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Fitting Your Own Fence

From avid DIYers, give anything a go once, or save a few pennies, whatever your reasoning for fitting your own fence, we’ve pulled together a few pointers that you might want to consider when it comes to getting the job done.

Benefits Of Fitting Your Own Fence

There are a number of benefits to fitting your own fence. Here are just a few:

  • Cost-saving. Fitting your own fence can help to save you a few pennies, or even allow you to spend the money where you need to.
  • Bragging rights. We all know that person who likes to brag at the family BBQ about their latest garden addition, why not make your fence the next topic?
  • Time-saving. Deciding to have your fence fitted for a certain time, such as a special occasion can sometimes be thwarted by the schedules of others. Fitting your own fence can help to reduce the risk of delays.

Benefits Of Having Your Fence Fitted For You

While there are benefits to fitting your own fence, there are also a number of benefits to having it fitted for you.

  • Stress-free. Or at least limited stress as someone else has the hard work, and the worry of getting the fence straight and stable.
  • Expertly and securely fitted. While we don’t debate your abilities, having an experienced fitter ensures that your fence is secure.

Tips For Fitting Your Own Fence

No matter where you go for advice on fitting your own fence, the advice can vary. Many people find their own way of ensuring that their fence is straight and sturdy. However, here are a few tips from our team to get you started.

  • Before you start any work, ensure that you and your neighbours are aware of which boundary belongs to you. Starting work on the wrong boundary can cause conflicts
  • Following on with boundaries, ensure that you keep to the boundary line, crossing the line can also cause issues with neighbours
  • Clear away as much as you can, such as weeds, shrubs and plants that can impact the fence
  • When setting posts, ensure that they are dug down far enough, or when using wooden posts, that you are using the appropriate anchors. You will also need to ensure that they are straight.
  • Ensure your posts are the right width apart so that your fence panel will snuggly fit. You do not want it to be so loose that they fall out in the wind, or that that rattle in the breeze. You will also need to ensure that you can get the panel in without damaging it.
  • Treating your fence on both sides before fitting it for a final time can help to ensure the longevity of your fence. You cannot always rely on your neighbour to treat their side. You can also discuss his with them.
  • Use a spirit level if you are looking for perfect fences. To adjust you can adjust the earth (or hardcare) below your fence or kickboard.

Fence Fitting From BK

Here at BK Timber, we have a team of experienced fitters who can also help with fitting your new fence. If you are unsure about fitting your fence, or want us to ensure that your new gate and fence all fit nicely into place together, please speak to a member of the team who will be happy to discuss this service with you.

For more information on any of the products and services that we offer here at BK Timber, please get in touch with our team today, who will be happy to assist you. You can also check back to our blogs for more ideas and information on our services.

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