Legal

Fencing FAQ

1. Who pays for Neigh­bour­ing / Bound­ary Fencing? 
If you are a prop­er­ty own­er, the Fences Act 1972 con­tains the rules about who pays for a divid­ing fence. This and oth­er fenc­ing require­ments can be accessed through the Depart­ment Infra­struc­ture, Plan­ning and Logistics. 
You will need to noti­fy your neigh­bours of the fence replace­ment or repair of your fence.
Our rec­om­men­da­tion is to be proac­tive and speak with your neighbour(s) where applic­a­ble first to ascer­tain what type of fence you want and or if they are in agree­ment regard­ing the fence being replaced.
2. What is a Notice to Fence/​Contribute for fenc­ing work?
You may be required to issue your neigh­bour with a Notice to Fence/​Contribute for fenc­ing work. You can find forms online, make sure you go to your state/​territory for the cor­rect one. In the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, con­tact the Depart­ment of Infra­struc­ture, Plan­ning and Logis­tics for advice. 
3. What styles of fence can I choose from? 
We cus­tom design and man­u­fac­ture our fenc­ing so the choic­es are end­less. If you have a par­tic­u­lar fence design in mind or a pho­to of some­thing you would like, then please let us know. The stan­dard styles of fenc­ing include Tubu­lar, slat, sheet and glass fencing.
4. What colours are available?
We pro­vide the full range of pow­der coat colours. The avail­able range of colours can be viewed in the Dulux Pow­der coat Colour Chart Brochure. 
5. Do you pro­vide Sup­ply Only” for fencing?
Yes, we can pro­vide fenc­ing you can install your­self. How­ev­er, it only comes with lim­it­ed guarantee. 
6. Choos­ing a contractor:
Choos­ing your fenc­ing con­trac­tor is impor­tant, some peo­ple go to the bot­tom line of their quote, and sad­ly they get what they pay for. We have spent many years in the fenc­ing indus­try col­lec­tive­ly and have seen the results of poor choic­es, unfor­tu­nate­ly when quizzed more often than not it was about the price.

Import­ed pan­els can often seem the cheap­er option at first, but too often we need to replace them with­in a few years. when the weld doesn’t’ hold up or the colour fades. Our Fab­ri­ca­tion team deliv­ers strong pan­el and tubu­lar fenc­ing that lasts the distance. 
7. What to look for/​ask in a fenc­ing contractor?
• Did your quote come from the actu­al builder of the fence?
• Is your fence builder police checked?
• Does your fence builder hold the cor­rect insurances/​public liability?
• Are they WHS Accredited?
• Do they offer a guar­an­tee that you are con­fi­dent of?
• Is their quo­ta­tion clear and con­cise so as to leave you in no doubt what you will be getting?
8. Do I need to clear my fence line?
You will need to clear your fence line pri­or works pro­ceed­ing (unless you have request­ed your Fence Installer per­form the task), the garden/​clearance needs to be min 600mm both sides of the fence.
9. Will you pro­vide tem­po­rary fenc­ing dur­ing the con­struc­tion phase? 
Yes. To pro­vide you secu­ri­ty and peace of mind our team can install tem­po­rary fenc­ing overnight while works take place. 

If the work is tak­ing place due to sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to an exist­ing fence, ask our team about install a tem­po­rary fenc­ing while you are wait­ing for the repair works to commence. 
10. Care and Warranties:
Depen­dent on the type/​style of fence and fenc­ing mate­ri­als. Ensure that you gath­er your infor­ma­tion on how to care for your fence and save your fenc­ing mate­r­i­al (where applic­a­ble) war­ranties, some are trans­fer­able so well worth­while hang­ing onto.