What You’ll Need to Build a Fence

by | Apr 28, 2017 | Fencing

Before you pick up your power tools, you have to gather all of the materials you’ll need to build your fence. Whether it’s just a small enclosure for your pet, or you are building a structure that is going to encircle your property, having a plan and knowing what you’ll need will make your project much easier. Shops that carry fencing products in Farnham and other areas will likely carry most of what you need, and chances are you already have some of the tools in your garage.

Here is a list of the most common materials you’re going to need:


You’ll need the following tools to get you started:

* Level

* Power screwdriver

* Tape measure (measure twice, cut once!)

* Drill

* Power saw

* Chalk or carpenter’s pencil

* Post hole digger

You can get these from any hardware or home improvement centre if you don’t already have them. If you know you’ll only use them for one project consider renting the tools. This will save you both space and money.

Wood or other fencing material

You’ll have to decide on the fencing material, whether wood, metal, etc. Once you know that, calculate how much you’ll need for your project. Other accessories you’ll require include:

* Fence posts

* Fence caps

* Gloves

* Safety goggles

* Deck screws

* Nails

* Concrete mix

* Gravel


It is very difficult to build a fence all by yourself. Enlist the help of a couple of friends. With the right manpower, you can have your fence up in less than a day. Bribe them with a grilled steak and pint of Guinness when the job is done and you’re sure to get all the help you need.

Gather all of your fencing products in Farnham and have them on hand for the day so you can streamline the process, making it easier, faster, and hey maybe you’ll even have some fun! With over 34 years, Martin Cashmore Fencing provides high-quality fencing products in Farnham.

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