Installing a composite fence is within your reach if you are a good handyman armed with patience: Once the inserts have been sealed and the posts have been bolted, the composite fences are installed by a system of stacking and interlocking the filling boards. Find the procedure for installing fences step by step.
Sealing of inserts
With composite wood and aluminum garden fences, 3 options are available to you:
- Installation of a small height (fence up to 1.20 m) on a low wall >> Insert to seal chemically
- Installation of a great height on the ground ( fence of 1.40 m to 1.80 m) >> Insert to seal in the concrete
- Installation of a non-standard height (> 1.80 m) >> Sealing of fence posts in concrete
Note: whatever the height of your wood composite fence panels, the inserts are always to be sealed; the brand does not offer screw-on plates. Indeed, all of the wood composite fencing systems comply with DTU NV65 – Snow & Wind climatic actions.
The fixing system chosen is therefore sufficiently qualitative and robust to comply with the weight of the panels, their resistance over time, and the wind resistance of each region in accordance with DTU NV 65.
- a For installation on a low wall (inserts to be chemically sealed)
Laying a composite wood palisade on a low wall is the simplest and fastest of the 3 types of installation. It indeed requires drilling 2 holes of diameter 16 in the concrete drill for each insert that you are going to install. Once the holes have been made, all you have to do is fill the holes with chemical sealing and slide the inserts in until the end.
NB: remember to clean up excess glue and check the plumpness of your inserts.
- b For laying a composite fence on the ground (sealing the inserts in the concrete)
A composite fence higher than 1.20 m will require concrete sealing of the steel inserts. To do this, dig a hole of 40 x 40 x 40 cm at each post location. Seal an insert there, checking that it is perfectly plumb (use wedges to keep it in place while it dries).
- c For installing a non-standard fence (sealing the posts in concrete)
The installation of non-standard posts is done by sealing the posts directly in the concrete.
Fixing the posts
Once the inserts are sealed in the ground or on a low wall and their seal is dry, they will need to be drilled in order to securely bolt each post on them. Remember to remove the drilling dust so that it does not stagnate under the post once it is installed.
Implementation of composite blades
Each panel must have at least three reinforced composite slats (steel reinforcement slipped into the slats): The first slat, the last slat, and the one in the middle (up to 4 reinforced composite wood slats per panel for great heights).
To fill the panels, slide the first tab strip upwards to the ground / low wall, then apply a bead of PVC glue along the groove of the next strip. Slide and fit this one on the blade below. Repeat to the top of your panel, then clip the finishing rebate and glue the end caps to the top of each post.
Implementation of decorative blades
If you choose to install a decorative strip on your composite wood fence, apply a bead of MS 55 glue in the lower groove of the aluminum frame, then fit the decorative aluminum strip. Continue laying the composite slats by reversing their direction (tab down) so that the frame is properly fitted between 2 slats.
For installing post decorations
Aluminum post decorations are particularly easy to apply: they are fitted with an ultra-resistant adhesive specially designed for outdoor use. All you have to do is degrease the surface of your post intended to receive the decoration (using the wipe provided), then affix the decorative accessory by pressing firmly in the right place.
Cut a composite board and its reinforcement.
Composite blades are cut in the same way as wood. Only steel reinforcements require a blade suitable for this material.
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