BCM Fencing

Expert Tips

Think about maintenance

Before you decide what sort of fence you would like, be realistic about the amount of maintenance you’re prepared to undertake. Timber fencing requires a lot more than other types of fences, because they can potentially warp or rot. Low or maintenance-free options include Colorbond, PVC or aluminium styles.



Tools of the trade

A fencing installation requires many specialist tools. If you use a fencing contractor, they’ll have access to these tools, plus the experience and knowledge to make sure your fence is built properly and looks great. This means that you don’t have to go out and buy or rent expensive equipment for a one-off DIY fence installation. You’ll also have the peace-of-mind that the fence will last!



Side access security

If you have side access and want to add an extra layer of security to your home, a lockable side gate is a great idea. It will prevent unwanted visitors from accessing your property and will act as a visual deterrent for would-be burglars. It will also keep kids and pets in and provide a secure way to access the backyard without going through your house.



Experts only

Whether you've chosen a glass pool fence or a metal one, it's always best to call an expert for a professional installation. They will make sure your fence of choice complies with council requirements and adheres to Australian standards. This way you can rest assured that your pool area is safe.



No falling fences

If you need a new fence, make sure that you use a reputable fencing business, as they will use high quality materials and will create strong concrete footings for the fence posts. These are the elements that make a great fence, and you can be confident that it will stand up against strong winds and won't blow over in a storm.



On the fence about fencing?

If you can’t decide between aluminium or steel fencing for your home, there are a couple of things to consider. Aluminium is lightweight, cheaper than steel and it won’t rust. Steel fencing is very strong and can withstand most weather conditions (and if the steel is galvanized, it will also be low-maintenance). The best solution for this dilemma is to speak to your local fencing professionals. They will be able to take a look at your home and advise which type of fencing will suit your style, home and budget, and install it correctly.



Automate your gate

An automated gate will add value to your home, but has many other benefits including: improving your home's security, keeping pets on your property, preventing energetic children from wandering off, keeping out unwanted visitors, adding great kerb appeal and it can even lower your insurance premiums due to the additional security. Call your local fencing and gate expert to go through the options available for your home.



Don't DIY Pool Fencing

There are lots of DIY jobs that you can do around the home but installing pool fencing shouldn’t be one of them. There are complex regulations regarding fence height, distances between the fence, pool and house, not to mention leaving the correct gaps at the bottom of the fence. You will also have to make sure that the gate is balanced for easy self-closing and self-latching. Call your local fencing professional to make sure your pool fencing is fully-compliant and keeps everyone safe.



Check first, save time
Don’t forget to check with your local council when planning a new fence. Every suburb in Perth and WA has its own fence height regulations and local councils also have strict regulations regarding gaps between slat fencing at the front of a property. This could save a lot of time when it comes to getting your new fence.



Don’t get stuck
When planning a new access gate at the side of your home, think about how it will be used. If you’re going to be moving lawnmowers, wheelbarrows or other bulky items, a more spacious opening may be required. Your local fencing & gate specialist can offer help and advice on the best solution for your needs.



Fuss-free fencing
While a timber fence is a lovely addition to any home, it will be susceptible to dry and wet rot, and will require some maintenance. Instead, try an alternative composite timber or aluminium fence. It will look great, requires little maintenance and won’t crack, peel, warp or rot.