

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Does a fence affect my home insurance?

Does a fence affect my home insurance?

In most cases, No!

A fence correctly installed with a permit and relevant engineering would not affect insurance.
Although to deter burglars, it is worth considering the erection of secure boundary fences around your property. With a variety of fences and gates to choose from, you can achieve privacy and security without compromising the character and feel of a welcoming home. A fence that has a lockable gate, restricting access to the property, and adding extra security to your property may improve your insurance policy. This is only a guide and it is advised to contact your Home Insurance provider to discuss this with them.
Locking gates can increase security

If your fence is built in such a way that you have a fence gate, as with all other points of entry, make sure your gate is secured by a lock.

Custom Built Fences specialise in a large range of custom fences in Melbourne and surrounding areas. Our service includes design permits & construction. We can provide the best design and the best price for your custom fence. Offering custom design fences as well as the popular styles, modular fences, Masonry fences, and Steel fences. We have a vast selection of infill steel fences, including scrolls, rings, and spears tops. As well as a large range of different capping to choose from and different locking options to suit your fence. We offer all custom-built fences — aluminium fences, steel fences, cast iron fences, weatherboard look fences, brick fences, combination fences, rendered fences, gates, as well as custom steel work for domestic or commercial use, such as shopping centres or restaurant barriers and feature work.

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Does a fence add value to your house?

Does a fence add value to your house?

By adding a Custom Built Fence to your property adds value to your property by increasing your curb appeal. The aesthetics of a new custom built fence will show that you maintain your property and care about your home. Improving the street view of your home whilst increasing selling appeal.

A beautiful front fence frames a home, and with a fresh new Custom Built Fence with decorative finishes, becomes a form of creative expression, not just a boundary but also adds extra security to your home.

The addition of a Custom Built Fence to your home can serve as several purposes. It can be used for privacy, it can be used as security and stop unwanted visitors getting into your yard, and it can help to keep your pets and children secure in your yard. Homeowners that have pets or children may have a fence as a prerequisite when buying a home and could be reluctant to purchase your home without one. Rather than spending money on installing a fence themselves, they may think that a house with a fence already installed is worth the price.Having a nice Custom Built Fence can have decorative benefits, like enhancing the appearance of your yard and home as a whole. If you live in a home with an aesthetically undesirable views looking out your window, a strong, tall fence can block the view and create a much more desirable view of your yard.Custom Built Fences specialise in a large range of custom fences in Melbourne and surrounding areas. Our service includes design to permits & construction. We can provide the best design and the best price for your custom fence. Offering custom design fences as well as the popular styles, modular fences, Masonry fences, and Steel fences. We have a vast selection of infill steel fences, including scrolls, rings, spears tops. As well a large range of different capping to choose from and different locking options to suit your fence. We offer all custom built fences — aluminium fences, steel fences, cast iron fences, aluminium picket fences, brick fences, combination fences, rendered fences, gates, as well as custom steel work for domestic or commercial use, such as shopping centres or restaurant barriers and feature work.

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Can I install the fence myself?

Can I install the fence myself?

Installing your own fence is not recommended as a range of things can go wrong if you are not trained to perform this type of work. As a fence is a heavy structure that can fall if not installed correctly and can potentially hurt anyone walking past your property, therefore making you legally liable. So it is a necessity for a professional fence installer to install the fence for you.

Building a new fence is a large investment for your property, therefore you want to have it built correctly and to the highest standards. Imagine the headache of having to arrange the civil works yourself, pouring the footings on your own, and then having to arrange materials to be delivered to the site and then trying to put them together! This can be a frustrating process, which can be fraught with errors if doing it yourself.

The installation of your fence requires trained staff, the use of specialised tools and work platforms, and a lot of time. We have highly trained staff who install fences every day, they are specialists in their trade and they have a skill base that comes out of construction, so they know what they are doing. More importantly, they know what NOT to do. We guarantee our workmanship and the installation of your fence will be finished within expectation and satisfaction. If you envision your fence to still be standing in years to come, then it is best for skilled installers to install your fence. Don’t do it yourself, don’t risk it, it’s that simple.

How long does it take for the fence to be installed?

Your fence will typically have three phases of construction. Phase one – Permits and planning. If a permit is required for your fence, once the permit has been approved, which can take up to 5 months, dependent on the council regulations and the permits required. Generally, we will start work on your fence within in a couple of weeks of receiving the permits. Phase two – Masonry Construction. Excavation, bricklaying, and finish. Generally, the length of time for phase two of construction of your fence can take between 1 week to 4 weeks, dependent on the size of the work. Phase three – Steelwork construction and delivery. A final measure will be performed to ensure that the infill panel will be the correct size.

Now bear in mind that weather and unforeseen circumstances play a big part in the final completion date. Our Sales representative will give you an indication of the date that your fence will be due to be completed upon acceptance of the quote.

Custom Built Fences specialise in a large range of custom fences in Melbourne and surrounding areas. Our service includes design permits & construction. We can provide the best design and the best price for your custom fence. Offering custom design fences as well as the popular styles, modular fences, Masonry fences, and Steel fences. We have a vast selection of infill steel fences, including scrolls, rings, and spears tops. As well as a large range of different capping to choose from and different locking options to suit your fence. We offer all custom-built fences — custom aluminium fences, custom steel fences, custom cast iron fences, custom weatherboard look fences, custom brick fences, custom combination fences, custom rendered fences, custom gates, as well as custom steel work for domestic or commercial use, such as shopping centres or restaurant barriers and feature work.

