Your Easy Fencing DIY Guide

  1. Measure the distance you would like to enclose and determine the height you would prefer your fence to be.
  2. Decide where any gates must go and the length and type of gate required
  3. Take these measurements to your nearest S&L branch where one of our counter-salesmen will assist you. You will need 2 capped posts and 2 base plates for your first panel and 1 post and 1 base plate for every panel thereafter.
  4. Panels are made to a maximum width of 3,0m and any height between 300mm and 3 000mm.
  5. Post lengths will differ according to your needs. Ideally you need 600mm in the ground plus the height of your palisade fence. For example: for a 1,8m high fence you must add 600mm making the ideal post height 2,4m.
  6. The holes must be dug 600mm deep and 350mm x 350mm wide and centre to centre of the holes will be determined by the length of the panels you will be installing. For a 3.0m wide panel, from centre to centre of the holes will be 3.076m, a 2.0m panel will be 2.076m and so forth.
  7. Each hole will require 1 bag of ready mix concrete.
  8. Using a fish line to ensure that you get a straight line and a measuring tape to determine the distance between the holes, plant the posts in the holes. Use a spirit level to make sure your posts are straight and upright. Let the concrete cure for at least 24 hours.
  9. Place panels between the planted posts, determine the ground clearance you desire and weld in to place.
  10. Your palisade fence now needs to be cleaned with thinners and then painted with red oxide primer and finally with a good quality enamel paint.

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