Sensory Backyard – Half Two – The Fence


This put up is a part of an on-going collection on Constructing a Sensory Backyard. Remember to head over to Sensory Backyard – Half One – The Plan, to see how and why it began!

Putting in the fence for our undertaking was the primary logical step as a result of we will use the fenced off space instantly and add to its ambiance over time. As I’ve talked about, we’ve skunks that frequent our yard (one as not too long ago as 6 am this morning) which makes nighttime pee breaks, dangerous. We thought on the very least, putting in this fence will assist with that! 

When it got here to design, I did my analysis and determined what I wished. I made a decision on a black, 6 foot tall, chainlink fence with two gates (one on every finish) because the space is concerning the dimension of a metropolis lot I wished easy accessibility at both finish of it for a hose or the mower. I knew I might remorse it if it was an excessive amount of of a ache to get out and in of the enclosure.

For privateness, I’m selected privateness slats on the facet of the fence that appears onto our neighbours property. Additionally they have 3 canines (perhaps extra) and I wished to make it possible for the canines on both facet didn’t spend the entire day barking at one another. Whether or not or not this prevents it stays to be seen!

I selected chainlink as a result of I imagine it’s essentially the most safe for the worth level. I need to have the ability to put the canines exterior when the climate permits after I want to scrub or get work executed indoors. They have an inclination to get underfoot and bored, in order that they’ll be pleased to sunbathe exterior.

Kingsley is a husky combine, and he’s at all times SO HOT. With this enclosure, he’ll be capable of go exterior on his personal to chill down when he desires to.

Discovering an Installer

You could discover it arduous to imagine, or perhaps not, however I truly emailed a number of companies in Calgary to get a quote for our fence. After a couple of days with no responses, I did one other Google search and reached out to a couple extra.

Inside a day or so, Steve from Cottam’s Fencing and Contracting obtained again to me. He was out to see the house inside a couple of days, and had a quote again to us shortly.

I’m certain Steve would have gotten began instantly, however we needed to look forward to Alberta One Name to come back out and survey the world for utilities which they declare takes solely 3 enterprise days. After 9 enterprise days with nothing booked, I lastly known as them they usually had somebody out the subsequent day.

Sadly, I used to be simply on the point of depart city for per week which delayed issues one other week.

Fence Poles

Putting in the Poles

On July twenty second Steve and his son got here out and put in the fence poles whereas we had been at work. Ron may be very mathematical and I’m visually “choosy” so we had been apprehensive the world wouldn’t be sq. or there can be one thing else that might drive us each nuts concerning the set up. Fortunately, it’s an ideal rectangle and that made me pleased!

Fenced Yard

Including the Chainlink Fencing

After a couple of days handed to permit the cement to set, Steve got here again to connect the chainlink to the poles. The customized gates had been somewhat too massive, in order that they got here again a couple of days later and put in the gates and the privateness slats.

The Ultimate Product

Fence with slats

Voila! Right here’s the completed product! Slightly barren, however we’ll get to engaged on making it extra homey as money and time permits!

From right here on in, I’ll pop in on occasion to offer you updates on the design of the house. Keep tuned!


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