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.

Why a Land Survey Is Critical When Installing Your Pool Fencing


Having a fence around your pool is an important safety measure for many different reasons. Not only does it prevent strangers from wandering into your property, but it also allows you to control the movement of children and pets. Whether you're looking to install a glass fence or an aluminium chain link fence, you should first plan for a land survey to be conducted.

Surveying your land will help you ascertain the boundaries of your property and ensure that your fence isn't encroaching. You'll also be able to save on the time and money that a boundary dispute would otherwise cause. If you're on the fence about ensuring where your fence should run across, consider the following benefits of planning for a boundary survey as part of the installation process.

1. Avoid neighbour disputes

The obvious benefit of obtaining a boundary survey is that you'll be able to avoid neighbour disputes. Such disputes may prove to be time-consuming and costly in many different ways. For example, you may still need to obtain a survey that you can take to court if your neighbour initiates legal proceedings. Furthermore, your fencing project will be delayed as you await a formal court decision. You can avoid this unnecessary stress by confirming the boundaries of your property before installing the pool fence.

 2. Save on installation costs

Imagine investing in a beautiful glass fence, only to find out that you have to uninstall it because it's infringing on a neighbour's property. Such unnecessary expenses can be saved by carrying out a land survey before purchasing or installing your fence. The survey may also reveal unique curvatures that your fence may need to follow. This information will allow you to plan for installation in advance and save on unnecessary expenses that you would otherwise incur.     

3. Ensure a safe installation

A land survey can also help you ensure high safety standards for your pool fencing. This is because a survey allows you to determine the type of soil on your property—and this information can be used to install solid and durable fences. If you have young children or pets, a stable fence will be critical to ensuring their safety.

4. Selling your property will be easier

Finally, you'll have an easier time convincing future buyers that your pool fencing is located in the right position. A primary concern that potential buyers might have is whether the fence is installed where it should be. A land survey clears up any possible confusions that may arise.

Contact a pool fencing contractor for more information about what you should do.


23 October 2019