Why Choose Pre-Assembled Commercial Steel Fence Panels

Why Choose Pre-Assembled Commercial Steel Fence Panels

A few years back, I took some extra work on a friend’s building crew. Their bread and butter work was putting up and welding together steel fencing for everything from restaurants and breweries to ...
Fencing for a Residential Development: Choosing Materials Based on Value

Fencing for a Residential Development: Choosing Materials Based on Value

You’ve probably been involved with a few housing development projects that slapped standard wooden security fencing up as quickly as possible around the boundaries of the development. It’s a ...
The Best Fence for Resale Value: Thinking in the Long-Term

The Best Fence for Resale Value: Thinking in the Long-Term

I’ve worked as a builder and as a consultant for many DIY clients, and I’ve seen lots of different home improvement strategies. When clients put in a new fence to increase their property’s ...
Finding Secure and Beautiful Gated Community Fences

Finding Secure and Beautiful Gated Community Fences

Once upon a time, while working as an apprentice for a big residential construction company, my company was called to put up a new fence around a gated community. For the first eight years of the ...
The Best Fence for Large Yards Uses Long, Pre-Assembled Panels

The Best Fence for Large Yards Uses Long, Pre-Assembled Panels

Every now and then I get to drive out to the edge of town and take on some projects on large, often semi-rural plots of land. When one of these projects involves putting up a long fence, often for a ...
Choosing a Privacy Fence for an Outdoor Shower That Holds Up to Sun, Sand, and Wind

Choosing a Privacy Fence for an Outdoor Shower That Holds Up to Sun, Sand, and Wind

Twenty years ago I generally encountered outdoor showers only when I went on a trip to a tropical or sub-tropical locale. Having been to a few, I started to notice some pros and cons of the various ...
Choosing a Fence for an Outdoor Play Area: Pick Sturdy Materials to Keep Kids Safe

Choosing a Fence for an Outdoor Play Area: Pick Sturdy Materials to Keep Kids Safe

A few friends of mine with young children called me in to help them transform their backyard into a preschool play area. Specifically, I had to put in a new fence because the short chain link that ...
An Updated Fence for a Victorian House Brings Classic Elegance, Not Maintenance

An Updated Fence for a Victorian House Brings Classic Elegance, Not Maintenance

Once upon a time on a visit to an old city (Windsor, Ontario!) with an intact original Victorian neighborhood, I was hired to replace a cedar fence with something that “resonated more ...
The Best Fence for a Wet Area Has a Tough, Multi-Layered Coating

The Best Fence for a Wet Area Has a Tough, Multi-Layered Coating

Much of my building career has taken place in very moist and rainy climates, the kind of places where it rains so much that partially cloudy is shorthand for sunny. Within this moistened training ...