How to prepare your garden for a fence installation

How to prepare your garden for a fence installation

Preparing for a smooth residential fencing installation.

Fencing is perfect for you if you want more privacy and safety in your home. Adding fencing is the most effective way to define your property borders. A fence can also help make your garden naturally feel like a continuation of your home. Sometimes, a fence could help you highlight your garden landscaping.

The prospect of having the job completed and enjoying how the fence adds to your home is exciting. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a fencing veteran, there are still many tips worth remembering. If you are planning to put a fence around your garden, here are a few helpful hints.

7 things to do when preparing your garden for a fence installation

Follow these steps to prepare your garden for fence installation. Surely, your fencing specialist will appreciate the help.

Make sure to define and mark your property line

1.    Make sure to define and mark your property line.

Before fencing installation, one of the first and crucial things to do is clearly defining and marking your property line. This is especially so if you want your fence to make a boundary around your garden.

Never try to guess your property lines. Check-in with your local area’s zoning and planning authorities. If you haven’t done so, make sure to scour through public records and paperwork relevant to your property. A fencing specialist could also help you with this step or manage it at an extra cost.

Before constructing a fence, you must first determine where your property border is. Get the property blueprints or head to your local planning authority to obtain the plans if you do not already have them. Ensure that you know where your borders are exactly. Even a two-inch breach can result in the need to pull down and reinstall the fencing correctly. Even a tiny infraction can pose a big headache.

Inform your concerned neighbours of your plan before you install a fence

2.    Inform your concerned neighbours of your plan before you install a fence.

Notify your neighbours of your plan if you share a boundary with them. Inform them of the type of fence you intend to build. Try to give them an estimated installation date so they can plan ahead before the crew begins to work. It’s always good to alert your neighbours to avoid future conflict and problems regarding property lines.

After you’ve marked your property boundary, you should speak with your neighbours to ensure that neither the construction nor the fencing will affect them. If the fence is shared, make sure everybody agrees on the style and size of the fence. The main takeaway is that you should inform others about your plans to avoid issues with your neighbours.

Contact your utility providers and locate utility lines

3.    Contact your utility providers and locate utility lines.

Installing fencing involves digging in your garden to ensure that the fencing is stable. As such, you must be able to locate underground sewage lines and water pipes so that the crew doesn’t accidentally puncture them during installation.

Contact the utility suppliers in your area to obtain utility plans for your property. You could also ask your preferred fencing specialist if they can manage the request directly. It is obligated by law that you collect this information before starting the installation. A reputable fencing company would refrain from excavating around power lines or pipes. Doing so can result in expensive and hazardous mistakes.

Prep your surroundings for the fence installation

4.    Prep your surroundings for the fence installation.

If there are cluttered items in your garden, remove them. Relocate them to a location entirely out of the working area of the fence installation personnel. This also prevents pricey goods from being damaged by mistake. Secure nicely landscaped sections and immovable yard ornaments and installations by sealing them off or covering them with sheets.

Walk around the perimeter before installing the fence. Look for huge boulders, tree stumps, and anything else on the ground that is in the way of erecting the fence. You should also be aware of any big slopes so that you can allow modification for your fence slats.

Before the fencing specialists arrive, ensure you have cleaned up any scattered litter or other things on the ground that might obstruct the procedure. Clear boulders, tree stumps, roots, and other obstructions as you check around the fence perimeter. Be mindful of terrain that can alter the kind and number of materials required to build your fence.

Mark the perimeter where your fence would go

5.    Mark the perimeter where your fence would go.

Marking your borders allows you to imagine where your fence would lie. This will also help you count the number of panels you need to build your fence. Go around the fence border and put markings (i.e., stakes, poles) on the areas where you will place your fence. Make sure to mark where you will put your gate, boards, and corners once you have determined the dimensions. Run thread between the poles. This is another approach in correctly measuring your garden for fence installation.

Notify the crew of off-limit locations on your property

6.    Notify the crew of off-limit locations on your property.

The fence installation crew must access various locations on your property in order to do their job. They need access to transfer tools and materials, as well as to install your shiny new fencing.

If you want specific portions of your property to stay restricted, guarantee that they are clearly labelled with signs or other markings. This is true for areas on your land that might be dangerous to anyone unaccustomed to the environment. You have to be aware of the areas that are off-limits to the crew for their sake and yours.

Do an inventory of all the things you need to install your fencing

7.    Do an inventory of all the things you need to install your fencing.

Once fencing installation begins, there really is no going back. Keeping all of your tools in one place and knowing you have purchased the correct number of materials for your fencing is always a must. It ensures that you do not struggle while installing your fence because you are one item short of finishing the project. This also spares you the pain of running into problems because you did not properly plan your installation.

So, always double-check that you have all the equipment and materials on-site. It also does not hurt to set aside some extra nails, tools, and boards.

We are your trusted NSW fencing installation experts.

Planning for a seamless and effective fencing installation requires many things. At the onset, it involves a joint effort between the property owner and the fence installation provider. What better company to work with than one with the technical know-how and experience?

Chainwire Fencing Specialist is a renowned fencing company in New South Wales that provides a variety of fencing. We offer chain wire fences, handrails, temporary fencing, and weld mesh for construction and installation. Our company has been in the fencing business for over a decade now, and we can guarantee our quality and knowledge through our long, sparkling record and background.

Contact us at 02 4023 5416 or email to get advice from our team.


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