Please fence me in!

weeziepops 3 June 2009 34

I am looking to have colourbond fences put up and am keen to get a good deal and a good job done.

Do any Rioters have suggestions as to which companies to approach and which to avoid?

The job involves replacing all the fences around my house, so it’s a decent sized task.


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MelonHead MelonHead 8:28 pm 10 Jan 11

Not WR. Just not. I am happy to show anyone the sloppy (and expensive) work that I had done by them.

meggsy meggsy 2:49 pm 10 Jan 11

Not much help to you now Weeziepops but others might be interested…

When we did our fence the contractor who did it (can’t remember his name ..) was happy to have the quote (which showed each neighbour’s costs) signed by the neighbour agreeing to her share of the cost ( which was half of a paling fence even though we did colourbond)…

The contracter chased her up for her share of the fence..we simply paid our share and that was it..

Lefty Lefty 2:09 pm 10 Jan 11

Oh yes – and two other neighbours in the same street got quotes from Scotty at Yard to Yard (and others) – and ended up going with him. They are both very happy with the referral.

weeziepops weeziepops 1:14 pm 10 Jan 11

Yes, went with LJK and am very pleased with the job they did. Good quality, quickly done and the best price I was able to get. Not such success in getting all the neighbours to chip in their share of the costs, however…

Lefty Lefty 12:59 pm 10 Jan 11

Scotty at Yard to Yard Fencing. Did an excellent job fencing our 1400 sq block – gates and all.

First get your quotes, then talk to your neighbours. We had one neighbour who paid quite happily. The other neighbour’s part of the fencing worked out at around $300 (it was the smallest part of the yard) and they agreed – but once the fence was completed, they wouldn’t cough up the money.

It might be wise to get the money up front.

davecdp davecdp 10:37 am 10 Jan 11

weeziepops said :

Okay, an update for interested fellow fencers. I have managed to speak to both LJK Constructions and Steve and John’s Fencing. So far looking at getting LJK in to do the job. Extremely helpful and gave me lots of information and advice. He gave me a quote over the phone, which I like to have, and is coming out to do a site inspection and final quote this weekend.

Weeziepops did you end up using LJK Constructions?
Are you happy with the fence/service?

peterepete peterepete 2:03 pm 24 Oct 10

To refresh an old thread – I just spent a few hours of my weekend fixing up a colorbond fence installed by Fast Fencing. Posts were wobbly, frame falling apart and panels were wagging in the wind. Might have been a one off but O was surprised they didnt retrun my messages explaining the situation.

Wizard Wizard 9:50 am 01 Dec 09

We used Lido’s Fencing and they were excellent very quick to come and quote our fence and were very helpful in giving us the right advise in terms of what is the right type of fence to put up.

We couldn’t have been happier with their job…

They may have not been the cheapest quote but I don’t think it’s always best to go with the cheapest. You get what you pay for I think.

Lido’s Fencing
Jimmy – 0408 645 832

Highly recommend!

storeman storeman 11:27 am 04 Jun 09

Has anyone dealt with AOK fencing? They seem down to earth and have given me the best quote so far.

deezagood deezagood 10:25 pm 03 Jun 09

weeziepops said :

Okay, an update for interested fellow fencers. I have managed to speak to both LJK Constructions and Steve and John’s Fencing. So far looking at getting LJK in to do the job. Extremely helpful and gave me lots of information and advice. He gave me a quote over the phone, which I like to have, and is coming out to do a site inspection and final quote this weekend.

My next issue is going to be how I convince the neighbours to kick in their share and what recourse I have if they won’t/can’t!

Ply them with alcohol Weeziepops.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:20 pm 03 Jun 09

chewy14 said :

By law you can only force them to pay half of the cheapest option, which will be a 1.5m paling fence. You can’t force them to pay half of a colorbond fence if they don’t want to.

Zing!

