We need to keep our toddler off the driveway, limiting him to the deck and lawn. We also need to stop him running off a 0.5m drop where our clothesline is. I guess we need two fences, each with a gate.
The fencing we need is in two sections:
- 9m across a deck, though 2m of that is concrete driveway. Ideally it will include a 90 degree bend and a 20 degree bend, but we can go straight if it's much cheaper. The fence will attach the the house and the shed. We don't mind drilling into the deck, it needs to be replaced sometime anyway.
- 7m around the clothesline pit, including one 90 degree bend. This has a wooden retaining wall with 4x2" capping.
A builder we found on builders crack estimated $3500 to put in pool fencing, which is more than we want to spend. It did bring up the idea of pre-made fencing though, which we hadn't considered.
The main requirements are:
- Keeps toddler safe
- Can't easily be climbed
- Prefer no splinters
- Should last 2-3 years, after that we'll toss it out
- Not too ugly (minor consideration, price more important)
Is there something we can just buy and screw down ourselves? Any other ideas?