Fences: Hacks, Modifications, New Trends and Cutting-Edge StylesFences: Hacks, Modifications, New Trends and Cutting-Edge Styles

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Fences: Hacks, Modifications, New Trends and Cutting-Edge Styles

Hi, my name is Johnny. For years, I worked as a handyman, and although I did a bit of everything, I ended up helping a lot of people put up fences. Over the years, I have seen what works. I have learned how to hack your need for fencing if you don't have the time or cash to put up a new fence, and how to modify and repair fences to improve their function. I have also seen a lot of trends come and go, and I'm keenly interested in what's new in the world of fencing. Unfortunately, a back injury has made it difficult for me to work so now, I explore ideas by writing about them. I hope you enjoy my fencing blog and that you learn a lot. Thanks for stopping by!

Ways to Modify a Chain Link Fence

Few fence alternatives are as adaptable as chain link styles, which can be used on residential and commercial sites. Consider the following methods for modifying these barriers.

Options for Wire Mesh

Chain mesh fences are constructed with vertical wire strands that are woven into a diamond pattern. This webbing is then secured to posts fixed into the ground. Railings can be installed along the top and bottom to help hold the mesh taut.

You can customise these structures in various ways. For instance, you can choose different wire thicknesses or gauges. Additionally, you can select varied diamond sizes that produce looser or more rigid mesh. Because the webbing-rolls come in various heights, fencing contractors can readily use a taller roll to construct a higher fence. Additionally, they can integrate details that scare away thieves. For example, they might run a coil of barbed or razor wire along the fence's top.

Mesh Alternatives

A chain wire fence can be constructed from galvanised steel that has been zinc coated to prevent corrosion. Another alternative is to use mesh wrapped in PVC, a form of vinyl. The vinyl encapsulates the steel mesh and guards it against the weather.


When constructing a chain-link fence, you can choose from a variety of colours. You might create a conventional silver fence using galvanised steel. Alternatively, PVC is available in hues like brown, green, and black, and the posts and rails can be powder coated to match. If you're enclosing a park or a densely forested region, you could select a rustic-looking brown or green fence. You might choose silver for a company and a glossy black for a residential house.


The visibility of these fences makes them highly versatile. Around a front garden, the mesh doesn't block the view from the street, providing burglars with a hiding place. In a business setting, it's essential that the fencing allows security guards to see oncoming threats.

However, you can alter these barriers to make them more private if you'd like. For instance, you can weave specially produced slats through the diamond mesh to screen a front garden fence. Slats are available in various materials, including vinyl and wood, in colours like yellow, blue, and red. Faux timber or timber slats will lend a rustic feel to the fencing. Additionally, you could weave synthetic ivy and other climbing plants through the wire mesh to blend it with a garden setting.

Talk to a fencing contractor for more ideas.