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.
The speed and quality of work is top notch. Clint has done 3 separate jobs for me now and has always delivered as promised! Highly recommend if you're looking for fence work
- XJ Chan (Fencing Services Essendon)
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)
AN ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE! If you are looking for professionalism and precision relating to the trade of fencing, then go no further than VIP Fencing. I was impressed by their attention to detail and accuracy. It was clearly demonstrated that both the VIP Fencing company and its members not only regard their services as a trade but ultimately a craft. Extending gratitude to Matt Chapman. Not only a competent and skilled individual; but one who exhibited integrity. Thank you, VIP Fencing, for a job well executed from start to finish!
- AnnaliseM (Fencing Services Pascoe Vale Sth)
cont... Shaun performed an extremely tricky job perfectly and with a smile. The new fences look fantastic - and the old vines look better than ever. Not only did we get a better result than we thought possible, but Shaun was highly professional in every way and a pleasure to work with. Thank you very much Shaun and VIP Home Services. Hugely recommend!
- Sarah and Jason (Fencing Services Canterbury)
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)
I am so pleased with my new fence and sliding gate. Bryan attended to the smaller detail by professionally replacing the pavers and filling a hole in the brick wall. Going that extra mile makes such a difference.
- Annie (Fencing Services Yangebup)
We would like to say how pleased we are with Alastar and co for the wonderful professional job they did on our new fence would recommend to anyone, it looks fantastic! Thank you very much.
- Alan & Muriel P (Fencing Services Mt Eliza)
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)
Matt gave; professional service, competitive price and good materials!
- Kenny (Fencing Services Chelsea)