There is a lot of value, many reasons why folks choose to skip the shopping centre and go about projects themselves. One of the biggest reasons is the all-mighty pocketbook, but others include a desire to get creative, and very specific visions about what you’re looking for. The team at Taylor Fencing has high regard for those of our readers who are successful DIY enthusiasts. We also have all the advice in the world to ensure that you fall on the “successful” side of things. Because for every awesome DIY project we see out there on platforms like Pinterest, unfortunately- there are ten more that just didn’t hit the mark. So today’s post focuses on some best practices to keep in mind, to ensure that your DIY fence installation is a sure-fire success.
Research the Fencing Type in Advance
The biggest challenge that people run into is installing the wrong type of fence. Make sure that you do your due diligence and research in advance. Ask yourself questions like- have you looked into bylaws of your local councils and building groups? Have you confirmed the use of the fence? What about the durability– how long do you expect it to last? Finally—have you determined the type of maintenance that will be necessary so that your fence remains a good investment for decades to come? If you can walk through this section with nods and smiles, then congrats- you’re in a good place.
Don’t Skip Important Steps in Your DIY Fence Installation
The next big challenge that you can run into is skipping through important steps of the installation. The most popular that people skip is properly anchoring your fence posts. Sure, if it’s a warm and sunny day, a quick poke of your fence post into the land can appear to be all that it takes. But what happens three days later when a torrential downpour washes your fence into your neighbor’s yard? That’s when you curse yourself for not taking the ten additional minutes to properly anchor your fence. Luckily, when you work with Taylor Fencing, you can take all of the guesswork out of your process. But even when you don’t, you can feel comfortable giving Taylor Fencing a shout with any questions or concerns you may have.
Call Your Local Building Council
The final challenge that comes to mind is a pretty serious public service announcement. Yes, it’s necessary to properly anchor the posts of your fence, but you also need to check very carefully before you dig in the soil around our home or business. Best case, there is no disruption. Worst case, you could be digging directly into land with electrical lines or water mains. Luckily, this can be easily eradicated with a quick call to your local building council. They can answer in a few minutes if any particular areas of your property should be avoided when installing a new fence.
DIY fence installation still sound like the way to go? Hopefully Taylor Fencing has armed you with some best practices to make the project both fun and useful.