Even then the fences would need to be due for repair. If weezie just wants to put in new fences for the hell of it then he’ll be paying the full whack … if the neighbours agree to having a pig ugly Colorbond fence, that is.

imarty imarty 8:15 pm 03 Jun 09

We used Yard to Yard back in December for paling fences and were disappointed. Due to them not following the plan, we nearly lost about 2 square metres to the government. Lucky I came home at lunch before they had erected the fence and made them move the hole for one of the crucial posts back to where it was supposed to be.
They also left several large gaps at the bottom and a heap of mess when trimming the tops.
Whilst not quite dodgy, certainly sloppy.
We then used Gerards Fencing for the pool fence and found them to be extremely prompt, friendly and professional.

BTW if you want to go paling, dulux have a great system to paint it, Cheap and pretty easy with a great finish.

farnarkler farnarkler 3:19 pm 03 Jun 09

WFIS fencing did a great job on our fence. http://www.wfis.com.au or 0439586063.

threepaws threepaws 3:07 pm 03 Jun 09

weeziepops said :

Okay, an update for interested fellow fencers. I have managed to speak to both LJK Constructions and Steve and John’s Fencing. So far looking at getting LJK in to do the job. Extremely helpful and gave me lots of information and advice. He gave me a quote over the phone, which I like to have, and is coming out to do a site inspection and final quote this weekend.

My next issue is going to be how I convince the neighbours to kick in their share and what recourse I have if they won’t/can’t!

Ask them what colour they would prefer, and then tell them you have chosen the opposite. They may wish to kick in if the fence will be to their liking!

chewy14 chewy14 2:48 pm 03 Jun 09

weeziepops said :

My next issue is going to be how I convince the neighbours to kick in their share and what recourse I have if they won’t/can’t!

By law you can only force them to pay half of the cheapest option, which will be a 1.5m paling fence. You can’t force them to pay half of a colorbond fence if they don’t want to.
I highly recommend getting your neighbours on side before you start doing anything like this.
Neighbourly disputes can be great fun.

weeziepops weeziepops 2:48 pm 03 Jun 09

Interestingly, there was a huge kerfuffle in my street recently when a neighbour’s dog broke through the fence and killed (yes, killed) the next door neighbour’s dog.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 2:48 pm 03 Jun 09

My next issue is going to be how I convince the neighbours to kick in their share and what recourse I have if they won’t/can’t!

Have you discussed it with them already? My take on fence etiquette is whoever does the ground work (quotes, project management etc.) gets the good side of the fence – although with colour bond it’s pretty much the same both sides.

In terms of payment, I would imagine that a conventional 50/50 split would be the way to go – unless of course your neighbour is the ACT Government in which case you foot the whole lot. It shouldn’t be a matter of convincing them as there is an obligation to meet half the cost – common sense would of course dictate that not everyone’s finances are such that they can wake up in the morning and decide to spend a couple of grand on fencing so some warning and discussion about the issue would probably be a good idea – you could always have chat over the back fence – a great urban tradition.

burkes08 burkes08 2:41 pm 03 Jun 09

Weeziepops, are you replacing a paling fence that is rotten and falling down. If so, a great way to get your neighbours to chuck in for a new fence is to borrow/obtain a rather large savage dog.

The sight of my rottweiler was enough to get my neighbour onboard.

bugmenot bugmenot 2:37 pm 03 Jun 09

Lidos Fencing
Jimmy Lido – 0408 645 832

We ended up having all of our fences done by Jimmy. All the neighbours were happy with the prices. Quick responses from them and fast, prompt workers.

Highly recommended.

weeziepops weeziepops 2:29 pm 03 Jun 09

Okay, an update for interested fellow fencers. I have managed to speak to both LJK Constructions and Steve and John’s Fencing. So far looking at getting LJK in to do the job. Extremely helpful and gave me lots of information and advice. He gave me a quote over the phone, which I like to have, and is coming out to do a site inspection and final quote this weekend.

My next issue is going to be how I convince the neighbours to kick in their share and what recourse I have if they won’t/can’t!

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