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Old 03-17-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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Just thought I'd throw this question out there since everyone here always has such good recommendations.

I'm looking to put up a wood (privacy) fence in the backyard of my newly purchased home in Oakhurst. In my brief search, I've come across First Fence of Georgia, Atlanta Decking and Fence, Chamlee Fence Company. Do you have any recommendations on good fencing companies? I'll likely ask folks to come out for a quote sometime in April.

Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:58 PM
 
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my advise it to do it yourself. Putting up a privacy fence is ridiculously easy Set the posts on Saturday and hang the pre-made panels on Sunday...save your money for more exciting projects. Sorry I can't give you a name...my husband and I have always done it ourselves...
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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my advise it to do it yourself. Putting up a privacy fence is ridiculously easy Set the posts on Saturday and hang the pre-made panels on Sunday...save your money for more exciting projects. Sorry I can't give you a name...my husband and I have always done it ourselves...
Plus, with the recent storm that downed a bunch of trees (and undoubtedly fences), you may have to wait awhile to get one installed by a contractor.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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Hmm, that's an idea that hadn't even occurred to me. I'm intrigued and would love to take on my first big home improvement project. Is putting up a fence really that easy -- I don't know the first thing about it, but I think it'd be fun to learn! Can I just buy the panels at a hardware store?
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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At some Home Depots and Lowes they teach classes (free!)... you might want to check at the ones near you, to see if they have a class about fencing.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Easy!

You need the premade panels (about 8 ft long, $25 per)

fence posts

a bag of cement per post

post hole digger (type of shovel)

level


It's easy but digging the holes with the post hole digger will get tiring after a while. It definitely a two person job to hang the panels but sinking the posts CAN be done by one person. But it's better to have two.

You will see instructions to brace the posts while the cement sets but if you sink 1/3 of the post and make the cement just a little bit thick and use the post hole digger to dig a narrow hole and not a regular shovel which will make a wider hole...you won't need the braces.

If your soil is real hard then do this after a nice rain and the dig won't be that hard...

It's a good first time project to get your feet wet!
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:19 PM
 
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Check with your HOA to ensure there are no fence regulations! If you're planning on setting the fence along the property lines, you may need a survey. It would stink to have to tear down your new fence.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:33 AM
 
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Funny you should mention those companies - I only know of two fence companies in Atlanta: I had a great experience with Chamblee Fence. They were professional, fair and were able to communicate effectively with my crabby neighbors who weren't too pleased with our fence (even though it was an appropriate height and put in a gate so that their landscape people could easily access their yard). On the other hand, my new neighbors had a horrible experience with First Fence. They damaged existing fence, landscaping, driveway... Good Luck!
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:42 AM
 
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Unless something major has changed in the past 60 years I don't think the OP will have to worry about any HOA.

Also, in these old city neighborhoods the property lines are usually clear but take a look at your property map on the tax commissioner's website...

But keep a survey in mind....
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:56 AM
 
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Nope, no HOA to worry about. I do have to check about surveying the property though. Thanks for the reminder.

pinetreelover, thanks for your feedback on those companies!
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