Hire Trusted Fencing and building Contractors in Sydney
Carport Australia is one of the most trusted contractors when it comes to fencing in Sydney because only genuine COLORBOND® steel from Bluescope Steel Australia is used in our construction. We take the time to get to know our customers and their COLORBOND® fencing projects, so we can offer the correct solutions on time and at a reasonable price, backed up by expert advice. For a COLORBOND® fence quote, please contact our office. Here are other reasons to work with us:
AU building code compliant
Offers aftercare services
Uses only high-quality COLORBOND® steel material
Frequently Asked Questions
You should contact a fencing contractor in Sydney if you are not up to the task of DIY-ing a COLORBOND® fence yourself, especially if your terrain is uneven. Make sure that they are qualified for the job by checking the following:
- Licenses or certifications
- Project timeline
- Written quote
- Character or job references
- Previous work
It is also a good idea to shop around and get at least three quotes from local fence builders. This will give you some options to choose from and you can compare their packages. After that, you can choose who you believe is the best fit for your position.
COLORBOND® fencing is one of the most affordable types of home fencing available. However, it is usually a once-in-a-lifetime decision so you should carefully consider what is best for you. We recommend talking to our fencing experts and examining the various alternatives available for you.
Installation can take two days or more, depending on the length of your fence. It's crucial to strictly follow the manufacturer's instructions, not only for the COLORBOND® components, but also for the type of concrete you use. Carport Australia strives to have your fence up as quickly as possible so that your security is not jeopardized. You can also inform us if you want a temporary fence setup during installation.
On-site Measurement and Fencing Estimate
Whether you need a fence for a residential, commercial, or industrial property, we can help. We can provide you with a free fencing estimate, no matter how small or big the project is. For your peace of mind, all of our Sydney fencing contractors are completely insured and licensed, and our work is guaranteed to meet your expectations.
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How to Install COLORBOND® Fences
The perfect fence serves multiple functions, including providing privacy, security, and additional aesthetics for your home. Installing a COLORBOND® fence is a good investment. This is a long-lasting barrier because it’s made of powder-coated stainless steel. It’s also resistant to termites (unlike wood) and lasts longer than PVC fencing.
Installing a part of this form of fencing is not beyond your means if you are handy with DIY. However, it is recommended that a professional fencing contractor perform the fence installation in Sydney to make the process hassle-free and error-free.
Here is the step-by-step process on how to install a COLORBOND® fence in Sydney
Step 1: Check Sydney regulations.
Take the time to find out what regulations may apply where you live before you start your fencing project.
Installing fencing may require a separate license in some areas, or it may be covered by another license. Here are some of the Sydney fencing regulations you should know about:
- Metal fencing must be installed by someone who holds a metal fabrication, carpentry, or builder’s license.
- Fencing must be structurally solid, installed according to manufacturer’s requirements, and adhere to the Australian Building Code (BCA).
- If you’re building a new fence or replacing an old one that divides your property from your neighbor’s, it’s crucial to notify them of your plans and familiarize yourself with the Dividing Fences Act 1991 so you know your rights in the event of a disagreement.
- A residential fence should not exceed 1.8 meters in height as a general rule.
- Metal fence materials must be low reflective and factory pre-coloured.
Consult with your fencing contractor in Sydney to make sure that your installation adheres to local council and BCA regulations.
Step 2: Get the necessary measurements.
To begin, measure and mark the area where your fence will be installed. You’ll be able to figure out how many COLORBOND® steel panels, posts, and caps you’ll need for your project this way. If you don’t do it correctly, you can end up buying too many or too little amount of materials.
Step 3: Gather your supplies.
First, let’s make sure you have the right materials for this job. These are what you’re going to need:
- (2) Square posts
- Standard fence posts (2 per fence panel)
- Infill sheets (3 per fence panel)
- Bottom rails
- Top rails
You’ll also need these tools:
- Post hole digger
- Concrete mix (2 bags per post hole)
- Set-out paint
- Drill and bits
- Self-tapping screws
- Magnetic spirit level
- Tin snips
- Safety glasses
- Spirit level
- Tape measure
You will also need an extra pair of hands to assist you in measuring, holding posts upright, and doing other jobs.
Step 4: Start digging the post holes.
Laying down posts for a COLORBOND® steel fence is simple. Your fence posts must be spaced according to the width of your panels, so space the two post holes accordingly. Make sure there are no pipes or utilities beneath your fence line before digging to avoid any accidents.
After you’ve determined that the space below is free, dig your post holes while taking into account the hole’s depth and capping. Your post must be perfectly plumb, otherwise your fence will not line up correctly.
Step 5: Place the posts and make sure they’re level.
Insert a pole into the hole using the spirit level. Have your helper keep it in place. Mix the instant concrete and pour it in. Since instant concrete dries quickly, you must work swiftly. Let this dry before proceeding to the next step.
Step 6: Install rails and panels.
After you’ve installed your posts, you can proceed to installing the bottom rails. The COLORBOND® steel fence panels are slipped into this. This should, in theory, leave little to no gap with the ground.
Each rail must be absolutely parallel to the next. Even on level terrain, this is difficult to achieve, but on a sloping block, it is a work for experts only. The panels will be screwed or bolted into position on the fence rails. Install the top rail after sliding the panels into place.
Step 7: Finish off by installing fence capping.
After all of the panels are in place, you can finish the task by installing the fence capping, which secures the panels and completes the operation. Check the fence one more time and make sure everything is in order.
How to Install a Colorbond Fence on a Slope
Colorbond fencing is more difficult to install on a hill or slope than it is on a flat area. You have two options:
- A stepped look
- A sloped look
All panels run parallel in a stepped design, with the top and bottom borders resembling a staircase. The gap between the earth and the railing will be much more obvious at one end because the ground is at an angle. This may be acceptable in some circumstances, but it will not provide the security you require if you have a little dog, for example.
Because of the slope, the panels will not all be parallel, with some angled at a specific degree angle. Panels must be cut to meet the changed shape and size of the gap in order to deal with this. If you’ve never done something like this before, you might want to employ an expert.