How to Install Welded Mesh Fencing: A Step-by-Step Guide
Oct 24, 2023
One of the best things about welded mesh fencing is that you can install it on your own, with some guidance, of course. In this step-by-step guide, we share with you everything you need to know to install a welded mesh fence. We have used our EasyView Panel system as an example, but these instructions are also helpful for most DIY fencing systems.
Secure the Materials
- Premixed concrete
- Spirit level
- Tape measure
- Line and pegs
- EasyView Panels ‒ work out how many you’ll need with our useful fence calculator
- EasyView Posts
- Post caps and clamps
- Stainless steel bolts and sheer-off nuts
- Hexagonal Allen key
- Gate (optional)
Installing the Gate
Dig two holes for the gate posts. Place the post with the hinge in the first hole and fill it with premixed concrete, giving it a day or two to cure. Now, you’re going to want to fasten the bottom gate hinge to the post with the bolts and hang the gate before positioning the second gate post, ensuring that the post is properly aligned and around 25mm away from the gate. Make sure the barrel bolt and the hole line up. Check levels, fill this hole with concrete, and let it cure.
Install the Rest of the Posts
Once you have the gate installed, it is time to measure the length of your fence panels and dig the next post hole. Check all levels before you pour in the premixed concrete and fix the panel to the post. Position the next panel up against the post, fix it in place, and repeat this process until you have installed all the posts and panels. The clamps make it easy to create a corner if need be. Double-check the levels and support the posts as the concrete cures.
Once the concrete has cured, hammer in the post caps with a rubber hammer. Next, you’ll want to wipe down the posts, cleaning off any dirt or cement. Use the paint provided to touch up any scratches that may have occurred during the installation process.
Find everything you need for your welded mesh fencing installation at Betafence’s online shop. If you need extra assistance with your DIY fencing project, watch our YouTube video or get in touch with our team, who are more than happy to answer your questions.