Wow, where do we start and stop with these type of fences?
There is a huge array of styles and materials available that in some cases is only limited by your imagination (sorry and budget)!
As with all our construction advice we will always only build these types of fences using best practices and materials whatever they may be.
Here are some advice points on the timber type of fences that we offer to all our clients.
We mostly use oversized posts (300mm longer than usual minimum size) so as to get the posts into the ground deeper for added stability of your fence ongoing, we always recommend larger style posts for aesthetics and strength, we will also advise on what type of timber, steel or other type of posts would be best for your specific project. Capitals for the top of your posts come in a wide variety and there are several choices of materials they can be made from, machining of timber posts is also another way to customise your fence setting it apart from others.
In the vast majority of cases we will recommend using concrete due to its superior strength instead of cement soil amalgam (cement mixed with soil). Concrete is particularly superior to a fences ongoing stability especially in sandy soil conditions and on higher than usual fences.
Picket Fence Materials Timber Type:
For your plinth and rails, we recommend best available quality Kiln Dried (KD) Treated Pine as not only is it cost effective it is also less prone to warping than what rough sawn pine is and is more resilient to termite attack and weather damage in general. Pickets depending on the style you want could range from treated pine ones through to high end hardwood ones and everything in between.
Some timber fencing materials are just a step above packaging grade timber so it’s VERY important that the timber fence frame is built using best practices which includes not skimping on fixings or materials in general (many do this) and using the correct sized and number of galvanised fixings!
Protecting Your Picket Fence:
Now that you have a PROPERLY built timber fence in place you may consider painting or staining it to not only enhance its look but to also protect it ongoing, if painting or staining the fence (or having it done for you) choose lighter colours if the fence is to receive a lot of hot afternoon sun, darker colours will attract heat and could potentially warp the timber pickets depending on the type used.
Other Non Timber Pickets:
Speak with one of our knowledgable fence installers for details on your options using non timber picket fence materials.
“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.
Matt from V.I.P. Fencing and Home Maintenance provided us with a terrific overall customer experience, from the initial contact, the clear and professional quote to the actual build. The service was seamless, others could well learn a thing or two from them!
- Robert (Fencing Services Altona)
Matt did a great job getting the fence fixed in a highly professional matter. I can recommend him to others seeking quality services.
- Mike (Fencing Services Ormond)
“We have just had Lattice Privacy Screens made and installed onto our back fence. Alastar from Fencing & Home Maintenance – Mount Eliza East ordered and installed the screens. We could not be happier with his workmanship, customer service, and reliability. He listened to what we wanted, and the finished job delivered exactly what we were after. We are very impressed with the service, and would not hesitate in recommending Alastar to family and friends”.
- Richard (Fencing Services Mount Eliza)
Hi Mark Sorry got home late last night so couldn't see it in the dark, Had a look this morning and looks really good. You have done a great job. Thank you for the great work!
- James (Fencing Services Upwey)
Shaun Smiley from VIP – Fencing responded promptly to my job enquiry. He visited our site before submitting a quotation with improved specifications. His attention to detail and product knowledge was impressive. Shaun responded to all my queries on a timely basis and also made sure our neighbour was happy. We are very happy with our new colorbond fence. Thanks again Shaun.
- Peter (Fencing Services Glen Iris)
Angelo recently built in excess of 100m of timber fencing on a very difficult site for my Mother -in - law. The job was completed on time and without fuss. His left the site cleaner than when he arrived. The finished fence exceeded all our expectations and looks amazing. His price was extremely competitive. We have no issue recommending Angelo to anyone who wants a quality fence. If I could give him 6 stars I would.
- Bill & Anne W (Fencing Services Malvern East)
Bryan was excellent - courteous, professional and did a great job. Would thoroughly recommend him. (Hi Pages Review)
The fence looks fantastic, thank you Ben. Always on time and kept me fully informed of what stage you where at and always left the area totally clean and tidy. The fence was completed within the time that was said it would be. Very polite and professional, if anyone talks about needed to get a fence done, l will be recommending Ben from VIP Fences. Thanking you and your team for a no stress and excellent job!
- Zaharo S (Fencing Services West Brunswick)
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)