Your home is incredibly valuable. It’s only natural that you want to add value to your home through landscaping your property. An affordable way you are able to add intrinsic value to your home is through your choice of fencing. Aluminium fences bring security and style to your home without compromising on quality.
At ToughGuard we’ve been providing the highest quality aluminium powder-coated fences for over 30 years and we can guarantee that they’re built to last a lifetime.
Our products are designed to suit every home from traditional heritage styles to contemporary modern-day styles. In this article, we’ll run through the five things you need to consider before installing your aluminium fence.
What do I need to consider when installing an aluminium fence?
1. Where does your property end?
With any construction project on your property, you should consult a surveyor. A surveyor will be able to identify where your property line ends and keep you out of trouble with the local council and neighbours. The last thing anyone wants to do is upset their neighbour by breaching their property boundaries.
When your boundary lines are accurately established you’re able to confidently order the right amount of fencing needed to install around your property.
By not consulting a surveyor you can enter into costly damages if you inhibit onto someone else’s property or if you have ordered too much fencing for your project.
2. Check local council building regulations
Each council has different building regulations that homeowners must comply with. Before installing or purchasing any type of fencing it’s a good idea to consult with your local council to understand regulations and if there are any restrictions that you need to consider before installing a fence.
One of the most common regulations we see is fence height. This is particularly important when it comes to pool safety and the privacy of a home.
- In Victoria, pool fences typically have to be at least 1200mm high.
- Most councils won’t require you to submit a permit for aluminium boundary fences unless they exceed 1500mm.
3. Choose the right design for your home
You’ve spent time and money to ensure your home fits the needs and vision of your dreams. With every purchasing decision, you often have to weigh up quality vs design.
Luckily with ToughGuard fencing, you don’t have to choose. We have expertly designed and manufactured a variety of fence types to ensure you’re able to install high-quality aluminium powder-coated fences in your home. If there’s not a design that matches your vision, get in touch with our design team who’ll be able to customise our fences to match your needs.
4. Your fencing budget
It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to install a fence. One of the biggest selling points of aluminium fencing is that they’re affordable for all homeowners. Typical fence prices range from $450 per metre. For aluminium fencing, you can expect a more affordable price of $85 to $155 per square metre depending on your design and who your installer is.
5. Purchase your gate at the same time
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make when installing a fence is forgetting the gate! Your gate is really important as you want to be able to enter your property without hassle.
When considering your gate and fence installation you’ll also need to consider the placement and mechanics of the gate. As a general rule, you want to make sure the gate is able to swing inwards onto your property to avoid any issues with the local government.
When ordering a Tough Guard Fence you’ll be able to add a gate to your fence enquiry to ensure it matches the height and design of your fence.
Bonus tip: hire a fence installer.
When it comes to renovations and garden makeovers we like to think we can do it ourselves. However, when it comes to fences we recommend having them professionally installed and they’re additional costs (including physical labour) to consider.
This is why we recommend visiting our Trusted Installers page.
Our installers are based across Australia and will be able to install your ToughGuard fence with precision, ensuring it remains within warranty.f Having a fence warranty is something we recommend. If something were to happen to your property or fence line it will be covered under our manufacturer’s warranty.
ToughGuard: Long-term high-quality aluminium fences for every home.
At ToughGuard we’re proud to be the leading manufacturer in powder-coated aluminium fences in Australia. We’ve provided homes with protection using stylish fencing solutions for over 30 years. Our team are dedicated to providing the highest quality customer service and fencing tips. Give us a call to see how we can help.