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Fences are an important part of your home and property, offering privacy and protection that enhance the quality and value of your property. Hand-e-Workz specializes in wood fencing and vinyl fencing. We do all kinds of fencing, from pressure treated and untreated wood to composite and vinyl materials. We can also handle specialized jobs such as wooden gates, arbors and trellises, with design and execution that will wow your neighbours and friends.
We’ll work with you to develop a plan for your fencing that suits your budget and needs. Then we’ll take care of all the planning and design, including obtaining permits and assembling all the materials. Before long, you’ll have a quality fence that offers you an enhanced quality of life as well as enhanced value of your home. Contact Hand-e-Workz today to get started on your next project and reap the results thanks to our experienced and handy crews.
Our Deck Materials
At Hand-e-Workz we build fences in Ottawa using a variety of materials including wooden fences (available in many finishes), composite fences, chain link fences, wrought iron fences and more.
Chain Link Fence
Chain link fences in Ottawa are exceptionally durable considering our harsh winters and humid summers. We build solid chain link fences that will stand the test of time.
Wrought Iron Fence
Add a classy look to your home exterior with a wrought iron fence. Ideal for front steps and porches. Count on Hand-e-Workz for a solidly built wrought iron fence.
Classic Wood Fence
Ideal for backyards for a classic aesthetic, wooden fences are highly versatile. Hand-e-Workz builds wooden fences in Ottawa that look great and last for years.
There isn’t much more that detracts from a home’s exterior look and value than a broken fence. It’s the first impression neighbours, visitors and buyers get, and could lead them to think that this home’s owner isn’t keeping up. That’s why it’s important to maintain a quality fence that’s all in good order. It’s easy, after all, for fences to get bent, twisted, leaned over or broken altogether – given the elements we face here in Ottawa with snow, ice, wind, rain, cold, humidity and more!
Hand-e-Workz will work with you to identify the issues with your fence and find the best, most economical and effective way to go about repairing it. We use quality materials and have trained, experienced crews that will get the job done right – every time – on-time and on-budget. Whether you’ve got a wooden fence that’s showing wear, or a vinyl fence that’s been knocked over, you can count on us to deliver quality results. Contact us today to learn more and get started.
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We’ve been building fences a long time and are completely confident you will be satisfied with the results of our work. Our fence installation service is defined by a commitment to professionalism and reliability.
“From start to finish they were professional, timely and really cared about the job they do. The owner is so honest and fair that after they were done he lowered my bill a bit because it was a little quicker than expected. Their work changed our backyard entirely. Beautiful fence, wonderful people. Thanks guys!!”
Very Friendly and Professional!
“I highly recommend Hand-e-Workz for any outdoor project! Ryan was very friendly and professional each time we spoke and was quick to reply to all of my emails too. He and Rob did a great job installing my fence so I can now let me dog out freely. His quotes are always very reasonable and he thoroughly explains the project. Thank you so much and I will continue to recommend you to all of my family and friends!”
Recommend HandeWorkz For Fencing, Deck or Patios!
“Ryan and his crew did a fantastic job on our new fence and patio. We were extremely impressed with the job, as were our neighbours. Ryan was prompt, responded quickly to questions, was very fair with pricing and very professional. We would not hesitate to recommend Ryan and his team for fencing, deck or patio projects.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Under the City of Ottawa bylaws, “A building permit is not required to build or replace your fence, however, you are required to comply with the Fence By-law 2003-462. The Fence By-law sets out minimum standards for the installation, maintenance and repair of fences and institutes a “good neighbour policy” where the more attractive side of the fence must face toward the neighbouring property and street” When you work with Hand-e-Workz, you’re getting an experienced team; let us handle the bylaw compliance and other details when building your deck in Ottawa.
When it comes to building & maintain attractive, high-quality fences in Ottawa, you’ve got several options to look at. For starters, there’s the traditional fence material of pressure-treated lumber; these are often made of pine or similar, sturdy woods. What about composite fences? Plastic and vinyl fencing material is sturdy and holds up well to the elements. Composite fences are a very different look, however, when compared to wooden fences. It really depends on the aesthetic you desire for your Ottawa fence. Whether you select a wood fence or a composite fence, you’ll also have choices to consider with regard to fence colour, finish, surface décor, etc. If you are looking for a chain link fence or wrought iron fence, we also offer these fences, and they are suitable for specific purposes.
The time it takes to build your Ottawa fence can vary depending on a number of factors. The biggest one is the size of the fence being built, the length of the perimeter, as well as the layout and the amount of labour involved. Weather can play a role as well; if we get one of those Ottawa summer storms, for example, we may have to halt construction and return when it’s dry to continue building your fence. Typical building time for a new fence in Ottawa can range anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. When we provide the estimate to build your Ottawa fence, we will also quote an approximate time duration.
It’s not a bad idea! At the end of the day, so long as the fence is on your property, you won’t need your neighbour’s permission. One note for townhome owners in Ottawa: Fences that block the right of way of your neighbour to get to his or her yard require a gate through which they can access their yard; the gate(s) must remain unlocked or they must have a key. In general, adding a fence means an aesthetic change to the property. It’s an upgrade, of course, when Hand-e-Workz builds your Ottawa fence. But since your neighbours (to the side and/or back) will now have this new fence in their view, it’s a nice gesture if you let them know about the new fence ahead of time rather than surprise them one morning! Also there will be some (light to moderate) construction noise; while we keep it to the minimum possible, again if you let the neighbour know about the fence building construction before it happens, most people would appreciate that!
Our Ottawa fence maintenance tips are essentially twofold: Annual and every 3-5 years. On an annual basis, you’ll want to inspect your fence each year, ideally in the spring when the snow has melted and that Ottawa winter has taken its toll on your fence. Look for any loose boards, bolts, nails or screws. Repair your fence as needed. Are the fence posts leaning or out of the ground? You’ll need to put these back into place. Also, trim any hedges or vegetation near the fence; pull the weeds; and make sure the fence is clear of debris and/or other hazards. Beyond that, we recommend performing a periodic fence maintenance every 3-5 years. This involves cleaning the wood (or composite material) on your fence. Re-coat the wood with a water-repellent coating. Then reseal the wooden fence and paint or stain it. That’s the best plan to maintain your Ottawa fence.