Erecting a Fence

How to Erect your Fence

In general, you could have cement-embedded fence posts, bolt them down, or put them in metal spikes. But how do you tell the total number of panels you will require? First, you’ll need to compute your fence’s length. Second, divide that length with your fence panels’ width. Our standard panels are usually 1.8m (6ft) wide. In most cases, your posts’ length will determine your fence’s height.

What would you need?

  1. Concrete mix for installing posts
  2. Measuring tape
  3. Spirit level
  4. Spade
  5. Galvanised nails
  6. Panel cuts
  7. Fence posts (if you’re using our fence posts, ensure that the extra length is sunk into the ground about 60 cm)
  8. Fence panels and trellis
  9. String line

Once you have everything you need, you can go ahead and erect the fence.

Set Out

Determine the property boundary. If you can’t find the white boundary pegs, ask the council to have the boundary specified. Alternatively, you can work with your neighbour and decide on a boundary line. In most cases, it is much easier and better to work with your neighbour instead of having to request council. It also depends on what type of relationship you share with your neighbour. After your boundary line is set out, put a 50mm string fixed to the pegs found in your boundary. With this, it will be easier to establish where your posts’ front face should be.

Drive in the Spikes

Utilise the detector to ensure that no pipes or electric cables are in the ground below your given fence. In case you are using metal spikes (the fastest and easiest supporters to use), place the post spike in the ground, and ensure that it’s secure. Afterwards, use a heavy hammer to drive that spike further beneath the ground. Then continue doing this until your square base becomes level with the ground surface. If you want the pounding to be less demanding, place a spike-settling instrument into the spike’s highest point. Next, drive in the spike’s remains after making sure that the spikes are properly separated to place the boards and are also in a straight line. In case you are not a fitting expert, you ought to settle the first fence posts followed by the first board, and so on, to ensure that the posts are properly dispersed.

Install the Posts

Position all the posts into your spot, and ensure that the posts are properly separated for the boards.

Position the Gravel Boards

Pieces are often underpinned on the treated rock sheets to protect the wall’s bottom finishes from decaying. As you work with the lowest part, position the sheets while resting on the ground. If there is a sheet that crosses a post, you should mark and slice it to fit. Use wall settling sections to attach the sheets to the posts’ base. Then utilise a soul level to determine whether they’re flat.

Install the Panels

As it rests on the rock board, fit the first fence to your first post. Screw or nail the altering sections to your board. When it comes to the wall, utilise nails or weatherproof screws. You will have to use three to four parts for each post to quality. Then, fix the boards.

Make the Posts Neat

With a ground that’s level, you might need to cut some timber, especially from every post’s tallest point, to ensure that every post is level. Next, screw a post top to all posts to protect it from the harsh climate.

Lastly, if your fence ends up connecting to a watt at its end, you need to secure that fence firmly to the wall using bolts.

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