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This page outlines the various fencing options and gives you an idea of what to consider before choosing the best one for your property.

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Covering all of Devon and Cornwall, we take pride in not only doing the best but doing so with consideration for our customers and the Environment. With over 36 years in our industry we boast qualified staff, full insurance & FREE quotations within 48hrs.

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Reviewed by Dave on 21/9/2018

We found JB services to be highly efficient with excellent workmanship. Jay left everything clean and tidy and completed the job on time and was always ready to go that extra mile to ensure that we were happy with the result. We would highly reccomend him and will be using JB services again.

Quality Service, Reasonably Priced, Tailored To Suit You. We have been trading for over 20 years specializing in all forms of fencing & decking. We also do house, rubbish clearance and removals.

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Reviewed by Robert on 21/9/2018

Pleased with the Markband team put in, working efficiently & leaving the place clean. would recommend.

M Grant Property Management is a family run business that covers all aspects of home & garden improvements. We have all trades available within the company so have the ability to quote any job, as an idea we specialise in: - Interior & Exterior painting & decorating - Wallpapering - Gardening (maintenance or complete overhauls) - Decking installation, cleaning and staining - Facia & gutter cleaning, installation & repairs - Oven cleaning - Carpet & upholstery cleaning - Rubbish clearance & waste removal - Man & van removals - Handyman tasks We provide free quotations and will work to Customer needs and budgets. We’re happy to provide creative ideas should you need some inspiration or work to your complete specifications. We have great Customer reviews and pride ourselves on efficiency and honesty. Check out our work and reviews on our website and Facebook page. Follow our Facebook page for the chance to win in our free competitions! There’s no job to big or small.

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Reviewed by John on 21/9/2018

Friendly helpful couple of lads who did the job quickly and efficiently. Have already asked them to do another assembly job for us.

We specialise in all aspects of hard landscaping such as patios, driveways, fencing, garden walls, sheds, lawns and garden clearance. We also complete aspects of general building such as extensions, porches, interior and exterior painting

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Reviewed by Danny on 21/9/2018

The job was done quickly and efficiently and was happy with the completed job.

Our team of seasoned construction professionals has over 70 years of combined technical expertise and knowledge across a wide range of property types. From inception to completion, our team is involved every step of the way: pre-construction planning, design, obtaining planning permission, budget development and execution, scheduling, contract procurement, and close-out. Using unique methods of extracting value while simultaneously providing the highest standards of quality are the hallmarks of our construction team’s process. Marketing, sales and leasing for our portfolio is managed directly by our marketing and sales team from inception to completion. Strategically, relying on a keen awareness of industry analytics and trends is our key to maximizing market share and optimizing absorption. At the predevelopment phase, our marketing team works in concert with the architects and designer to craft the property in alignment with current demands. Imperial development, construction and marketing and sales teams remain fully-integrated throughout the entire life cycle of a project to ensure efficiency and synchrony. In simple terms, we design, construct, refurbish and operate outstanding buildings. For public and private sector clients, and for our own portfolio of properties. Creating a new building – or breathing new life into an existing one – takes vision. Clear, long-sighted vision. A vision that’s shared by the client, the designer, the construction company, the facilities management supplier… It takes into account how that building will evolve throughout its design life. How it will be maintained. How much it will cost to run. And it factors in the impact that the building will have on its environment: immediate and global; now and in the future. That’s what we mean when we talk about sustainable buildings. We know this process and these arguments inside out from the client perspective and the user point of view, as well as with our design, construction and maintenance hats on – because we’re property developers in our own right.

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Reviewed by Bob on 21/9/2018

Quick and very good

Over 10 years of turning dreams into reality.

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Reviewed by Athar on 21/9/2018

Great work

-RM Roofing & Property Maintenance- All aspects of roofing and property maintenance covered. All major work comes with a guarantee. Freindly and professional company, All work done to a high standard and not complete till customer is 100% happy to pay for the work undertaken. Have your roof and property looking great at a low cost price. Let us give you a free estimate, we try our best to beat any price. Thanks for looking. Ryan RM Roofing & Property Maintenance.

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Reviewed by George on 21/9/2018

Work required was explained clearly and carried out efficiently. Further work which could not be easily ascertained originally became apparent and the price quoted was reasonable and the work carried out efficiently. Ryan was happy to show what was needed and what the issue was before carrying out any work. Would have no hesitation in recommending this company.

