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    building a fence - tips please

    Ok need to build a fence

    its going to be 5 meters long and approx 5 foot high

    also i shall be putting a gate in there

    my main concern is the posts and how i keep them in place

    do i use post mix and dig holes or so i use post spikes ?

    the fence its self aint in too open an area
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    Post crete - its the only thing you need! Dig a hole stick it in addd water hold it for 5 mins, 30mins latter set

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    what sort of fence is it ?

    and what sort of posts (wood or concrete)?

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    its a wooden fence with wooden posts and vertical slats

    there will be gaps inbetween the slats for the wind

    think the posts are 75mm x 75mm

    the spikes suited me better due to the area that it is going into

    but if needs must then i shall find my spade and get digging

    if i do use postcrete how deep do the posts need to be under ?
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    Don't use postcrete on wooden posts then - the lime wil rot them

    Spikes are far better on wood. Just take your time knocking them in to get the dead vertical


    digging/stoning them in is still the best way tho. but it takes a while to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post

    digging/stoning them in is still the best way tho. but it takes a while to do
    whats involved there then ?
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    simple dig hole
    stick post in hole
    fill in placing large rock in the hole and tamping down well.

    you nail short lengths od timber across the post (under grounds level) and that'll make it even firmer

    I took a concreted-in post out the ground yesterday - it took me about 3 mins. A stoned in post would take about 4or 5 times as long to get out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    Don't use postcrete on wooden posts then - the lime wil rot them
    Correct in a way as you can get porpose wrapped bottom end posts from most main DIY stores designed for this type of aplication and the wrapping is pretty much the guide of how deep they need to go.

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    I did a half and half of both the above.

    Dug a hole half the height of the spike then hashed in the spike. Then fill with postcrete like above.

    You can get spikes with bolts so that if the posts rot you can just undo them and replace it.

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    tbh i think i might get away with the spikes alone
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