fence

You will need to check with your local municipality for local building codes.  Check out the following link:

https://www.saskatoon.ca/city-hall/city-bylaws-policies/city-bylaws

Permits are not required for fences and a multitude of repairs. The following link gives a complete list of projects.

https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/building-renovations-permits/building-plumbing-demolition-permits

For this project you will need the following tools:

  • 2-4 ft. level
  • Hammer(s)
  • Gloves
  • Tape Measure
  • Square
  • Saws (Circular and/or Mitre Saw)
  • Plumb bob
  • Chalk line
  • Shovel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Wrenches and Socket Set
  • Drill and Drill Bits (Wood and Masonary)
  • Post Hole Digger or Auger

It’s best to know where your property line is and your surveyor’s certificate will give you a general idea of this.  But to be absolutely sure, you should consult with a qualified land surveyor to properly identify where your property line is.

Give us a call or pop in for a visit and we’ll help you understand the best materials to use and the best construction methods to ensure a long lasting fence that will stay straight for years to come.

FAQs

What is the best post spacing for my fence? We highly recommend that you use a spacing of 6’ or 8’ for the spacing of your posts.  A 6’ spacing will provide for a much more sturdy fence.

How deep should I set my posts?

You should be setting your posts at a minimum depth of 3 ft.

Should I cement my posts?

No, we recommend that you use ¼ down limestone packed gravel to set your posts in.  This will prevent heaving of your post during the seasonal freeze thaw cycles.

Should I use fence clips?

Yes, it is the preferred method as it will prevent separation of your boards from the fence posts.