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Recommendations for metal fencing contractors ?

By rommeldog56 - 31 January 2015 9

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I need to replace a 25+ year old wooden fence – preferably with a metal one because the old wooden one has some termites in it.

Any recommendations for metal fencing contractors – recent experiences preferred.  Not after a dirt cheap job – just a good job.

Thanks.

 

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Recommendations for metal fencing contractors ?
vintage123 2:46 pm 02 Jul 15

Mazda2600 said :

I agree that normal metal fences are flimsy but if you think outside the box a bit you can do the fence in colourbonded corrugated iron using double sheets. You can have whatever colour you want on either side, being double sheeted it is immensely strong and it is cheaper than using the standard metal fencing

On one of our developments clients specified different coloured fences due to variable coloured home fascades. Easiest solution. Double sheet colourbond. One colour sheet on one side, different colour sheet on the other. Obviously you have to spray one sides posts and upper and lower rails. But you can get cans of colourbond matching colours. Yes it is a little more expensive but not much as most of the cost is in the labour and the time to dig holes, concrete posts and align fence. The sheets are considerably priced do to double up is reasonable, they have profiles which slide back to back easy enough. The time to spray posts and rails on one side is and hour or two.

daveash 2:32 pm 02 Jul 15

Before you decide on an aluminium fence, have a look around and see how many have been dented,painted on or kicked in by idiots. I admit aluminium looks better until the above damage occurs. You can get treated wood fences- termite free.!

Maya123 1:50 pm 02 Jul 15

Mazda2600 said :

I agree that normal metal fences are flimsy but if you think outside the box a bit you can do the fence in colourbonded corrugated iron using double sheets. You can have whatever colour you want on either side, being double sheeted it is immensely strong and it is cheaper than using the standard metal fencing

Unfortunately unlikely to be acceptable to a neighbour who already has some fences done in another material and wants to match this fence to that, even if the colour doesn’t suit their neighbour. Divisive.

Mazda2600 1:06 pm 02 Jul 15

I agree that normal metal fences are flimsy but if you think outside the box a bit you can do the fence in colourbonded corrugated iron using double sheets. You can have whatever colour you want on either side, being double sheeted it is immensely strong and it is cheaper than using the standard metal fencing

Maya123 11:40 am 02 Jul 15

Holden Caulfield said :

Please, for the love of humanity, ban Colorbond fences!

I understand the practical reasons for this material, but it’s just so ugly.

No more!

They also cause conflict between neighbours. “I want a brown one,” says one neighbour. “Yuk,” says another. “So dated. I prefer yellow.” “No, too bright,” says another neighbour, “I want green.” None of this happens with the standard wooden fence.
From my observation, those who put in fences first get to dictate their preferences to the neighbours. Some neighbours don’t care what colour it is, or are bullied into having a certain colour. Then some unfortunate resident ends up with one neighbour wanting to replace the fence on one side with green, while the neighbour on the other side wants another colour, so that all their fences will be the same colour. Meanwhile the poor resident in between this is likely to have each fence a different colour, so that their neighbours can have all the same colour.
I tell you, when one of my neighbours wants to replace the side fence between us with dark green, to match their other hideous green fence, there will be disagreement. The other neighbour has been trying to get me to replace a still good wooden fence with a yellowish metal fence, so that all their fences will match, after they were pressured by another neighbour to have a metal fence. These cause too much conflict, bulling and disagreement.
Metal fences don’t hold up well against being run into either, but if you don’t mind bumps on your fence, that’s okay.

Holden Caulfield 11:15 am 02 Jul 15

Please, for the love of humanity, ban Colorbond fences!

I understand the practical reasons for this material, but it’s just so ugly.

No more!

seansimons15 4:30 am 02 Jul 15

I am not sure of any fencing contractors in your area. However, I can tell you that the way I usually find any contractor is by asking my close friends and family for a few ideas. Once I have a small list of companies from them, I usually do some research on those companies online by reading reviews. This helps me narrow my search down to a few companies whom I meet with and get a quote from. Good luck!

http://www.conceptfencing.net.au

Acton 9:32 pm 01 Feb 15

A few years ago my neighbour organised quotes to replace our wooden fence with an aluminium slat fence.
We chose Argus Home Improvements on the basis of being an established/reliable local business as we didn’t want the hassle of a dodgy job:
http://www.argushomeimprovements.com.au/products/slat-fencing-gates
The fence is still looking good. Recommended if you want a feature fence.
Just be aware that not all aluminium slat fences can bear a load, so not all will support a hedge.

cantanga 10:16 pm 31 Jan 15

No boundaries fencing. Reliable friendly and did a good job for us mid last year.

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