Paling fences in many states are the basic form of getting the privacy and security your family needs to feel safe and secure at home. They can be very basic in design and range through to some higher end finishes such as those with exposed posts with lattice on top and so on. Here are some advice points on this type of fences that we offer to all our clients.
We use oversized posts (300mm longer than usual minimum size) so as to get the posts into the ground deeper for added stability and to be able to get the top rail closer to the top of the palings to avoid a “banana” effect of the palings at the top of your fence. We will also advise on what type of timber post would be best, for example if in a termite zone we will often recommend using cypress as they are naturally termite resistant. We may also recommend or offer a steel post variant to you as steel is very strong, not prone to termite attack and are very long lasting (does not rot like timber does) and are particularly good in high wind areas as they don’t snap!
In many cases we will recommend using concrete due to its superior strength instead of cement soil amalgam (cement mixed with soil), concrete is particularly superior to a fences ongoing stability especially in sandy soil conditions and on higher than usual fences.
For your plinth, rails and palings themselves we recommend best available quality Treated Pine as not only is it cost effective it is also more resilient to termite attack and weather damage in general. Paling fencing materials are just a step above packaging grade timber so it’s VERY important that the fence is built using best practices which includes not skimping on timber materials (many do this) and using the correct sized and number of galvanised fixings to ensure strength!
Capping and Lattice:
Again, we recommend Treated Pine for the same reasons above, you should also be aware that there is a fair bit of difference between “cheap lattice” and “quality lattice”, give cheap lattice one summer and you will see what we mean!
Protecting Your Fence:
Now that you have a PROPERLY built fence in place you may consider painting it to not only enhance its look but to also protect it ongoing, if painting the fence (or having it done for you) choose lighter colours if the fence is to receive a lot of hot afternoon sun, darker colours will attract heat and potentially warp the palings.
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Below are a few of our most popular styles to help you decide what is best for your project. Your welcome to mix and match styles or we can build you something completely custom if you would prefer that! Please let your local fencing contractor know the "Style Code" that you like when requesting a quote.
The major things that set us apart from our competitors is that we focus on QUALITY and SERVICE first and you have the security of dealing with a company (V.I.P. Home Services) that has been around for over 40 years!
We build your fence using only quality fencing materials and use the best fencing construction methods that we have perfected collectively over the last 36+ years which comes from varied experience plus priding ourselves in being professional fencing contractors. Not only do our fences look better, we build them to last longer too!
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All our fencing quotes are clear and easy to understand and although we may not be the cheapest quote that you receive, we know that you will be happy with the quality of your new fence and the service that we provided you!
Providing the very best customer service is of paramount importance to V.I.P. Home Services – Fencing and Home Maintenance. Our network of franchise owners throughout the country are fully trained and take pride in the work that they do. They are all fully insured and are owner operated which means that you receive the very best customer service as you deal with the business owner.
In the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied with the level of service that you receive we want to put that right. Should you not feel comfortable bringing any issues up directly with the franchise owners, we are there for you. We will directly look into the issue for you and liaise with you and the franchise owner to come to a solution. It is important to us that we do the very best we can to ensure your dealings with V.I.P. Home Services – Fencing and Home Maintenance are what people have come to expect from one of the leading franchise companies in the country.
Should you need to contact us in relation to any matters of customer service, simply call our national call centre on 13 26 13.
Hi Ben. Just a short note to again indicate my appreciation for the replacement of two fences for my daughter and me. From the first contact with you when you provided me with quotes, I was pleased with several things; (a) your promptness in providing the quotes, (b) your professional and considered advice as to what was the best material etc. that suited our requirements and finally the professional completion and appearance of the fences that were done in a timely manner. Due to your professional work and friendly disposition, I would have no hesitation in recommending your work to anyone. Regards Neil O’Loughlin.
- Neil O'L (Fencing Services Heidelberg)
Thanks Bryan and Karen for the professional work installing our glass pool fencing. Bryan did an amazing job working in the heat to make sure our fence was perfect. We are extremely happy and your quote was very competitive, would definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for perfection at a reasonable price. The only tradesman that arrived on time and cleaned up after he finished. SUPER HAPPY.
- Debra (Fencing Services Port Kennedy)
Clint did a great job on our fence. Quick and easy to deal with!
- LisaE (Fencing Services Essendon)
Mark at VIP Home Services recently built and installed a fence/gate at our property in Mt Waverley which was a great success. Mark's quote and responses to my request were met quickly and he took care to make sure we could have our fence built at his nearest opportunity. He built the fence within a half day and took great care with his products, his building technique and the end result was perfect. He recommended a 'hidden' gate to meet our needs and it fits within the property well. An architect friend even noted now well the fence lined with the house's brickwork. Thank you Mark, we will definitely recommend you for any future work of this type and have recommended you to friends looking for similar fencing!
- Joanne D (Fencing Services Mt Waverley)
Walter and his team have been creating beautiful and sturdy fences for us for more than 10 years. Walter is very professional and his workmanship is excellent. He is prompt, reliable and competitive.
- Vanessa (Fencing Services Surrey Hills)
Shaun Thank you for replacing my side fence. I am very happy with the work that you have done for me. I was impressed with the professionalism with which you handled the task. You followed up each stage of the project promptly, efficiently and with courtesy. I am also pleased with the workmanship which you demonstrated in constructing the new fence, your attention to providing high quality materials and the application of the best techniques in securing the posts and palings. Best wishes
Alastar did a great job with our side fence, getting the job done promptly and seamlessly. Highly recommended.
- Shaun (Fencing Services Mount Eliza)
Just confirming positive & glowing feedback about your exemplary customer service, & job completed beyond expectations from Jeremy C
- Jeremy C (Fencing Services Richmond)
From quote to erected replacement gate, the service and courteous professionalism provided by Bryan and Karen is and was exemplary. Suggestions by Bryan made style, colour and type of gate replacement materials made for an easy selection plus the price was outstanding. Attention to detail which included site clean up and removal of old gate made for a pleasant surprise. A job made tricky by underground water pipes well and truly done. Excellent! (Review from Product Review Website)
- John & Shirley Willis (Fencing Services Eden Hill)