A fence system is much more than just a simple outdoor structure that divides to areas of land. It can solve many problems and issues for estate or homeowners such as providing containment for animals, offering safety and security, or increasing the curb appeal of the property. However, regardless of what material you choose, there are several do’s and don’ts when it comes to fencing QLD that you should keep in mind.
Contractors already have this in the back of their mind and don’t have any problem about it. But for DIY enthusiasts who are looking to build their fence system on their own, it’s essential always to remember these do’s and don’ts to not only ensure successful construction but also to make sure that your fence construction project follows the local ordinances and guidelines.
If you’re planning to build a fence system of your own, make sure you follow the do’s and don’ts of a successful fencing QLD project:
- Double check if you’ve already received all parts and materials before beginning construction.
- Use a level to ensure that your plumb post is at the same height.
- Make sure the concrete, used for ends and corners, is completely set before hanging the fence mesh or tightening the monofilament line.
- Mound the dirt around your posts to prevent water pooling.
- Plan the ideal placement of your gate before fencing construction to avoid issues with brace and post placement.
- Add crushed stones or gravel to the bottom of your postholes to give a solid foundation. This process is necessary when installing in areas of solid rock or clay.
- Don’t install your fence without checking your property lines.
- Don’t overlook corner bracing. The corner posts carry the weight of your fence stretched in two separate directions. Brace in each direction for a more secure fencing system.
- Don’t just estimate your post placements. Measure carefully to make sure all of your post placements are accurate before you start digging.
- Don’t just dump soil around line posts and tamp down using your feet. Instead, add soil in increments of six inches. Firmly tamp with a tamping device or a wood post before adding the next six inches.
- Be generous with the depth of your postholes. Corner posts should sit at a few inches below the frost line to prevent any potential heaving. Dig your post to reach a depth of 30 to 36 inches.
These are just some of the important do’s and don’ts about fencing QLD that you should follow. For more fencing guides just like this, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter. Visit our website to sign up now.