The perfect fencing layout takes a bit of design and should have a personal touch. That little touch of you makes the look seamless next to your home.
At Degraff Construction we have a large background of information about fencing and the best product to buy. When we ask our customers if they have a particular design, the answer is often ‘no’ or ‘we haven’t thought of one.’ We can offer help on the fencing layout and how to design the perfect one. We drew up a list of steps to help people with fence design.
Our five steps to designing the perfect fencing layout would be:
- Look at the project as one complete job
- Choose your fencing material well
- Use our software for a guide
- Check all maps and regulations
- Don’t forget gates and accessories
Let’s take a closer look at designing your perfect fencing layout.
Look on the Project as One Complete Job
Many of our customers build their fence in stages. It’s the right approach and an excellent way to stay within your budget. If you don’t plan the fence as a complete project though, you may get in a bit of a jumble. Always keep the overall picture in your head as you build. Make sure you use the same materials, height, and designs throughout the job. If you don’t, the finished fence may look like something thrown together without a thought, which isn’t what you were planning. Visualize the fence and stick to the original plan.
Choose Your Fencing Material Well
As part of your design plan, you will need to factor in costs and the overall budget for the install. Pick your material to match the amount of money you plan to spend.
There is not any point in starting to build with iron only to find you can’t afford to finish the work. Choose a fencing material that matches your budget and one that fits with the look of the neighborhood. Don’t use aluminum, or any other material, if it will stand out like a sore thumb. Choose the fencing material carefully, before you begin and choose well for the project.
Check All Maps and Regulations
Many people forget this part of the design process until it is too late. You need to check all your maps to mark out boundaries and where the fence can go. In many areas, you cannot build too close to the street or busy corners. Discovering what material you can use in your district, and all the height regulations is vital before you begin. Permits may be mandatory too, and many only cost $100 or so, but you cannot build if you don’t have one. Check with the local building office and ask the neighbors for advice, while you plan the fence.
Don’t Forget Gates and Accessories
It’s the small extras that make the big difference. This is very true when it comes to fence design. The cute gate at just the right spot will draw the fence together. Accessories such as lamps and fence post caps can turn an ordinary fence into a talking point. Have a look at our store for a range of ideas.
When designing your fence give Degraff Construction a call. We have the best material and range of accessories.
Call us today and let us help you.