Screws or Nails for fence and what length?

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  1. Muzz

    Muzz

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    Hi,

    Currently constructing a fence in my garden. just a standard post and rail with vertical boards job. Post are sunk 600mm into the ground and bedded in concrete, Timber dimensions are:

    Post: 100mm x 100mm x 2400mm
    Rail: 38mm x 87mm x 3600mm
    Board: 19mm x 150mm x 1800mm

    My initial thoughts were 80 or 100mm galvanised wire nails to fix the rails and 50mm for the boards.

    I'm now thinking screws so i don't loosen any posts by hammering in nails, I guess i would use decking screws?

    Also, how good are the "outdoor green" type of screws I've seen on screwfix, I assume it's some other process instead of galvanising?

    Cheers,
     
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    if hammering in nails is going to affect your fence i hope you never get any wind
     
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    use ring shank nails
     
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    I would also like to know this.
    What size screw or nail for.
    1. To fix rail bracket in to post.
    2. To fix rail bracket in arris rail.
    3. To fix feather edge boards into arris rail.
     
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