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Your Guide to Installing Fencing

28 Feb 2020

Your home’s boundaries need to be defined which creates privacy, enhances security and provide shelter for your garden.

Hedges can take years to establish and a stone wall is extremely expensive and time-consuming whereas a timber fence is a simple solution for our team to install.
Installing fencing is part of our property maintenance service which will add value to your home.

If this is a new property which does not have fencing, Ian’s Property Maintenance have put together a handy 8-step guide for the process.

8 Steps to Fence Installations

1. Fence Types – It is important to choose wisely as different fence panels have different appeal plus some fencing offers different practicality.
2. Preparation – We will start with clearing vegetation then hammer a wooden stake in the ground at the starting point for the fence. Another string is then tied to this stake and attached to a stake at the end of the area that is fenced off.
3. Position Posts – At the start point of your fence we will dig a hole 600mm deep x 150mm square feet then measured the width of your fence panels. Marking out the position of the remaining fence posts and repeat hole digging for each post.
4. Set Posts – You will need to decide on whether to use wooden or concrete posts, for standard 6-foot fences we would recommend using 2.4m posts. Each post needs to be placed into the holes and filled with Hardcore to remain upright which ensures the posts run parallel before applying water and ‘Postcrete’ mix and leave to set for an hour.
5. Gravel Board Installation – Attach concrete gravel or a wooden board between the posts, at the foot which is approximately 50mm off the ground using ‘U-Shaped post clips’ that will prevent the fence panel from absorbing moisture.
6. Fix Panels – Fence panels will be lifted into position on top of the Gravel Board and fasten to each post which uses three-panel clips at each end. Using a spirit level we will make sure they are all straight, along the top, bottom and face.
7. Trim Posts – When all the fence panels are in place, we will cut the posts level to the top of the panel then add a finial or cap for decorative charm.
8. Treat Fencing – If you want extra durability for your new fencing, we can add Woodstain for added protection and colour variation.

Fencing from Ian’s Property Maintenance

If you are thinking of having a new fence installed, please contact us today for a competitive quote.

Ians Property Maintenance,
6 Gunnell Close,
ST16 1AE
07921 829 349