Monthly Archives: January 2017

  1. How to install a fence post into soil

    How to install a fence post into soil

    How to Fit a Fence Post

    So, you've picked out your new fence. It's time to get those fence posts in and get that garden boundary looking great again.

    Here we take you through the essentials to fitting a fence post into soil.

    a cut out of the end of a wooden fence post

    What items are required for digging fence post holes?

    • Spade
    • Post Digger - optional
    • String Line - a hose can work too
    • Tape Measure
    • Spirit Level 
    • Hard Core or Gravel
    • Fence Post Concrete Mix - such as Postcrete
    • Wood Battens

    How long should my fence post be?

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  2. How to install a fence post into concrete

    The Fencebase Easy-Fit can be used on any surface which can accept bolts. These bases are the perfect answer if fencing posts or uprights need to be added to a completed deck surface or onto concrete, simply drill through the decking surface and attach with bolts.

    Installing a fence post into concrete

    Tools needed

    • Fence post support
    • Fence post
    • Hammer drill
    • Masonry drill bits
    • Concrete fixing bolts
    • Spirit level
    • Adjustable spanner and ratchet

    Fixing the fence post onto a hard surface

    TIP: Tighten the bottom bolts first

    1. Place the fence post base support into position, where you would like the post to be
    2. Mark out the positions of the bolt holes for drilling and remove the base support
    3. Drill the holes
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  3. How to install a fence

    Putting up wooden fencing for yourself is a very rewarding process and is easier than you think. Fences are often overlooked and taken for granted, but with a little effort they can enhance your garden environment.

    Installing a fence

    Tools needed

    • String line
    • Spade
    • Fence post
    • Hardcore / gravel
    • Post cement mix
    • Spirit level
    • Timber battens
    • Fence panels
    • Gravel boards
    • Post-caps
    • Finials (optional)
    • U-brackets
    • L-brackets
    • Wood screws
    • Drill

    Fixing the fence post directly into soil

    1. Dig out a 600 mm deep and 300 mm wide hole (the depth of this hole should allow a quarter of you fence post to be below ground)
    2. Then fill the hole up to 25 mm with hardcore / gravel
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  4. How to replace a damaged or rotten fence post

    Putting up wooden fencing for yourself is a very rewarding process and is easier than you think. Fences are often overlooked and taken for granted, but with a little effort they can enhance your garden environment.

    Replacing a damaged fence post

    Tools needed

    • Saw
    • Fencefast repair spur
    • Fence post
    • Adjustable spanner and ratchet
    • Spirit level
    • Fencefast dolly
    • Sledge hammer

    Fixing a damaged / rotten fence post

    1. Saw the old post flush with the concrete
    2. Take a Fencefast repair spur and position is over the corner of the old fence posts
    3. Using a dolly and a sledge hammer, drive the spur between the concrete and the corner of the old fence post
    4. Once in place, replace the dolly with the new fence posts and tighten the bolts
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  5. How to fix trellis onto a fence panel

    Adding a trellis and/or finial to your wooden fence will add a little character to an otherwise functional structure. This may feel like a lot of effort, but it is actually an easy look to achieve.

    Fixing trellis onto fence panels

    Tools needed

    • U-brackets
    • Wood screws
    • Drill

    Fixing trellis onto fence panels

    1. Attach one u-bracket to the inside of each post, half way between the top of the fences post and the paneling
    2. Slot the trellis through the u-brackets and attach with screws
    3. Add post-caps and finials if required

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  6. How to build garden decking

    It's possible to build garden decking onto either hard porous standing or directly on to the ground. If building directly onto ground, make sure that you level off the area and lay a weed proof membrane.

    Decking choices

    You have the choice of using a deck bearer kit or building the base for yourself. When building your own base, pre-cut all the bearer planks based on the size of the decking boards you intend to use.

    Decking bearer base

    1. Position two bearers at opposite sides of the decking area
    2. Attach two joists along the other two sides of the decking area
    3. Attach the remaining joists with screws
    4. Keep the joists square Using a spirit level

    Decking boards

    1. Place the first of the deck boards flush with the edge and then screw this to the base
    2. Lay another deck board next to the one you just attached (Using spacers)
    3. Screw this deck board to the base
    4. Repea
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  7. Installing garden decking tiles

    Our lightweight deck tiles are quick and easy to install and are perfect for roof gardens. The garden decking tile system is great for beginners who woudl like a great looking and effortless option.

    These decking tiles have an integral framework and are can easily be laid directly onto grass and concrete. The free floating panels are compatible with any subframe.

    Installing the deck bearer base

    If you don't have a base kit, follow these instructions to build your decking base:

    1. Place two bearers at the outer edge of your decking area
    2. Attach two side joists along the two other sides of the decking area
    3. Fix the remaining joists – using a spirit level to ensure the structure is square

    Installing the decking tiles

    1. Position the first decking tile flush with the edge
    2. Then attach further tiles until the base is covered
    3. Fix the tiles to the base using screws
    4. Lastl
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