Brush Fencing — Can You Get A Good Job Without Using A Professional?
If you take a walk around the neighbourhood you will see a variety of fences. Some of these fences such as picket fences and colour bond fences are relatively easy to install yourself. When it comes to brushwood fencing is it possible for you to install it yourself?
The answer to this question depends on your experience with building brushwood fences as this is not something that just anybody can do without training.
Building a brushwood fence is not as easy as it seems. The setting of the posts is usually more difficult than you expect and the weaving of the brushwood into the various wires of the fence is less straightforward as one might think.
Your Options For Getting A New Brush Fence
So when choosing a fencing contractor you have several options. You can hire a local handyman or even a builder, or you can contact a professional brush fencing contractor.
One thing you need to watch out for are general fencing contractors offering to build a brushwood fence when it is not their specialty. It is, unfortunately relatively common for general fencing contractors to offer to build brush fencing when they are not skilled and sadly the client ends up with a poor result.
In order to be able to erect a hand packed brush fence, your tradesperson will need to have at least six months training under the supervision of an expert/professional brush fence contractor.
One way to make sure that your potential brush fence contractor is a sound tradesperson and is well trained is to ask to see their most recent job. This is beneficial because you can talk to the previous client to see if they were satisfied with the service provided.
Another option is to review photos of recent work. However, this is not as reliable because a tradesperson is able to select only the best to show you.
There are a number of qualifications that can set a professional fencing contractor apart.
- Training: How much training have they had? Where did they train?
- Business Focus: Is brushwood fencing their primary business?
- Length of time in business: How long has the contractor been in the brush fencing business? Use a contractor who has been in the business of building or repairing brushwood fences for a number of years. That way you can be surer that they know what they are doing. Brush fencing is not as easy to do well as building Colorbond or wooden fences.
- Insurance: Be sure that the prospective contractor you are considering is fully insured, having both workers’ compensation and liability insurance. Your selected fencing contractor should be able to provide you with a copy of his or her insurance policy.
- The Department of Fair Trade: This national body issues licenses to all contractors. You should check to see the contractor has a license, keep in mind that the license needs to specify brushwood fencing.
- OHS: Have they completed the relevant OHS training and carry their OHS card?
So there you have it, if you want to build a brushwood fence on your property, you are best off choosing a professional brushwood fencing contractor.
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