Sometimes it's just a good idea to get the professionals in to do the job. Unless you know what you're doing, installing your own fence can not only be very time consuming, but it can end up costing more than if you had initially employed fencing contractors to do the work for you. Here, we've listed the main things to keep in mind when choosing the right fencing company to install your fence.
- Start your search online: This is a great way to see what companies are out there are what's on offer. It's also a great way to see what different types of fencing different companies have on offer. Once you have seen a few companies websites that you like, make a shortlist.
- All fencing contractors need to have building accreditation: Fencing companies should have proof that their work meets Australian Standards. Also ensure that they are familiar with the guidelines for building in your region as council restrictions on fencing varies from area to area. This is especially important for pool fencing. If you are in need of a pool fence, make sure that their pool fencing is NATA certified, which means that the fence will meet important safety standards.
- What sort of guarantees do you need?: Some companies offer great warranties and guarantees. For instance, Amazing Fencing offers a written 40 year guarantee against termites and decay on all treated pine fencing. Warranties and guarantees mean that fencers back their work and know they do a good job, giving you peace of mind.
- Get a few quotes done: Once you have got your list down to a few fencing companies it's a good idea to arrange for each one to come out, speak to you about what you need, and give you a quote for how much it will cost. Beware of just choosing the cheapest option, this may mean a smaller warranty or the business many not even be installing fencing that meets building standards.
- Customer service is important: The fencing company you choose will be liaising with you for awhile until the project is complete. You want this to be an enjoyable experience, not an awkward one. The people you receive the quote from should be professional, polite and friendly, same goes for the voice at the end of the phone when you ring them about organising a quote.
- Testimonials and references: If you are still unsure as to what business to go with, many have references which you can call and ask about their work. It's also a good idea to ask to see photographs of past work that was of a similar nature to the one they will be implementing at your home.
Employing the right contractors to install the fencing on your property involves some careful consideration and a bit of research. I hope our list of tips has given you some helpful information which will assist you to find the right contractor to install your fence.