How to erect a fence

You can have fence posts embedded in cement, place them in metal spikes, or bolt them down.

How do you determine the total number of panels you’ll need. 1. Compute the length of your fence. 2. Divide the length with the width of your fence panels. Our standard panels are 1.8m (6ft) wide. The length of your posts will determine the height of your fence. Remember post must go 2ft into the ground, so keep this in mind when selecting your posts.

What do you need?

1. Fence panels & Trellis (if requred)
2. Fence posts (With our fence posts be sure that additional length is sunk into the ground at least 60 cm.)
3. Panel cuts.
4. Galvanised nails.
5. Spade
6. Spirit level
7. Measuring tape.
8. Concrete mix for fixing posts.
9. Gravel boards (sometimes called Kick Boards

When you have everything you need, it’s time to erect your fence.

Set Out

Establish the property boundary. If the white boundary pegs can’t be found, request the council to have the boundary set. Otherwise, work with your neighbour on deciding on a boundary line. Often it is easier to work with your neighbour rather than having to request council. It depends on what kind of relationship you have with your neighbour. Once your boundary line is established, lay a 50 mm string line attached to the pegs located inside your boundary. This will determine where the front face of your posts ought to be.

Drive in the Spikes

Use the detector to make sure no electric cables or pipes are in the ground underneath your proposed fence. If you are using metal spikes (the easiest and quickest supporters to use) put the post spike in the ground and make sure it is secure. Then utilise a heavy hammer to drive the spike further into the ground. Do this until the square base is level with the ground surface. To make pounding less demanding, fit a spike-settling instrument into the highest point of the spike. Then drive in the remains of the spike after you ensure the spikes are rightly separated to fit the boards and are in a straight line. If you are not a pro at installing, you should settle the first fence posts and then the first board, etc., to ensure that the posts are rightly dispersed.

Fit the Posts

Put all the posts into the spot, twofold and making sure that the posts are the right separation and separated for the boards.

Lay the Gravel Boards

To prevent the bottom finishes of the fence from rotting, panels are underpinned on the treated rock gravel boards. Working with the lowest part, lay the boards in position, resting on the ground. Where each one crosses a post, mark and slice to fit. To join the gravel boards to the base of the posts, utilise wall settling sections. Then use a soul level to check they are flat.

Fix the Panels

With it resting on the rock board, position the first fence board to the first post. Nail or screw the altering sections to the board. As far as the wall, use weatherproof screws or excite nails. You’ll need to utilise three to four parts for every post to quality. Continue to fix the boards.

Neaten the Posts

Using ground that is level, there may be a need for you to trim some timber, from the tallest point of each one post to determine that all the posts tops are level. Then screw a post top to each post to protect it from the climate.

As a final step, if the fence ends up linking to a watt at the end, secure the fence firmly to the wall with bolts.

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