Placing a wooden fence

To begin with, many people wonder what exactly a fence will cost. Without specific information this can be difficult to answer. The cost of a fence depends on several factors. First of all it is important to measure exactly how long the fence has to be. Many fences are sold by the meter. If you know how many metres of fence planks or screens you will need, it is then easy to determine the global costs.

With the Calculator of Hardwood Discount, it is very easy to calculate what a fence will cost. Simply fill in how long the wooden fence has to be, determine the height, choose the fence posts and press calculate. Within a few minutes you will receive a quotation for a top quality fence.

Tip 1: When installing a fence on a property boundary, consult your neighbours beforehand. This prevents possible annoyances and sometimes the costs can even be shared.

INSTALLING A FENCE: WHAT TYPE OF WOOD?

The type of wood used does not only determine the price of the fence. It also has a great influence on the look and quality of the garden fence. Of course it is possible to choose a European wood like Douglas. This wood has a fine grain and is therefore very suitable as fence board.

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Do you prefer a higher quality type of wood? Then tropical hardwoods such as IPE and Bankirai are the wiser choice. Hardwood is a lot firmer, has a long lifespan, a modern look and is relatively maintenance-free. Although the price per metre of a hardwood fence is slightly higher, you get a fence in return that you can enjoy for decades.

Tip 2: Observe the building regulations of your city or town. In many cities, a backyard fence can be up to 2 metres high. The municipal bylaw can give you a definitive answer.

INSTALL FENCE BOARDS OR GARDEN SCREEN

At Hardhout Discount you can also choose from various types of fences. Especially the garden screen and fence planks are often chosen by gardeners. Garden fences are usually delivered ready-made and have a modern look. The garden fence has to be attached to a sturdy fence post with clips.

You can drill or screw the fence boards to a wooden fence post yourself. Or simply choose to let this by Hardhout Discount. Through our Calculator you can easily create a fence to your liking. Quickly select the length, type of wood, spacing, fence post and door (optional). Then we deliver a ready-made fence to you, which you only have to place.

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Tip 3: Choose loose hardwood fence planks? You should always pre-drill the boards when attaching them yourself. This is not necessary for a ready-made garden fence.

REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR INSTALLING A GARDEN FENCE

Have you ordered the garden fence that fits your backyard perfectly? Then you can almost start installing the fence. It is convenient to have the following tools available:

  • Screws (Optionally included)
  • Spirit level
  • Auger
  • Hammer
  • Power drill
  • Rope
  • Surveyor/measuring tape
  • Quick concrete (Optional: post holders)

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STEP-BY-STEP PLAN: INSTALLING A FENCE

Do you have all the materials and tools to install the fence? Then follow this step-by-step plan to easily install the fence in your backyard.

STEP 1: MEASURE

Start by measuring where the fence posts and planks are to be placed. For an exact result it is recommended to use a surveyor, but a simple tape measure will also work.

STEP 2: PLACE THE FIRST FENCE POST

Then start placing the first fence post. Always place a post against the wall first. First make sure the wall is level.

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Then pre-drill two holes in the wall and the fence post (at the same height). Secure the first fence post with a plug and screw the post to the wall.

STEP 3: DETERMINE THE FENCE LINE

Now stretch a rope to the end point (or to the end point on a corner). When you place the fence posts tightly against the rope, you can be sure that the fence will be placed straight.

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STEP 4: DRILL OR DIG HOLES

With a drill you can now drill the holes for the next fence posts. Measure this precisely so the fence boards or garden fences fit exactly between them. The hole should be deep enough, so that about 1/3 of the fence post is in the ground.

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STEP 5: PLACE THE NEXT POST + FENCE PLANKS

Then put the posts in the ground and fill the hole completely with quick-mix concrete. Then you can install the fence screen between the posts. Depending on the type of fence you have ordered, the mounting of the fence to the posts is different. It is possible that you use a clip system, but it is also possible that you have to screw the fence boards.

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BUILD YOUR OWN GARDEN FENCE?

As you can see it is relatively easy to build a fence in the backyard yourself. Especially when you have some handyman experience, this process can be completed within a few hours. Are you looking for a top quality fence? Create the fence of your dreams with the Calculator of Hardwood Discount. Here you can quickly compose a fence at an absolute rock bottom price. Moreover, we have the largest stock of hardwood in the Benelux. Within 3 days you can already start placing the perfect fence!

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