How to Make Sure You Are Properly
Prepared To Install Fencing
The most important thing with any
DIY job is preparation. If you don’t start off right you won’t
get the end result you want. This applies to installing
aluminum or vinyl fencing as well, since it is easy enough to
do if you prepare everything in just the right way.
Preparation has a lot to do with checking all the applicable
building guidelines initially. For instance if you don’t check
these and simply erect your chosen fencing, you could find
yourself in hot water very soon afterwards. Quite often it is
simply a case of getting your fencing approved through the
proper channels; then you can carry on with the job of
installing it yourself.
Now then, assuming you are at the stage where you know where
your fence is going, what type of fence you want and you have
all the relevant permissions, you can get started. You’ll need
to go through the next stage of preparation here, regardless
of whether you are opting for aluminum fencing or vinyl
fencing. This stage is all about preparing the ground for
installing the fence. You’ll need a tape measure, some wooden
stakes and a ball of string to do this.
The idea is to mark out where the fencing is going to go. This
could be as easy as going from one end of your back garden to
the other with one long continuous section of fencing.
Alternatively you might have corners or gates to think about
as well. But whatever ground you need to cover you need to
ensure you prepare it first in this manner.
Once you have the string in place you might find it useful to
spray paint the ground along the length of the string, so you
can easily see where the fencing will go. Proper preparation
with this job also involves working out where the posts will
need to go for the panels to line up properly with them. This
means you need to have your panels all ready bought and
stacked nearby so you can measure them again if you need to.
As you can see, this job isn’t really very difficult or
complex. But it can be made that way if you don’t pay proper
attention to planning. Taking that extra little bit of time at
these early stages means you will find the actual job of
putting the fence up way easier later on. It also means you
are far less likely to make any mistakes. Some think all the
planning is the dull bit, but in reality it makes the rest of
the task so much easier and faster.
One final point worth making when it comes to installing
fences the best way is to ensure you have all the tools you
need to do so. Things like a drill and a trowel for instance,
the latter required to getting the cement in place around the
fence posts when you set them in. There is nothing worse than
getting started and then finding you don’t have everything you