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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.

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Ironmongery Installation

Ironmongery Installation

Barrel Strainer

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 the ‘barrel’ to tighten the strain on the wires.

Hooks Pre-packed

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Ironmongery - For Mesh Fencing

Ironmongery - For Mesh Fencing

Barrel Strainer

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 the ‘barrel’ to tighten the strain on the wires.Eye Bolt BZP.

Eyebolts are insta [.....]

Installing Wire Netting

Installing Wire Netting

Wire Netting

When using machine round or peeled and treated posts, strainer posts should be back rammed into the ground and intermediate posts should be driven in.

Back ramming is done by digging a hole only a little larger in width than the fence post you are supporting, pl [.....]

Gravel Boards Installation

Gravel Boards Installation

Timber Gravel Boards Installation for Fence Panels

Timber gravel boards for fence panels are installed using cleats. Cleats are a small block of wood measuring approximately 150mm x 50x25mm. The cleat is first nailed to the post at the required depth from the face of the post. This is usu [.....]

How to Convert Metric to Imperial

How to Convert Metric to Imperial

Metric to Imperial Conversion

Our helpful conversion chart will assist you with measurements at the AVS Fencing online shop. Please note these are approximate and rounded for simplicity and not a legally binding part of our offer.

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Rails Installation

Rails Installation

Arris Rails

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 arris rail. The other method is to use arris rail [.....]

Base Rail Installation

Base Rail Installation

Base Rails

Both the 150x47mm and the 100x47mm base rails can be installed as *joists using joist hangers. These are simply nailed or screwed onto both the opposing rail/post and the rail that is being supported.

When using 100x47mm as **noggins simply nail (using 100mm nails) or screw (u [.....]

Types of Wire Installation

Types of Wire Installation

Plain Wire

Plain wire can be installed in a variety of ways.

It can be tied and stapled to a timber post, it can be tied and tightened using eyebolts with concrete posts, it can be strained using ferrule winders on angle iron, it can be tied and tightened using barrel strainer or even st [.....]

Weldmesh Installation

Weldmesh Installation

Weldmesh (Light)

Lightweight welded mesh is a very flexible product with many different uses. Therefore these cannot all be covered here.

Often secured to a timber framework with staples. If used as a fence without a timber supporting rail at the top then the top should be tied or clip [.....]

Agricultural Stock Netting Installation

Agricultural Stock Netting Installation

Stock Fencing

Line wires are strung out between the strainer posts by simply tying around the strainer posts and tensioning them using a wire tensioning tool. Another less common method is to drill the strainer posts and use eyebolts to tension the wire. Line wires are attached to the int [.....]

Fixings - Wire Joiners

Fixings - Wire Joiners

Gripples

Gripples are installed simply by pushing two ends of wire into either side of the gripple. A gripple tool can then be used to pull the wire tighter together to gain tension on the wire.

The new ‘T’ Clip Gripple can be used to connect wire to a straining post. It is installed by [.....]

Chainlink Fencing Installation

Chainlink Fencing Installation

Chainlink

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 1800mm all at 25M length.

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Rabbit Netting Installation

Rabbit Netting Installation

You can buy quality rabbit netting from AVS fencing in a selection of sizes. A 50m roll is the most common length.

AVS Fencing rabbit netting meets British Standards and European Standards for wire size and galvanising. This is standard BS EN 10223-2 1998.

Posts

Rabbit fencing can [.....]

A Comprehensive Guide To Closeboard Fencing

A Comprehensive Guide To Closeboard Fencing

An Introduction to Closeboard Fencing

Close Board fencing remains the most cost effective way to build a solid boundary that will stand the test of time. Close board fencing can also be incorrectly described as ship lap or feather board fencing, but essentially these descriptions refer to [.....]

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