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The Process Of Designing And Building A Custom Fence

Designing and building a custom fence in New Zealand can be a rewarding and exciting project for homeowners looking to add value and functionality to their property. However, it's important to carefully plan and execute the project to ensure that the end result meets your expectations and complies with local building codes.

The first step in designing and building a custom fence in New Zealand is to determine the purpose and location of the fence. Will the fence be used for privacy, security, or decorative purposes? Once you have a clear idea of the purpose and location of the fence, you can start sketching out a rough design and taking measurements.

Next, you'll need to consider the materials you'll use to build the fence. In New Zealand, popular choices for fencing materials include wood, vinyl, and aluminum. Wood is a classic choice that can be stained or painted to match the exterior of your home, but it requires regular maintenance and can be prone to rot and pests. Vinyl and aluminum fences are low maintenance and more durable, but they may not have the same natural look as wood.

Once you've decided on the materials, it's important to obtain any necessary building permits from your local council. In New Zealand, building projects that involve structures over 1.5 meters high (such as fences) typically require a building consent. You may also need to submit a site plan and detailed design drawings as part of the building consent process.

With the design and materials selected, it's time to start building. If you're not confident in your ability to complete the project yourself, it will be worth hiring a professional contractor to ensure that the fence is built safely and to a high standard.

Building a custom fence can be a challenging but rewarding project. By carefully planning and executing the project, you can add value and functionality to your home while increasing your privacy and security.

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