Some people may cite the fences and fences that surround the site as a problem unique to single-family homes.
・ Simply make the boundary with the neighboring house clear
・ I want a blindfold function from the line of sight of passersby
・ I want to prevent children from jumping out of the entrance to the road
・ I want to change the atmosphere of the garden according to gardening
・ Shade of the block wall I want to do something because it gets messy
To solve these problems, it is important to select an exterior fence fabrication perth that suits your needs.
There is a problem that it is difficult to determine whether the amount presented by the contractor is appropriate for the cost such as the fence price and the installation work price.
This can be judged to some extent by comparing and examining, such as obtaining multiple quotations from several vendors.
Here are five points to keep in mind when making an estimate.
Setting the Conditions Required for the Fence
There are many types of exterior fences, and the characteristics such as appearance, ventilation, lighting, and maintenance frequency vary greatly depending on the product, and the price also varies.
Before requesting a quote from a vendor, clarify the “what you want from the fence”, such as what purpose the fence is needed for and what functions you want it to have.
By doing so, the conversation will be smoother and less likely to get lost.
The price of concrete blocks used for the exterior fence body and base varies depending on the product.
Depending on the contractor who does the exterior construction, the products of a specific manufacturer may be available at a lower price than others, or conversely, some products may take a long time to order.
However, the cost of foundation work under the ground and the cost of installing a fence will not change unless the specifications of the fence to be installed change significantly.
Taking this into consideration, requesting quotations from multiple vendors under the same conditions will make comparisons easier.
Types of Exterior Fences
It is important to select the type of exterior fence that suits your purpose.
The main materials used for fences include aluminum, steel mesh (wire mesh), cast aluminum, resin-based artificial wood, and natural wood.
To block the eyes of others, it is a good idea to use a product called a blindfold fence.
Aluminum blindfold fences have a wide variety of choices for both vertical and horizontal grids and are popular at affordable prices.
There is also a translucent screen fence that ensures daylighting.
Estimate of Construction
When requesting quotations from multiple vendors, it is a good idea to arrange the items to be included in the quotations and request them under the same conditions.
Company A: Estimate only the installation cost of the fence Company
B: Estimate the installation cost including foundation work
This is because if estimates with different conditions are presented as described above, it will be difficult to understand when comparing and examining which works have how much price difference.
I will explain the items that should be included in the quotation, along with the average price.
Concrete foundation work
Whether you are building a large fence directly from the ground, such as a parking enclosure, or installing a fence on top of several blocks on a wall of a regular house, you will need a concrete foundation in the ground.
Not only the price of the block and the fence itself but also the foundation work part is a cost that will definitely be required, so let’s have it clearly stated in the estimate.
Don’t Forget the Removal Cost!
What is surprisingly easy to forget is the cost of removing the original structure.
When removing an existing block wall by remodeling and installing a new blind fence, etc., a separate cost will be required to demolish the old block wall and dispose of the waste.
I’ve heard cases where the total amount was stated as “a set of construction costs” in the estimate, but the cost of removing the old block wall was charged separately. Don’t forget to include the removal cost in your quote.
Attention Point 5: Construction Days and Preparation
The construction of the exterior fence itself, including the foundation concrete, will be completed in about 2 to 4 days.
However, if it is necessary to remove existing block walls before installing a new fence, it will take extra construction days.
In addition, those who may interfere with or damage the construction work, such as garden plants and flower beds, should be moved by the owner in advance by replanting or temporarily evacuating to a planter. Will be safe.