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.
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!
To VIP Fencing and Home Maintenance. Harley Smith We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the excellent work you carried out. . We have been delighted with the quality of the work and with the reliability of your team. You have done an excellent job! On site, your team worked extremely hard; they arrived first thing every morning, worked hard all day and cleared up at the end. We were impressed with the thoroughness of their work -they did an excellent job. It was reassuring that we were kept fully informed of progress each day. Cont..
- Roman G (Fencing Services Mount Martha)
"When our old fence had to be demolished because it was falling over and had holes in it my neighbour refused to pay half. The stress involved was just incredible and it went on for about two years until I finally decided to pay for the fence myself. Although I had used another cheaper fencing company to replace our back fence I decided to use VIP Home Services for the side fence instead. Alastar and Matt did a fantastic job on our side fence and the difference is just unbelievable. The VIP fence is not the cheapest fence but it is clearly better quality and it has completely changed the way our backyard looks and feels. We now have privacy and a totally different feel to our backyard and driveway. I really appreciate VIP Home Services attention to detail and I can honestly say that this is the best thing that has happened to me in the last two years. I have attached before and after photographs to show just what a difference this fence has made."
- Gian (Fencing Services Cheltenham)
I have recently had a paling fenced at my home. Quazi has done an amazing job. He is a gentleman and appreciated the refreshments on a 37deg day. The workmanship is A1 and clean up excellent. Even came back the following to do one last little job. Thank you so much.
- RosemaryC (Fencing Services Altona Meadows)
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)
I am very delighted to recommend V.I.P. Home services - Fencing, who replaced the old fence to acoustic wall for us. All my requirements were carefully considered, and all the issues are solved perfectly. Hassle-free! I would not hesitate to hire them again and recommend to all my friends if any fence work happened. Thanks, VIP.
- WeiY (Fencing Services Toorak)
Angelo did our fence yesterday. very professional. Highly recommended. Both my neighbour and ourselves are very happy.
- Nancy (Fencing Services Mount Waverley)
Shaun provided: Excellent service, Excellent communication, Very happy with timber paling fence, job completed as per description. Very professional and easy to deal with
- John W (Fencing Services Ferntree Gully)
Thanks Tony and team for recently installing our new colorbond fence and gate. Tony made everything really easy even through lockdowns with great communication, prompt service and a fantastic result.
- CarolineC (Fencing Services Patterson Lakes)
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)