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FEATHER EDGE FENCE - SET UP GUIDE

FEATHER EDGE FENCE - SET UP GUIDE

Feather edge fencing is a popular, strong and attractive alternative to standard fence panels. With the right materials

you can construct great looking close board fencing that will last you for years. Below, we will take you on a simple

straight forward step by step guide on how to construct your feather edge fencing.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED - PER 3M BAY

FEATHER EDGE BOARDS ARRIS RAIL GRAVEL BOARDS

NAILS 50MM NAILS 70MM POST MIX

NOTCH POST COUNTER RAIL CAPPING RAIL

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LET'S GET STARTED

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STEP 1

Choose a starting point, dig a hole for the first post (approx. 300 x 300 x 600mm deep). Stand the post in the hole and

hold it in position, checking that it is straight and aligned with a spirit level. Fill the hole with one and a half

bags of Post Mix, and simply hold the post in position for 5-10 minutes, depending on the ambient conditions.

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You can use wooden supports around the edges to hold the post in place. Once your post mix has set you can fill in the

remaining hole with desired soil/ aggregate to improve appearance. You can use the Arris Rail as a guide to establish

where the middle of the opposite post should go and dig a hole just like before. Make sure it’s aligned with the string line.

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STEP 2

When placed firmly into the notch post, the Arris Rail should be flush to the outer edge of the first post and will reach

as far as the center of the next post. This allows the Arris Rail of the next bay to also fit into the notch seamlessly.

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After adding your second post, secure your three (top, middle, and bottom) Arris Rails into the notch posts

using 75mm nails. Continue steps 1 and 2 according to the length of your fence.

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STEP 3

This gives you the position of the top of your gravel board. If you are adding a capping rail, don’t forget to add on the

depth of the counter rail which sits under the capping rail in the notch. Once you have marked the level on each

post you can simply nail or screw your Gravel Boards to your posts. Remember to attach your boards to the

center of your posts. This will allow space to attach the next one. Repeat this process for each of your 3 meter bays.

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STEP 4

Use 50mm galvanized nails to attach the slat to your top, middle and bottom Arris Rails. Remember to only use 3 nails

per slat (top, middle and bottom). Do not nail two pales together. Make sure you allow an overlap of 25mm for each

board to the next one, and each nail needs to be fitted within 20mm of the left hand edge of your slat.

This will ensure the nail head is concealed by the following overlapped board.

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This overlap also enables the expansion within the timber during the winter months, which is why it's important

to make sure you don't nail the boards themselves to one another. Continue to attach your feather edge

boards along the length of your bay, taking care to keep them straight and ensuring the same

amount of overlap is applied to each one. You should have approximately 30 boards per 3 meter bay (10 per meter).

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STEP 5

The notch posts feature a cut out section at the top in which enables you to fit a counter rail. To this counter rail, a

capping rail is attached. This is a peaked, 3 meter length of wood which ensures water runs off from the

top of your fence and doesn't run down the length of your featheredge slats. The perfect way to finish off your fence!

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