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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:58 am 
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Wondering if anybody had any tips or advice on how would be best to do this? The current closeboard fencing at the back of the garden has seen better days (to say the least!) and I plan on replacing this. It's approx 7 metres in length and concrete posts are already there - I intended on leaving these and building the fence off them. Please refer to attached sketch - the post are the type that have 3 holes / fixing bolts running front to back. Initially I thought of knocking out the existing bolts and attaching, say, 4"x 2" rectangular backing rails onto the post faces then attaching the closeboard to these (As shown on A). Alternatively I see there are galvanised brackets that you can attach to the sides of concrete posts and use the triangular arris rails (as shown at B). My concern with this would be drilling the posts at the sides as, no doubt, there'll be reinforcing bars running through them. Also the possibility of the posts weakening / cracking with drilling new holes.

Any help or advice would be truly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:10 am 
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How is the current fence attached ? tbh get the panels then work out what you need to do as there are a few types of closed board panels, The ones I got a few weeks ago are framed with 3 rails (6' x 3')


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I'm not doing it with panels. I intend on putting the backing rails across then have just a long run of featheredge boards. The old fence was done like in A with rectangular battens bolted to the face. Some (most) of these battens are now rotten and aren't attached to the posts anymore, leaving a rusted bolt still in the post!


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The easiest way would be to bolt Arris rail notched posts to the concrete posts



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I had to make up a panel where I could not slide a panel in due to a tree branch we wanted to keep. The treated feather edge boards and frame were double the price of a panel.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:13 pm 
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waney lap panels are cheap and last 10 years with care, close board will do 20-30 years, feather edge and arris rails will do 25-30 years

unless you intend to salvage the feather edge from the close boards


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I thought closeboard and feather edge fencing were the same thing?


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Close board are pre made panels made with feather edge, feather edge and arris rails is standard fencing


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Ok, thanks for your help. Here’s what I did:
I bolted 4x2 framing timber onto the front face of each of the concrete posts (had to drill new holes as what was left of the old bolts were well and truly fused in!)
I then notched each of the posts in 3 places, 3” wide by 1” deep.
Attached 6x2 framing timber along the bottom to act as gravel boards.
Then attached 3x2 framing timber into the notches to act as arris rails.
Trimmed the excess height from the posts and then fixed the feather edge boards with a 25mm overlap using 50mm annular ring nails (3 nails per board, just missing the underlapping previous board)
Fixed battens along the top edge at the back then attached capping strips.
Job done, hopefully photos will show it.


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Great job :thumbright:
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