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Is there any way 1 person can instal a Concrete Fence?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by BathDIY, 17 Sep 2020.

  1. BathDIY

    BathDIY

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    Looking to instal a 2-panel fence, 2 meters (finished hight) with concrete posts.

    I like the idea of this method as the grave board will retain a portion of my back garden, so with one hit I retain the earth and instal the desired fence.

    I'm assuming that the posts and gravel boards will be too heavy for an individual to manage. Or perhaps there are methods I could use to do this safely by myself?
     
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    Unlikely, unless you are built like a brick outhouse.
    It's theoretically possible using builders' trestle but would be a killer
    Gravel boards are really heavy and the amount of extra kit would cost more than paying a guy to help
     
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    I was afraid of that thanks, will come up with another plan.
     
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    150mm high ones are about 30kg so I'd say it depends how well you are built.
     
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    Sorry- I just re read this!
    I read it as a whole fence constructed out of gravel boards.
    I imagined trying to get a 2M high wall built on your own

    Yes you can manoeuvre 12" gravel boards on your own but it's hard.
    I have used concrete fence posts and boards.
    It's easier to use a post, add a gravel board as a spacer, add panel, second post. Use postcrete and have a couple of spare bits of wood as braces until the cement dries.

    If you are lucky you can do it without cutting anything - if you do cut, you will need an angle grinder for the concrete and steel. Easier to cut the last one before the second to last is fixed.
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts Tigercubrider, in that case, will give it a go.
     
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    Yes, I've done it, and I'm not built like the proverbial. Sack barrow, etc. and some bars to help move stuff in to position. As has been said post, then gravel board, then post etc.
     
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    How much needs to be retained?
     
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    Not much 20 to 25cm
     
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    I can do 6" gravel boards and 8ft posts fairly easily by myself if that helps.
     
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