How to build a picket fence
In case you aren’t partial to greater traditional fence panels, here is a manual the way to erect a picket fence the usage of the clean to erect geared up assembled panels of picket fencing. AVS Fencing additionally sell a form of loose picket fencing it’s miles indexed below palisade fencing within the on-line store.
How a great deal fencing is required?
Measure your fence strains and divide via 1.80m, this can tell you about what number of panels of picket fencing you will require. Panels may be shortened very easily by using reducing if needed.
The Fence Posts
I might recommend erecting the picket fence on 75x75mm treated fence posts with 900mm high picket fencing use a 2.4m lengthy post reduce into two and for the 1200mm excessive fencing use a 1.8m lengthy submit. when cutting the put up make certain that the cut cease is situated top maximum and no longer buried inside the ground and be sure to treat the tops of the posts with quit coat this way you may maintain the AVS Fencing 15 year guarantee on the fence publish and the posts will come up with a terrific long lifestyles.
When constructing the picket fence the posts are set behind the panels, the panels are butted up and nailed or screwed to the the front face of the put up, i discovered that carpenters mate decking screws had been an ideal product to restore the picket fencing panels to the fence posts permit eight screws in keeping with panel.
To cut or no longer to cut?
If the panels are used with out reducing and are butted together it leaves simply the right amount of room for one person pailing to be fixed over the top of the joint in the front of the post even as AVS Fencing don’t presently sell matching extra free fence pailings, you may nicely have some available from slicing down a panel or select to purchase a further panel. however if this isn’t the case don’t worry due to the fact the fencing works simply as properly whilst the ends of the picket fence panels rails are trimmed returned by approximately 35mm each. this will ensure that the spacings between the panels are simply proper.
How a long way out of the floor will the posts be?
It is endorsed that you permit 50mm between the floor and the bottom of the picket fence panel and is also encouraged you prevent the publish nicely quick of the pinnacle of the panel in reality just above the pinnacle rail this may mean that for a 900 excessive picket fencing panel the posts are approximately 800mm above the floor.
The steps to erect a picket fence
Decide if you’ll be the usage of the picket fencing panels at full length or trimmed lower back.
Lay the panels at the ground adjacent to the fence line to establish the positions for the posts.
Set up a string line if required to get the fencing straight.
Dig the put up holes, concrete the primary post into the ground using submit mix.