How To Calculate What Materials You Require to Install Featheredge Fencing
To Install Featheredge Fencing, there are 3 generic distances between posts, 1.8M, 2.7M and 3.0M.
100mm Featheredge boards are the most common size used and you should expect to use, 23 boards for a 1.8M panel. 35 boards for a 2.7M panel and 39 for a 3.0M panel. You should also think about adding a few extra just in case.
Once you have decided on your preferred panel width, you will need to calculate the number of fence posts required depending on the length on the fence run.
Remember to allow 600mm (2 feet) for the post to go into the ground in determining your overall post length. For example if you fence is to be 1.8M high (6 feet) out of the ground, then your post length would be 2.4M (8 feet) in total.
You will also need to decide whether you require Gravel Boards, Post Caps (with or without Finials), Counter Rails and Capping Rails depending on the level of ‘finish’ required.
Fence Post – Morticed!, Arris Rails – Ended, Featheredge Boards, Support Stump, 40-50mm Nails & Post Mix.
Counter Rail, Capping Rail, Gravel Boards (optional), Post Caps (optional) & Cleats (Fixing Gravel Board)
Rubber Mallet, Hammer, Spade, Spirit Level, Tape Measure, String, Watering Can or Hose Pipe, Battens and Chocks.
Preparation of the fence run;
Remove any obstructions, old fence post including concrete etc. Check every 1.8M/2.7M/3.0M plus post width for any issues along the run which would prevent you from digging a hole for the posts. If you prepare it right then you will not have an interrupted installation, otherwise you will have to stop and start all the time increasing the duration of the work.