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Guide to installing panel fencing

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.

Digging a two foot deep hole
Step 4 - Digging a two foot deep hole
Putting a post in
Step 5 - Putting a post in
Attaching panel clips
Step 6 - Attaching panel clips

Step 3

Select your concrete or timber post.

Step 4

Dig a two foot deep hole and insert post.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

1 thought on “Guide to installing panel fencing

  1. You guys make it look so easy! great pictures and an interesting read.



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