Having a fence around your property offers safety and security by protecting your home and family. Many people choose to install their own fencing in Mackay, while others would rather trust the job to the professionals like us as Johnny Farming Company. Either way, avoiding some common fencing mistakes ensures that you get the most out of the perimeter boundary you’ve chosen. Here’s what to avoid doing with your fence.



Not Considering Your Fencing Needs




If you just choose the first fence you can afford, you’re doing yourself a big disservice. Before you decide on the right fencing for your property, consider why you want it in the first place. Perhaps you want to keep your pet contained or you want privacy from your neighbours. Take into account your needs to help you choose the right fencing size, style and material.



Not Planning Properly




Whether you install a fence yourself or you pay someone to do it for you, it’s imperative to know precisely where you want it to go. Be sure you know where the property lines are so that you’re placing the fence on your own land instead of the neighbour’s. Have an idea of where you want the fence to be installed so that when the workers arrive, you can direct them properly.



Not Measuring Correctly




This isn’t as worrisome a problem if you’re hiring professionals to install your fence. However, if you plan to do the work yourself, be sure you’re measuring correctly to avoid wasted materials or the wrong size pieces. Measure before you buy materials so you can be sure you don’t have too little or too much, then measure well as you go so everything lines up and is the size you want it to be.



Other Mistakes




There are a few other mistakes to avoid when installing fencing on your property. If you have an incline anywhere on the fencing line, be sure you take that into account when measuring your pieces. Otherwise, you’ll wind up with sections that are not as tall or are taller than the rest of the fence. If you plan to install a gate, be sure it’s an adequate size for what will be going in and out of it and make sure it matches and lines up with the rest of the fence so it looks natural and not out of place.


We offer a full range of products to create fencing in Mackay and at prices that usually aren’t beat by other suppliers. Contact us when you want to discuss fencing requirements.

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