DIY front wall saves hassle and cost of council approval

13 November 2018

This year, we went on a hunting spree for the best #DIYMODWALLS in Australia — and we found some absolute pearlers. We caught up with our third winner, Darren Pelacchi, of SE Melbourne, about how his DIY front wall saved him significant costs and time by bypassing the council approval process*!


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“We looked at a few different wall systems and liked EstateWall the best — as well as the fact that it looked easy enough to do ourselves!” exclaimed Darren. “It emulated a rendered brick wall with the thickness, but was super easy to DIY. We just used a render, added our own lights and some Stratco Ezi slat panel inserts!”

“It looks exactly like a rendered brick wall, but went up quicker and easier — and all for a lot less dollars!”


But the ease of DIY install wasn’t the only advantage that caught Darren’s attention. “A brick wall required council approval and this didn’t, so it created big savings and an ease of install, with wider flexibility of choices,” Darren explains.

“The ModularWalls team were also extremely helpful,” added Darren. “They helped with measurements and calculation and assisted with all my DIY questions. They even organised an urgent delivery to Victoria to meet install timelines for one part I forgot to order! All in all, a very happy customer, with a great result, from a great team!”

“Thank you once again for so much help during the process.  It truly was a pleasure dealing with you and we’ll definitely be back!”

*Council approvals differ by region. Please ensure you check with your own local council regarding requirements about front walls or boundary fencing approvals, as well as height regulations.


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