1. B

    Fence height over 2m - potential options

    Hi all, I’m in a bit of a pickle with the council as I’ve had a planning enforcement letter come through about a raised deck I had installed a few years ago. I believe the deck structure itself would get a permitted development certificate due to the fact that it’s on a slope and at the grounds...
  2. E

    Pergola/screening planning guidance

    Hi, I now have a design for the screen structure (see image below) that I want to build in the corner of the garden. I've been trying to find the planning rules for this type of structure but cannot find any. Can someone point me in the right direction please? I have found lots of different...
  3. O

    quick set concrete volume calculation

    Please does anyone know how to calculate the volume of concrete produced from a bag of quickset. The sort that's ready mixed and you just add water. I'm putting a fence up and have calculated that I need around 35 litres of concrete per post. Problem is that I don't know what volume you get from...
  4. B

    Wrought Iron Fence Cost

    I am going to have a bit of simple wrought iron fencing done on my small end terrace frontage. L-shaped, it would be 7.3m x 1.9m with a gate in it and standard height, I don't know, about 1m? How much is this likely to cost me?
  5. F

    Gate not in line with fence post.

    I have recently moved to a new property and want to install a new latch and bolt to the back garden gate however the fence post is not in line with gate (see pictures). The solution the previous owners came up with is inadequate. I am unable to move the fence post as it used for the gate of the...
  6. Smileysmile1

    HELP! Post removal.

    I've fitted 2 8ft 10" posts having spent a day for each to dig out post and concrete with 12" and 18" bolster chisel. Back breaking. I've got one more post and look where it is. I had a new patio layed last year. The decking in the attached photos are my neighbours. How the hell do I get this...
  7. M

    Concrete fencing posts on slope

    I'm putting up a fence on a slope and I'm using concrete fence posts. The posts have pre drilled holes for bolting on the cross rails. I'm thinking if each post is buried at the same depth along the slope, then the holes should line up from post to post, allowing the crossrails to follow...
  8. A

    Concrete Gravel boards on wooden Fence Posts???

    Hiya guys, 1st post so im hoping this is enough info. I have a lovely garden however the garden slopes down from one end to another. The fence panels have also seen better days so whilst we are in the pandemic i thought id get my fence replaced. The fence posts are wooden and are in solid...
  9. G

    What nail gun for fencing?

    Evening, I'm about to finish an arris rail / featheredge fence and am thinking of buying a nail gun to put up the featheredge boards. I've been looking for an excuse as I often need one, but it needs to do many things as I'm a DIYer so cant justify framing, 16ga, 18ga, 23ga etc. I'm thinking of...
  10. M

    Garden Property Boundary Registration & Fencing

    Good Evening, Was hoping you could help me please, I have been a homeowner of my property for 25 years, Mortgage paid off and I have my title deeds ownership of the home. We had a back garden extension built 7 years ago, though, before this, we had a wall and wire fencing which partitioned both...
  11. S

    What is this called?

    Hi All, Apologies in advance if there is a better location for this post. I need to replace one of these metal brackets on a five bar gate: it's used to secure an extra bar but I cannot for the life of me find out what they are called or where I can get one. Is it a question of getting one made...
  12. fordfocus2003

    Rusty Nails On Fence Panels. Rust Inhibiting Primer or Hammerite Direct To Rust before Cuprinol?

    Hello! I'm hoping for some help as I've been going round in circles working out what to do. I had some new Featheredge Forest Garden fence panels last summer. I fitted them in the garden and left them for the winter to settle in before planning to treat them with Cuprinol Garden shades paint...
  13. CrazeUK


    Hey Guys. I have a garden that currently has wooden fencing. Over time, weathering and lack of maintenance have made a majority of it come down. I have decided to do a DIY job on it. I want to install a concrete posted fence with wood panels. Dimensions: Length 570 cm (between house and...
  14. A

    How to clean and maintain or seal treated timber used for fence

    Hi, I have some treated timber for a picket fence to use for the rails and a bumch of salvaged roofing battens for the pales. The battens are very dirty full or grime and I wanted to know how I can clean them before I apply some kind of seal on them. They appear to be the splintered type so...
  15. A

    Nails or Screws for Picket Fence

    Hi, I'm building 1.5m high picket fence in my backyard. For the rails I'm using some 1 3/4" x 3" treated timber. These slot into concrete posts. For the pales I've salvaged some 1" x 1 1/2" roofing battens from a skip (I think they are roofing battens) Should I use nails or screws to fasten...
  16. R

    New Fences, Astroturf, Patio

    Hello all, Moved into my house back in 2013 and have largely ignored the back garden whilst concentrating on the inside. Besides regular grass cuts and hedge trimming I have not done a great deal to it. Having seen a nearby neighbour who has laid astroturf in their garden I am now thinking...
  17. ElliotStephens90

    Any experience with Park Lane Fencing?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any experience working with Park Lane Fencing? Long story short, the timber fencing at work was gravely damaged and apparently it's my job to find a good contractor to repair them. Cheers
  18. M

    Reusing old concrete Spurs

    My fence blew down in recent storms and I'm replacing it with stronger close boarding, I have dug out the old posts & Spurs which are in great condition but have a large concrete ball at the end. Can I reuse these Spurs by digging a bigger hole and dropping them in securing it with more...