If you are a Melbourne homeowner you no doubt have a timber fence surrounding your boundary. Thousands of backyards Victoria wide have the stock standard paling fence which is symbolic of suburbia.
Unfortunately not many of us place much importance on our paling fence and we find ourselves replacing one or more sides every 10-15 years. Of course, general wear and tear and age will have an effect on the fence but if you live in the bayside suburbs of Melbourne the continual exposure to the salty air will speed up the decline of your timber fence.
The first step in replacing or repairing your fencing is to find a reputable Dandenong South timber fence company. There are a wide range of such companies around Melbourne and no doubt the majority of them will give you an excellent result but be aware that some may not.
When I got my paling fence replaced just in 2007 I got 5 quotes. I wanted to make sure that I had a variety of quotes so that I could make an educated decision on who to use. Also I used different tactics to get these quotes. With each timber fence contractor I asked questions in a different tone to measure its effectiveness.
For example, I asked one for a quote on a “wooden fence”. The quote from this tradesman was considerably higher from the rest. I put this down to the fact that I asked for a “wooden” fence quote and not a “timber” or “paling” fence quote. Obviously asking for “wooden” would infer I am not that knowledgeable about fencing and they sensed that and submitted a quote a lot higher than normal.
It was no coincidence I selected the contractor who submitted a competitive quote after I stated that I needed the following:
1. Treated pine palings
2. 1.8 meters
3. I needed capping
4. I asked for his opinion on a stain to use on a section of the fence.
In other words, I gave him the impression I knew a fair bit about timber fences and did not want the wool pulled over my eyes as far as price went.
If you are doing an online search for a Melbourne fencing contractor you must search for relevant terms. Below are some search terms that will give you the best results.
Melbourne Timber Fence
Melbourne Paling Fence
Paling Fence Quote Melbourne
Timber Fence Melbourne
Or you can be more specific and replace Melbourne with your actual suburb. For example:
Cannons Creek Timber Fence
Paling Fence Notting Hill
Timber Fence Red Hill
On the other side of the coin is if you searched for something similar to Tyabb Wooden Fence your results would not give you the information you need. It is not specific enough.
If you live in Highett and you are looking for a timber fencing quote I highly recommend giving Colin from Lightning Fencing a call on 0404 833 531 His honesty and commitment to exceed my expectations were superb and of course I got a quality fencing job.