New fence design on the cheap, come help.

New fence design on the cheap, come help.

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BoggoStump

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158 posts

9 months

Monday 26th October
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So my neighbours fence is 4Ft, i need a 5ft fence minimum for a new dog from a rescue charity.

Im wanting either 5ft or 6ft to be on the safe side. Here's my issue, their fence is old, posts are solid. I have just paid out to have my fence completely renewed.

I DO NOT want to pay for their side of the fence. So i want a cheap option and hopefully come time they with replace their fence.

Here is a picture i drew. Take notice of the measurements. Its a feather edge with the rails on show my side.



The posts are 139 inches apart, please take this in mind when thinking what to do. The posts are approx 4Ft high, 4inches by 4inches.

Here is what i was thinking but i am unsure.

A pole like this attached to the post and some chain link fencing or cattle farm wire fencing. Dont know how to attach the wire fencing to the metal pole though. Or use wood pole to attach to wood post.








LocoBlade

5,751 posts

216 months

Tuesday 27th October
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So the idea is to attach these poles/posts and chain link to your neighbours fence posts, is that right? Not quite clear as you also mention having recently replaced your own fence but if so I'm pretty sure you'll need their consent to do that and if they don't agree (personally is say no if the chain link was visible my side!) then your only option would be to put your own fence up alongside their fence within your own boundary.

Bikesalot

1,417 posts

118 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Can you not just install an overhang on your side of the fence, from just below their fence posts? Would stop the dog getting at / over it.

Doofus

13,507 posts

133 months

Tuesday 27th October
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We just bought some trellis and screwed it to the top of the existing fence.

https://www.diy.com/departments/trellis-panel-w-0-...

rix

2,284 posts

150 months

Tuesday 27th October
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You don't want to pay for their side of the fence, but are happy to use their existing fence as the primary part of the boundary for your benefit, and then install a potentially ugly chain link on top of it? I'd say best speak to the neighbour first and ask them. They may be more amenable to you installing some trellis on top or something a bit more aesthetically pleasing.

Keyser Soze

20,557 posts

151 months

Tuesday 27th October
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We did the trellis thing

They were 1 foot high panels, handily they came in 1800 lengths and this was the exact measurement between the posts so just a few screws into the posts and job jobbed, neighbours were happy, RSPCA were happy

Doofus

13,507 posts

133 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Keyser Soze said:
We did the trellis thing

They were 1 foot high panels, handily they came in 1800 lengths and this was the exact measurement between the posts so just a few screws into the posts and job jobbed, neighbours were happy, RSPCA were happy
For us it was Dog's Trust, but they didn't even do a home visit. I took some photos of Mrs D standing next to the fences (with the trellis) to demonstrate the height, and they were happy.

There's no way our dog could jump even as high as the old fence, so I took the trellis down, placed it elsewhere, and we grew beans and peas up it. smile

PositronicRay

20,094 posts

143 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Doofus said:
Keyser Soze said:
We did the trellis thing

They were 1 foot high panels, handily they came in 1800 lengths and this was the exact measurement between the posts so just a few screws into the posts and job jobbed, neighbours were happy, RSPCA were happy
For us it was Dog's Trust, but they didn't even do a home visit. I took some photos of Mrs D standing next to the fences (with the trellis) to demonstrate the height, and they were happy.

There's no way our dog could jump even as high as the old fence, so I took the trellis down, placed it elsewhere, and we grew beans and peas up it. smile
It does vary, we've had dogs with no inspection, and one where they were very thorough.

BoggoStump

Original Poster:

158 posts

9 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Yes i wanted Trellis and will be happy with anything, The nest door property is rented and i dont want to bother her about asking her landlord.

The trouble is the posts are a massive 139 inches apart, so the trellis cant just be attached to the posts. What are my options?

How can i get over this hurdle?

Doofus

13,507 posts

133 months

Tuesday 27th October
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BoggoStump said:
Yes i wanted Trellis and will be happy with anything, The nest door property is rented and i dont want to bother her about asking her landlord.

The trouble is the posts are a massive 139 inches apart, so the trellis cant just be attached to the posts. What are my options?

How can i get over this hurdle?
Screw the trellis to small posts (3 or 4 cm square), and screw those to the fence panels directly.

CoolHands

11,613 posts

155 months

Tuesday 27th October
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The crazy is strong

BoggoStump

Original Poster:

158 posts

9 months

Tuesday 27th October
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I think i will have to use rails on my side.

Monkeylegend

19,918 posts

191 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Keyser Soze said:
We did the trellis thing

They were 1 foot high panels, handily they came in 1800 lengths and this was the exact measurement between the posts so just a few screws into the posts and job jobbed, neighbours were happy, RSPCA were happy
Probably because they are designed to be used with an 1800 wide panel smile

Doofus

13,507 posts

133 months

Tuesday 27th October
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CoolHands said:
The crazy is strong
Who, you? What crazy?

Keyser Soze

20,557 posts

151 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Monkeylegend said:
Probably because they are designed to be used with an 1800 wide panel smile
It was subtle/mild sarcasm on my side, as in, almost like they've been designed for this smile

OP if your runs are longer then maybe some roofing battens as long as you can get to make a frame for the trellis?

I think the battens are about the same size as the trellis so should be able to blend it in without it looking too bad?

Monkeylegend

19,918 posts

191 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Keyser Soze said:
It was subtle/mild sarcasm on my side, as in, almost like they've been designed for this smile

OP if your runs are longer then maybe some roofing battens as long as you can get to make a frame for the trellis?

I think the battens are about the same size as the trellis so should be able to blend it in without it looking too bad?
A bit to subtle for me hehe

BoggoStump

Original Poster:

158 posts

9 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Keyser Soze said:
It was subtle/mild sarcasm on my side, as in, almost like they've been designed for this smile

OP if your runs are longer then maybe some roofing battens as long as you can get to make a frame for the trellis?

I think the battens are about the same size as the trellis so should be able to blend it in without it looking too bad?
Ah roof battens good idea so i should use them as rails?. i been strugglieing to find wood 140+ inches to screw onto the posts.

Keyser Soze

20,557 posts

151 months

Tuesday 27th October
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BoggoStump said:
Ah roof battens good idea so i should use them as rails?. i been strugglieing to find wood 140+ inches to screw onto the posts.
I'm not 100% on this but my thought was one of these

https://www.buildingmaterials.co.uk/treated-timber...

Which would take 2 of the Trellis panels and then maybe at the 1800 point where the panels join you could do an upright of the same wood to give it some vertical support

Still a bit of a faff but would look better than chicken wire imo

BoggoStump

Original Poster:

158 posts

9 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Im going to add just 1ft to the top. its too costly for me to add 6ftx6ft panels all the way down the garden.

It should look good once im done. And yes i will use them batton things i think.