Having a new fence built

We are demolishing our older house and building a new modern house. Our old fence won't look that good with a modern house, so we are searching for a sleek, modern fence to complement the new house. It's quite fun to shop for the new house and see how the different fence styles might look with the new house. This blog has some inspiration for other home owners looking to get a new fence installed. We have a range of materials, styles and fencing techniques on display on this blog. I hope you will find it useful when looking for a new fence.

Quick Ideas to Discuss With Your Residential Fencing Contractor


When it's time to get a new residential fence for your home, you may be tempted to just settle for a plain chain link or wire variety. While these are very affordable and quick to install, they can also look a bit dull and drab. It can be good to invest in a fence that looks attractive while offering the boundaries and level of privacy you want, as you'll need to look at your fence every day for the next several years! Note a few quick ideas to discuss with your residential fencing contractor so that your fence looks good while still being functional.

1. Color

Don't settle for standard color, no matter the type of fence you choose. If opting for a wood fence, try a slate grey or even a black paint job. A sage green can give your space a very natural, earthy look. If you do choose a chain link fence, you can have it powder-coated or covered with a plastic cover in a variety of colors. Try white for a clean and fresh look or red to match a brick home. 

2. Go for height

The taller your fence, the more stately your home will appear. While most fences will have a standard height for installation, your contractor may be able to offer you higher fences that are often used for commercial facilities. They may also be able to create a custom size for you. Check local regulations to ensure there are no restrictions as to fence height, and then choose the tallest one you can afford. Not only will this make your space look attractive, but a tall fence may even add to the safety and security of your home, as it's much harder to scale a tall fence than a short one.

3. Match your patio and furniture

Talk to your fencing contractor about how to incorporate the design or look of your patio and any outdoor furniture you have into your fence design. For example, if you have teak furniture, consider a teak fence, or at least have a wood fence stained the same color. If you have black metal patio furniture, choose a wrought iron fence. If your patio is made with slate paver stones, use slate stones to create stacked posts for your property's fence. This will make your space seem properly designed and thought-out, not as if your home's fence is an afterthought.

For more information and ideas, contact local fencing contractors


16 October 2015