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Materials required to install chain-link fence

We are often asked “How far apart should I space the posts for a run of chain-link fence” and “what materials do I need for a chain link fence”. The guide below should help you to select the correct quantity of posts and fittings.

If you are erecting a new chain-link fence using our post system you will require:

End Post. Required at the start and finish of your fence. This post includes an upright post, 1 bracing strut and fixing brackets, 1 tension bar, and sufficient winders and additional brackets required to tension the line wire.

Intermediate post. Spaced every 3 metres for garden boundary fences and from 2.5 – 2.7 metres, for heavier security fence.

Two-way intermediate post. Required every 25m. This is an in-line post which stops and restarts the fence. This post includes an upright post, 2 bracing struts and fixing brackets, 2 tension bars, and sufficient winders and additional brackets required to tension the line wire.

Corner post. This stops and restarts the fence through a 90 degree angle. This post includes of an upright post, 2 bracing struts and fixing brackets, 2 tension bars, and sufficient winders and additional brackets required to tension the line wire.

Change of direction. For a 90 degree corner chose the Corner post above. If the angle is not 90 degrees, purchase a corner post and adjust the brackets provided by clamping firmly in a vice and bending to the required angle with strong grips.

Line wire (included with the rolls of chain link)

For 900 mm height fence 2 runs of wire. (For each 25m fence 1 x 50m coil of wire)

For 1200 mm height fence 3 runs of wire. (For each 25m fence 1 x 75m coil of wire)

For 1800 mm height fence 3 runs of wire. (For each 25m fence 1 x 75m coil of wire)

For 2400 mm height fence 4 runs of wire. (For each 12.5m fence 1 x 50m coil of wire)

Tools and clips

You will require a Single clip tool. This tool connects the line wire directly to the spine of the post, using a hog ring clip. This tool will also clip the chain link fence to the line wire.

For large runs of fence you may wish to consider an additional automatic hog-ring plier. This will speed up the job of connecting the fence to the line wire.

How many clips (hog rings)

We recommend 3 rings per meter of line wire plus 3 rings per post. If you have a 25 m length of chain link fence with 3 line-wires and an 6 intermediate posts you will require as follows:

Total 75m line wire x 3 rings per m = 225 rings plus 6 posts x 3 rings = 18 rings Total rings 243

Please see our instructions for erecting the fence Chain Link Instructions

If you require further help our specialists are always available to offer advice, calculate quantities, or quote for the required materials.

Please call 01782 820970 to speak to one of our team.