2. Understand your boundaries
As one of the most crucial parts to installing a new fence, you need to know where your property boundaries lie – and don’t take your existing fence as proof of this. Just because there’s an existing fence that your current neighbours are okay with, that doesn’t mean it’s right.
To avoid any problems down the line, be sure to double-check your property boundaries. For more information on this, visit the GOV property boundaries page. From here, you can view your property boundaries, make a boundary agreement with your neighbour, apply to record your exact boundary, or correct a boundary mistake on a title plan.
3. Check for any restrictions
Before you commit to purchasing materials for a new fence, it’s wise to check for any restrictions your property may be subject to. There may be rules set for your local area by authority, and you may need to apply for planning permission.
Restrictions may include height, look, or placement of a fence, and can depend on where you’re located. To find out if you’ll need planning permission and how to go about applying, visit the GOV planning permission page.
4. Explore style and customisation
One of the more exciting considerations for your fence comes with exploring the style and customisation options available. Think about how you can match certain elements and complement the style of your property, whether you’ll use vertical or horizontal panels, and how you can include fencing accessories.
Interested in specifying your own fence? The DuraPost FENCEBUILDER app allows you to customise your very own fence and automatically generates an itemised list for you.