How To Install Fence Panels … With Ease
Curious about how to install fence panels? DIY tasks in the garden range from decking to laying turf. Whether you’re an ardent DIYer or a novice, installing fence panels is a task you can execute. This article will summarize the process post by post.
Fail To Prepare, Prepare To Fail …
Just as a misplaced card can bring the house tumbling down, installing fence panels can be a precarious undertaking. We’ll begin by setting the foundations before moving forward.
Before measuring up, you’ll need planning permission. You’ll need to discuss the new fixture with your neighbours and establish boundary lines. Planning permission typically isn’t needed for fence panels that are under 2 meters in height.
If permission is required, you’ll need to contact your local authority. You can also discuss this with your suppliers of choice.
Always Take A Safety First Approach
Clear debris and adopt a safety first approach. Clear rocks and plants from the area and check ensure there are no electrical cables under the designated area. In the event cables are found, you may need to move the boundary or contact the professionals to execute this installation.
Measure up and dig, dig, dig. Measure the distance required for each post and use bamboo (or a solitary stick will suffice.) to make the location. We recommend digging at least 450mm for each post hole.
Install the posts and establish builders lines. Insert the first and last posts and draw 2 builders lines along the the length your new boundary line.
Time to install those panels. Using a pencil mark out 6 equally spaced points along the frame. Now, on these points, drill pilot holes ready for those final nails.
Raise and check the spirit levels. Use the bricks to prop the fence up to 75mm from the ground. In future this opening will prevent rot setting in. Use a spirit level before moving on.
And finally, lock it in. It’s time to return to those pilot holes. Using a galvanized nail, find the pilot holes and hammer the frame and the first post together.
So you don’t need to be a master craftsmen to install fence panels. Follow these steps closely and you’ll have a fence that’ll withstand seasonal extremes and heavy winds for years to come. If you have any questions, or you’d like our professional carpenters to execute the task for you, don’t hesitate to contact our team.