Do it yourself and save money. This is not such a difficult operation and you can do it yourself to hire a handyman to do the most complicated parts of the installation. The planting of the posts and the installation of the track of the sliding gate are the most complicated parts of the installation. The rest is very straightforward and easy. It needs someone who understands plumb and level and who can plant posts in a 100% straight line. This is the basis of your fence and needs to be right to ensure the success of your fence.
Get an Installer. We have clients who install fencing every day in various areas of the country and it will be wise to choose one of them if you feel that DIY will not work for you. They, however, are working on their own and you can either order the fence directly from them and they charge you for the material and labor or you order your fence from us and pay them for the installation. The secret here is that they need to do the measurements so there is no dispute about sizes when he installs. If he makes a mistake it will be deducted from his costs.
Look out for the following. Some installers and fencing contractors quote you just one price for the whole job, insist on a full breakdown, some of them include costs that should not be your problem. We have standard installation costs indications on our website, please check it out and compare it with their prices. Our costs do not, however, include additional work like removal of old fencing, removal of plants and trees or underground rocks or very hard soil conditions. That must be quoted separately by the installer before the installation commences.
Do I need plans? Yes, you do and do not let anybody tell you otherwise, our laws are clear and it states that anything you build at your property that is higher than 1.2m must have approved plans from your municipality. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! The municipality can give you heavy fines and also force you to remove the fence. Also, make sure you have the pegs of the municipality and that you are not overstepping the borderline of your property. If you don't know where it is you can ask the Municipality to give you the name of a contractor who comes out and marks the borders clearly. Make sure you also do not overstep the height rules in your area, most areas you need permission to go higher than 2.1m. Do not just follow the lines of your neighbors that might be over the borderlines and you will, unfortunately, be penalized for it. Ignorance of the law is NO excuse.
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