So you are thinking about a fence at your place, but how do you make sure that you have the best option for your unique needs? We've put together a guide to help you step through the decision process and make sure you get the ideal fence, gate or pool fence for your home.
What do you want your fence to achieve?
This usually comes down to two choices-
- Do you want a fence as a barrier against unwelcome visitors, but don't want to block the view?
- Or do you prefer a solid fence, with complete privacy?
A fence that allows you and others to see through means there is less chance of potential burglars being able to hide from view, whilst eeping a connection with the landscape inside and outside of your fence. Privacy is important for many people though and a solid, high fence not only safely encloses a property, but also blocks it from unwelcome viewing.
Solid panel fencing A see through barrier fence
What style is your home?
Do you want your fence to blend in or stand out?
So now you have an idea of what you want you require your fence to do, the next step is to assess your homes architecture, this will give you hints and guidance on the kind of fence design that will work with your style. Or just follow Andrea Nilsen's (Nilsen Landscape Design) great design motto to help with your choice - “Simple home, simple fence; Ornate home, ornate fence”.
If you prefer your fence to complement to your home’s style, you do not need to limit yourself to matching it or even imitating it's decor. Instead, you can enchance the homes style, by picking out features like a colour or a product used on your home which you continue in your fence design.
Here is a great example of this, the fence louvres are powder coated in a colour similar to the copper guttering, while the rest of the fence matches the houses exterior cladding.
Or here the slat fencing follows the same contour as the cladding on this home
And here the fence panels complement the finish and the colour of the home’s joinery
Or if you prefer, you can make a real statement by choosing contrasting colours or materials for your fence.
These owners chose architectural slats in a contrasting colour for their statement fences
If you are still confused you can always ask the experts for some help? With many years of experience manufacturing and installing fencing, you call on the team at HomePlus for assistance. Or check out more great examples of fencing...