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Fencing & Gates


CAN DO WILL DO HANDYMAN are happy to sort out all your fencing & gate needs from installation ,repair to upgrade.
There are many problems that your fencing will suffer as it gets older so lets have a look at a few & how to repair them.

Fence panel
These will rot over the years if they are not maintained but they are easy to replace & if you have concrete posts all the better. Its just a matter of sliding the old panel up & out then sliding the new panel in. (please be careful, they can weigh quite a bit especially when wet.)
If your posts are made of wood the panels will be nailed or screwed & sometimes brackets are fitted.
Don’t worry if your not sure or need help just contact us.

If your posts are concrete there should be no movement from them however if there is they might need reconcreting at their base which should be sorted sooner rather than later.
Wooden posts are installed by concreting in or a post spike which is fitted to the bottom of the post then driven into the ground. Over time wood will rot if not maintained which make the whole fence unstable & the best solution for this is to replace the posts.
Panel sizing
As the length of every border is different there is nearly always a part of a panel required to complete the job. You will require tools to cut the panel but you must ensure that the end of the panel is fully supported once its cut to ensure it does not fall apart.
Again if you need help were only a phone call away & will be happy to hear from you.
Panel repair
This can be worth while if you have a lot of panels, the thing that goes first on a panel is the top timber due to rot but straight forward to replace as its nailed on ( you need to be handy with a saw & hammer.)
I would sagest that a few panels are purchased & used as parts, best practise is to use preservatives on the fence on completion

They have a habit of tilting which is due to the post not been able to support them or the gate it self which needs bracing.
If your problem is that the latch is not holding sometimes it just needs adjusting as timber has moved over time.
Please remember CAN DO WILL DO HANDYMAN is always happy to help with any of your household maintenance problems, feel free to call for a honest reliable service.