Fences are important for adding privacy, security and setting boundaries for your property. Fences have also become a common source of aesthetic appeal for many different types of property. They allow owners to express themselves and to even communicate a message.
Fences are used in many types of property, from homes to hospitals and shopping buildings. Due to their regular use, fence supply has become big business in Australia. There are multiple types of fences that are used, ranging from wood and vinyl to aluminium and chain link fencing. Therefore, fence supply involves the use of many different products.
When installing a fence, there is a standard installation procedure that is regularly followed. Sticking to these steps can make your fence installation quick, easy and cost-efficient.
The fence installation process
Determining the right spacing
The first step during fence installation is to set the right distance between fence posts. The corner posts are typically the first to be installed, after which the middle posts can be laid.
Installers typically use a line to guide them along as they add the posts. This ensures that the fence is installed in a straight line or according to the desired shape.
Preparing holes and posts
The next step is preparing the holes where the poles will fit into and preparing the posts for installation. Each post needs to be buried about 1/3 of the way deep to achieve the right level of stability.
Post hole diggers are often used to dig the right sized holes at a faster pace. If installing wooden posts, the installers will typically add a wood preservative to prevent the posts from rotting.
Setting the posts
When setting the posts in the post holes, gravel is often used to support the post and hold it in position. Two to three shovel scoops of gravel can get the job done, along with using a leveler to keep the post sturdy.
Attaching the rails
For most fence types, rails are used to attach one post to another. A common practice is to align the ends of the rails to the posts, and then secure the rail in the right position. Most fence posts have two rails running along their height.
Install a fence gate/door
To finish off the fence installation, a fence gate/door can be installed at the desired openings. This step involves preparing the right shape for the door, putting in the hinges, and fastening the door to the hinges. A latch or locking system should also be installed to keep the door closed.
Contact fencing contractors for additional information.