5 Easy Ways to Childproof Your Fence

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Every parent wants their kids to have the most wonderful childhood memories full of running, laughing and playing. That’s why it’s so important to take the steps to make sure your home is safe for your little ones. Childproofing your home is the best way to ensure this and make sure your children can have a fun and safe experience.

Here at Hervey Bay Fencing Experts, we understand the need to have security fences and make sure your kids are always safe around your property. Our knowledgeable team is here to provide you with the top services and solutions for fencing, regardless of the size of your outdoor space. Let us help you find the perfect low maintenance fencing that will keep your children safe and your yard looking great.

5 Easy Ways to Childproof Your Fence

Here are five interesting and unique techniques to secure your fence for kids:

Fence in your pool area

If you have a pool in the yard, safety should always be a priority. A pool fence is the best way to prevent young children, and even elderly family members, from accidentally falling in. For maximum protection, we suggest choosing a fence that is at least 1.2 metres high, with a self-latching gate. And if you live in Queensland, make sure to comply with the local pool fencing regulations which stipulate a minimum height of 1200 mm. When it comes to the type of pool fencing, on the other hand, glass fencing can be a great stylish option if you have older kids while an aluminium pool fence serves best to keep younger children out of the pool area unsupervised.

Put toppers on your fence

Include a fence topper to make your existing fence more attractive and original. Options include decorative spikes or even timber slats. For a long-term solution, install a strong fence like Colorbond or timber that will keep your children safe and secure in your yard for many years.

Fence small spaces in

When it comes to small spaces and kids, there’s no such thing as being too careful. That’s why investing in a strong fence is essential for a safe, secure yard. Choose a timber or aluminium fence with small spaces between the slats or panels to ensure little hands and feet can’t squeeze through. If you want extra security, opt for a solid Colorbond fence that will hold firm against toys and bikes, and even the occasional stray football.

Add gate latches

Make your yard more secure by installing a gate latch! Look for a lock or latch that requires an adult-sized hand to open, such as a key lock or a latch that must be lifted up and pulled back. This is an incredibly effective way to keep children out of off-limit areas.

Install a self-closing gate

Instead of having to remember to close your gate each time, why not opt for one that does it automatically? Self-closing gates can be an ideal solution for those who have children and want to protect them from accessing potentially hazardous areas, such as a pool. 

If you’re looking for ways to make your yard a safe and secure place for your kiddos, childproofing your fence is a great place to start. If you’re interested in learning more about childproofing your fence or getting a child-friendly fence installed, contact our team of fencing contractors today to discover the ways in which we can assist you!