Q. Are we any good?
A. Visit our comments page and decide for yourself.
Q. Are we insured?
A. Yes, we have liabilty cover (ask to see certificate) but we haven't had to use it because we're careful!
Q.What height could my paling fence be?
A.Either 1.65 or 1.95 metres high.
Q.What if one party wants a taller fence than is currently there?
A.Both parties should discuss the new height, then, when agreed to, decide who will pay what proportion of the total.
Q.How many quotes should I get?
A.Three should be adequate, just ensure that you are comparing apples with apples, then choose Select Fences and Gates!
Q. Why should we choose you ?
A. Because we work efficiently, we are insured, we wont leave offcuts, cement bags and a trail of damage everywhere, and have 19 years experience.
Q.Who gets the flat side?
A.Usually the fence is replaced with the posts being on the same side as they were before, but if it is requested that the new posts be on the other side, then this has to be agreed to by each party before hand.
Q.Would council pay half?
A. Council may pay half the cost of boundary fences which ajoins their land, eg, reserves, but not adjacent to street alignments, laneways etc, unless they are entry points to a park. Check with your local council beforehand.
Q.How high can a fence be on my property boundaries?
A.Two metres high is the maximum; a planning permit may be required for a front fence, and siting rules may apply.Two metre high front fences are allowed on arterial roads.
Q. What if I want a fence taller than two metres?
A. For fences between adjoining properties, open lattice, up to 500mm can be added to the fence, to a maximum of 2.5 metres.
Q. What happens if an underground service is damaged when digging holes?
A. It is the owners responsibility to inform Select Fences and Gates of all under ground services near the fence line. Owners are advised to phone the free ‘Dial before you dig' service, prior to work commencing.
Q. When can I paint the fence? A. If it is to be painted on one side only, allow three months for it to dry out, (summer preferably), or one year if it is to be painted on both sides.
Note: All information on this site is the opinion of Select Fences and Gates, and should not be relied upon for the readers' own safety and security.