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How to install Trellis Panels

How to install Trellis Panels


How to install Trellis Panels

There are many different reasons for choosing to install trellis in your garden; reasons such as wanting to add an extra bit of height to your fence panels or brick wall while increasing security and privacy, you like the look of trellis and the character it adds to your garden or simply to improve the aesthetics of your garden by adding climbing plants on the trellis.

Whatever the reason, trellis looks great and to help you add trellis to your garden, we’ve written some DIY trellis installation methods for new fence panel and trellis installation or adding trellis to an existing fence, which anyone can use.  

 

Installing Trellis with Fence Panels – New 

You’re planning to install a new wooden fence with panels but would like to include a trellis topper on top? Read our simple step-by-step guide to find out how.  

 

To install your new trellis top, the materials and tools required are:

 

Tasks

 This task will require two people

Clock

 Time: it will roughly take about 30 minutes to complete

 

Procedure:

  1. To add trellis on top of your new panels, ensure you leave enough space at the top of the post
  2. Attach one trellis clip (‘u’ bracket) to the inside of each of the post. We suggest you should place these clips (bracket) about midway, so that it is between the top and the bottom of the trellis. Remember to add trellis clips to the top and bottom of each post to ensure the trellis is secure once fixed.  
  3. Next, fix the clips with your wood screws, using a drill
  4. With a helper, carefully slot the trellis topper in place
  5. Then fix the trellis with 35mm screws through the brackets
  6. Repeat process until complete

 

Installing Trellis Toppers to Existing Fence 

You might find yourself in a situation where you don’t need to install a new fence but would like to add trellis onto an existing fence. Did you know that this is possible? Read our simple installation guide to find out how.

Materials required:

 

Tasks

 This task will require two people

  1. In order to add trellis to an existing fence, it is important to extend the existing fence post.  To do this, use a Metpost post extender and add an extra piece of post to gain your required height.
    Top Tip: You might want to use a hammer to secure the Metpost Post Extender into place. 
  2. Once you have assembled the post extender and extension post in place, follow procedure steps 2 -5 from our ‘how to install with fence panels – new’ above.
  3. Once complete, use a post cap to the top of the post to add a decorative finish and protect the top of your post.
  4. Enjoy the beauty of your new trellis in your garden home

 

We hope our trellis installation guides were useful and simple to follow through. For more information on how to install a fence, why not read our How To Install a Wooden Fence’ installation guide or view our library of installation guides here.


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