Fence repair - panel / post replacement

Fence repair - panel / post replacement

Fence repair

Timber fencing looks lovely and utilises a beautiful natural resource, but
inevitably it will rot. Pressure treated fence panels usually have a 10year guarantee and they will most probably last that time, but fence posts might not even last half of that time. The most important factor is the amount of moisture they are
exposed to over the years.

Fence repair - post replacement.

wooden fence repair post replaced
What you need:

  • spade or better a fence post digger
  • digging bar, ideally a jackhammer 🙂 - to break up concrete around the post
  • some gravel to put at the base of a hole - help to drain water away from the post
  • bag of postcrete - sets in around 20min
  • spirit level

How to do it:
Dig out old post. Post hole depth = 1/3 of the length that will be above the surface.
Put some gravel at the base of the hole
Stick new post in
Make sure it's level
Fill 1/3 of the hole with water and add postcrete
Cement will set soon so make sure post is levelled well.

Fence repair - panel replacement

fence repair panel replaced
How to do it:
Remove old panel, easy if you have a decent crowbar.
Stick new panel in and secure with galvanised nails ( 75mm ) or use fence panel brackets.

Sometimes it won't be that easy. New panel might not fit in just like that. If the gap is slightly smaller than your new panel then you are going to have to cut it to size.
That's fairly easy:
Take off ( pull nails out ) two vertical battens that run along the edge of the panel.
Cut off as much of the planks as you need.
Reattach battens.

Job done.

Tree clearance / fence repair services

Tree clearance / fence repair services

Fallen tree clear up / fence repairs

Tidy Gardens fence repair service
Have you had your fence damaged?

Tidy Gardens tree clearance service
Fallen trees need to be removed / cut up ?

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No matter how big or small


Fence repairs / tree clearance

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fallen tree being cut up

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March 2020,
Paul and his colleague did an amazing job, worked tirelessly to replace 7 old panels and posts with concrete gravel boards, posts and then built the fence slat by slat. Our garden now looks superb with this whole stretch tidied up and all in 1 day.

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