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    Install Your Own Fencing – Part 1

    Waney Lap Fence

    How to install your own fence...

    Apparently good fences make good neighbours, so with these tips on how to install your own fencing, you’ll be the toast of the town.

    Things you will need:

    • Fencing posts and panels
    • Wood stain
    • Wood preservative
    • Paint brush
    • Posthole digger
    • Tarp
    • Gravel
    • Shovel
    • Carpenter’s level
    • Stakes
    • Twine or line
    • Wedges
    • 2½ inch galvanized screws
    • Screwdriver

    Before you start make sure you know the locations of any underground utility lines, and plan your fencing to avoid them.

    Firstly you should brush the fence posts and panels with an oil-based wood stain.  Wipe off excess stain and allow everything to dry completely.  Then paint the posts with wood preservative to one-third of their height and allow them to dry thoroughly, following the manufacturer’s instructions.  This retards rot from the contact with the damp soil and the underground sections of the posts.

    Dig a hole that is twice the diameter of the post and one-third of the height of the post, using a posthole digger.  Make the bottom of the hole slightly larger than the top.  Place the dirt you remove on a tarp, as you will need it later.  Remove any large rocks and roots from the hole. If necessary, cut large roots free.

    Tomorrow we’ll discuss how to put your new fence up!

    If you don’t fancy the DIY option, get in touch for a free no-obligation quote.

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