Double pole mesh fence - the assembly

It seems the double-rod matting is slowly outrunning the classic chainlink fence. More and more frequently, the extremely stable variant of a wire fence can be seen. Even the installation of the double-rod matting fence is much easier. Below you will find a detailed assembly instructions for the installation of a double-rod mesh fence.

The advantage of the double-rod mesh fence over other wire fences

Its name comes from the double-rod matting of its manufacture. Diameter-strong wire rods are welded together crosswise to mats in defined sizes. These fence mats are extremely stable depending on the bar strength. In contrast to the chain link fence, the double-rod mesh fence therefore does not fall away when planting.

Setting up and installing double bar mat fence posts

When setting up the double pole mesh fence, there are several options for attachment. There are always matching square profiles used as posts. However, you can attach these differently on the ground:

  • Metal shoes to screw on concrete, in which the profiles are inserted
  • Metal anchors that are embedded in the ground
  • long post profiles that are embedded in the ground

Attach the double pole mats to the fence posts

Angle stops are attached to the fence posts. Then the fence mats are almost put on impact to the post and leaned against the angle stops. From the other side, a metal profile is now placed over it as a clamp and screwed together by the existing hole in both profiles. The fence mat is simply clamped in between.

Step-by-step instructions for the installation of a double-rod matting fence

  • Double rod Matt fence
  • mullion profiles
  • Angle stops with counterpart as a bracket
  • possibly metal shoes with an anchor for setting in concrete or for fastening on a foundation
  • possibly angle stops for attaching fence posts to a wall or facade
  • zinc spray
  • Rapid concrete for setting concrete in the posts or for creating a foundation
  • Gravel as a drying layer
  • Auger, if the fence posts are to be embedded in concrete
  • Hydrostatic level
  • guide
  • spirit level
  • mortar bucket
  • Electric drill with whisk
  • Cordless screwdriver with matching bits
  • Wrench in the required sizes
  • Iron saw and / or angle grinder with metal cutting disc
  • several slats (length over later fence height)
  • clamps

1. Set up the post gaps and makeshift slats

First, the distance of each post must be measured. These must be set at a distance from each other, so that the individual fence mats match the manufacturer's specifications. If the fence mats have to be shortened, the distances must be aligned with the nearest possible vertical wire rods, since the mats are here clamped to the posts with the clamps. The manufacturers of double-bar mat fences inform in detail in the product supplements about what has to be taken into account when shortening the fence mats.

2. The correct length of the fence posts

At all marked positions for fence posts the slats are now taken directly behind. When concreting the posts, it depends on whether first anchor shoes are embedded in concrete, in which the posts are placed and screwed, or whether the posts are cut so long that they are embedded in concrete. That's important, because the total length of the posts is needed now.

If the posts are placed in a point foundation, this must reach at least 80 cm in depth. Then it is filled with gravel (as drainage) for about 10 cm. The posts are then embedded in concrete. At a later post height of, for example, 1.80 m, 70 cm of cast-in posts would then be added.

3. Adjust the hole depth and fence height with the hose spirit level

Because after marking with the fence slats now the Schlauchwasserwaage is needed. The first post height is marked and the guideline attached. Then a helper holds one end of the hose spirit level against the post, you the other end against the second post.

Then the hose level is balanced so that the water end matches the height mark on the first post. The water level at the other end of the hose level at the second post now automatically marks the correct height and the guideline can be attached. So go from latte to latte.

4. Drill post holes and install posts

With the auger the foundation holes are now drilled into the ground. The auger screw should have a diameter of 30 cm. Then drill around 80 cm deep. Keep in mind that you also need to be a couple and strong for this job.

Then the gravel is filled in (about 10 cm). The posts are now balanced and fixed with additional slats (diagonally from the ground up to the posts) with screw clamps. After balancing the fast concrete is filled. It should preferably be started at a corner post.

5. Set up and screw on double rod mats

Now the bar mat is placed on the set post, fixed in the stop bracket and screwed to the front plate. So you can now continue to run around, put the next post, align and tighten after hardening of the quick-setting concrete.

6. Further work steps

Cut the edges of the posts and the bar mats with the zinc spray, so that later corrosion can be ruled out. If necessary, you can of course also install a garden gate.

Tips & Tricks

As can be seen in the assembly instructions, there are several options for incorporating the fence posts from the double pole mesh fence. In the linked article we take a detailed look at these possibilities.

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