Custom Designed Farm Fences and Gates

March 22nd, 2013
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For many rural property owners, farm fence construction often consists of whatever works at the time. This usually means replacing old, warped, cracked or rotted timber fences and gates when they need to be done. What those property owners may be overlooking is that farm fencing costs actually end up far more expensive overall. This is especially true when using materials for rural fence posts that need to be replaced or repaired regularly, as timber is prone to do. The alternative is to consider using farm fences that do not require regular repairs and maintenance instead. This could mean using galvanised posts that will not warp or crack after exposure to the elements. These also will not crumble into dust if there are termites in the area as timber will, and they will not leave your fence line at risk during fire. Aside from being more reliable than timber posts, galvanised posts also provide far superior strength. This can be an important consideration, especially when you are attempting to keep cattle and livestock secure in their allocated yards or paddocks. Besides, rural fencing prices are extremely competitive so they are not nearly as cost-prohibitive as many people expect. Add in the savings made from time saved on far fewer maintenance and repair jobs and it should be an easy choice to make. Custom Designed Farm Gates Using timber farm gates to secure yards and paddocks may not always be the best way to secure those locations. Timber gates can be heavy and unwieldy to drag across scrubby paddocks. They can also be awkward across wider gate openings. Using custom designed galvanised farm gates lets you create secure gates for any opening width. These will not crack or crumble after exposure to the elements, but they can be fitted with convenient...
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Quikfence Helps Flood-Affected Australians Rebuild Their Homes

March 13th, 2013
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Mother Nature can be very unpredictable and at the worst of times, the effects can be catastrophic, leaving people to pick up the pieces. Tropical Cyclone Oswald left destruction in its tracks and while it will take much longer to repair the emotional damage caused by this turmoil, Australians from different sectors are doing what they can to help rebuild the lives of people who were devastated. Quikfence understands this and they want to help. Flood-affected victims who are starting to rebuild their homes are offered free fencing installation. If you have recently been affected by the flood, but already have your fence line cleared, marked and ready for installation, simply order at least 10 units of premium end assemblies and Quikfence will install them free of charge. Quikfence has machinery available to help you with your clean up if you have not been able to have this done. It takes much more than an installed fence to make a home, but Quikfence hopes that this gesture is a step in the right direction. Their teams of trained and fully-equipped fencing contractors are available to work on projects all over Australia. Delivery can be arranged from coast to coast, whether to your property or to your preferred local dealer. This is a limited-time offer, so call Quikfence now and start rebuilding your future. For more information, please visit www.quikfence.com.au.
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Easily Reduce Maintenance Time Spent on Rural Fences and Gates

March 13th, 2013
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Post By quikfence
Choosing the right rural fence posts, fences and gates can easily reduce maintenance time and slash the costs involved. Quikfence provides highly cost-effective rural fencing options to rural property owners right across the country. Most farm fence construction is comprised of timber posts with wire strung between them. While this might provide some form of marker for paddock boundaries, it does not actually provide much in the way of security or protection for livestock. Timber posts are highly susceptible to attack from termites, leaving them rotting and cracked where they stand. Timber is also a risk during fire season, especially if back burning in paddocks nearby. Even if these things do not threaten the integrity of your fence line, timber does tend to warp and crack over time simply due to exposure to the elements in the harsh Australian climate. Crumbling fence posts can pose a high risk of injury to livestock within fenced off paddocks, costing even more money in the long run. Yet many property owners still use timber for fencing posts in an effort to keep farm fencing costs to a minimum. By comparison, rural fence posts made from galvanised steel can offer a far superior level of strength and stability, regardless of weather conditions. They are not susceptible to the same risks and they also help to decrease the risk of injury to livestock and cattle. Additionally, galvanised fence posts will not crumble, warp or crack due to prolonged exposure to the elements. They are designed to last over the long term, which effectively means less time spent on maintenance and replacement overall. This ends up to be a far more cost effective option for securing any rural fence line. The team at Quikfence is able to supply and deliver any rural fencing needs to any...
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It often surprises many rural property owners that it is possible to save far more time and money than they expect just by reconsidering the type of fence posts they use. After all, most farms still fence off individual paddocks and cattle yards with the traditional timber posts and finish off fencing with barbed wire. While the initial cost of installing timber posts might seem cheap and easy, in the long run, it actually may be costing you more than you think. The Trouble with Timber Posts While timber posts may be the traditional preference for farm fencing post usage, they are not exactly the most practical choice. After all, if you are back-burning on a property anywhere near a fence line with timber posts, you run the risk of setting even treated posts alight. This can compromise the security of your fence line and increase the risk to your livestock or cattle in that paddock or yard. The same is true with nearby brushfires that may be burning in close vicinity. Timber is also highly susceptible to attack from termites. A termite-eaten post can crumble and collapse at any time, leaving your fence line exposed once again. Rain and exposure to the harsh Australian climate can also compromise the integrity and strength of your posts. Each of these things can mean more time spent maintaining and replacing individual fence posts, taking up more of your time and effort to keep your fence intact. Add to this the cost of replacing individual posts every time this happens and it is easy to see how those costs can mount up quickly. Galvanised Fence Posts Replacing those old, crumbly timber fence posts with galvanised fence posts is far more cost effective than most rural property owners believe. Aside from being extremely durable...
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Cost-Effective Options for All Types of Rural Fencing

March 1st, 2013
Posted in Articles
Post By quikfence
Many rural property owners elect to purchase the cheapest possible farm fencing in an effort to ensure yards are fenced off. Yet the initial cost does not always indicate the overall expenditure. A good example of this is rural fencing held together using timber posts. Timber is highly susceptible to fire, which puts a property at increased risk during fire season. It also weakens the integrity of the fence line when the timber starts to warp and crack after exposure to the elements for any period of time. Timber posts are also susceptible to termite attack, which requires further time and maintenance just to keep the fence line intact. Over time, this can prove to be a far more costly option overall in terms of replacement costs, maintenance and time spent. By comparison, opting for galvanised posts is often far cheaper than most property owners expect. Rural fencing prices have become extremely competitive, especially with galvanised posts, cattle yard gates and bar gates. These are extremely durable and are able to withstand exposure to the harsh Australian climate, even at the height of bushfire season. They will not warp or crack and they will help maintain the integrity of the fence line more effectively than other alternatives. They are also very easy to install. Specific farm fencing kits can be made available with base plates and steel strainer posts that make installation extremely quick. If you are striving to secure cattle or livestock in individual yards, this can be a more effective way to reduce the risk of injury to animals. It is also ideal for reducing the amount of time you spend on maintaining fences. Farm Gates Aside from worrying about fencing individual sections of the property, it is also important to consider access to those areas. This is...
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