Post and rail fencing rails. These can be used in conjunction with our fence posts listed here. The rails can be used as two, three or four per section.
These rails are Pressure treated for a longer life.
Post and rail fencing rails are available in half round and rectangular sections
Our half round 100mm wide rails give a paddock a rustic feel and can be used with either rectangular or half round posts are available in the following lengths:
- 3.66m Creosoted
Our rectangular section 87mm x 38mm rails which look more modern than the half round type are available in the following lengths:
Also 100mm x 47mm rails are available in the following length:
If required these can be cut to length – search for cutting.
Start by installing the first and last fence posts to establish the line of the fence, these posts can then be used as sighting posts. However, if you are building a particularly long fence you might be better breaking it down into smaller sections.
Dig a hole for the first vertical post making sure that it is as small as possible to allow you to refill the hole around the post or alternatively ram the post into the ground to a depth of a quarter to a third of the posts length. Place your fence post in the hole taking care to ensure that enough of the post is above ground to suit the style and size of your fence. If your fence is going to have morticed posts you need to ensure that the mortice holes are facing along the fence line.
However, if the fence is going to have nailed on rails, the narrowest side of the post will need to face along the line of the fence. You may need to use a weak concrete mix or a fence post mix if the ground is particularly soft to stop the post from moving. Carry out the same process as above to install the last fence post.
Tie a string line to the first and the last fence post pulling it taut. The string line should be around 750mm above the ground. Use the line for marking out the post centers along the line of the fence. Making a small hole in the ground with the spade to mark your post centers. It is advisable to only dig out a few holes at a time to reduce any possible errors along the fence posts.
When digging out the holes to the correct size and depth move the string line out of the way and then replace it afterwards. Once you have placed the second post in the dug out hole sight across to the first post and the last post to ensure that your new post is at the correct height. Check that the posts are plumb (vertical) using a level and are at the correct height. Then be back fill and ram with earth or concrete.
You should now start attaching the rails to the first and second post using fence rail brackets or nails. The rails need attaching to the posts using nails or exterior wood screws. Use two nails at each end and one in the middle. Drive the nails into the wood at an angle to each other.
If the holes for your fence posts haven’t been dug deep enough, just try knocking the posts in a little further.
To raise your fence posts, place some of the excavated soil back into the hole and ramming this in tightly. Try putting hardcore such as broken bricks or slabs under posts to raise them up slightly.
An installation video can be found here