Choosing a fence to suit your home is not difficult; it just requires a little forethought to ensure you get the best kind of fence for your needs. And of course, you have to make sure it is of the type that has council approval. Once that is settled you can go ahead and choose from the options that will suit you and your lifestyle. Here are some things to think about to guide you in choosing the best fence for your needs.
Keep Children In and Intruders Out
What is your reason for getting a fence? Is it to keep pets or children in, or to keep intruders out – or both? Many people do not feel the need to keep other people out with their fence; they rely on their security door to do that. However, if you have little children you will need to keep them contained so they don’t wander away. Having a fence you can trust to keep them in will allow them to play outside without you having to watch them every minute – at least, once they get old enough not to fall over.
A fence to keep children safe may also need to be one that keeps intruders out, especially if your home fronts a busy street. It may need to be one that an adult cannot climb over. However, if you feel that would be unattractive, consider having two kinds of fence; one for the backyard where the children will play and one for the front that will look more attractive.
Does it Suit Your Home Design?
Certain homes suit certain types of fencing. A picket fence done with timber palings and painted white will suit Federation style homes and many other older styles of homes. You can also have a picket style fence done with steel posts that have fancy tops that make it difficult or impossible for anyone to climb over. More modern homes will look fine with Colorbond fencing or even steel mesh.