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How to build a timber post and rail

07 February 2024Appears in Products
How to build a timber post and rail
Enhance your landscape with our timber post and rail fencing. Our step-by-step guide is designed for both beginners and seasoned DIYers.

Transform your space today!

Step by Step Guide

Step 1

Before you start, double check that you have all the necessary tools and equipment for the job.

  • Saw
  • Level
  • Tape Measure
  • Screwdriver or Power Drill
  • Hammer
  • String
  • Safety Gear
  • Timber post and rail products
  • Post Mix

Gather all these items together, so you have everything in place ready for you to start installation.

Step 2

Look at the ground, is it a suitable area to install the timber post and rail fencing?

If so, plan out the layout of your post and rail fence using your string, to make sure your fence line is exactly where it needs to be.

Sometimes it might be tempting to just get started, but these earlier preparation steps can help avoid any errors in future steps.

Step 3

Dig the foundation holes 600mm deep by 350x450mm wide for each post.

Ensure the holes are spaced correctly for your posts and set using the post mix.

A shovel and a wooden post

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Step 4

Once the posts are securely in place, attach the rails to posts with nails.

Make sure that you use 2 nails per post end.

A wood cross with nails in the center

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Step 5

Inspect over your timber post and rail fencing, and make sure that everything is in the correct place and position before it completely sets and you cannot change it.

You can also look to add treatment if you wish once everything is in position.

Step 6

Ensuring that you make time to regularly inspect your timber post and rail fencing is very important, this will help minimise any damages and deal with any imperfections as soon as possible.

You can always look to help the wood by applying a treatment every so often, along with sanding down any imperfections to help your post and rail fencing be a long-lasting solution.

The timber post and rail fencing not only enhances the aesthetics of an outdoor space, but it also provides a functional boundary.

With the high-quality timber products supplied by First Fence, when following this step-by-step guide, your fencing should be a long-lasting solution that is suitable for a range of applications.