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Fence Advice

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by HenryGregory, 23 Mar 2019.

  1. HenryGregory

    HenryGregory

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    Hi there,
    I am thinking of purchasing some strips of these slatted battens to fix to my existing fence posts as I have the ugly side of my fence. Here is what they look like:

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    Can anyone advise me on the best way to fix them? I was thinking maybe a batten fixed to the main fence posts and then screw the battens mentioned above into the fixing batten? Then I could easily remove them if I ever needed to. Here is what my fence looks like...

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  2. kingandy2nd

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    Check who owns the fence first as if it’s the neighbours then you’ll need permission to fix anything to it.

    As you suggest, fix some 4 x 1 or 4x2 treated timber to the existing posts with screws through a few of the battens, then nail the rest of the battens to your timber.

    Going to cost you a small fortune though in red cedar :eek:
     
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  3. HenryGregory

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    Thank you, yes not the most cheapest option, unless I get a different type of wood maybe and treat it myself. I was also thinking about adding some garden lighting and these would be great as you can hide all of the cabling behind.
     
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    With that amount I'd consider borrowing or hiring a pin gun or you"ll be there all day
     
  5. Notch7

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    Siberian larch might be a good alternative to wrc.

    Stainless fixings are best
     
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