Stepped Versus Raked:
On sloping land, you can either "step" or "rake" or do a combination of both to get the fence to run in line with the ground level(s).
So, what's the difference?
For the most part it's aesthetics and personal choice, but there will be an additional cost to "stepping" a fence due to the extra time it takes to build and, in some cases, the additional materials required to build it. The other thing to note with stepping is your ground to fence top height will vary on each and every panel due to start and finish levels so do not expect an exact same ground level to fence top height on any given panel.
A raked fence simply follows the ground level and for the most part, but not always, will have a reasonably consistent ground to top height.
Note: In the event of there being two different ground levels between neighbours unless otherwise specified the finished fence height will be in line with the lower ground level.
In most instances we will recommend the use of concrete due to its superior strength and stability as opposed to a cement/soil amalgam mixture
Can be of various sizes and various materials such as timber ones like cypress pine, hardwood, as well as steel etc
Once again depending on the type of fence chosen this will vary from treated pine to various metals
A large variety of materials can be used from humble palings through to various exotic ones
Depending on the materials and fence style a variety of end finish items may be chosen or used such as exposed posts, capping, post capitals, painting and so on
“Do it once or do it twice? Perhaps think of quality and not just the price!"
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, Wanted to thanks you for such a great job. The fence is looking awesome, good job and I'll be recommending you to others!
- Damon (Fencing Services Heidelberg)
Just wanted to record how pleased we have been with the services of Mark from your Glen Waverley franchise. A few weeks ago he installed a Colorbond fence down one side of our house. Our other side neighbours were so impressed that they agreed to have Mark install the same type of fence on their side. Both look sensational. Mark was very easy to deal with, on time and fastidious in the execution of his work - even to the extent of using a cotton bud to touch up small scratches at the end of the job. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good job at at fair price.
- Philip M (Fencing Services Wheelers Hill)
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)
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)
Hello Matt, Hope this email finds you well. We wanted to say Thank You for the fence you installed at our property last week. Looking at it for the very first time, we honestly felt that it was more a work of art than a simple fence. We never doubted that it would be installed correctly, but it definitely exceed our expectations and has added a beautiful and secure finish to our new home...both from the inside and out. The detail and workmanship you have put in are very much evident and your attention to detail and listening to our concerns and requirements are greatly appreciated.....cont
- Philip & Patricia M (Fencing Services Pascoe Vale Sth)
Our company recently engaged Warren Smith from VIP home services to have a fence replaced on behalf of one of our clients. We found Warren to be both professional and thorough in his approach and workmanship with a real can do attitude. We have since used his services on 2 further occasions and would have no hesitation in recommending him. Regards Russell Mcinnes
- Gardiner McInnes RE (Fencing Services Warranwood)
Hi Shaun, Thank you very much for a quick quality job of our fencing requirements. Your workmanship is spot on and we are very happy.
- ArronV (Fencing Services Wantirna)
In October 2018 in Kew, Chris from VIP Fencing replaced all our fencing, created retaining walls for gardens, and also gating. Right from the start, Chris was very reliable, a great communicator, a great problem solver and his workmanship is excellent. More than this, he collaborated with us at each stage of the job where decisions had to be made. His experience also helped guide us through the body corp process to get everything signed off with ease. Chris is a very pleasant, hard working and skillful tradesman to work with. We are very pleased with the end result and we also enjoyed the process (which is just as important)! Highly recommended and 5 stars from us.
- Gene & Alison (Fencing Services Kew)
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)
Put our new colour bond fence up in the most miserable weather and it looks amazing, great value and professional work, highly recommended! Facebook Review.
- John (Fencing Services Fremantle)