Questions that you should ask about Fences, Gates and Screens

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-05-2010

Please find below questions that our customers have asked and our answers.  There are also some questions that you should ask to find the right Fences, gates and screens contractor.   You may like to visit the following links to find out more about East Coast Fencing.

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Why choose East Coast Fencing?

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Workmanship | Posted on 26-05-2010

Our goal is to offer affordable quality and efficient customer service.  Our testimonials from the many satisfied clients we have served over the years are important to us.   We offer experience and know how and strive to product the best results every time.

Are your builders experienced?

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Workmanship | Posted on 26-05-2010

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Yes, always.  We employ qualified carpenters and fence builders with extensive experience within the fence building and construction industry.  Our team members are reliable and extremely important to us.  We value their expertise and we proud of their ongoing commitment and professional workmanship.

Can you paint my new fence or screen?

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Workmanship | Posted on 26-05-2010

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Yes.  We can offer a competitive quote and advise the best quality paint to enhance and protect your new construction.

How long will a fence last?

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Materials, Workmanship | Posted on 26-05-2010

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If you use quality materials such as “slash” pine pailings, and full sized posts and rails plus construct the fence correctly, it should last for around 30 years.  The posts must be set at the correct depth and concreted “properly” and all galvanized fixtures must be used.

What type of timber is best for our horizontal slat screen?

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Materials | Posted on 26-05-2010

It depends upon the visual effect you are trying to achieve, the practicality and your budget.  You may prefer a hardwood such as Merbeau for its natural colour and texture.  If you wish to paint your screen a colour we can show you samples of our “pre-primed design pine” or our standard treated slat pine.

Do you concrete your posts in position?

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Materials, Workmanship | Posted on 22-05-2010

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Always! We set our posts at a depth of 600mm, “ram pack” with soil and mix in a full 20kg bag of concrete

Is the timber treated?

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Materials | Posted on 22-05-2010

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Yes, All our fencing timber is CCA treated and rated accordingly. Pailings and rails are H3 treated and posts are H4 treated for in ground use.

What type of timber should we use for our fence?

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Posted by Admin | Posted in Materials | Posted on 21-05-2010

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For fencing we only use slash pine pailings.  They are thicker than radiata pine and less prone to twisting.  Our posts are full sized at 150/50mm and centre morticed.  Our rails are also full sized being 75/50mm.