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How much will my fence cost?

How much will my fence cost?

All our Custom Built Fences are quoted individually and custom designed to suit the needs of the customer and the site specifications. At the end of the day, as with everything, you get what you pay for. But to give you an indication of the cost, a fence will cost within the thousands and will vary with what style you choose for your fence, taking into consideration the site variations required for installation.

Small to large fences

It goes without saying the bigger the fence the more material and civil works involved. But in saying that, Custom Built Fences will work with you to find a more cost-effective design for your fence. There are a few different factors to look at as well, for example, height, site work required, footings, if any permits are required, etc.

Site inspection and Quotation

All of Custom Built Fences are custom designed for our customers, we will need to come out and look at the site to see where you would like the fence to be situated so that we are clearly informed of all works required for the design and installation of the fence. We then make an assessment and price it up accordingly.

Does my house affect the cost?

In some instances, the aesthetic of your house can really dictate the cost of your fence. Such as, what material your house is made out of. For example, If your house is brick, then you may wish to match the bricks from your house to be used in your fence, or you may wish to use the same render that your house has been rendered with, etc. In which case, this may increase the cost of your fence.

How do the costs of Custom Built Fences compare to our competitors?

In the open marketplace, our customers get the fairest price. We are very competitive in our industry, with our cost and quality. Many customers say to that the quality of Custom Built Fences is great value for the price. The quality of our fences is what we pride our company on.

Custom Built Fences specialise in a large range of custom fences in Melbourne and surrounding areas. Our service includes design permits & construction. We can provide the best design and the best price for your custom fence. Offering custom design fences as well as the popular styles, modular fences, Masonry fences, and Steel fences. We have a vast selection of infill steel fences, including scrolls, rings, and spears tops. As well as a large range of different capping to choose from and different locking options to suit your fence. We offer all custom-built fences — aluminium fences, steel fences, cast iron fences, weatherboard look fences, brick fences, combination fences, rendered fences, gates, as well as custom steel work for domestic or commercial use, such as shopping centres or restaurant barriers and feature work. 

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Best automatic gates in Melbourne – An open & shut case

The Automatic Gates Melbourne loves

When it comes to gates – whether they’re automatic driveway gates or automatic sliding gates, you want to be able to trust they will work.

The whole point of any gate is the ease of access. That’s one reason why automatic gates around Melbourne are growing in number and one of the top installers is Custom Built Fences.

Let’s have a look at a couple of automatic gate options.

The benefits of sliding automatic gates

Whether yours is a residential or commercial property, you want to make sure that your boundary is secure.

It is no more important than at the points of entry (and exit).

Automatic sliding gates are one of the top options to choose for your main point of entry.

You get the benefits of:

  • A wider opening – especially for larger vehicles
  • Space saving – as sliding gates take up less area
  • A range of sizes
  • Variety of materials
  • Weather resistant

Automatic sliding gates are a winning choice for residential and commercial properties. They even add value whilst adding a whole level of convenience.

What about electric sliding gates for driveways?

The choice seems a no-brainer.

Picture sitting in the comfort of your own car and pulling up at your home.

In the old days, you would have to brave the cold and possibly pouring rain to get out to open the gate, then get back in your car and drive into your garage or under your carport – THEN – head back down the driveway to close the gate again.

In the heat of Summer, this can be just as torturous. Who wants to get out into the heat of a 40C degree day to open their electric gates?

That’s why electric sliding gates for driveways are so popular.

The look that lasts for fencing

Automatic sliding gates add an extra appeal to a property. They are more attractive than wooden and well-worn than a metal sliding gate. It’s important to remember that other gates need a substantial amount of upkeep, especially undergoing harsh Australian weather conditions.

The addition of automatic electric sliding gates wins out over an ordinary garden gate that will succumb to the stress of weather and time.

Automatic gates are a safe bet

Installing automatic sliding gates puts your security in your own hands – or, to be more precise – at the touch of your finger. You have the benefit of safety and privacy that comes with a quality automatic gate.

Forget the unwanted visitor or being pestered by salespeople. Forget the worries of pets and young children escaping your property and running onto the road or off down the street.

Your remote-controlled automatic gate gives you peace of mind in your very own hands.

It all makes for a more peaceful time to enjoy your home.

Style that matters

Looking up or down a street, you can see which homes are valued by their owners. Whether it’s a well-maintained garden, stylish wrought iron fencing or automatic gates.

An eye-catching fence or gate can make all the difference to the overall look of a property. It is something like the perfect frame for a picture – it enhances and highlights the best things about your home in a subtle but significant way.

The power of an automatic gate

Automatic gates do more than provide security and add to the overall aesthetic appeal. It’s all about putting power into your hands.

The convenience is something everyone can appreciate but the bonus is the way a quality fence and automatic gate help the value of your property appreciate.

It can be a huge selling point for any home in the sales market to have automated gates. That’s just something to keep in mind for the future.

The Custom Brick Fences difference

Looking to have one of the automatic gates Melbourne home and business owners love? Talk to the experts at Custom Brick Fences about getting your gate rolling.

The choice of quality gates is yours to make – automatic driveway gates or automatic sliding gates are the perfect answer for any home.

It’s now easier than ever to have an amazing-looking fence and gate that will last for years. We’ve done it for all of our customers.

You don’t have to dream about having exactly what you want, made specifically for you and your property – the team here at Custom Brick Fences makes it a reality. Ask us how we can help with our service to make your ideal sliding automatic gates.

You can be happy and make it happen now. Contact us here today.