Our gravel boards can be used with close board and panel fencing here at AVS are excellent value for money. All gravel boards are supplied in a range of heights and lengths, from 1.83m to 3.6m long. We offer a choice of both treated timber and concrete gravel boards.
Cleats are an important element for the installation of gravel boards, a normal component to fit the boards to the posts when the gravel board is fitted between the posts. When using timber gravel board with timber posts a plain cleat is required, this should be nailed into position; either blunt the nail point prior to using or pre-drill to avoid splitting. If using a concrete gravel board with a concrete morticed post then a 2-pin cleat is required, the gravel board is then bolted into position. When using a timber gravel board with concrete morticed posts a pre-drilled cleat should be used, this is bolted to the post then the gravel board nailed to the cleat. When using the slotted concrete posts the gravel board require no additional fixings, as it just sits in the slot of the post. In some situations it is possible to nail the gravel board to the face of the post and make the use of a cleat unnecessary
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The primary use for these products is to raise the panel or fence boards off of the ground to protect the timber from damage. If the fence was to come into contact with the ground, moisture would cause the timber to rot and decay over time. Gravel boards are especially important if you have a flower bed in front of the fence or if your garden is in a particularly shaded or damp area, such as on the edge of woodland.
Concrete gravel boards are used in conjunction with concrete posts and, unlike timber, cannot rot and decay. The 1.83m length is strongest for soil retention. Either use alone with concrete slotted posts or stack beneath fencing where you need to find a long lasting and strong solution to ground level problems.
Gravel boards are also great for making the bottom of the fence look neater, concealing any gaps between the bottom of the fence boards and the ground. If aggregate is used in your garden, they can prevent any gravel or shingle you may be using from making its way into your neighbours garden. Whether you choose concrete or timber gravel boards, you can be confident that these products will increase the lifespan of your garden fencing.