Loose fencing materials. If ready-made panels don't suit, you can make your own fencing to almost any design. These types of fencing are usually erected in 1.8m (6ft) or 2.4m (7ft 10in) sections. The most common is featheredge fencing, ( see Fig. 2 )made by fixing vertical timbers to arris rails (above), with each slat slightly
Galvanised steel repair brackets, which are available in a number of designs to suit both arris and cant rails could be used to repair broken rails as necessary. Use timber struts to temporarily hold the posts upright, and check with a spirit level that the rails are horizontal (unless the ground is on a slope in which case,
Nov 18, 2010 It is especially good for gardens with sloping ground because the fence can be erected to follow the ground contours, which means fence stepping is not needed. The mortised posts and the gravel Step 2: Fixing the arris rails. The posts have mortised holes to allow shaped arris rails to fit inside of posts.
Apr 5, 2013 Buy one arris rail with the joints done, and the rest plain arris rails. Use this as a template. Use two jig saws.You will save yourself a couple of quid on each joint you make. We did 20 fence panels with 3 rails each, so its 60 joints , So saved over ￡120 or 10% of construction cost.
Fence construction usually isn't a complicated matter, but it can become a little more so when the ground is sloped. You can tackle the problem of sloped ground with two different designs. In a parallel design, the rails follow the slope of the ground, but in a step design, they remain horizontal. When you use the step method,
Jan 6, 2016 This 50 metres long (160ft) tape has marks spaced 85mm and it is designed to point where to fix the feather edge pales on the arris rails. This makes the job
Remember to check the post is upright, has notches on the correct side and the post face is in line with the fence. Fill with post-fix, ideally the concrete should slope slightly away from the post and be slightly below ground level. Arris rails are 3.6m long. Cut the first one to 1.8m: this is to stagger the joints. The arris rail will be
Aug 28, 2017 When building a fence on uneven terrain, one option is to follow the contours of your yard. This means that the horizontal rails of your fence will follow your yard in a smooth line that is parallel to the ground rather than level. The contoured method works best when the slope is slight rather than dramatic.
Jan 12, 2009 Two of the options are to follow the slope of the ground with the fence line -- which is called raking -- or to keep the fence line horizontal and follow the ground in steps. The third -- hybrid -- approach is to follow the ground with the rails while keeping the fencing slats or pickets vertical. Raking keeps the
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I am erecting a section on a slope and want to use closeboard and concrete posts. The intention was to use morticed posts but I can't seem to find an arris rail bracket that will allow the arris rail to be set at the relevant angle in the post mortice to follow the level of the ground. Has anyone overcome this issue
Mar 2, 2002 Buy posts with the mortise slots already cut in, a recess for gravel boards and the top sloped, unless post caps are to be used. All timber should be pressure Nail the first feather edge board, thicker end first, to the arris rails against the first post, resting on the top of the gravel board. Cut a timber spacer to
I think the usual way to do it is to have the fence line follow the slope of the garden, so fit your posts with the first notch the same height from the ground on all posts. Then you may have to adjust the ends of your rails to fit the notches at the correct angle. I'd definately remove the boards from the rails, and
Apr 22, 2014 The important thing to remember is that with a closeboard fence you need to ensure that the notches in your posts are all facing the correct way (usually to the rear of the fence) so that your horizontal arris rails can slot in comfortably. The last thing you want after setting in a post is to have to dig it out to turn it
Aug 9, 2016 So the rails are parallel to the ground and the pickets (which are not square with the rails) point straight up. With this method, the gap between the pickets and the ground remains about the same throughout the entire fence (on sloped areas and flat areas alike), creating a uniform look and preventing your
Feb 21, 2018 Close board fencing is ideal for constructing a fence on sloping ground because gravel boards and rails can be fixed at an angle and then the featheredge can follow this level as required. 2. Close board has the benefit of being easy to repair. Should any featheredge start to show the ravishes of time, it is a
Either Arris or Cant rails can be used. Cant is rectangular rail with a sloped top to shed water, whereas arris is triangular. Metal arris rail brackets or mortice adaptors can be used to fix the rails to the posts. The top arris or cant should be fixed well below the top of the fence for maximum board rigidity, and to make climbing
If you are fixing the rails between the posts, once again use a support block and skew nail your rails to the post with at least four 100mm galvanised nails. This is more difficult, and requires accurate measuring and cutting of the rails. Of course, trimming your pieces of rail for a sloping site demands the cutting angle be