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What Colour Should your Fence be?

If you are thinking about choosing a colour for your garden fence, you are probably also considering your overall garden design. A splash of colour here and there can make a huge difference to the look of your garden, whether you are planning a whole new design or just making some subtle changes. We recommend that you…

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21 Mar 16

What are the Legal Requirements of Electric Fencing?

Legal requirements of electric fencing exist to ensure the safety of the public. Laws have been created to minimise the risk of any person receiving a shock from an electric fence, whether that be across a public right of way or bordering a public right of way. Electric fencing serves many different purposes, including containing livestock in…

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21 Mar 16

UC4 Timber Preserving Treatment

The History Behind UC4 Treated Timber Since the change in treatment some believe that this affected the life span of treated timber, especially when in ground contact, due to what appeared to be many failings of posts. But, according to the Wood Protection Association, there has been no change in the number of samples that…

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21 Mar 16

Installing Metpost Fence Post Bases

Metpost Spikes Metpost spikes are simply driven into the ground. This can be done with a sledge hammer and a driving tool. Simply place the driving tool in the top of the spike. Ensure that the spike is in an upright position and hit down on the driving tool with the sledge hammer. It is suggested…

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21 Feb 16

Installing Box Strainers

Like many fencing techniques, the use of box strainers was developed in New Zealand. As in a conventional strainer, the box strainer relies on the principle of the triangulation of forces, but in the case of the box strainer, the force is taken by the strained wire. 1.   The box strainer is as strong as…

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21 Feb 16

Installation Tips For Timber Field Gates

Traditional field gates are about 1.2m (4ft) high and still normally supplied in imperial sizes. They are available as standard items in width increments of 305mm (1ft), starting at 910mm (3ft) wide up to 3.66m (12ft) wide. It is, therefore, best before setting out a driveway or building brick entrance pillars to calculate the overall width…

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21 Feb 16

How to Use Decking in a Small Garden

There are plenty of ideas available for using decking in small gardens. So, don’t worry about how to start or find resources to start your spring and summer planting. Start now, to get the most enjoyment out of your decking and garden during the lovely months ahead. Finding unique ideas for creating beautiful backyard gardens is easy….

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21 Feb 16

How to Set Fence Posts

It’s important to know how to set fence posts when installing your own fencing. As you know, the fence posts hold the whole fencing system up, just as the framework for a building does. It’s not an overly complicated task. However, it must be done properly, to ensure that your fence line stays set, fence panels or other fencing…

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21 Feb 16

AVS Attend the Cranleigh Show 2015

The Cranleigh Show returned on Sunday 21st June for its 69th annual appearance. The traditional country show, which typically attracts over 10,000 visitors and more than 200 trade stands, is a fun filled event for families, keen gardening fans, and anyone that fancies a fantastic day out. This Year’s Important Attendees In attendance at the friendly…

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21 Feb 15