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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

The cabin hooks only require to be screwed into place.

Knee Rail Straps

To use position your ‘v’ notched posts and square rail and simply place knee rail strap over joint and bend to fit post. To secure simply nail o [...]

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 installed by threading them through a hole in a concrete post or timber post with a nut and washer on either side. They can be used to strain wire by simply tightening the nut on one side whilst the nut on the ot [...]

Raised Beds Installation

Raised Beds Installation

Constructing Your Vegetable Bed Kit

These are intended as a generic guide for all styles of vegetable kits sold by AVS Fencing Supplies. A specific and detailed instruction is available for the premium raised bed kit, this is found behind the green button ''Technical'', which may be found on the premium raised bed kit product page.

Tools needed

Claw hammer

Larger hammer (if possible not essential)

Spade (border spade ideal)

Set square or modern saw indeed anything to act as a guide for [...]

Wire Netting Installation

Wire Netting Installation

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, placing the post in the hole and then backfilling with soil and ramming to support the fence post. The soil should be back filled and rammed bit by bit rather than all at once to ensure a good hold.

This method of securin [...]

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 usually about 22mm to allow the gravel board to be flush with the face of the post, but this is down to preference.

The gravel board is then nailed onto the face of the cleat, completing the installation.

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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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Millimetres Inches

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 support brackets. These simply screw or nail into the rail and onto the post.

Cant Rails

Cant rails are installed by bolting to a concrete post or screwing them to a timbe [...]

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 (using 90mm Carpenters Mates) through the existing *joist into the end of the **noggin.

Key

*Joists are the main support base rails that make up the underlying framework of a deck. A spacing of 450-600mm wou [...]

Wire Installation

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 strained using gripples (gripples and/or ‘T’ gripple).

Barbed Wire

Barbed 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 [...]

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