Wire mesh fencing is one of the most practical and useful ways to enclose a space, whether it’s in your garden or in a work environment. It may not look as good as other fences, but it is strong and long lasting to make it a good choice for those looking for a relatively simple solution.

With some basic DIY knowledge and a willingness to undertake a bit of hard work, a wire mesh fence can be constructed in relatively little time at all. It requires only a few tools and resources to construct, including:

  • Fence Posts: Depending on the type of fence you wish to construct, there are two post options. You can either choose thinner metal posts or thick, more attractive wooden ones.
  • Wire Mesh: The type of mesh you choose is entirely up to you and will depend on what you need the fence for. You can choose more flexible mesh or relatively sturdy materials, all with differing thicknesses and sizes. Here at Austen Knapman we sell weld mesh cut to size so there will be no waste.
  • Ties/Fixings: There are a few options here, with the most common being either some kind of tie or wire, or you can use a heavy-duty staple gun.

Installation Guide

Step 1: Mark Out Your Area

It’s important that you carefully mark out your fence before building as a miscalculation can cause several problems. Use string, smaller wooden stakes and a spirit level to get your measurements right.

Step 2: Insert Your Posts

To make sure your fence is sturdy, insert your metal posts into the ground with some force while making sure there is a good degree of the post underground. You could also do the same with wooden posts that have a pointed end, but you may need to consider fixing them in place with concrete too.

Step 3: Attach The Mesh

Next you’ll need to fasten your mesh to your fencing posts, making sure it is fixed in place with your chosen method. Pull the mesh as tight as it will go and fix it as often as possible to ensure it remains strong and secure. Depending on your fence layout, you may need to fix the mesh in place at the top, middle and bottom of the post.

Building your own wire mesh fencing at home is relatively straightforward and can provide a quick solution. It’s important to check the perimeter of your fence throughout the year, taking note of any loose fixings or holes that may have occurred in the mesh.

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