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A Bunnings team member nailing a paling to a fence with a nail gun, using a scrap of timber as a spacer between prior palings

Overview

Building a fence can give privacy and security to your home. This easy-to-follow guide will show you what you need to build a fence, the different styles that can be created and the 2 important things to check before you begin building.

Steps

1Dial before you dig

Before you start digging, it's important to check with the relevant authorities that there aren't any underground gas, water or electrical pipelines in the area.

A fence post being positioned into a posthole

2Contact your local council

You should also contact your local council before building a fence to find out what the building rules and regulations are for fences.

A Bunnings team member nailing a paling to a fence with a nail gun, using a scrap of timber as a spacer between prior palings

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.