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!
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.
"He did a great job, very professional and very thorough."
- Craig S (Fencing Services Surrey Hills)
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)
Professional approach and first class work on my fence by Clint. Thoroughly recommend.
- John (Fencing Services Essendon West)
Shaun Thank you for replacing my side fence. I am very happy with the work that you have done for me. I was impressed with the professionalism with which you handled the task. You followed up each stage of the project promptly, efficiently and with courtesy. I am also pleased with the workmanship which you demonstrated in constructing the new fence, your attention to providing high quality materials and the application of the best techniques in securing the posts and palings. Best wishes
It was an absolute pleasure to find Karen and Bryan who were so professional, helpful and friendly to organise some maintenance jobs at my rental property - they shuffled things around to accommodate my timeline with my new tenants and nothing was too much trouble. Bryan picked up on the fact that some jobs were going to be charged to the outgoing tenant and others were maintenance and he had separate invoices drawn up without me requesting this at all. In the past, my long suffering and time poor husband has been asked on more than one occasion to step in when something 'handy' was needed to be done - I am so happy to now have a go-to team that I know do an absolutely fantastic job. Thank you so much Karen and Bryan! I will be recommending you to everyone I know.
- Karoline (Home Maintenance Services East Victoria Park)
To Vip Fencing, A job well done by Alaster & Matt from VIP Fencing. Their prompt arrival and attention to detail was superb and my wife and I couldn’t be happier. Both the guys were happy to accommodate our needs and nothing was a problem. Even our neighbour commented how professional they both were. Thank you very much VIP Fencing and will happily recommend to anyone needing a new fence. Thanks
- Tony & Kathleen (Fencing Services Langwarrin)
My wife and I engaged Alastar and Matt from VIP Fencing and Home Maintenance to build about 42 square metres of decking around our existing pool. Alastar and Matt were able to clarify our needs, establishing options and ultimately providing guidance on the chosen design. During the six day process Alastar and Matt demonstrate a high level of professionalism. No task was too small and their attention to detail has provided work of extremely high standard. I have not hesitation in recommending Alastar and Matt and will certainly be looking at them for any future improvements.
- Garry (Fencing Services Mount Martha)
Clint was very patient and professional with us. The quality of his workmanship was outstanding and would recommend him to friends and relatives.
- JA (Fencing Services Coburg)
Hi Warren Thank you for your email I would like to express my thanks to you and Sid for he's prompt reply. Sid came to my home yesterday to take measurements and it was a pleasure to have him at my home. He was very knowledgeable and polite. He certainly took the time to get required information and measurements. I look forward to receiving he's quote in the next few days.
- Leanne B (Fencing Services Bundoora)