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.
To Whom it may concern, We are absolutely thrilled to have had the pleasure of working with Angelo (Ange). We were so lucky Ange was able to fit our job in due to a cancellation. Ange went above and beyond to ensure that both ourselves and our neighbours were happy throughout the whole process. He worked back during the week and was there on the weekend. The fence was completed on-time even though there was some lost time initially. Ange you are a credit to yourself and the VIP brand. I will certainly be recommending Ange and VIP to all my friends and family. All the best mate and Merry Christmas
- Cam and Meg (Fencing Services Vermont)
Harley thank you so much for your work with the construction of the 2 fences. Both were large and were constructed fabulously. Really appreciate the way you always let us know what was going on and fitted in with us and got on with the job as you outlined in your quote, (which was very competitive) Your works was a 11 out of 10. We look forward to you doing our pool fence. Very Highly recommend excellent trades person and genuinely nice guy.
- Phil P (Fencing Services Mount Eliza)
We have just had Terry Smith redo our back fence. It was difficult to do as it was flush with the back shed. A brilliant job was done. Concrete Foundations dug deep and erected. Fence looks good , Two days taken to erect ; no corners cut with work. A lovely man to have on your property with no concern re your home safety with an unknown man. Will certainly have Terry back to do carpentry maintenance when required. I am someone who is very fussy about having strangers on our property. Will certainly have Terry back to do any carpentry jobs.
- Ann and Tony (Fencing Services Kew East)
Sid and his team just recently finish our fence in Ivanhoe. I would highly recommend his company. The quote was professionally done and separated into two sections for me and my neighbor. The job was started on the date he advised. The job was completed ahead of schedule everything thing was tidied up and removed including the old material from site. He even advised when I had made a mistake on my payment and over paid him. 1) On time 2) right price 3) integrity Would be my one and only recommendation for fencing!!
- DaveT (Fencing Services Ivanhoe)
Bryan was really good, professional, helpful and his quote was the best that I’ve got.
- Clare (Fencing Services Greenwood)
Thank you for a professional job and excellent work ethic. Many thanks also for answering my questions with patience and giving me tips to look after my new fence..highly recommended for any future jobs.thanks again.. 😀
- EnjayP (Fencing Services Heidelberg)
Many thanks to Bryan and Karen for a very professional job which was completed in 1 ½ days. We are extremely happy and would readily recommend them to anyone wishing to enhance the look of their house. Bryan's attention to detail was outstanding in every way and they actually cleaned up after themselves which is a big plus! We are now looking forward to a nice cup of tea sitting behind our new lovely picket fence!
- Neil and Fran (Fencing Services Mandurah)
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)
We were very pleased with our new fence constructed by Shaun Smiley, he was a pleasure to deal with and very professional from quoting to installing the excellent quality fence. We wanted to save some plants, and Shaun worked around our wishes to our delight. He is a pleasure to have around when working, no loud music or bad language. I would highly recommend Shaun Smiley.
- Denise (Fencing Services Canterbury)
Great to deal with and great craftsman. Thoroughly recommended.
- Jeremy H (Fencing Services Highett)