The right fence for you lies in the functionality, durability, and overall beauty. After giving it a lot of thought, you have decided to get a colorbond fence for your home. It is a sensible choice because it is powder-coated stainless steel. This means that it is highly durable lasting for more than a couple of years. What is more, it is resistant against termites and so will have a longer lifespan than both timber and PVC. Overall, a colorbond fence is low maintenance, comes in a variety of colors, and even better, it is easy to install.
If you are a DIY enthusiast who has had their fair share of successful projects then you should indulge in installing your colorbond fence. The first step you need to complete is the planning and budgeting phase. Determine how easy it is to excavate your property; if you are surrounded by closely built structures or power and gas lines, then you should seek the help of professionals. If you are good to go, then determine the height of your fence and gather the materials you will need to complete the project. You will need gloves, a spirit level, a tape measure, a hammer, a shovel, safety glasses, drill, tin snips, and quick set cement
Before you can start your project, ensure that you find out what regulations may apply where you live. The first thing you should do is to measure and mark out the place where your fence is going to go. This helps you to calculate just how many colorbond panels you will need to complete your project. If you do not do this as accurately as possible, then you may have a faulty budget and spend more than you had hoped.
The second step is digging post holes to ensure that the width of your panels will match. Give each hole the same depth and ensure that each post is plumb. This ensures that your fence is all lined up. With the use of a spirit level, insert a pole into the hole. It is better to have someone help you with this step so they can hold it in place. Mix and pour the instant concrete into the holes. Remember that it dries particularly quickly so you need to move quickly. Ensure that it has dried completely before moving to the next step.
Next, install the bottom rails and fix them to the posts. All rails have to be parallel with each other; it is difficult to achieve but not impossible. The panels can be screwed or bolted into place, depending on the tools you have. Slide the panels into place then finish with the top rail. Once you have completed these steps, you can install the fence capping to ensure that panels are secured in place.
Remember, there is nothing wrong with paying professionals to install the fence for you. If you are struggling with the process, then you can contact a local construction company and have the installation done professionally.