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 Everyone, I would just like to Thank Alastar & Matt, for the great job, they did on replacing the back & side fence yesterday. They arrived on time, dismantled the old fence, (that they took away) & replaced it with a great looking new fence. Their workmanship & attention to detail is much appreciated. Once again, Many Thanks!
- Robert (Fencing Services Seaford)
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- MarioV (Fencing Services Port Melbourne)
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- BeckD (Fencing Services Chelsea Heights)
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- Scott (Fencing Services Hamilton Hill)
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- Peter (Fencing Services Strathmore)
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)
We recently had a fencing project completed by Mark and his colleague Curtis who had recently joined Mark to gain further experience in his own business. Curtis was a friendly and personable tradesman, his work was completed in an efficient and timely manner. We had the gate constructed for our new pup in the backyard, but as the result was so nice, wish it could be displayed out front for passers by! Thank you so much!
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- Robert (Fencing Services Altona)
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- Nancy (Fencing Services Mount Waverley)