When you are pressed for time or money, learning how to build a fence on your own may be the most effective alternative to calling a professional company to do it for you. There are several types of fencing available, so we will share with you the basic steps you need follow so you can build a fence. It is important to consider your design and appearance before you begin building the fence so you are sure you get everything you need. For simplicity’s sake, these instructions are for a wooden fence.
Measuring the exact space of the area you want to enclose will help you determine how much materials you will need to get to build the fence. Knowing the total area you want to enclose will give you a number of posts you need and help you find a gate the size you need.
Once you have determined the amount of space you will be enclosing, determine the amount of fencing you need, along with the number of posts. You will need: cement, a post digger, a shovel, a sting line, a nail gun, a circular saw, a chop saw, and a level. Once you have all these things on hand, you can begin building the actual fence.
Dig the holes 18 inches deep for all the fence posts using the post digger. Set the posts about six feet apart throughout the entire area you want to fence in. After the posts are in the ground, mix the cement and pour it in the holes to keep the posts secure in the ground. Make sure they are plum and level with the ground. Allow the cement to dry and set for 24 hours before continuing with the fence installation.