Fencing is another component that can be expensive but is essential for privacy and security.

The range of materials is again extensive but remember to consider new products like glass and fibreglass for appropriate locations. There are specific laws dealing with fences: their height, sharing the cost with neighbors, whether you need a building consent for them or not.



  • Make sure you check with your Council before commencing construction.

  • Is the correct grade of timber used?

  • Are the vertical posts installed solidly and evenly?

  • Is the fence the correct height or do you need to get building consent?

  • Have you discussed the fence with your neighbour?