Wear Fencing create handcrafted residential fencing solutions which are built for kiwi conditions.
We are a full-service fencing contractor and our services including planning, design, construction, installation and repairs and maintenance.
Paling timber fences are one of the most popular residential styles of fencing in New Zealand due to their long life and value for money. A standard paling timber fence provides security, privacy and easily blends in with your surrounds.
Paling Fences are the most common type of fence and most traditional type of timber fence. Commonly known as treated pine fences they offer the perfect solution for boundary fencing around your home. A traditional Paling Fence is built with treated pine posts, rails and palings with the palings butted up against each other to provide great privacy. This design makes it one of the cheapest full privacy boundary fences on the market.
With the treatment in the timber offering long term resistance against decay and insects it’s no wonder it is one of New Zealand’s most popular long lasting fences.
A well designed and built picket fence can add value and instant curb appeal to your kiwi villa, character property or heritage home. Picket Fencing is a traditional style of fencing produced from wooden pales attached to a rail with evenly spaced gaps left between them.
This makes picket fencing the perfect option to protect or mark out boundaries, but also allow light or visibility through the fence.
Traditional picket fencing is visually appealing, but also offers security for pets and children. If you are looking to add charm and beauty to your property, we offer a wide selection of picket fence options that can be custom designed to fit your property. Timber pickets can be painted, stained or left plain. Where possible we source our time from renewable New Zealand stock.
Post & Rail Fences
Post & Rail fencing is a generic term used to describe any fencing system comprising of solid timber post & rails.
The system combines a robust and traditional design, with good vision through the fence and also has the added benefit of being able to be used as an attractive option as a livestock barrier.
Post and rail fencing is a great way to add value and security to your property. Its simple design also makes post and rail fencing an ideal choice for sloping and uneven ground. These fences are sturdy and durable enough to withstand areas subject to high wind, such as the Canterbury plains.
Post and Rail fences can be ideal for entrance ways, driveways edges, residential properties and lifestyle property boundaries. It's simple, solid construction will not only look good when completed, but can continue looking great for many years to come if maintained properly. Options include 4 rail, 3 rail, 2 rail and single rails construction.
Trellis Fences, Screening and Pergolas
Trellis fencing can be used to divide areas of your garden and create visual boundaries, while still allowing light to pass through. This allows you to separate another area and give the illusion of additional space. Trellis fencing can also conceal something that you don’t want on show, such as bins or a compost area for example.
Trellis fencing also provides a suitable structure for planting climbers which can visually soften a boundary. This type of fencing offers great support for beautiful climbing plants, such as roses, making a charming and elegant addition to your outdoor space.
Wear Fencing can create custom panels or alternatively pre-manufactured trellis panels come in an range of styles including:
Swimming & Spa Pool Fencing
Updated New Zealand pool safety legislation came into effect on 1 January 2017. The Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 repealed the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 and inserted provisions relating to residential pool safety in the Building Act 2004. For the purpose of the act a swimming pool is defined as any excavation, structure or product containing water over 400mm deep that is used or is capable of being used for swimming, wading, paddling or bathing and includes spa and inflatable pools.
All pools must be fenced and comply with the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987. Each local council is responsible for monitoring pool fences within their area. Pools must remain empty until an approved complying fence is installed. You should contact your local council for more details.
A building consent from your local council is required for the installation of pools and in some cases pool fencing. Contact your local council for more details. It is recommended that where possible pools and the immediate pool area are surrounded by isolation fencing to prevent thoroughfare of young children from the house to the pool.
Wear Fencing can develop a robust and visually appealing fencing solution which is compliant with current legislation.
Fencing Maintenance & Repairs
Regular visual inspections will help to identify any issues with the fencing on your property before they could become serious, particularly if you have installed gates or fences around a pool area. All pool owners are required to ensure their pool gates and fences continue to meet NZ pool fencing standards, through ongoing maintenance and repairs. Fences can become damaged by wear and tear, corrosion and rot and exposure to harsh weather conditions.
Adjoining Fencing - Knowing Your Rights
Generally, if you want to build a fence on a common boundary with your neighbour, or upgrade an existing one, you can expect the neighbour to go halves on the bill for an "adequate" fence. That is, one that is "reasonably satisfactory" for the purpose it is intended to serve.
You can usually build up to 2 metres in height without getting planning consent from the local council. However, you should always check with the council to make sure. It may be that you live in a special heritage area or are affected by rules in the district plan that mean you cannot build your fence this high.
Discuss your plans with your neighbour before you start putting in the fence-posts, though, and try to keep the proposal reasonable. They are entitled to object if they disagree about what is appropriate.
If you can not reach an agreement, or your neighbour refuses to pay half, there is a formal process you can follow. First, you must serve your neighbour with a "fencing notice".
The notice should state that it is served under the Fencing Act 1978 and contain the names and addresses of both you and your neighbour. It must describe:
The boundary to be fenced.
The type of fence to be built.
Who will build the fence.
The estimated total cost.
How materials are to be purchased.
The start date for work.
It must also explain that your neighbour has 21 days to object to any aspect of the proposal and make any counter proposals. It must say that if your neighbour does not accept liability, you must be told within 21 days the reason why and be given the name and address of whoever your neighbour believes is liable.
The notice must also say that if your neighbour makes no communication within 21 days, they will be deemed to have agreed to the proposals and will have to share the cost.
Remember to sign and date the notice, and keep a copy for yourself. You can deliver it by registered letter or in person. This is called "serving notice".
If you have trouble preparing your notice, refer to a copy of the Fencing Act. A sample notice is included in the schedules to the Act, as are some useful descriptions of various different types of fences. Visit consumer.org for more information about fencing law and your rights.