How to Install a Fence at Your Home

Fence installation is a job that requires expertise and care to ensure that it stands up to the harshest of weather conditions. Before you begin work, you need to have your property registered for building regulations and you should also acquire planning permission. If you are not registered for building regulations in your area, or if you do not have planning permission, then you will need to apply for a planning certificate, which is available from your local council. You should only be allowed to work on a small piece of land so it's a good idea to find out exactly how much fencing you can work on before beginning.


Fence installation is a DIY project, so if you are not an expert you should seek the help of one of your friends or family members. If you live in an urban area then it's likely that your neighbors will give you some useful advice. A fence installation may sound quite straightforward but it can involve many complicated calculations and you should not try to do the whole thing alone. A local expert or a professional fence installation service can ensure that the job is carried out correctly.

When you start to look for a professional fence installation service then you should ask your neighbors about any contractors they might recommend. One way to check whether an installer would be suitable for your needs is to ask if they would use a certain company when installing a new fence. If they do, you can take a look at their track record to ensure that they work well. Fence companies usually have a good track record, so you should ask for names of past customers.

Fence companies usually offer estimates for new fence installation cost, so it's a good idea to get several quotes. You should ask for a quote based on the type of material that you want your new fencing to be made from. There are various different materials that you could use such as wood, aluminum or vinyl. If you are looking for a very attractive fence that will blend in with the surroundings then metal is probably the best option.

A good fence installation company knows how to install gates too. Gate installation is something that you will often need to hire a contractor to do. A good contractor will know exactly what tools and equipment he needs to get the job done safely and efficiently. It is important that the gate company that you choose has a license and insurance for the work that they do. You can check with your local county courthouse to see whether there are any complaints against any of the contractors that you are considering.

A professional fence contractor is one that you can rely on to get the job done safely and correctly. They will do quality work and a good fence installation company will always put your needs and requirements above all else. If you are not sure whether you should use a DIY installation company, then you should always ask other fencing contractors for their opinion. They may have experienced firsthand how frustrating it can be to have a fence that won't open and close properly, or how frustrating it is to have a chain that won't slide. These are things that you will likely experience with your new fence so make sure that you feel confident in the knowledge that your fence installation will be handled by a professional fence contractor.