Garry Meaker has been providing fencing services in Sussex for more than 30 years, previously working with his father for R J Meaker Fencing and now in his own venture as G J Meaker Fencing.
We offer traditional and modern styles of fencing installed to the very best standards of workmanship and using the best quality and responsibly sourced materials . We pride ourselves on our customer service and aim to offer the highest standards from your first contact right through to the end of your project, your main contacts during this process will be Lisa or Garry Meaker. After your initial estimate visit we will send a fully detailed written estimate for your consideration, If you require images or further explanation please don't hesitate to call or email. Once you have given us the go ahead we will offer you an instillation date and estimated time frame to completion and you can rest assured we will see you then. G J Meaker is fully insured, we have a waste carriers license and we always dispose of our waste responsibly at appropriate waste facility sites.
We always do our best to minimise disruption while at your home and always leave things as we would hope to find them. Please take look at our gallery and testimonial page to see why we are a popular choice among Sussex residents, business owners, Councils, schools and Colleges.
So whether its fencing, decking, gates, garden structures, repairs or a new shed you can be assured of our best attention.
During these unprecedented times we are doing our best to send only one operative if possible on any job. Where this isn't possible we are observing a working distance of 2m. We request that you stay indoors or strictly observe a distance of 2m if you have to be in our working area, this is to keep you and us safe. Even though we miss our cups of coffee and tea we appreciate your co-operation!
How To Choose a Contractor
Fencing is a skilled trade and not general building or landscaping, a good fencer will have many years experience and good knowledge of the different materials, styles, installation techniques and general planning advice. Remember the old saying "Jack of all trades, master of none"?
A good place to start is word of mouth, ask friends and family if they have someone they would recommend or not recommend! Fencing companies who are proud to show off their installations will place an advertising board or tag on their fence, so it's worth taking a look around your neighbourhood to see if there is anything you like.
Most companies provide a free estimate, it is worth getting around three estimates to compare. Noting that an estimate visit is essential, it is important for the contractor to see your and the neighbouring ground conditions and levels, the existing fence and access.
It's great if you know what you want but a good contractor should offer you other options and discuss in detail your requirements. Sometimes what you have in mind isn't possible for various reasons but a good compromise can always be found.
The best estimate isn't always the cheapest, you get what you pay for! An estimate should detail the job from start to finish, from removing the old fence and disposing of it, the length of the new fence and how many bays or panels will be used and the size of them including gravel boards and fixings, what will the overall height be and if the ground levels vary how will this be dealt with. What size are the posts and how far will they be in the ground, this is really important, for example it is recommended that for a 6' tall fence the post should be dug in concrete at least 2' 6"/ 30" in to the ground. They should advise you if they need to fix to a neighbouring fence or property so you can obtain consent. If you receive an estimate without these details it is worth asking for it to be more detailed. It is impossible to compare estimates if they are not equally detailed, without details you have no guarantee of what to expect. Also check if they have a waste carriers licence and the relevant insurance to be carrying out works on your property.
A good contractor is usually booked up at least a few weeks in advance, there will be the odd occasion that they may have a cancellation or an odd day free but it isn't unusual to wait. After all if they are good at what they do, they are in demand!
Also take a look at their website or social media, see their other jobs and check out their reviews. Finally, did you like them and are you confident in their knowledge, you should be happy to invite this person on to your property and feel comfortable in their company.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our estimate visits are taking much longer than usual and there will be a delay in visiting. We will keep your details on file and call you to arrange a visit when possible. Our visit will be contactless and we will observe a 2m distance, we will call you when we are outside your property to let you know we are there during your timeslot. If you don't have the space to observe the distancing guide lines we may be able to arrange that you advise us of the entrance to your garden and the visit is carried out via the phone with you staying indoors observing through the window.
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