Better Homes and Gardens has been a great magazine that has helped so many achieve the design that they strive for in their homes. They recently released a wonderful article and gallery showing just how diverse fences can be and just how much they can be used to make a statement with and about your home. Check this out!
One of the earliest uses of cast iron railings in England was in 1710-14 at St Paul’s Cathedral, despite the objections of Christopher Wren, who did not want a fence around the Cathedral at all, and said that if there had to be one it should be of wrought rather than cast iron. The set was made at Gloucester Furnace, Lamberhurst, in the Weald of Kent and surrounded the cathedral, including seven gates. It weighed two hundred tons and cost six pence a pound. The total cost was £11,202 which was a fortune then. No further railings are known to have been cast in the Weald. Other early uses of cast iron railings were at Cambridge Senate House and at St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, London.
Wrought iron may be used to construct ornate railings. The Davies brothers of Wrexham made such railings in the 18th century and these are much admired – Nikolaus Pevsner described their work as “miraculous”. They made fine wrought iron railings for Stansty Park and these may now be seen at Erddig Hall.
During World War II, many sets of iron railings in Britain were removed. Railings were usually cut off at the base; the stubs may still be seen outside many buildings in London and elsewhere where they have never been replaced. This was supposedly to provide scrap metal for munitions, but there is some scepticism as to whether they were actually used for this purpose.
In 2012 artist Catalina Pollak created an interactive sound installation called Phantom Railings in Malet Street Gardens, London, the site of railings that were removed during World War II. Acoustic sensors pick up the movement of pedestrians walking by and translate it into “the familiar sound produced by running a stick along an iron fence”.
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Fences have a lot of great purposes for your home. First of all, they make your home feel more home-y. It divides property lines, keeps pets in respective areas, can make a beautiful statement and can even increase the value of your home.
Why does one homeowner get more money when they sell their home while another gets little? Why does one home sell quickly while another home within the same neighborhood takes months to be sold or may not even be sold at all? Could it be pure luck or there is something one did to his house to make it more attractive to potential buyers?
Making a few home improvements will go a long way in increasing your chances of selling the house. There are hundreds of homes available on the market and so for your house to be picked out, you to need sweeten the pot. Fencing is one way to improve the value of a home. But how will fencing enhance your home value? Read on.
How much value fencing adds to your home
On average, privacy fences are 4-9 feet tall. Installing a fence in your backyard for privacy purposes will increase marketability for your home with prospective buyers when selling. Homeowners with pets, such as dogs, may require a fence and could be reluctant to purchase a home without one due to the high cost of fencing materials and installation. A standard fence costs USD1000 – $5000 to install in many real estate areas; depending upon the materials selected and size of your yard.
This does not mean that using any type of fence will tremendously increase the value of your home. While a chain link fence may be less costly, the resale value obtained with this addition is so minimal. On the other hand, privacy wood fences and solid fences like concrete or cast iron can net a profit of at least 50% of the material and installation costs on resale. So fencing materials play an integral role in determining the overall home value during appraisal.
For a homeowner, the value of a fence may not be monetary in nature. Most homeowners like the added privacy of having a backyard fence, in addition to their decorative benefits which enhance the appearance of the yard and the home as a whole. What having a more beautiful home and more privacy brings for homeowners outweighs the potential loss of profits when selling.
The holidays are a wonderful time to share with family and friends. Most people actually get to go and experience some of the culture that their respective cities have to offer when they take out their friends and family. If you are looking for some ideas of fun activities to do with the family, check out this exciting calendar of holiday themed performance art in Salt Lake City.
A fence is a great way to boost property value and create division between neighbors but before you build your fence, it is important to make sure that you know the answers to some important questions like do you really know where your property line is? Are there HOA restrictions to building a fence on your property? How high are you legally allowed to build your fence? Here are some great questions to consider and be sure to contact Western Fence Company for more information.
How high can I build a fence on my property?
My neighbor is building a fence that violates the local fence law. How can I get the law enforced?
What is a boundary fence?
Admit it, you can remember a movie quote better than what you had for breakfast yesterday. You have an impressive encyclopedia of movie knowledge just rolling around in your noggin. Your friends always look at you when they are struggling to think of the name of a movie or actor. It’s alright. Salt Lake has some great events to satisfy your film needs. Many at very affordable prices or free. Check these out.
What your fence is made of is one of the biggest factors that will determine the price of the fence and what adding it will accomplish. It also plays a lot into how much the fence will improve the value of your home. So take a look at some of the basic materials that can be used to make your fence and remember that we do custom work, so there are a lot of things that we can work with you on if it is not listed on our site.
Although Salt Lake may not have that large of a reputation for arts, it has a very diverse scene with all kinds of events sure to be enjoyable for everyone. Performing arts are a fantastic spectacle and wonderful exhibition of what people are capable of. It is inspiring and something that we should all collectively go to appreciate on a regular basis. Here are some of the awesome performing arts events in Salt Lake and surrounding areas for the rest of September.
Be sure to stay vigilante of weather reports and stay off the road as much as possible because injury and death tolls are rising in Utah as a result of flash flooding. Many cars are being swept away. Several people are missing. Be sure to stay safe and keep your eye on the weather.
Western Fence Co. is Utah’s oldest fence company. We are experts in both residential & commercial fencing as well as design and installation of all fencing types including chain link, wrought iron/ornamental iron, other types of ornamental fencing, vinyl, wood, and aluminum.
We also carry and install automatic gate operators and have thousands of fencing products including hardware and fencing panels in stock! We even do custom CNC Plasma Cutting for artwork and railings!
Western Fence Co. Headquarters:
6020 South 300 West Murray, UT 84107
Sales: 1-888-GET-FENCE (438-33623)