DIAMOND HOME IMPROVEMENTS Drives & Patios Property Maintenance Power Washing (Drives/Patios/Roofs) Roofline Plastics Pointing & Painting Guttering Cleaned/Repaired Landscaping & Fencing Handyman & General Repairs All Property Maintenance work Undertaken no job to big/small

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Reviewed by Andrew on 21/9/2018

Rapid response to the enquiry from Diamond, they were here in just over an hour and gave me a quote after inspection of all ridge tiles. It was noted that actually the two opposite end ridge tiles needed re bedded. Job was completed instantly after agreement of the price. I would consider utilising Diamond again for any future works.

We are a local friendly , and family run buisness thats been est for over 15yr , we provide a quality and proffesional workmanship with a price to suit everyone

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Reviewed by linda on 20/9/2018

Thomas and his pal came punctually with all the equipment necessary for the jobs I needed to be done. They worked really hard and left the garden very tidy .I am very pleased indeed and will certainly call them back .Highly recommend them !!

we are a family runned buisness with over 50 years of experience in all we offer .we supply a quick friendly professional service at a high standard...Don't like those trades men that come back time after time to correct or finish the job then were the team for u please call or email for more info

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Reviewed by Janet on 20/9/2018

Very pleased with workmanship and price. Polite and efficient .

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Wooden / Metal / Wire fences specialists - what you need to know

Fences can be fitted in a range of different styles to suit a range of different needs. The right fence can create useful borders, provide security or offer privacy from neighbours. Or, you might simply be looking to section off areas of your garden, creating specific spots for vegetable patches or play equipment. Whatever your needs, a gardener can help you choose the best material and design, to make sure your fence serves its purpose, looks good, and blends in with its surroundings.

Wood fencing is most popular for domestic use, with panels inserted into the ground, usually at a depth of about 45cm. Wood is more affordable and less imposing than its heavier weight counterparts but will vary depending on the height of your fence and the quality of wood used. Once installed, your gardener can paint and seal the panels to suit your taste. Wooden fences can fall foul of bad weather and local wildlife from time to time, so some moderate upkeep will be required over the years.

Chain link fencing serves as an excellent deterrent for thieves or vandals and will be of interest to those seeking a fence for security purposes. These fences comprise metal chains that have been meshed together and attached to concrete (or sometimes metal) stability poles. They are commonly used to enclose recreational spaces or sports facilities, such as tennis courts. While fairly unsightly in their naked state, they can be painted to soften the overall look.

Metal fences range from aluminium to wrought iron. Aluminium is a relatively low maintenance option and is considered a good and attractive alternative to wire. It’s not recommended for areas where severe weather is an issue. 

Wrought iron allows for more intricate or bold designs but will require significant upkeep. A fence of this kind will need to be sanded and repainted every two to three years, so it's important to take this into consideration when choosing materials.

Offering solid security, wire is more commonly used for industrial fencing. You may opt for square mesh or netting, with gardeners increasingly recommending a PVC coating. This coating protects your wire against the elements, prevents rusting and offers slightly more choice in terms of colour and finish.

If properly installed, a fence can last a lifetime, so it's important to choose the right gardener - and ask the right questions.

If your fence will be dividing your property from that of a neighbour's, it's common courtesy to consult them before any work begins.

Cost of fencing work

Various factors can impact the overall cost of your fence. The number of panels / posts, the material used and the condition of the ground will all affect quotes. Occasionally work is needed to prepare the ground, prior to installing the fence, which will increase labour costs. Your gardener will almost certainly charge more for painting and sealing.

Costs do not usually include the disposal of old fencing, so if this applies be sure to ask your gardener to consider this in their calculation.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

No specific qualifications are required of a gardener but some will have experience with Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Certificates in Practical Horticulture.

You may be just as happy to choose your gardener based on personal recommendation. It's always a good idea to ask for examples of previous work.

Planning permission for fencing jobs

If your fence forms a boundary with a listed building or land, you’ll need planning permission. Permission will also be needed if your fence is over 2 metres high, or runs alongside a public footpath or highway. More detailed information can be found on the Planning Portal.

Insurance for fencing work

All reputable tradespeople will have Public Liability Insurance, as standard. No additional insurance is needed for fence installation.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  1. Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
  2. How long is my fence guaranteed for?
  3. How much will you charge to fix the fence or replace any damaged panels?

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