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Another Happy Customer

I just wanted to express my thanks to one of your team, a young man named James, who fitted a replacement side gate yesterday. He was polite and courteous throughout and ensured that I was happy with the completed job before leaving.

An asset to your team!

 

Mr Reynolds

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How To Install Panel Fencing

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A step-by-step guide to installing panel fencing on timber or concrete posts.

Tools Required

  • String line
  • Spirit level
  • Hammer
  • Grafter or spade
  • Shovel holer
  • Tape measure
  • Saw

Fixings Required

  • Panel clips
  • 40mm galvanised nails

Step 1

Ensure the area is clear from obstructions such as old fence posts, bushes, or anything that may interfere with the new fence line.

Step 2

Check all underground services. The area must be clear of pipes and cables for at least two feet underground. Erect the string line to mark the fence boundary.

Step 3

Select your concrete or timber post.

Step 4

Digging a two foot deep hole
Step 4  Digging a two foot deep hole.

Dig a two foot deep hole and insert post.

Step 5

Putting a post in
Step 5  Putting a post in.

Ensure that the post is the correct height for the fence, allowing for gravel boards if used. Use a spirit level to make sure the post is upright. Put Rapid Set Post Kwik into the hole, add the correct amount of water and mix.

Attaching panel clips

Step 6

Step 6  Attaching panel clips.

Concrete slotted posts do not require panel clips. For wooden posts attach the panel clips to the posts and then fix the panels to the clips. Keep a spirit level on top of the panel to make sure the fence remains level on top.

Step 7

Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 until all your panels are installed. The last panel may need to be reduced in width to finish off the gap. This can be done with a handsaw.

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Choosing Fence Panels

Choosing Fence Panels | Options for Timber Buildings | How to Install Panel Fencing | Assembling Timber Buildings | How to Guides

Here are some fairly basic things to consider when thinking of buying a new fence.

The old adage good “fencing makes good neighbours” may be true but it must surely be wise to tell your neighbours what you would like to do. When they realise that they will benefit from having the new fence themselves they will probably be enthusiastic.

Number of panels and posts required

Waney lapped panelMeasure the length of the proposed new fence line. As a rule your new panels will be about six feet wide, so divide the length of your fence in feet by six to get the number of panels you need. For example, for a fence 48 feet long you will need eight panels. You will probably want new posts  eight panels will need nine posts if you want posts at both ends.

Types of post

jarrett-post3.jpg Concrete Slotted PostYou have a choice between the strength and longevity of concrete posts and the natural appearance of wooden posts. For wooden posts you have a choice of two sizes, 4 inch square or the cheaper 3 inch square. You also have a choice of post caps.

Using gravel boards underneath the fence panels is a good way of ensuring that your panels will not rot prematurely. Both wood and concrete gravel boards are available.

Remember, your fence is only as good as your posts, so if you opt for one of the more expensive panels use the appropriate posts.

Methods of securing posts

spike-long.jpgThere are two methods of securing your posts into the ground. One is to concrete them in, the other is to use metal post anchors. Metal post anchors are only suitable for wooden posts. Choose the correct length of post for the job. If you are concreting them in the posts will need to be 2 ft longer than the height of the fence. If you use metal post anchors the posts will not need to be as long.

Fitting Panels to Posts

For wooden posts fix the fence panels to the posts using panel clips to avoid splitting the wood. Concrete slotted posts do not need fixings – the panels slot straight into the posts.

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Happy Customer In Hatfield

 

We have just completed this job which comprised of 3ft high pointed top picket fencing along with a matching gate to front garden and closeboard panels to rear garden along with a matching closeboard gate, all supported by timber posts and gravel boards, plus fitting 1ft high trellis on rear side fence.

Remarks from customer

It is a relief knowing that there is a company who want to do a good job for you and would recommend them to anyone,.

Thank you so much

Mr. James

 

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Closeboard fence in Weston

We recently completed this 50 metre run of closeboard built in situ style fencing in Weston. The job envolved removal of the old fence and replaced with 1.8 metre high closeboard fencing constructed with 1.65mt high vertical over lapping featheredge boards clad to 3 x horizontal timber arris rails, set on a 150mm concrete gravel board and supported by extended Butt mortised concrete posts and the whole fence topped with a capping rail.