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Building a fence can give privacy and security to your home. This easy to follow guide will show you what you need to build a fence, the different styles that can be created and the two important things to check before you begin building.

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This D.I.Y. Advice is part of a series How To Build a Paling Fence

Step by Step Instructions

1 Dial before you dig
2 Contact your local council
  • Step 1. Dial before you dig

    Before you start digging, it’s important to check with the relevant authorities that there aren’t any underground gas, water or electrical pipelines in the area.

  • Step 2. Contact your local council

    You should also contact your local council before building a fence to find out what the building rules and regulations are for fences.

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions which came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings team member.

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