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fence on Inglewood court

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by hberg, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    We are going to be building a fence in our backyard just like the first house on our block. Should we ask both sides (neighbors on left and right of us) if they want to go in on a fence? Before we get our quote? We want to put the fence in pretty soon. In fact we liked the fence the first house on the street put in but can find no fence company name on it.
  2. teak

    teak New Member

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    Thats a great question. Your worst case is they will say no. In that case you will have the right to all the decisions in putting up the fence. From style, which side faces you, them. Best case is they will offer to pay some of the cost. But I'm sure they will want to take part in the purchasing decision. Also who then "owns" the fence? What about insurance?

    My $.02 worth is bite the bullet and pay for the whole thing yourself, put it on YOUR property. This way you can make all the decisions. It's make things easier down the road. But of course you should notify your neighbors of your intent to put up a fence.

    -Teak
  3. DougG

    DougG New Member

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    I have been working on getting a quote for a backyard fence as well.

    I have contacted:
    Carter Fence (703) 255-0824
    Armor Fence (800) 477-6315
    Premier Home Services (703) 779-2324

    I will be getting quotes from these three in the next week.

    If enough people are interested maybe we can get a group discount or negotiate the price.
  4. lags

    lags New Member

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    I used Carter Fence and I'm very happy with my fence! Their price was reasonable and delivery was just as promised. I definitely recommend them.

    :) lags
  5. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    After talking to some of our very nice neighbors, they had notbing but good things to say about Carter, I think that is who we are going with.
  6. j12toad

    j12toad New Member

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    A fence is easy to build... do it yourself and save the money.
  7. Cooper

    Cooper New Member

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    If you know how to build one, I am sure it will be easy.

    We contraced ours with Carter Fence, price is right but you need to check the wood quality. I have some pickets that need to be replaced. I stained my fence to white ( I have to do more coats to cover). it shows the quality of the wood. Also we asked our neighbors for the fence; one neighbor agreed and we shared the cost of the one side.
  8. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    We got a quote from carter fence but everything is on hold until the backyard is regraded and the sod replaced.
  9. cricket

    cricket New Member

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    i'm in the same boat as you are speckhard, been wanting to put a deck and fence but i can't because van metre is the worse! we've been in our house six months now and they still haven't been able to regrade our backyard, also it took them so long to install the sod, that they waited until the middle of summer - now its dying because of the heat no matter how long i water it.


  10. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    Are you on Inglewood court?

  11. cricket

    cricket New Member

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    nope, I'm at Westdale Ct in longleaf
  12. robzilla

    robzilla outta sushi

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    We're new to Broadlands, but I've installed or corrected fences at two of my last homes. Here are my opinions on the issue:

    1. Carter is great. We were very happy with the job they did on our last house--prettiest fence on the block. We've spoken with other vendors since moving here and they're offering lower prices and that may guide us this time. Long is usually the most expensive.

    2. Definitely check with your neighbors before you begin. Nobody likes to be told "no," but most folks will actually appreciate being asked. We'll be getting a fence to keep our young kids from wandering all over the neighborhood--our toddler doesn't understand boundaries yet. If you have a kids or dog reason, folks will go along.

    3. Give your neighbors the attractive side of the fence. This is another "best practices" decision. And if your neighbors are opposed to a fence, they might change their minds if they get "the good side."

    4. If you pay for the whole fence, keep inside your property line. If you share the cost, put the fence on the line. Also if you share the cost, look into placing pickets on both sides of the posts. That way, somebody paying 50-50 won't feel shafted by getting the "ugly side" of the fence.

    5. Make sure your fence is built along or inside your property lines. When I lived in Old Town, I had to deal with an absentee landlord who built a fence on my property. He ignored my calls for cooperation until I announced that the fence correction would happen on a specific date--anything of his on my property would be mine (including his A/C). I didn't like doing it, but it was the only way to get him to cooperate.

    Good luck!

    Whoa no. There goes Tokyo.
  13. SK8R

    SK8R On the Clover Meadow

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    Yeah, a few questions....
    I would like to know which company you finally went with, DougG, Speckhard and others... ?
    We are looking into a fence as well. How much are we looking at here, $2K?
    Do you know any companies that we should AVOID?
    Cooper, you painted your fence white? Where are you, that you can do that? I do not think I can paint my fence white...
    Did you paint it by hand?
    I bet it looks nice, but I do not think we are allowed to paint our fence in this section of B-lands
    Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
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    If you want to find out what building permits were issued and what construction company was used (e.g., decks--don't think fences require permits), go to the following Loudoun County web site: http://inetdocs.loudoun.gov/b&d/docs/issuedbuildingp_/index.htm

    Select the "eye ball" icon to view the building permits listing by month (very long) and search for a street address, if you know it, or search for Broadlands, Broadlands South, or VA20148 (no spaces). The Broadlands search will narrow the search but you'll have to scroll down each time to view the permit details; whereas, with VA20148, you get to view the details without having to scroll down.

    Greg
  15. hberg

    hberg give me some of your tots

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    we are looking at Carter. WE are in a holding pattern until we resolve regrade and resod issues with Van M. Since we started looking at a fence, the house behind us put one in - and it look like the other house behind us is also going to. Our quote without any splitting was $2800.
  16. SK8R

    SK8R On the Clover Meadow

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    Thanks for your reply, speckhard.
    We will be the first to get a fence on our street, so I guess we will be paying for the whole thing, for now.

    You mentioned in the beginning that you had questions about sharing the cost if others get a fence too.
    ...now, what happens in a year or so if the neighbors decide to get a fence.
    Do I expect they will confront me on the share of the fence or do I even expect this? Hmmm....
    Anyway, this is my project for September. Do we have to submit plans for a fence to HOA?
    Again, thanks, Good luck with the grading ordeal.

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