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.
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VIP Fencing Mt Eliza exceeded expectations with a fence project that ran on time, on budget and without interruption, even though some variables on the job were unforeseen. Alastar's experience in all the nuances of fencing were evident - from his knowledge of motorised solutions (our gate is 40m from the house) to dealing with a fall-off of land, it all went smoothly and as described. Would highly recommend these professional, courteous and competent specialists. Al is also an excellent communicator which makes the process enjoyable and clear.
- Andrew (Fencing Services Mount Eliza)
Hi Warren. Thanks for another great job which was fraught with difficulties. Looks super and really happy with it. Great clean up too.
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)
We wholeheartedly recommend Shaun Smiley and VIP Home Services for their excellent fencing work. We were delighted with the high quality result, the meticulous attention to detail, the efficiency and timeliness of the work, the professionalism, the value for money - and also (importantly) with the whole process, as Shaun and VIP were an absolute delight to deal with. Shaun completed two boundary fences on either side of our residential property. It was a complex job involving a heritage property, working with 3 separate property owners, and huge old vines completely covering the existing fences which we wanted to preserve. to be cont...
- Sarah and Jason (Fencing Services Canterbury)
Bryan, very helpful and understanding. I accidentally reversed into my automated gate... It was nice to chat to someone professional and non judgmental, he made the daunting phone call very easy! "Little Aussie Directory"
- Natasha (Fencing Services Melville)
Angelo did our fence yesterday. very professional. Highly recommended. Both my neighbour and ourselves are very happy.
- Nancy (Fencing Services Mount Waverley)
Harley, very happy with your work and your professionalism, thank your Dad for the advice on deck and fence stain, will definitely contact you again when I need more work done.
- Janine (Home Maintenance Services Mount Martha)
I engaged Terry to renew my back fence some months ago and I was impressed with his attention to detail, plus his punctuality and good workmanship. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any fencing work. He will do a fantastic job.
- Lesley (Fencing Services Croydon)
Thank you Curtis for a great job, very happy with the end result. You were very professional from start to finish, would definitely recommend your services.
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