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Industry News

CertainTeed® Luxury Products Offer HOAs Efficient, Durable Alternatives to Traditional Building Materials
Building-Products.com, CA  - Aug 29, 2007
(Valley Forge, Pennsylvania) -In the interest of maintaining high property values, many affluent residential communities depend on a homeowners association (HOA) board to set guidelines for any modifications made to a home's exterior within the community. ...
Sebree Fence Products up and running
Webster County Journal Enterprise, KY  - Aug 29, 2007
As it approaches its third month in operation, Sebree Fence Products is getting ready to expand its factory to pick up an anticipated greater demand for lath, the material used to make snow and sand fencing...

Decking Industry News

The Challenges of Fastening Composite Decking
Building-Products.com, CA  - Aug 30, 2007
SURVEYS indicate that approximately 25% of the more than 3 million new decks built last year used composite lumber products. Typically made from a mix of wood fibers and plastic materials, composite lumber has been a popular decking material since its introduction in the late 1990s...
The 3 Main Types of Deck Material
PR-GB.com (press release),  - Aug 31, 2007
Traditionally, deck material has been wood. Depending on what part of the country lived in, that might be redwood, western cedar or pressure-treated southern pine. Other types of wood material are also becoming more available: Alaska yellow cedar and rain-forest hardwoods such as ipe and red meranti from Malaysia...
Composites make for cool, efficient decks
Chicago Daily Southtown, IL  - Aug 31, 2007
Over the past few years, composite building materials such as roofing, siding, and decking have evolved as popular alternatives for people wanting to reduce ...
Great ways to expand backyard deck
Mortage 101  - Aug 31, 2007
Have you finally found the perfect set of outdoor furniture, only to find that it dwarfs your deck? Are you tired of tripping over lawn chairs each time you squeeze past the barbeque? Would you like to be able to entertain a bigger crowd in you backyard than just you and the dog...

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Child killed, 3 others hurt when steel fence topples
Boston Herald, MA  - Sep 4, 2007
A Labor Day tragedy in Methuen left one youngster dead and another seriously injured when they were crushed by a steel fence outside their ...
DC Parks Retesting Dozens of Playground Fences for Lead
W*USA 9, DC  - Aug 30, 2007
After our story DC Parks and Recreation safety inspectors fanned out across the city to check the lead content in other park fences for themselves...
Fences help keep friendships intact
Buffalo News, NY  - Sep 3, 2007
I grew up on maxims like "good fences make good neighbors," though in my childhood we had no fences on our farm, only West Main Street to the east, Pattaconk ...

Local Government Issues

Erwin zoning dispute leads one property owner to paint fence pink
Kingsport Times News, TN  - Aug 30, 2007
ERWIN - A week ago, residents in the Elm Avenue area spoke out about the idea of the town changing their zoning to accommodate a builder's desire to construct an extra house on a lot he owns....
Historic cemetery wall too tall by city law
The State, SC  - Sep 3, 2007
Renovations at a centuries-old Camden cemetery are at a standstill after city officials discovered a new fence violates city law...
Calif. Man's Fence Gets Him Jail Time
Washington Post, DC  - Aug 29, 2007
A judge has sentenced a man to six months in jail for violating city zoning laws with a fence he built around his sprawling home in this exclusive Southern ...
Debate, costs slow construction of suicide barriers on bridges
Boston Globe, MA  - Sep 1, 2007
A study of the Memorial Bridge in Augusta, Maine, showed there were 14 suicides before a safety fence was installed in 1983. There were no suicides at the ...

Fences and Neighbors

Lancaster County Man Upset Over Delays To Fence Building
WSOCtv.com, NC  - Aug 29, 2007
INDIAN LAND, S.C. -- A South Carolina man got letters from a developer promising to build a fence, but the work wasn't done...
Little League dad says he'll lower fences on his Danville field
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - Sep 3, 2007
David Lowe said he was directing workers to reduce the 14-foot height of the fence around the field to 6 feet, in the hope he could soothe his neighbors' ...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Patrol Claims Fence Rules Followed
KTAR.com, AZ  - Sep 3, 2007
The US Border Patrol is kicking off a massive program to build hundreds of miles of new fencing along the Mexican border, but initial efforts have some ...

DIY - Consumers

High, modern fencing and polished stone paving make for a secluded, low-maintenance town garden
Times Online, UK  - Sep 1, 2007
This is a small town garden that has been transformed into a contemporary "outdoor room", with strong foliage plants It is amazing how changing the boundaries can transform a small town garden. ...

Fences in the Courts

Judge rules fences stay in Berkeley tree protest
San Jose Mercury News, CA  - Aug 31, 2007
The fence is the best way to ensure the safety of protesters, fans and the community in the opinion of the university's police chief, Olson said ...
UC Berkeley Fences in Tree Sitters
The Associated Press  - Aug 31, 2007
AP) - Authorities erected an 8-foot chain-link fence to separate tree-sitting protesters occupying a University of California oak grove from more than ...

Pool Safety

Ordinances on pool fences vary little from city to city
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, PA  - Aug 29, 2007
Next to a laminated poster in memory of her border collie, Maggie, Sarah Egan sits atop the fence her dog used to patrol. Two weeks ago, Maggie was struck ...

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Fencing and Railroads

RR fencing in Stratford delayed
Connecticut Post, CT  - Sep 1, 2007
STRATFORD - Three weeks ago, politicians announced with fanfare that a safety fence would be erected before the end of August along a stretch of Metro-North ...

APEC Summit and Fence Issues

In pictures: Sydney's security fence
CBBC Newsround, UK  - Sep 1, 2007
The fence is 5km long and 2.8m high and will protect the 21 leaders, including USA's President George W Bush, from planned rallies by thousands of ...
'Rabble-proof' fence goes up for Sydney APEC meeting
National Business Review, New Zealand  - Sep 2, 2007
The three metre high, 5km long concrete and steel fence is being built across the centre of Sydney and will block part of the city near Circular Quay and ...

International

Electrified fence at forest temple
Phuket Gazette, Thailand  - Aug 30, 2007
Although villagers were persevering with the abbot's isolationist antics, they were sparked into action when he ordered the erection of a barbed-wire fence ...
Fencing along Bangladesh border to be completed by year-end
Times of India, India  - Sep 4, 2007
The construction of roads and the wire fence along the frontier will be completed by the year-end, Barman told reporters here on Monday night after visiting ...

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Weird News

Superlatives are an Indian passion
Canoe, Canada - Sep 4, 2007
NEW DELHI (AP) - How do you stand out in a land with a billion people? Radhakant Bajpai did it by growing his ear hair more than 12 centimetres long...

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