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.
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Dear Walter, Thank you for all your hard work and attentiveness to our property and garden. We have appreciated the courtesy you have demonstrated toward us; both you and your colleague, David, are gentlemen. We have no hesitation in recommending you to others and will keep you in mind for any future work. Kind Regards, Daniel and Sally B
- Daniel and Sally (Fencing Services Box Hill Sth)
Hi Harley, You bet we are happy with the result! Many thanks again - "Quality Nailed" indeed!
- Andrew T (Home Maintenance Services Frankston South)
The fence looks fantastic, thank you Ben. Always on time and kept me fully informed of what stage you where at and always left the area totally clean and tidy. The fence was completed within the time that was said it would be. Very polite and professional, if anyone talks about needed to get a fence done, l will be recommending Ben from VIP Fences. Thanking you and your team for a no stress and excellent job!
- Zaharo S (Fencing Services West Brunswick)
The quality and service we received from you was simply first class. The span of fencing that you replaced was certainly not an easy one to tackle but somehow you made it look easy and the fence itself is stunning. Also a pleasure to deal with. You turned up on time, cleaned up after yourself each night, and were a good genuine person. Thanks once again and I will make sure to recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs some fencing done.
- Harley (Fencing Services Surrey Hills)
Hi Mark, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how happy I am with the work you’ve done at my home. I love my modular fence and the colour bond side fence is gorgeous. You were always on time, courteous and easy to talk to. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who asks! I can’t thank you enough. 5 stars to you and VIP Fencing!!
- Mali (Fencing Services Croydon)
Your work was completed quickly and in a highly professional manner. The results exceeded my expectations and so I am very happy. I would recommend your services to any enquirer.
- NeiII (Fencing Services Glen Waverley)
Dear Ange, I just wanted to say thanks and what a pleasure it was to have you build my back fence. At the time of calling you I was in a desperate situation of needing the fence built urgently, you were not only able to meet my needs with the timeframe, but your advise on what would be best with regard to how the fence should be constructed, and the assurance re the quality of work and materials overall represents 100% satisfaction on my part. Once again thanks for everything, the fence looks great, and I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs a fence. Cheers.
- Warren M (Fencing Services Croydon)
Shaun Smiley from VIP – Fencing responded promptly to my job enquiry. He visited our site before submitting a quotation with improved specifications. His attention to detail and product knowledge was impressive. Shaun responded to all my queries on a timely basis and also made sure our neighbour was happy. We are very happy with our new colorbond fence. Thanks again Shaun.
- Peter (Fencing Services Glen Iris)
Matt did a great job getting the fence fixed in a highly professional matter. I can recommend him to others seeking quality services.
- Mike (Fencing Services Ormond)
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