Repairing and Replacing Your Fence
If you have a damaged or old garden fence, replacing the fence panels and timber facing can be an excellent way to improve your property’s appearance and security. While it may seem daunting, with the right tools and guidance, it is a DIY project that you can complete in a day or two.
In this guide, we will cover the steps for replacing fence panels and timber facing using Feather Edge Fence Panels, a popular type of fence panel.
Why Choose Feather Edge Fence Panels?
Feather edge fence panels offer a range of benefits, including durability, strength, privacy, versatility, aesthetics, and cost-effectiveness. They are made of pressure-treated timber boards that resist rot and decay, making them a long-lasting and reliable fencing option. The overlapping design of the boards provides added strength and stability, while also creating a solid and opaque fence panel that offers more privacy than some other types of fencing. The natural wood finish of Feather Edge Fence Panels can add warmth and beauty to a property, and they can be easily customized to fit different fence heights and lengths.
Below are the steps needed for this process.
Step 1: Removing the old fence panels and timber facing
The first step in replacing fence panels and timber facing is to remove the old ones. Use a saw to cut the timber facing away from the posts, and then remove the fence panels by prying them away from the rails.
Step 2: Preparing the area
Clear the area where the old fence panels and timber facing were. Ensure that the ground is level and remove any debris or rocks. Then, using a fence post digger or auger, dig the holes for the fence posts.
Step 3: Installing the fence posts
Next, it’s time to install the fence posts. Place a small amount of gravel or post mix in the bottom of each hole to aid with drainage. Then, insert the posts into the holes, ensuring that they are straight and level. You can use a spirit level to help you with this.
Step 4: Attaching the rails
After the posts are in place, attach the rails to them using screws. Make sure that the rails are level, and that they are spaced evenly apart.
Step 5: Installing the Feather Edge Fence Panels
Once the rails are in place, it’s time to install the Feather Edge Fence Panels. Begin by placing a wooden batten on the ground, to provide support for the first panel. Then, place the panel onto the batten and align it with the posts and rails. Use a spirit level to ensure that the panel is straight and level.
Attach the panel to the rails using nails, making sure that the panel is securely fastened. Repeat this process for each panel, ensuring that they are spaced evenly apart.
Step 6: Installing the timber facing
Finally, attach the timber facing to the posts using nails or screws. Make sure that the timber facing is level and securely fastened to the posts.
If necessary, use mortar mix to fill any gaps between the posts and the timber facing.
Building a Fence for the Future
Replacing fence panels and timber facing can be a DIY project that you can complete in a day or two. With the right materials and tools, such as pressure-treated timber, and a saw, you can improve the appearance and security of your property. Remember to take the necessary safety precautions, such as wearing gloves and safety glasses, and to take your time to ensure that each step is completed correctly.