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10-02-2020, 08:57 AM
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Fencing panels advice please

Once again two fencing panels and posts have blown down. Only 3 months ago I had it happen during the previous storm . I'm looking for some advice possibly about a different type that may withstand the wind. In my row of houses in in the middle of 6 . Each year I paint the panels and posts, each post is concreted in , the panels are 5ft high . No one else in the row looks after their fence , theres are left to rot each year and mine in excellent condition are always hit by the wind and blow down . Each time I have to pay around and over 100 for renewals and repairs and I'm sick of it . I like my privacy and dont want lower fencing so 5ft is ideal for me . Is there a fencing panel that would be more wind resistant I could have put up .

The type I have is the good quality panels but there are no gaps in the wood and I'm wondering if an ' open' panel would be better

I could do with some advice please as its costing me a lot of money every storm we have

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10-02-2020, 09:09 AM
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Hi Susan. Your fence posts certainly shouldn't blow down if the have been erected properly. I use Postcrete. It sets almost immediately. A hole should be dug to a suitable depth, usually 18 inches. I wonder who is doing the work for you? Are they doing a proper job? Shame I don't still live in Dorset. I was in Three Legged Cross for a few years.
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10-02-2020, 09:38 AM
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Re: Fencing panels advice please

After yesterday's weather I can endorse concrete 'H' posts and gravel boards with panels so you can repair or replace as and when needed. Pricy but worth it.

It might be your neighbour's fence bringing yours down if the wooden posts are rotten.



This site might might help.

https://www.kandsfencing.co.uk/fence...or-windy-areas
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10-02-2020, 09:48 AM
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Re: Fencing panels advice please

For a 1800mm (6ft) fence I use galvanised steel fence posts concreted a minimum of 600mm (2ft) into the ground (ie 8ft posts - 2440mm x 50mm x 50mm x 3mm).

It's the cheapest and strongest way to go.

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10-02-2020, 01:58 PM
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Re: Fencing panels advice please

we too have a loose wooden fence post ,but it is next doors fence and they like yours are to lazy to care. Only today I did a temp. support to stop a large section coming down. Sue went around to have a word but apparently they are down with the flu.
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10-02-2020, 02:08 PM
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Re: Fencing panels advice please

I've had my workman here this morn

I'm having concrete posts and feather lite fencing I think it's called. It will be higher off the ground so it wont rot in the wet soil . I'm waiting for the quote but I cant carry on having fences breaking each storm we have .

I know concrete posts are ugly but I'm past caring after this storm .

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