Depending on the size and location of the fence you plan to build you may need planning or building approvals.
Just to be on the safe side, check with your local council to find out. You'll find links to all Tasmania's Local Councils website's here
You mark out the post holes, it's all looking good! You attack the first hole and the digging's not too bad.
But wait! Oh no! There's water everywhere! You've put the post hole shovel right through the water main! Still, could be worse, it could have been an underground power cable, or gas main!
Hot tip - contact 'Dial Before You Dig' before you start!
Over time nails may loosen but screws will hold tight. Make sure you use the right screws for the type of fence you're building. Ask Chris or Johnno at our Stronach Timber Retail store in Scottsdale. They're happy to help!
Before you start, check with your Local Council. It may save you time and money in the long run!
With the use of screening, either with plantings, lattice, or a combination of both, you can give the illusion of a larger area. This will provide a different 'hidden' view in each area. Maybe a focus shrub or tree, a quiet sitting area, a garden feature or an outdoor dining space.
Try experimenting with different levels too as this draws the eyes upwards or downwards, with multiple focal points. Different levels may perform different functions.
One may be lawn, another may be decking with outdoor furniture, yet another might have trellis and raised beds for home grown veggies!
You'll be amazed at the difference these tricks can make!
Save yourself frustration and costly mistakes by checking (and rechecking) your measurements before you cut.
A few millimeters can make the difference between a successful job or disappointment.