There are a number of reasons for attaching fence panels to a brick wall. It can provide an attractive architectural feature or give added security. It can also improve the appearance of a garden area, and act as a backdrop to plants and flowers. Whatever your reasons for doing it, there are a few things you should know before you start.
Here at Clarke Fencing we’ve been supplying high quality materials to customers in the Suffolk area since 1984. We’ve built up an enviable reputation for our experience, knowledge and skilled workmanship. Read on for our top tips on how to attach fence panels to a brick wall.
Attaching fence posts
A brick wall will have a concrete foundation, which will make it difficult to sink fence posts into the ground. That means you’ll need to fix your fence posts to the wall itself. Using your fence panels as a guide, work out where your fence posts need to be. Use a spirit level to make sure they are vertical, and mark their position on the wall. Make sure they’re not touching the ground so that they don’t soak up moisture. Coating the back of your fence posts with preservative is also a good idea. This will help to stop moisture being absorbed where the post sits against the brickwork.
If you’re using bolts to fasten them, mark the position of the bolts on the fencepost. (Make sure your bolts are going into brick and not into mortar). Drill your marks to a depth of about 10mm using a 25mm bit. This way your bolts will sit flush when fitted. Then drill straight through your marks with a 10mm auger. Place your post against the position you’ve marked on the wall. Using the holes in the fence post as a guide, use a masonry bit to drill into the brick. Attach the fence posts with your bolts.
Wood fence post brackets are an ideal option when attaching fence panels to a brick wall. Brackets offer one of the most secure and rigid fence post fixings. Galvanised fence brackets are recommended, as they are more resistant to rust and corrosion. When using brackets, mark the position of your fence posts in the same way as described above. Then use a bracket as a template to mark the points on the brickwork where you need to drill. Attach the brackets using the recommended fixings. The final step is to attach the fence posts to the brackets.
Attaching fence panels to a brick wall
Once your fence posts are in place you can begin to attach the fence itself. How you do this will depend largely on the type of fence you’ve chosen. Here at Clarke Fencing we offer a wide range of options to suit every situation. If you’re not sure what you need, we’re happy to offer some honest and impartial advice. Look online or visit our depot in Stowmarket to find the right fence for your home or business.