Melbourne Fencing & Retaining Walls since 1964

Building Fences in Different Types of Terrain

Building Fences in Different Types of TerrainThe TFR Construction team, formerly known as Taylor Fencing, works with every sort of property under the sun. We’re talking about range of size, different altitudes, different distances to any sort of metropolis or populated city – and sometimes within a populated city. It’s the beauty of the extended tenure that we’ve had working in the industry. We have succeeded in our business model by ensuring that our very first customers had the best products and customer experience ever. And it only grew from there. If you’re a member of the TRF team, you are guaranteed to be extremely passionate about our current and prospective customers’ homes. We say “homes” versus fences or gates because we’re so much more than that. We’re the company that you can go to whenever you have any sort of question about a different room, a gradient in your property, and obviously – the right way to care for your premium fences and gates, no matter what the season.

While we would love to assume that you’d be able to visit us in person all the time, or even call us on the phone, we all have very busy lives and sometimes that’s just simply not possible. In fact, sometimes it’s difficult to monitor your email or even check your voicemails after a long day. That’s where this blog comes in. As we said, we get so excited about the work we do – it’s part of the reason why we do it so well, but obviously that requires collaboration… something we’re very good at. It’s a rare day or occurrence if we’re not on some kind of group tool, talking about something new we’ve heard about that we’d love to impart to the TFR customers. And that is where this blog comes in. You should check in all the time; you’ll be surprised what you might learn.

Today is very fence centric. We’ve had more and more questions as our business has grown about the different ways to tackle fences in different environments. Deserts? Check. Major cities? Check. All the beautiful countryside in the world? Our forte. But there are certain things that you need to know and we’re sharing a few of them today. Read on for more information:


Let’s start with the most populated areas that we work with, largely in the Melbourne area. The thing that you need to understand about building in areas with far more people and traffic, is that unfortunately, you’re going to have to deal with far more council permits, rules and regulations. Not to fret; as we’re sure that our return readers have seen on the blog before, the TFR team is always happy to take these conversations and all of the paperwork off your hands. That’s the first step. We like to stay ahead of the game in this capacity so that you can focus on style, design, desired timeframe and estimated budget. The TFR team will come back to you in a timely manner with all of the requested dotted lines for signatures and then we can start the fun part. Considerations to keep in mind when you build a fence in the city – height. That’s the first. You want it to be tall enough for you to be comfortable with the level of privacy, but not too tall where you may get complaints from neighbours (and there’s a fair chance that you might). Also, think about the longevity and durability of your fence. Is it a style that you’ll love forever? If so, that’s wonderful. If not, think about something more flexible, so that you can mix things up in a couple of years or when you decide to sell.

Mountainous Areas

This actually isn’t a topic that we’ve regularly covered on the blog, but definitely one that we’ll summarize in the future. As you may imagine, the challenge with building on inclines is thinking through the different places in which you stake your fence posts. Retaining walls are very popular with mountainous properties, but you should also be able to feel comfortable embarking on a fencing adventure around the perimeter of the property. We can help with both at TFR. If you’re unfamiliar, a retaining wall supports soil in a lateral fashion, ensuring that it’s retained on both sides at different levels. You’ll see them frequently as a part of landscaping schemes. The advice we’d give for those that live in some of the most beautiful areas of the country and beyond is to not attempt these projects yourself. Fences on inclines are more functional than other areas, you don’t want any sort of Mother Nature-esque project peeling through your property and causing damage, additional costs and one major headache.


We have a lot of these around here and they’re very peaceful! You’ll find unique wildlife and plant life that you won’t see anywhere around the planet. We’ve noticed more and more of our current and prospective customers are exploring the idea of the nomadic lifestyle and while the land is much more open, you still want to ensure that you have the proper fencing in place to keep out animals and any passersby. We have noticed with this community of customers that open fences and gates are preferred – most likely because the scenery is so beautiful and the inhabitants of any home want to ensure that they can enjoy it. It’s a common misconception that if you choose a style like wood or picket, you’re not receiving the same level of safety and security that you would with say, a COLORBOND fence. We understand where you’re coming from, but again – when you work with the TFR team, we have the right conversations to give you the right product. You can learn more about them here.

You’ll notice that we didn’t cover the suburbs or the countryside, where we see many of our biggest projects. Guess that means you’ll have to stop back in for our next post!