EASY FENCE INSTALLATION
Try new FenceFins for an easy fence installation. With FenceFins it’s easy to get a fence post in the ground, secure and perfectly positioned every time.
What’s wrong with how we used to do it?
Fence installation used to mean using spikes or concrete to anchor the posts in the ground. But both are hard work.
For concrete you must dig a big hole and use one or two 20kg bags per post. That’s a lot of soil and concrete to lug around. Then you must brace the post carefully to keep it straight because there’s no second chance – unless you want to dig it all out again.
Or you could use spikes. But you have to pound these into the ground with a sledgehammer and a special ‘driving tool’. Not only is that hard work, it’s also challenging to get the spike in straight. Plus if you hit a stone, or worse a cable or pipe, you’re in trouble. What’s more, if you go wrong, it’s a tough job to get it all out and start over.
How do FenceFins make it easier?
With FenceFins you get an easy fence installation because you take all of these challenges out.
Simple to get post straight
FenceFins make it really easy to get the post straight and in the exact right place. This is because you can adjust the post as you install it so you can make sure it stays perfectly straight and is positioned just right.
Easy fence post installation
The greatest benefit of FenceFins is just how easy they are to install. There’s only minimal digging because you only need to dig a small hole where your fence post is going to go.
Then just nail the FenceFins to the post. Put some rubble in the bottom of the hole to help with drainage and then just pop the post in the hole. Compact all the soil back in and tamp it down firmly as you go. Have a look at our installation video here or read more on installation here.
FenceFins were invented by John Gibbs, a civil engineer (read how John came up with the idea here). They have been successfully tested to loads beyond gale Force 8 (see more on Testing) and have survived numerous winter gales in our test gardens and at The Land Trust’s test site in Portland, Dorset.
To see exactly how FenceFins work see the video in the panel or click here.
A FenceFins user in West Sussex (where they experienced gusts of 60mph during Storm Doris) sent us a picture of his fence taken just after ‘Doris Day’. Not only was the fence completely unscathed but it protected his garden from the worst of the storm too!
Simple set up
There’s no complicated measuring when you use FenceFins. Just measure 60cm (2ft) from the bottom of the post and nail the FenceFins on.
Apart from the right kind of nails (we recommend 30 x 3.75mm galvanized square twist nails) there’s no special equipment needed either – a spade, a hammer, a spirit level and a tape measure. All regular stuff.
Looks good in the garden
A fence installation done with FenceFins gives a neater, tidier finish too. No soil to dispose of, no above ground metal to see (or to rust!) and you can plant right up to the post.
FenceFins are made of galvanised steel so they should last for several decades without rusting. If the timber posts eventually rot, the FenceFins could even be removed from them and re-used for your next fence installation!