Most of us don’t consider ourselves to be handy men — Or women. If that’s true in your case, you may be daunted by the thought of erecting your own fence. However you’ll be surprised to know that many budding DIYer’s have successfully put up garden fences around their home without much help. It’s not rocket science and, with a touch of persistence, a project you can complete over a weekend.
Erecting a fence is made easier with the help of fence panels. Panels make the whole process faster, saving us time and effort in the process. If you were to create a fence from scratch, for example, you’d spend the majority of your time placing and spacing boards on the rails. However, fence panels can be bought prefabricated from your local hardware store. They’re available in a variety of sizes from 3 feet up to 6 feet.
You have a choice of different types of fence panel. These fence panels are created by experienced craftsmen and many of them have elaborate patterns and carvings on them for your choosing.
To erect a fence panel you will first need to begin with the groundwork. Clear all fauna or debris which might be in the way. You can use a mason’s line and create the perimeter of the fence using stakes. Now begin by erecting the corner posts. Dig a hole in each corner and place the post with 1/3 its length underground. Pour concrete in the hole and make sure the post is upright. Use the mason’s line to make sure the posts are at the right level.
Depending on the size of fence panel you bought you’ll need to place the other posts at the same level. Attach two railings which extend throughout the perimeter and perpendicular to each other. Once the framework is ready you can use a nail gun to attach the ready made fence panels that you’ve bought. Be sure to leave a small gap between each panel. Once the installation of the fence panels are complete, you can paint the fence to give it the desired finish.
After you have completed erecting the fence panels you can sit back and admire your creation. I am sure you will agree that it was not that tough after all.