Unfortunately, with today’s ever-changing weather comes storms and strong gusts of winds that can pose a threat to your garden. Whether its falling tree’s or water damage, your fence may need a replacement panel to ensure the safety and security of your garden and home.
How do I repair/reinstall my fence?
If you intend to DIY your repair on your fence you will need the right materials. We recommend treated timber as it is longer-lasting and provides better weather resistance.
It is important to avoid non-treated timber as although it is cheaper it is not worthwhile the saved money. Even if you intend to apply your own treatment the same protection is never guaranteed and therefore you could be confronted with even more unwanted issues.
To repair a fence, we advise you to check the foundations it is going in to. Fence posts should be sturdy and set into a mix of all-in ballast and cement. It is important to mix the cement and ballast together consistently and ensure the correct quantity of water is added, so the mixture is stiff enough to allow no air in the mix but wet enough to bind. By adding to much water, the mix could get too weak and lead you having to support each post till the mixture has nearly set which will be time consuming.
A good gauge for how thick you need your concrete is it should be able to keep its form e.g. if put in a bucket and turned over like a sand castle should withhold the shape and not sprawl out.
Fitting fence panels:
First you need to ensure all your posts are fully secured and concreted in place. To work out the spacing of your posts either measure how long your panels are or get a physical item such as the weather cap from the top of the panel which is the exact width of your fence panel to help with the spacing. When all is ready simply slide your fence panels into place.