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What Fencing Accessories do I Need?

What Fencing Accessories do I Need?

Fencing accessories are an essential part of any fence building project or repair.

When bad weather causes damage to your fence panels or posts, it is important to repair them as soon as possible to prevent the damage from affecting the rest of the fence.

If your fence is damaged, you may not need to replace the whole thing. There are number of useful fencing accessories you could use to repair your fence instead.

Using the right fencing accessories when repairing or installing your fence is vital to its security and longevity. To help you create an attractive and robust garden fence, we have put together our list of essential fencing accessories below…


Concrete gravel boards

Concrete gravel boards are a popular fencing accessory, because they can be used with a variety of fencing materials and help to ensure that your fence is long-lasting, durable, and safe.
Concrete is an ideal material for gravel boards, because it is strong and will not rot. Concrete gravel boards will help to protect your timber fence from prolonged exposure to water and they can be combined with concrete fence posts to create a secure and low maintenance fence for your garden.


Metpost supports

Metposts are high quality fence post support systems that are quick and easy to install. The Metpost range includes fence post spikes, bolt down bases, repair spurs and concrete-in fence post supports.

Timber fence posts will eventually begin to decay and rot if they are fixed directly into the ground. Metposts are designed to keep fence panels elevated and away from any moisture in the ground.

If you have already spotted a rotting fence post, the Metpost Repair Spur is a great solution. You simply square off the damaged post at ground level and tap the repair spur into the remaining wood.


Fence posts

High quality and well installed fence posts will improve the strength and durability of your fencing. Concrete fence posts are a common choice, because they are made from a heavy duty material, which can withstand the toughest weather conditions. Concrete posts are easy to use and install and they allow fence panels to simply slot into them.
Wooden fence posts are also a popular choice, because they match seamlessly with wooden fence panels and, although they may not be as durable as concrete, most are pressure treated to help protect them against decay.