Moving home can be a stressful ordeal. With all the commotion moving home brings, it is likely that replacing the old fence in your backyard is the last thing on your mind. However, as you prepare to list your home on the market, building a new fence is one thing you shouldn’t overlook, here’s why:


Fences are in place for security and privacy, they reduce the risk of trespassing, making it clear that anything past the fence is private property. A new fence can give home buyers a feeling of added security, making your home more attractive.


As a physical barrier surrounding your property, your fence is prone to dents and scratches over time. Being outside 24/7, it is no surprise fences usually need replacing after a few years.

Putting your house on the market is like going to a job interview. In the same way that you put on your best work clothes and make yourself presentable before an interview, you should make your old house as attractive as possible before moving home. A fence can add great curb appeal to your property, improving potential buyers’ first impression of your home and adding value.


If you are thinking of moving home you’ll want to do as much as possible to ensure you get the best price for your property. Like all home improvements, a new fence can have a significant impact on your selling price by improving its appeal and attracting the right buyers. Some parents of small children and pet owners are willing to pay good money for the extra feeling of security around their loved ones.

Selling your house for the best price possible means getting it to look its best. Installing a new fence is an important step before moving home that can be a huge boost for your property.

It is important to ensure that the fence has council approval and be built by a registered builder.

This article was written in conjunction with removalist company Hire A Mover.