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.

Why Install Multiple Gates With Your Fence?


On the face of it, you might only ever want one gate when putting up a new fence. However, having more than one will make a great deal of sense for most settings. Why should you consider multiple fence gate installations when erecting a new fence? Read on to find out.

Dedicated Entry and Exit

In some cases, a single fence gate installation will be sufficient to meet all the needs of the property owner. This might be the case when a chain-link fence is being used to act as a chicken enclosure or a dog run, for example. However, if you need to bring livestock or pets in and out of your enclosure from time to time, perhaps to treat or inspect them, then having a flow-through with one gate acting as an entry point and another as an exit can be helpful. Indeed, it may be beneficial to have three or more in some cases where you have further pens or sectioned off areas that your animals will move on toward.


Another important aspect of any fence gate installation is that it will provide an emergency way out. If a chain link fence — or a wooden panel fence, for that matter — is two metres high, then it will be extremely difficult to climb over in an emergency. With bushfires wreaking such havoc in Australia over recent years, having more than one way out of your garden or your enclosure is a matter of safety. Of course, there are many other sorts of emergency that you might face, but each will be easier to overcome if you have more than one way in and out.

Fence Gates For Different Purposes

Bear in mind that not every fence gate installation is the same as the next. Even with a standard design of a chain-link gate, there are different heights you can choose to match your fencing. Of course, some gates will be wider so that they can allow vehicles to pass through as well as livestock and people. Even when your gates are placed close to one another, it can be convenient to have one for a particular purpose, such as allowing farm machinery through while another one is dedicated to people.

Control Access Efficiently

In the end, having more than one fence gate installed means you are more in control of access. You can use different locks and provide the keys or codes to them to appropriate people while denying them to others. With a single gate, everybody has to have the same access rights.


2 December 2020