Height of fence post

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What length wooden fence post would I require for a 0.9 meter fence height with a 0.3 meter trellis?
Post would be 0.75mm x 0.75mm so I'm thinking it will need to be 1.2m + 600mm = 1.8 meter post required?
 
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Sounds about right

150mm gravel board
1200 mm fence
300mm trellis
50mm post above

Leaves 400mm in ground
 
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Gravel boards are sacrificial. Cheap, and if they rot, replace rather than the fence panel.
You can get non wood ones so they don't rot
 
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They reduce/prevent rot to the bottom of fence panel, can be treated timber or concrete.

Blup
 

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wooden fence post
bearing in mind that a wooden fencepost will rot, and you will find it is a terrible job digging out the remains and the lump of concrete.

After doing that once, I resolved to use concrete posts or spurs thereafter.
 

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btw, leave a hole about 200mm square for friendly wildlife, on both sides of the garden, in the corners, and by your compost heap, and behind the shed, and under the gate.




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the sign is not for the hogs, but to warn neighbours not to block it.
 
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gravel board? never thought of that. What benefit are they pls?

Always worth fitting something, to prevent the bottom edge of the fence sitting on the soil. Bricks or shallow concrete panels will do it - anything which will not rot or absorb moisture.
 

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