You may think fence builders are too busy building fences to read blogs.
Having recently learned to challenge my assumptions, I’m not sure.
This post is designed to attract a fencing contractor.
My two neighbours and I need new fences and gates.
We’re 3 km from the CBD, close to a freeway exit, and there are two wood yards up the road.
That’s three jobs, in one hit, with materials to hand.
Even better, we all want the same picket design. Such economies of scale!
Last Monday, a nice council man told my neighbour she had 48 hours to demolish her front wall.
Somebody (not me) had complained about the bricks’ dangerous lean.
The spectacle of her whacking away with a sledgehammer drew a crowd.
For the first time, the owners of Numbers 8, 10 and 12 met in the street for a chat.
We realised we all needed fences, and figured that by offering three jobs as one, the work would appear more attractive.
Do you think this assumption is correct?
There won’t be any trouble with payment, as you can always find me here.
The sole condition is that I report your progress on these pages.
Do a great job and your fame will span the globe.
Do a crap job (or give me grief like the last bloke) and you’re toast!
Parking can be tricky in our area, but we all have cars we can move to let you get near.
Do NOT leave your laptop anywhere visible, or it’ll go.
Our homes are built on volcanic soil, which reacts dramatically with water. In the course of a year, our structures can shift a centimetre or two in any direction.
Yet they’re still standing after 120 years, so this is more an annoyance than a problem.
The thing is, we need fences that ‘keep up’ with our homes. They must be flexible.
In addition to loading this blog post with SEO-friendly terms, I’m going to broadcast it on Twitter and ask my online friends to spread the word.
I may also leave links at relevant industry sites.
I might even word up SourceBottle.
If you’re Web 2.0 savvy, you should hear of this gig one way or another.
Even if you decide not to take it, your comments on this experiment would be fascinating.
If all I hear are crickets, I’ll know that tradies and social media don’t mix.
Post a question in the comment box below and I (or one of our readers) will promptly answer it.
I work from home, so can let you in for a look-see any time.
My neighbours are concurrently seeking a good, friendly, reliable tradesperson through traditional channels.
It remains to be seen whether my online approach will prove faster or better.
Well, I’ve nailed my colours to the mast.
I hope we cement a relationship soon.
Paul Hassing, Founder & Senior Writer, The Feisty Empire