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.
So HAPPY with Chris's workmanship! We are so grateful that he accommodated us in his tight schedule by working on Melbourne Cup Day. We highly recommend him. We will not hesitate to contact Chris again for future fencing jobs.
- GeoffreyT (Fencing Services Burwood East)
Thank you putting up our new fence – the end result is a fantastic, well-built fence and we appreciate how you left everything spick and span after leaving.
- Fonda (Fencing Services Glen Waverley)
Clint Webster-Hill was fantastic - he was professional and friendly at all times, negotiated through a difficult situation with our neighbour on our behalf and built an excellent fence. He took all the stress of "will they show up?" , "Will they do what they said?" , etc, all the issues people complain about. We would thoroughly recommend using Clint for any fencing you need done - Thank you Clint!
- Emma C (Fencing Services Essendon)
Warren and Vea have always done an awesome job looking after our garden and lawn maintenance. When they left to pursue further work with V.I.P. franchises, they didn't leave us hanging to find our own replacement gardener. Instead, they replaced and personally introduced Alastar to us as our new gardener. Warren and Vea spoke really highly of Alastar who lived up to those expectations and more. Alastar helped us with our garden for about a year and later on went onto V.I.P. fencing as his new trade. Alastar managed to efficiently and quickly replace us with John, another great V.I.P .worker to help manage and maintain our garden. A few months later, we discovered we were pregnant and decided we needed to change our fence for more privacy. Our fence was a short picket fence and we used to have unwanted telemarketers knocking at our door quite a bit. The fence was also old and worn out, and very much in due for a makeover. We were also worried about our finances and not being able to afford a new fence or what we had envisioned. We knew since Alastar moved onto fencing, we decided we should work with him on this project. We had no hesitation in ringing Alastar as he had helped us heaps in the past with our garden. He would always go beyond for us, and for that we are extremely grateful. My husband and I had no idea what council required or what drawings they needed and Alastar was so kind to us that he went out of his way to find out that information. Alastar is a great communicator. He helped us with fence and security door ideas that would best suit our budget. He seems a very busy man but even tried to get the fence in quickly for us knowing we had our little one and that we had been waiting awhile for council permit approval. Alastar even rang John, our gardener, to discuss the mulch and the trees surrounding the fence, and how much that cost to clear. We had not asked Alastar to ring John, but he went out of his way yet again. We are so appreciative of Alastar and his work ethics, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. Alastar even worked while it was raining, and even till the end, communicated everything to us as he worked. Our fence is superb and the workmanship really outstanding! It looks really good and we love it! Thanks Alastar for helping us out and the amazing build you've done for us!"
- Vicki and Ty (Fencing Services Highett)
“Harley managed to achieve this large and somewhat complex raked picket fence and gates job within the promised timelines and to a very high standard of finish”, Danielle says, she also went on to say. “My partner and I are delighted by the way everything looks and want him to build another feature fence for us as well as a decent sized deck, we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who values fantastic quality and great service”.
- Danielle T (Fencing Services Mount Eliza)
I engaged Terry to renew my back fence some months ago and I was impressed with his attention to detail, plus his punctuality and good workmanship. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any fencing work. He will do a fantastic job.
- Lesley (Fencing Services Croydon)
Our company recently engaged Warren Smith from VIP home services to have a fence replaced on behalf of one of our clients. We found Warren to be both professional and thorough in his approach and workmanship with a real can do attitude. We have since used his services on 2 further occasions and would have no hesitation in recommending him. Regards Russell Mcinnes
- Gardiner McInnes RE (Fencing Services Warranwood)
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)
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)