Timber Fencing Contractors

Timber Fencing Contractors

With over a thousand Timber fencing contractors, it can be easy to be caught out by a ‘cowboy’, this week alone we have pulled out a fence that was only completed 2 weeks ago by another fencing contractor.

Not only was this fence put in the wrong spot it was poorly built, the posts we not in the ground deep enough and our clients lost over 300mm of their land, with property in Melbourne being very expensive, loosing 300mm of land could potentially loose you thousands of dollars later on, in Victoria there are laws around adverse position; “In Victoria, adverse possession is covered by the Limitation of Actions Act 1958, the Transfer of Land Act 1958 and the common law. An adverse possession claim may come up in the context of a fencing dispute if a dividing fence has been in the wrong place for more than 15 years”.

While our client originally decided to go with a ‘cheaper’ company, they ended up paying for their fence twice, luckily we came out and pulled out the fence and replaced it on the correct boundary, everyone walked away happy, other than them having to pay for this fence twice.

This week we have also had another 4 phone calls with customers going ahead with cheaper quotes, only to have these fencing contractors run off with their deposits, unfortunately this is very common in the fencing industry as there are no licencing regulations and nothing to stop these fencing contractors taking your hard earned money and not turn up to complete any work

When deciding on a fencing contractor especially in Hobart make sure you do your home work, search the company online, look at their reviews, ask to see some of their previous work (most reputable fencing companies will have a sign on their fence), ask how long they have been in business, get 3 quotes, if one quote is a lot cheaper than the other quotes ask yourself, is this too good to be true?

While every fencing contractor will ask for a deposit be wary with a fencing contractor that tells you to pay them the deposit when they turn up on the day, if they do not have any fencing materials with them to build your fence on that day, cancel the job! these people will ask for small amounts to ‘buy material’ never to be seen again.

Contact Us today to be sure that you are dealing with a reputable Fencing Contractor in Melbourne

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Timber Fencing Contractors
Timber Fencing Contractors
Timber Vs Colorbond

Timber vs Colorbond

Having a hard time deciding which fence you should have installed? – This article on Timber Vs Colorbond will help you choose

There are many different styles of fencing to choose from, however there are really only two main types of boundary fences to choose from, timber or colorbond, when considering which is best suited to you there are a few crucial factors you need to decide on, that will define the lifespan of your fence

Once you have read this article you will have the confidence to decide which type of fencing is best suited to you, knowing that you have made the right choice

Durability

The ever changing weather in Melbourne can take a toll on your timber fence, with rain, hail, strong winds and our harsh summer sun, a timber fence can warp in these conditions, the rain of winter and heat of summer, timber expands and contracts, which will not give you the longevity of a colorbond fence

These elements are ineffective against colorbond, as it is naturally rust-proof So once your colorbond fence is up, it is no match to our harsh Australian climate, which is why you should always weight up your options with timber vs colorbond

Maintenance

A timber fence will eventually break down from the ever changing seasons, repairs to your timber paling fence will become a necessity in years to come, whether you repair the fence yourself or pay someone to do it there will be some form of cost to you within 10 years of your timber fence being installed, you can oil, stain or paint your timber fence to withstand a lot of the weathering that will occur, however it is proven that a colorbond fence will out last a timber fence.

A colorbond fence installed correctly will require no repairs, no painting and is durable, lasting 20-30 years with no issues,

Cost

Timber fencing is the most cost effective fencing in the market, a colorbond fence is generally 30% more expensive than timber, however it last 100% longer than a timber fence.

While Colorbond is more expensive upfront, there are no ongoing costs with a colorbond fence, a colorbond fence is an investment.

The Environment

A colorbond fence is one less tree that is being cut down, timber fencing, while cheap, takes a toll on our forests, timber prices keep going up this is due to the supply and demand of timber that is going into the market.

While colorbond steel needs to be sourced out of a mine, you do not need to replace a colorbond fence as often as a timber fence, thus having less enviormental impact to our children and their childern.

How Long Will You Be In Your Property

This is the easiest way to work out which fence is best for you, if you are thinking about selling your property, or turning it into a rental property Timber Fencing is the way to go, it is affordable and will neaten your property up.

If you think you might be living in your property for more than 10 years, we would suggest a Colorbond Fence, this way you know this is the only time you will need to pay for a fence replacement, set and forget, no maintenance required.

Contact Us today to be sure that you are dealing with a reputable Fencing Contractor in Melbourne

https://fencingquotesonline.com.au/contact

Timber vs Colorbond
Timber vs Colorbond