How to build a fence

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How to build a fence

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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 two important things to check before you begin building. Continue to step-by-step instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1 Dial before you dig
2 Contact your local council
  • Step 1. Dial 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.
  • Step 2. Contact 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.
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