Picking Your Next DIY Project
2020 saw record-breaking numbers of people deciding to start new DIY projects. The trend for home improvement shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. If you want to do some DIY but are struggling to come up with project ideas, here are some home improvements you can work on so you can take steps toward having the dream home and garden you want.
Put up a New Fence
One easy way that you can immediately make your home more pleasant to live in and more welcoming to invited visitors is to install a new garden fence. Installing a new fence in your yard is a simple DIY project that will instantly brighten up your home without requiring a huge amount of effort. You might think that installing a wooden fence is your only option if you want to do some DIY fence-building, but luckily, this is just a misconception. Aluminum fences are designed to be very easy to install, meaning you will not have to rely on professional help to install one. Aluminum also has the fantastic advantage of being very weather-resistant, meaning that unlike a wooden fence, you won’t find yourself constantly having to repaint it to keep your garden looking good as new.
Revamp Your Pool
If you happen to be one of the lucky people who has a pool in your garden, 2021 could be the perfect year to revamp it. If you have a pool, you should be familiar with the importance of having proper fencing around it. Installing an aluminum pool fence could be the perfect way to make sure that everyone stays safe around your pool. Pool fence DIY might seem like a daunting project, but it doesn’t have to be. An aluminum pool fence is the perfect choice for making sure that your swimming pool is safe to use. Aluminum is a highly durable material, and it will last longer than wood in the damp surroundings of your pool. There also won’t be any risk of accidentally picking up splinters from an aluminum fence.
If you decide to do some pool fence DIY as your next project, you should make sure that your new pool fence complies with the BOCA Swimming Pool Safety Codes, which are the standard codes regulating pool fence design. These codes specify what homeowners must do to make sure their swimming pool complies with the law. These safety codes apply to all outdoor in-, above- or on-ground pools, hot tubs, and spas. The BOCA codes state that:
1. All fences have to be at least 4 feet in height.
2. Gaps between each barrier must be less than 4 inches.
3. Any gates must open up away from the pool and be self-closing and self-latching.
Building an aluminum pool fence that complies with BOCA regulations is sure to keep your family safe which swimming at home, making it a truly worthwhile DIY project.
If you have more questions about how to undertake a successful DIY project, why not check out our handy knowledge base for answers to all your fencing-related questions?