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  1. #1
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    Default Repair / Replace?

    Huzzah for low-socioeconomic areas...

    A fight broke out in the street just after New Years, and now our property in Clendon Park has a broken fence.

    Pictures attached, if they work. Opinions on repairing / replacing? I never liked the fence much. Poor quality construction, and old. But what would it cost to get a new one? Have spent a fair bit on internal refurb this year already.

    Have had the place for just over two years and this is the first significant damage, but wouldn't entirely rule out something similar next holiday season.

    Would love some experienced opinions.





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    Easy and cheap to fix.
    Do it your self in a few hours.
    Maybe then repaint the entire front.
    Spray the weeds in front.
    The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary - Fred Wilson.

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    For Clendon, I seriously don't think the fence is that bad. You could move the 'surviving' pickets to one side and nail them down. For the empty space you could buy those 'cover sheets' that are really cheap <$10 and have it cut to the height and width of the picket-less area and nail them on.

    On a side note, hurray for South Auckland ! (don't worry, I have properties there so I have had similar experiences).

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    I say repair and paint but nothing clever use same materials as at present

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    I like the way those pickets were so lovingly aligned across the top edge and how all are so plumb. Were they nailed up by Ray Charles?

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    Repairing myself isn't an option; in London for the next year or two.

    Hence the question whether to get someone else to repair it, or just get someone to whack a new one up. All good thoughts so far, certainly leaning towards repairs. BigDreamer; not aware of the cover sheets. Where do you get them? Are they something a handyman-type person would know about?

    As for Leftette's comments; I was appalled when I bought the place, the it was not only so well aligned, the constructor had lovingly left the end of long nails sticking out the back. Caught my hand on one while leaning on the fence to take the "for sale" sign off it.

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    I'm not surprised nails were sticking out. The stringers look like they're 3 x 1's at most.

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    Repair, but painting might cost more than you think. Will need waterblasting, 2 coats of stain each side. Probably need to do the inside of the left side fence as well.

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    Waterblasting fence? 2 coats of paint?


    Is everyone aware that we are talking about a fence in Clendon?


    Leftette - Love the Ray Charles comment!

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    Mate, if i were you, i forget about wood fencing, as for the area, same thing will happen again and again.

    Replace the wood fencing with wire fence and headaches gone, as trouble makers,cant do much damage to wire fence,

    that is what i do with my rewa properties.


 

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