Fencing (Feather Edge)

31 May 2015
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Looking to put up a 6ft fence nothing too fancy really:

Gap width (top of wall): 3.6m - 3 posts (Uc4 post, 100mm x 100mm x 2400mm)

drop of 70cm to another level of ground (paving slab at an angel holding ground up) - 2m Gap to fill on the lower ground which requires a gate.

1x Uc4 Post, 100mm x 100mm x 3000mm (might be cut down a bit so I can slope the fence over the paving slab but I will wait to see how it looks - I will also have a spare 2400mm post should I decide to change the look).

another 1 or 2 2400mm posts on the lower ground to connect to a masonry wall and build a gate to.

However I'm not fully sure what measurements of rail to use, I do like the look of how this one was done:

at a guess I'd say it's 25mm (width) x 50mm (height) does this sound about right? - I'd use 3 of these between each post has shown in the picture. I also like the rails nails onto the front of the post so I think I will go along with that.

So materials break down:
1x Uc4 Post, 100mm x 100mm x 3000mm

5x Uc4 post, 100mm x 100mm x 2400mm

7x 25mm x 50mm x 5.4 (treated) for the rails

7x 20KG postcrete bags

60 feather edge fencing boards (more then I need but some can go back after) - not sure if it get 100mm or 150mm width (from Wickes)

Galvanised Nails 50mm x 2.65mm for the feather edge fencing

What size screw what you recommend for screwing the rails to the post? 100mm?

Any problems with this?

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Sounds ok except to say the horizontal rails look to be at least 25mm x 75mm at a guess.
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Timber Gravel board?
Look in toolstation for there green/organic timber deck screws, there cheap for a box of 200, used them on my fencing.

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