Replacing a fence post

In damp and rainy climates such as the UK, it isn't uncommon for fence posts to rot. That's why we've put together this 'how to' video. In it you’ll see how to remove the old fence post and level it off, where to place the repair spur and how to drive it into place, and how to secure your new post.

Preparation & Planning

It should take two people about half an hour to replace a fence post. You’ll need to remove the old fence post first then level off what’s left of it until it's flush with the concrete.


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Hints & tips

To help make sure the post stays upright, tighten the bottom two bolts of the fence repair spur first. As you tighten the bolts, use a spirit level to check that the post is straight.


Take care and wear gloves and safety goggles when drilling into the wooden posts.