Case Study: A Custom Cedar Fence Installation at a Burnaby Strata
In March 2023, the Premium Fence team completed the cedar fence installation of a brand new picket fence at the 92-unit strata at Ashcombe: 8415 Cumberland Place in Burnaby.
The project, which lasted four weeks from start to completion, was a large custom project that involved building a total of 5592 linear feet, including 91 gates, all custom-made from high-quality western red cedar.
Cedar Fence Installation Process
The homeowners at Cumberland Strata in Burnaby were becoming increasingly frustrated with their deteriorating cedar fence. The broken gates, missing fence boards, and compromised perimeter security were causing a lot of inconveniences. Strata Council decided they were getting too many requests and spending too much of their maintenance budget on fence repairs; it was time for a fence replacement.
In Oct 2021, the strata council members contacted their property management company, Quay Pacific, requesting a fence quote. Quay Pacific contacted Premium Fence as a trusted strata fence replacement company in BC, to ask for a quote.
Within a week, our senior estimator Andrew booked a site visit with the strata council members to discuss their project needs and measure the site.
During the site visit, the existing fence was evaluated, and homeowners’ challenges were listened to, to better understand what fence type would be best for their new cedar fence installation. In this instance, they wanted a unique style of a modern picket fence. It was important they have a high-quality hand-built fence that would be resistant to decay and rotting and last up to 25 years.
Shortly after the site visit, we sent over a full quote with various design and size options for the strata to choose from. The strata council then presented the fence replacement project to the other homeowners at an AGM to see if they were ready to pay for the new project.
In this case, the homeowners needed to have the budget ready, so they pushed the project off for a year.
In February 2023, the homeowners signed the proposal, and the project started immediately. The cedar fence installation started on February 13th and was completed by March 17th. The project was completed quickly and efficiently, as we had five crews of skilled team members working on the job.
Throughout the installation process, the communication was smooth, with all questions, comments, or issues directed to the project manager. Our unique five-star service offers our strata clients a high level of communication, as we have a customer service team coordinating their projects from the office.
Cedar Fence Design
The fence design was a modern take on the traditional picket fence style, featuring alternating staggered heights panels made of cedar. This design combined contemporary and traditional elements to create a visually dynamic and eye-catching fence that added depth and interest to the property.
The cedar panels were stained to complement the existing colour scheme of the home’s exterior, enhancing the beauty of the wood grain. Cedar was chosen for its natural resistance to decay, rot, and insect infestation, as well as its sustainability and eco-friendliness.
The beautiful new cedar fence installed by a professional team in a timely manner resulted in happy clients. The Premium Fence team exceeded the strata council’s expectations, delivering a high-quality cedar fence that not only added value to the property but also enhanced its curb appeal.