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.
It’s important to know how to set fence posts when installing your own fencing. As you know, the fence posts hold the whole fencing system up, just as the framework for a building does. It’s not an overly complicated task. However, it must be done pr [.....]
It’s time to bring your great decking ideas to life! To save you money, time and hassle, here are a few tips on building garden decking. It will help you to know a bit about styles of decking design, wood stain options, and some specifics about how to build a deck. The basi [.....]
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 [.....]
The construction of your railway sleeper retaining wall will be determined by difference in ground levels.
Most people only need to retain up to 600mm of soil so this is an easy task, which often creates an interesting and attractive featu [.....]
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 [.....]
What Are the Different Types of Decking?
There are many different types and techniques of decking construction that are relevant for different variations of garden. Below are some of the ways you might consider building a deck which is perfect for yo [.....]
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 [.....]