DIY Doctor

Newbie to fencing in new house but is this correct?

Postby iain1010 » Fri May 21, 2021 8:45 am

Hello All, I just moved into a new house, this is the fence slightly blown down, it is just one fence connecting the garage to the another fence, the post is not sunk into the ground and nails are used to secure one side to the one post and the other to the other fence. Please can someone confirm if this is normal? Thank you.
Attachments
pic3.jpg
pic2.jpg
pic1.jpg
iain1010
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
25%
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri May 21, 2021 8:29 am


Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Sat May 22, 2021 10:48 pm

Hi iain1010
It doesn’t look too good - the arris rail which fixes into the post on the corner has been stopped short. The post part way down the boundary fence certainly should have been buried in the ground so it is independent of the neighbours fence.
Complain to the developer in writing.
Regards S
stoneyboy
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 4524
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm


Postby iain1010 » Sun May 23, 2021 8:45 am

Thank you stoneyboy, I checked with the site manager, he said this is "normal" since it is single fence connecting to a row of fences and a garage. They reattached the fence with nails and screws.
iain1010
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
25%
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri May 21, 2021 8:29 am


Postby stoneyboy » Fri May 28, 2021 8:08 pm

Hi iain1010
If both the long fence and the one which blew over are both yours or neither yours then the penny pinching construction method condoned by the site manager does not matter.
However if the one which blew over is yours and the long one is owned by others there is the chance that next time it blows over it could do damage to the long one for which you would be liable.
Fixing a fence post to feather edged boarding is not right.
Regards S
stoneyboy
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 4524
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm



Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


 
  • Related Topics