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