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    How to fix a weak DIY fence?


    What can I do to protect the fencing in my back garden from windy weather? The fencing was installed about a year ago. We’ve already had one piece of fencing snap last winter and we want to avoid more damage this time round. Is there anything we can fit, preferably discreetly to the fencing to give it more durability?

    Asked by Tushar on 23rd Sep 2020
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    Jay & co property maintenance

    "All I can suggest is to put support beams but the company that installed your fence should have dug deeper footings and used more post Crete.
    I have installed many fences where wind is a problem and never had a fence blown down !"

    Answered on 23rd Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    CBS Builders

    "Depending what fencing you have but put in a 3 x 3 timber in the middle of the fence and set it in concrete"

    Answered on 23rd Sep 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    DjM. Maintenance

    "Check anchorage of the post and once the post is sturdy the focus on fixing fence fence strongly to that post."

    Answered on 19th Oct 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report

    "Hi, yes you could install some back timber to strengthen the back of the panels."

    Answered on 23rd Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "You can get brackets that sit at the top and the posts this will secure them more and stop to much movement , for a cheaper option if you wedge the sides of the fence if you have concrete slot posts wedges will hold it tight in place"

    Answered on 24th Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Paint Pot

    "Some sort of bamboo privacy screen may be helpful to take the brunt of the high winds and provide light support. Failing that, panels of tongue and groove would provide a stronger support but neither would be very discreet. You can also consider some sort of hedging plants which will shield the fence wood somewhat. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 29th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Garden Aspects

    "You could double up your rails on the fence all the way around"

    Answered on 14th Oct 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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