Whether you are a first time fence builder, weekend DIY warrior or seasoned trade professional, you will always come across a job that leaves you a bit stumped.
Maybe you have decided to build a new garden deck from scratch and don’t know where to start. Or perhaps you have purchased all the elements for a new fence build but aren't sure how to set the timber fence posts.
AVS have been in the business for over 20 years. This means that we have become experts in the fencing and landscaping industries. We work closely with those in the trade and continue to keep abreast of changing procedures.
Here we have a selection of How-To instructional articles to help you with those fencing and landscaping projects. So before you get stuck in to that next job, come and benefit from our experience.
Barrel strainers are used by tying one end of the line wire to the hoop end of the barrel strainer and then clipping the hook to or tying the other piece of line wire to the hook and rotating t [.....]
Ended arris rails are installed by slotting them into the mortice hole in the post during erection of the fence.
Un-ended arris rails can be ended with a handsaw or adze and then slotted into the post the same way as an ended arr [.....]
Is the straining wire included with the mesh? Yes.On which side of the posts is the mesh connected? The outside, except for tennis courts or ball courts.
Roll Size and Height
Roll size come in many sizes starting at: 900mm, 1200mm and [.....]
Rabbit netting is a very popular addition to garden fencing. Not only does this kind of netting keep your pets securely in, it keeps rabbit, foxes and other woodland animals out. Particularly important if you've got a vegetable patch or flower bed to be prou [.....]
An Introduction to Closeboard Fencing
Closeboard fencing remains the most cost effective way to build a solid boundary that will stand the test of time. Closeboard fencing can also be incorrectly described as ship lap or feather board fencing, but essent [.....]
Metpost spikes are simply driven into the ground. This can be done with a sledge hammer and a driving tool. Simply place the driving tool in the top of the spike. Ensure that the spike is in an upright position a [.....]
If you need some advice on installing timber side entrance gates, don't panic! We are here to help.
The most common size for side entrance gates is 900mm/915mm.
They may be constructed up to 1200mm wide. Gates may be constructed at any he [.....]
Spacing palisade boards
The normal spacing for a palisade garden fence using 75mm wide palisades is 75mm, other spacings from 25mm upwards are also chosen to suit individual circumstances. Closer spacing will help prevent young children climbing on the lower [.....]
Top tips to consider before you begin erecting your garden fence panels.
1) Start at the highest end and work downhill.
2) When replacing a fence in order to miss the old fence post foundations consider starting with a shorter cut down f [.....]