How to put up a Fence
This video guide & project page will help you install a garden fence that will last for years to come.
Tools for the job
Decide which type of fencing you want. You can either use ready made panels that simply need to be fitted between posts, or make your own fencing from loose materials.
Your first task is to determine the line of the fencing. On a property boundary, mark the boundary line using strong string or twine.
Trellis should not be ignored as a fencing material, and can form an attractive backdrop for climbing plants.
Rather than replacing damaged fence posts, you can often repair them with a Wickes repair spike.
For additional fence care and treatment, check out our range of Timbercare products, designed to provide all-year round protection for your fencing and other garden equipment.
Most fencing materials are a little on the rough side for handling so it is advisable to wear gloves to protect against splinters.
Good Idea Leaflet
In addition to our 'How To' video, we recommend you read our 'Good Idea Leaflet - Timber Fencing'. It features diagrams and detailed step-by-step advice on how to install garden fencing with a professional finish.
Download GIL - Timber Fencing. [ 216 KB ]