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  #1864432 13-Sep-2017 12:19
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Yep that's the one, decking installed the wrong way up with the lines on the top. It was like that when I bought the house.


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  #1864444 13-Sep-2017 12:31
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That's worth considering, lightweight posts and plastic fencing :) It might be just a touch too lightweight and not durable enough for the wind we get. Maybe we could do that around the clothes line and do the driveway fence more solid.

 

 

Wind doesn't trouble mesh fences too much because they are mostly gap.   Hence the posts don't need to be as beefy.





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  #1864549 13-Sep-2017 15:08
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Iron stakes, three wire, mesh tied to that. It's not a great look and it's climbable, stakes in the ground may be a problem for services in some areas. Might work depending.



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  #1864566 13-Sep-2017 15:24
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gzt: Iron stakes, three wire, mesh tied to that. It's not a great look and it's climbable, stakes in the ground may be a problem for services in some areas. Might work depending.

 

Seems like a variation on a farm fence. Might be slightly less robust than we're thinking, but might work for one of the areas.


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  #1864616 13-Sep-2017 16:45
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This reminds me of a sign we used to have at work - "Cheap, Fast, Good - Pick two"

 

I would try to match the fence value to the value of the child.

 

 





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  #1864634 13-Sep-2017 17:07
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robfish:

 

This reminds me of a sign we used to have at work - "Cheap, Fast, Good - Pick two"

 

I would try to match the fence value to the value of the child.

 

 

I think fit for purpose is important. We bought a new car to keep him safe, but we don't need a top of the line fence in this situation.

 

He'll never be allowed outside unsupervised, and we've installed deadlocks to make sure of that. Since we'll be within 3-5 meters of him at all times we really just need something to slow him down a bit so he doesn't hurt himself.


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  #1864820 13-Sep-2017 22:50
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I was going to say farmlands sells temporary fencing - but then i realised its for a toddler and they might cry when they touch it. 





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  #1864901 14-Sep-2017 08:20
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robfish:

 

This reminds me of a sign we used to have at work - "Cheap, Fast, Good - Pick two"

 

I would try to match the fence value to the value of the child.

 

 

 

 

Trouble with that is sometimes a toddler value can plummet!!




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  #1864906 14-Sep-2017 08:26
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These panels at Bunnings are $82 for 2.4m, garden fencing not pool, which seems pretty good. Fencing off the driveway would probably three of them, a gate, posts, and hardware. Best guess, $800 is for the parts, though drilling into decking I might need some kind of metal plates for strength.

 

I might go lightweight around the clothesline. Some pieces of wood screwed to the retaining wall with some plastic fencing. Just enough to stop the little guy falling off the edge and hurting himself.


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  #1864915 14-Sep-2017 08:46
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These panels at Bunnings are $82 for 2.4m, garden fencing not pool, which seems pretty good. Fencing off the driveway would probably three of them, a gate, posts, and hardware. Best guess, $800 is for the parts, though drilling into decking I might need some kind of metal plates for strength.

 

I might go lightweight around the clothesline. Some pieces of wood screwed to the retaining wall with some plastic fencing. Just enough to stop the little guy falling off the edge and hurting himself.

 

 

One observation, relating to your earlier comment on wind. 

 

We have this king of fencing system at home but in 1.6m panels.  In strong winds it develops a vibration and hum.  Loud. Fecking annoying. 

 

This isn't caused by anything being loose.  It's a vibration in the lengths of material.  The whole fence did it (until the hedge grew).  But gate was the worst. 





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  #1864918 14-Sep-2017 08:50
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One observation, relating to your earlier comment on wind. 

 

We have this king of fencing system at home but in 1.6m panels.  In strong winds it develops a vibration and hum.  Loud. Fecking annoying. 

 

This isn't caused by anything being loose.  It's a vibration in the lengths of material.  The whole fence did it (until the hedge grew).  But gate was the worst. 

 

 

That's interesting. Ours might not be as well anchored as could be ideal, so we could get that sort of thing.

 

The place the fence will be is sheltered from the south by a 2m high fence, and from the north by the house, which might reduce it slightly. It's outside the kitchen, the bedrooms are maybe 5-8m away and are double glazed. So hopefully we'll be right, but if not, I guess we'll deal with it.


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My advice would be 'don't overdo it.' The completely-stupid-about-physical-danger phase is very short, and you may find it's over before you finish building to protect against it.

 

Regarding the driveway: Never, ever, drive a car - particularly in reverse - up it unless you know where the child is. Barring a pool it's the most dangerous part of most houses.


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timmmay:

 

MikeAqua:

 

 

 

One observation, relating to your earlier comment on wind. 

 

We have this king of fencing system at home but in 1.6m panels.  In strong winds it develops a vibration and hum.  Loud. Fecking annoying. 

 

This isn't caused by anything being loose.  It's a vibration in the lengths of material.  The whole fence did it (until the hedge grew).  But gate was the worst. 

 

 

That's interesting. Ours might not be as well anchored as could be ideal, so we could get that sort of thing.

 

The place the fence will be is sheltered from the south by a 2m high fence, and from the north by the house, which might reduce it slightly. It's outside the kitchen, the bedrooms are maybe 5-8m away and are double glazed. So hopefully we'll be right, but if not, I guess we'll deal with it.

 

 

The sections of our fence that hummed were quite exposed, and ran across the prevailing winds. 





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  #1865015 14-Sep-2017 10:08
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If you want something cheap and removable - Plastic coated braided wire with wire mesh.

 

I have mine anchored in brick on one side and fence on another.

 

Unfortunately no gate...

 

7m span was less than $100.

 

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It started as a dog stopper and 3 years later it is still working as a toddler stopper.

 

It can be removed/rolled up in a couple of minutes.


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  #1865069 14-Sep-2017 10:29
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wellygary:

 

https://store.nzfarmsource.co.nz/catalog/gallagher-smart-fence/240513

 

Sorry, couldn't resist :)

 

 

 

 

hehe yeah - last time i touch one of them here, had a hammer in my hand, arm fly back and i let go off the hammer - it go flying into the air and almost landed on my head - the 6.5Kw gives a good kick (arm sore for 1 hour after that) , the kid would not go anywhere near a fence again after the first hit (same goes for our poor cat - fences are a no go area now)


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