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!
All of our local fencing contractors are:
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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 Quazi, thanks so much for the job! Looks amazing! You were great, thanks a lot! Good work!
- MarioV (Fencing Services Port Melbourne)
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)
Hi Ben. Just a short note to again indicate my appreciation for the replacement of two fences for my daughter and me. From the first contact with you when you provided me with quotes, I was pleased with several things; (a) your promptness in providing the quotes, (b) your professional and considered advice as to what was the best material etc. that suited our requirements and finally the professional completion and appearance of the fences that were done in a timely manner. Due to your professional work and friendly disposition, I would have no hesitation in recommending your work to anyone. Regards Neil O’Loughlin.
- Neil O'L (Fencing Services Heidelberg)
cont.. This involved a complete renovation and creation of a brand new bathroom literally from top to bottom. Harley completed and/or coordinated all activities including carpentry, plumbing, tiling, accessory fitting, electrical work and painting. He was a one-stop shop for all related activities and the specialists he brought in were all extremely professional, competent and friendly. The final result is a masterpiece and we are very happy with the outcome. What is next ? - not sure about that yet – however first point of call will be VIP Services and in particular Harley Smith. With thanks / Andrew and Delphine
- Andrew & Delphine (Home Maintenance Services Frankston South)
This project was completed on Sat 10 March 2018 by VIP Home Services - Fencing. Excellent work. Clint was very proficient in carrying out the requested type and design of fence requested. He consulted with me when there was need for clarification where some others may have made their own decision just to finish the job. This fence, classed as a 'feature fence', is simple in concept but intricate in execution. However, Clint was diligent and delivered a quality job with no fuss. I am very satisfied.
- Reg S (Fencing Services Glen Roy)
"He was very good, prompt, he tells me before the job and I have no bad feedback about him. Job was done properly"
- Joseph (Fencing Services Donvale)
Hi Terry, Just wanted to let you know that I'm very happy with my new fence. I liked the way it was erected professionally, and you cleaned up afterwards. I'd be happy to recommend your services in the future.
- Barbara (Fencing Services Knoxfield)
I had Matt Couper from V.I.P. fencing. Best job done. And could not of meet a nicer bloke. Highly recommend 👍🏻
- Philip H (Fencing Services Langwarrin)
Recommendation from Hayley G from Drouin, VIC 12 Jun 2022 re Gates Job - Warwick
- Hayley G (Fencing Services Drouin)
Highly recommend Curtis (VIP FENCING), very communicative, efficient and the quality of his work was very high. You could do a lot worse than consider Curtis if you have fencing requirements.
- PeterW (Fencing Services Hurstbridge)