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Galvanized Fence Gate and Post

Oct 17, 2017

A good fence can make a big difference to a property. It’s out there for the whole world to see, so all the more reason to make sure it looks good and is built well. Why let someone else take the credit for a job this important? Follow the instructions and tips laid out in this brochure and you’ll be able to do it yourself.

Positioning Your Fence Posts

Select the end post positions. At each end of the fence dig a hole with a spade or post hole borer to a depth of 600mm with allowance for concrete base. Clean out loose material from base and place a rough concrete pad or base of gravel in the bottom of the hole (see diagram 2). Gate posts should be set deeper into the ground by an extra 100mm. Posts in high wind locations or unstable ground conditions should also be set an extra 100mm into the ground. Have tools, nails, braces and pegs ready.