so if you want to disguise unsightly concrete posts, gravel boards or both here is your guide to how best to do this. your first job will be to attach horizontal battens in three rows top middle and bottom of the existing fence. these battens can be fixed into place by screwing into the concrete post with a plug and screw.
to help protect a timber fence, many people choose to install gravel boards. the most vulnerable part of the fence is the bottom edge. this is the part that will over time suffer the most damage. this is especially true if any part of the fence panel is touching the ground. to help increase the life of the wood, you can install gravel boards.
how and when to fit gravel boards: it's easy to fit a gravel board. get your posts and panels up and to your liking, and then fit small chunky pieces of wood near the base of the posts. then screw the gravel board to these blocks. simple. it makes it easier to replace gravel boards are the most likely part of your overall fencing to rot first
me and my family laying my daughters fence using concrete posts, concrete gravel boards and wooden fencing. no concrete fence post install - duration: 5:20. patonhaus 4,668,027 views.
when setting fence posts in gravel, you should bury at least one-third of the fence post. use crushed gravel to set the posts. pour 5 in. of gravel in the hole around the posts and tamp it down. add another 5 in. and tamp again. continue until you've reached the top of the pole. if you want to grow grass around the fence post, leave 2 in. of space between the top of the gravel and the soil line around it. top the gravel with soil. unlike concrete, gravel doesn't need to set.
next, pour an additional three inches of gravel into the hole, tamping down a second time. this simple measure goes a long way toward helping rainwater drain freely into the subsoil. it works so well, in fact, that in mild climates, builders sometimes elect to set fence posts with gravel alone.
1 is on the mounds of gravel around the big gravel pit to the right of its entrance. 1 is at the back end of the gravel pit on the grass. 1 is on the mounds of the gravel pit at the top behind the big old hangar. 1 is on the top of the scaffolding beside the big old hangar. 1 is by the grey pipe in the little pit here next to the warehouse. 1 is in the grass by the perimeter fence near the
the board will sit on the lip at the bottom of the groove. if it is not quite level, you can make a slight excavation and sit the board on mortar or fine concrete. incidentally, you can get these gravel boards in 6' or 12' sizes. the 12' ones are better, but, of course, twice as heavy.
designed for easy installation of the fence panel, our concrete slotted posts with gravel boards are available in a number of lengths. dense and strong, slotted concrete fence posts do not rot, making them a longer lasting alternative to their timber counterparts.
installing concrete gravel boards. panel fencing. concrete gravel boards that are used with panel fencing are simply slotted into the slotted posts. these can then be bedded into the concrete used to fix the fence posts to keep them level. closeboard fencing; concrete gravel boards that are used with morticed posts for closeboard fencing are attached using metal two pin push-in cleats. the cleats simply slot into the fence post using two holes located near the bottom of the fence post and
easy to install and cost-effective, our concrete posts are completely unaffected by moisture and rot and will give years of extra life to any panel fencing installation. 2135mm h x 90mm w x 105mm t 6 ft 1.8m concrete mortice intermediate post
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re: cost of installing concrete fence posts etc « reply 6 on: january 13, 2011, 16:55 30ft - 6 standard panels, post, gravel boards and 1 day install cost me £340 builder rates not landscape gardener rates.
for concrete posts and gravel boards use the 2-pin cleat kit. the cleats have two prongs on one side, which slide into the pre-drilled holes in the concrete posts, and a pre-drilled hole in the other side through which it is bolted to the concrete gravel board. the concrete gravel boards have short slots at either end to allow the bolt to pass through.
concrete gravel boards that are used with concrete morticed posts for closeboard fencing are attached using two pin push-in cleats. the cleats simply slot into the post using two holes located near the bottom of the post and then the gravel board is simply bolted onto cleats, usually using m8x80 or m10x80 bolts and appropriate washers.
long story cut short, i have concrete posts, gravel boards and wooden fencing both sides. i removed the old ivy eaten wooden posts and panels from the rear and am in the process of reinstalling a new fence. there is no room for concrete posts, so wooden spiked posts is my only option.
step 10. place the gravel boards between the posts. lay your gravel boards on the ground between your posts. make sure they slot into the grooves of the posts. step 11. slot you fence panels into your slotted concrete posts. you should be able to slot each of the fence panels between the concrete posts, from above.
we recommend slotted concrete posts, as they are extremely robust. also the slots on the sides enable fence panels to be slotted into and out of place easily. step 3. choosing your gravel boards. we recommend 6 inch or 12 inch concrete gravel boards, along with concrete posts.
obviously, your primary goal with installing a fence is to hide the concrete gravel boards behind it. think carefully about the design of fence panels. here at contemporary fencing, we normally allow a 7mm gap between panels which provides a shadow line between each piece of cedar, showcasing the colour variation of the wood.
if the ground is level then just sit the gravel board on to it, no need at all the sink it into the ground. if the ground isn't level then just sink one end into the ground to level the board, this though will involve stepping the bay's as the ground raises. click to expand thanks for the reply, phil.
i now know that installing fencing is incredibly hard work. or at least ones with concrete posts and gravel boards. that said, id do it all over again as its a very rewarding job that has saved us £650 compared to a quote we received.
many people opt for concrete gravel boards, especially when fixing fence panels between concrete posts. they simply slide into the grooves in the concrete post. however, if any need cutting to size they do take a bit more work and create clouds of dust.
using concrete fences posts and concrete gravel boards when you are building a panel fence has a number of advantages, but many people shy away as they are harder work to install and can be more expensive that using timber posts. the advantages of using concrete posts for a panelled fence
installing gravel boards will increase the longevity of your fence panels and save you money in the long run. they also help give your fence a cleaner, neater appearance, closing any unsightly gaps at the bottom of the fence and giving your fence extra height.
concrete fencing products. concrete fencing can be used with timber panels or the eco fencing system. a range or posts and gravel boards are available and will cater for every type of garden.
concrete the second post in position, and then repeat the procedure for the remaining length of fence. once all the posts and rail are in, fit the gravel boards. once the posts are set, you can hammer the nails in fitting the boards without compromising the fit of the posts.
fitting a gravel board to timber or concrete fence posts to help protect and prolong the life of a run of fencing fitting a gravel boards to fencing is a great idea as it helps to protect the fence from rot and decay and prolong its life.