Replacement Fence in Paignton
Garden Plant Design’s first project of 2018. The initial contact from our clients was to construct an 18m closed board feather-edge fence that, although rotting anyway, had recently blown down in a storm.
Location: Wyre Close, Paignton, Devon
- To clear existing old fence panels, posts and concrete.
- To construct an 18m fence from 1.8m feather-edge boards.
- To shape the top of the fence and add capping.
Project Timescale: 3 days
- To create privacy and security
- A strong and more robust
Clearance: A very chilly morning.
Our first task was to remove the old 3×3 posts, some of which had been replaced by a previous contractor who was trying to reuse some old panels.
These were only about 450mm in the ground and the concrete was insufficient for the height of the fence. A few of them had actually snapped off so out came the breaker which soon saw them out of the ground.
Posts were replaced with 4×4 treated posts and, where the ground allowed it, were concreted in at least 750mm.
The top rail was placed slightly lower than usual to allow us to shape and curve the boards before adding the capping