Christmas is a crazy time of year with backyard BBQ's, Christmas parties and New Year celebrations. It is also the time of year that unfortunately many homes get broken into. The appeal of having so many new items (Christmas presents) makes our homes a target for burglars.
Many people assume if they lock all their doors and windows, their home is safe. While this does help it can actually be your front or backyard that is unwillingly inviting unwanted visitors into your property. If your yard allows easy access to the house, it is also allowing easy access would-be-thieves. However, there are some precautions that you as a home owner can take which will possibly deter any break-ins and it all starts with installing the right fence.
Use quality materials: If you are spending the money having a fence installed, it's worth doing properly the first time and not having to worry about it deteriorating and having to be replaced a few years later. Using high quality materials such as Colourbond or treated pine timber not only guarantees the longevity of your fence but also increases the overall strength of the fence making it difficult for intruders to break through or damage.
Ensure your fence is the right height: While you don't necessarily want an 8 metre wall around your house (nor would you probably be allowed by the council), it is important to have some height to your fencing making it difficult for people to climb over. Make sure you check with your fencing contractor for the building requirements for your area.
Locking mechanisms: Locking mechanisms are important not only for the safety of keeping your children in the yard but also to keep any unwanted visitors out of your yard. Having a latch that self closes is also a good idea.
Your fence is one of the most important aspects of your home. It keeps your pets and loved ones safe, improves the way you can use your space, add value to your property and security. Installing a fence should be done by experienced professionals to ensure that building regulations are met, property boundaries are correct, quality materials are used and most importantly that the fence is installed properly and safely.
Our team at Amazing Fencing are all experienced in their trade and can even offer design assistance to ensure you receive the maximum impact from your investment. We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast and offer free no obligation quotes. Give us a all today!