FAQs about Aluminium Slat Fencing

Aluminium Slat Fencing Perth: FAQ

How far apart do the aluminium slats need to be?

In most instances this is a personal choice however your local council may have requirements regarding the placement of the slats of your fence. The space allowed will be determined by visual permissibility requirements, which can vary between suburbs and councils in Perth. The best way to understand these requirements is to check your local council website.

How high does an aluminium slat fence need to be?

Different suburbs in Perth are subject to different fence height requirements. In general, the fence in your front yard will be required to be from 1.2 to 1.8 metres high, whereas the fence in your backyard will be required to be 1.8 to 2.4 m high. To find out the regulations in your suburb, check your local council website.

Where can I build an aluminium slat fence on my property?

Fences can be build around your block boundary and specific requirements will again vary between councils. Before you begin building your fence around your property, ensure that you openly discuss property boundary lines with your neighbours. Use your plot plan to clearly identify your plot boundary and make sure that your neighbours agree with your assessment!

Do I have to obtain a building permit?

Some fencing installations will require you to obtain a building permit from your local council for the job. It is a good idea to call your local council or planning committee before you undertake any building project on your land to make sure you are prepared. At Boardwalk, we can help to advise you on the requirements before we begin installing your aluminium fence in Perth!

Is aluminium a good fencing product?

Aluminium is extremely hardy and durable, and is the perfect solution for the harsh Western Australian climate. Aluminium is highly resistant to corrosion and weathering and won’t warp, burn or rot. Aluminium is also termite-proof! At Boardwalk, we believe in the durability of our products and we offer industry leading warranties; a 15-year workmanship guarantee and a 5-year finish guarantee on all of our products.

How do I look after an aluminium slat fence?

Aluminium is an extremely low-maintenance product and doesn’t need to be painted and treated at all after installation. A simple clean with a PH neutral detergent, warm water and a cloth every six months or so will keep your powdercoat finish looking bright and beautiful for many years to come! Don’t forget to rinse your fence or screen thoroughly afterwards to remove any remaining soapy residue!

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