Most types of fencing are a one-off purchase because fences last a long time if maintained properly. A report out this month by highly experienced fencing experts Eline, says that if you’re a fencing contractor, you won’t have many repeat clients. So how can you get more work? Of course, you’ll need to advertise; that is a given in any business. But there is another way to get more work and that is by expanding your skills and offering different types of fencing.
For instance, many fencing businesses major on one particular type of fence, whether it is picket fences, those made with steel panels or even swimming pool fences. But if you offer a good variety of fences you’ll be sure to get more work. And if you have a creative flair you can put it to good use erecting fancy fences for high end homes. That will certainly be great for your business.
As a person who erects fences, you’ll be aware of the many different kinds of fences there are. Some made from concrete or a mixture of that and other materials are works of art meant to set off the home behind them as well as providing security. You can easily expand into this sub-genre of fence if you develop the skills for concreting.
Once you become a competent concreter, you can offer to do footpaths and driveways for your fencing clients, especially if other work is slack.
Brick fences are popular, so if you develop the skills for bricklaying you’ll be able to add the people who want a brick fence to your client base.
There are also many different types of fencing apart from the boundary fence. Internal fencing structures are often used for both privacy, shade or protection from the wind. These beautiful features are often done with timber, concrete and timber or other fancy materials.
Stonework is another skill that can be of great use in erecting fancy fences. There are many beautiful examples of stone fences online and around the city or suburbs. In fact, if you have the skills of a stonemason – or a bricklayer – you may be able to get work constructing stone walls for garden features.
Fence maintenance is another genre you can get into when you have such a business. At the very least, picket fences need to be painted on a regular basis. Learning to paint is not at all difficult and you could easily pick up extra work doing that for people who don’t have the time, ability or inclination to do their own.
Being able to expand your offerings like this can bring in a lot of extra work in the area you prefer to work in, close by, so you don’t have the cost of travelling to jobs that are too far away.