• How to Install Fence

    How to install
    Fortress Gates Fence Panels 

How to Build Fence Panels

FENCE PANELS ARE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH GATES
 FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS:

• Fill a gap
• Brace a gate post to a fence or wall
• Reduce an extra wide gap to a more practical size for a gate
• Allow a gate post to be positioned away from pipes, steps or footings
• Build a removable section of fence for occasional access
• Build short sections of fence.

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one: measure

No width clearances are required as fence panels should fit tightly between the posts. You may require a clearance under the fence panel depending on the cladding you choose.

two: select

HEIGHT

Fence Panels are available in the same 6 height sizes as Gate Frames.

There are some major differences:

  • They don't have hinges or a Latch Bar
  • They don't require bracing as they are attached to posts at both ends
  • Each vertical section will contribute 50 mm to the total width of the panel, not 100 mm as with Gate Frames.

WIDTH

You can purchase a set of three horizontal rails that come with screws such as: H700, H800, H900 or H1000; or

You purchase longer rails up to 2.4 M long which are sold individually without screws such as: FPR1.2, FPR2.0 or FPR2.4.

 

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three: assemble

ASSEMBLE your frame as follows:

Place one side of frame on firm ground - slide rails on If necessary use mallet or block of wood to BUMP rails on - don't use metal hammer.

 

Bump the other side of frame into place.

 

 

 

 

 


Secure frame together with Self Drilling Screws supplied.

 

four: clad

Finish with your choice of cladding.

  • Drill hole in the timber only
  • Place self drilling screw in the hole in timber
  • Screw directly into the steel frame using a drill.

Gate size calculator

The Fortress Gates size calculator will help you to select the correct gate frame size.

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Customer support

Find frequently asked questions
and handy assembly tips here.

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Applications

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