Choosing A New Residential Fence

One of the first things I wanted to tackle when I bought my new home was the fence. It was old, leaning, and missing boards. It certainly was not up to the task of keeping the dogs in our back garden. I wanted a new fence which provided privacy, strength to keep the dogs contained, and was maintenance free. This blog is all about fences. I plan to write about the different types, how to maintain them, and how to choose the perfect fence for your situation. From steel to bamboo, privacy to animal containment, there is a lot to know about the different fences available to you.

Domestic Fencing: Is It Time to Switch to Chain Wire Fencing?


Is your old fencing system failing you? Is your fence worn or no longer living up to your security and privacy needs? If so, it may be time to install a new one. However, choosing a new fence is not an easy task. There's more to think about than just creating a physical boundary of your property.

If you're looking for a functional yet durable material, consider installing a chain wire fence. This article will address some of the signs it's time to ditch your old fence for a chain wire one. 

You Want to Keep Animals In or Out

If you have pets or domestic animals, you probably know how hard it is to keep them within the confines of your property. Small animals can easily fit in between the planks of a wooden fence and disappear. Similarly, small wild animals can easily access your property and hurt your pets or kids.

If you want to keep domestic animals within the property and wild ones away, a chain wire fence is an ideal solution because you can customise the mesh size based on your needs. To keep small animals in or out, go for a small mesh size that cannot be penetrated. You can also get high gauge steel to prevent animals such as squirrels from chewing their way through the fence. 

You Need Security and Visibility

Many fencing materials won't offer you both security and visibility. You often have to make a compromise. However, chain wire fences give you the best of both worlds.

Whether you go for small or large mesh sizes, you can see what's lurking outside your property. Small mesh sizes with a high steel gauge offer the best security while allowing you to spot would-be intruders. High fences prevent intruders from climbing over the structure and into your property. As a result, chain wire fences are excellent burglar deterrents, especially if you live in a robbery-prone area.

Your Old Fence Is High-Maintenance

Wood and picket fences are common in most homes, but they are high maintenance. Wood is prone to rot and damage. You have to regularly clean and care for it to prevent premature wear. Should the paint chip, you have to repaint the fence to avoid weather and moisture damage. All this can be tasking and exhausting for homeowners who don't have the time to spare on DIY maintenance.

If you're looking for low-maintenance fencing material, chain wire is your best bet. Once installed, the fence requires little maintenance. The contractor can coat it with a rust-resistant coating to extend its durability. For cleaning, you only need a brush, water, and dishwashing soap. You can even use a hosepipe to eliminate fresh dirt after gardening work.

Do you need a functional, affordable and low-maintenance fencing system for your home? Chain wire offers these benefits while preserving the security of your home. Talk to a fencing contractor today for professional fence installation services.


9 October 2019