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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

Materials for the job



Preparation & Planning

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.

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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.

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Getting the job done - hints & tips

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.

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Most fencing materials are a little on the rough side for handling so it is advisable to wear gloves to protect against splinters.

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How To Guide

In addition to our 'How To' video, we recommend you read our 'How To Guide - How to build timber fencing'. It features diagrams and detailed step-by-step advice on how to install garden fencing with a professional finish.

View How To Guide - How to build timber fencing

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