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Our post system is European made, and uses a substantial tubular 50mm diameter steel post which is fully galvanized and green powder coated. Wire mesh can simply be clipped onto the spine of the post using our Fence Clip Tool and Clips. We would suggest a post spacing of around 1.8m to 2m intervals, and the posts are designed to be buried into the ground and concreted in with Postcrete (not supplied with order). The posts are not suitable for driving / hammering into the ground.
We are building three compost bins in series (open fronts) with weld mesh sides; therefore we need four end posts and four posts along the back at the corner of each bin. Are the intermediate posts okay to use as corner posts in this situation?
Thank you for the enquiry. The posts are tubular in shape, and have a 50mm diameter.
I think that I understand what you are trying to do with the compost bins i.e. the 3 bins are joined together, and share the internal mesh walls. The way our post system works is that each post has a spine running down its length which the mesh is then clipped onto. This can be tricky with a corner, as the spine can only face in one direction which is normally parallel to the fence line. The two options for making the posts work for a corner are as follows: 1.) You can use two separate posts and butt them up against each other i.e. you are treating each section as a separate straight run of fencing; 2.) You can bend the mesh into a 90 degree angle at the point of the direction change, and then clip one side of the mesh to the post.
In terms of the two internal runs of mesh, I think that these will need to be treated as two separate runs butted up to the main run of fencing at the back of the bins. You only need to use End Posts if you intend to tension line wire (as the end post comes with a strut, brackets and winders to enable the tensioning of the wire). If your mesh does not require the support of line wire, then you can just use the intermediate posts. These will need to be buried into the ground, and ideally postcreted in.
If any of the above is unclear, please feel free to call me on 01782 820 970.
can the 1200mm posts be used with the chicken 13mm netting rolls? thanks
Thank you for the enquiry.
The posts you have enquired about can be used with chicken wire netting, however this post type would need to be buried into the ground (it is a tubular steel post, and cannot be driven into the ground). The posts are 1800mm long, and so you would need to dig holes around 600mm deep if you are using the post with a 1200mm high fencing. Chicken wire netting can be clipped directly onto the spine of the post using our FP20 single clip tool and green rings. Please note that this post is only available in a green finish.
As an alternative, you could use our metal T-section posts. The T-section posts can be driven into the ground. For 1200mm high fencing we would suggest using the 1750mm T-section post. The chicken wire netting can be wired onto the post using some 1mm thick line wire. If you are using green PVC coated chicken netting then we can supply a green coated tie wire.
If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to call us.
Thank you for the very prompt service.
Thanks for your quick and helpful reply. Have placed the order.