Monday, January 12, 2015

New fence starts! Day One!

Today is the 4th anniversary of the floods which claimed our little home. It seems like such a long time ago. We didn't plan it that way, but on the anniversary we started the next stage of the house project - the fence! I like to think of it as another chapter in our building journey.

This one has been a long time coming. Like everything when you're building, it's expensive and with a 20 metre frontage the costs can be astronomical depending on what type of fence you choose.

We've decided to do different fences for each block due to costs. The fence in front of the house will be a timber fence with 100mm X 100mm hardwood posts and horizontal rails set back with a top hardwood rail. The rails are 62mm and will be set 38mm apart. There will be a sliding gate and pedestrian gate for the footpath that leads to the front door.

The vacant block will just have a (very) plain pine fence with vertical batons and double swinging gate. It's not fancy, but a good temporary solution and I guess if we ever build there, you could certainly leave it up for a while.

Day one is complete and the posts are up! The fencer is one of Jansen's tradies and the only person he uses to do his fencing because "he's that good". I certainly hope so…had to book him in two months in advance!

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