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Pressure Treated Square Posts 
All our sawn timber, square ended posts are pressure treated at our approved treatment plants. Pressure treatment extends the life of the post to prevent insect attack and premature fungal decay. We can supply the posts in a natural green finish or with a darker brown colour. Our 100x100mm posts are ideal for use with all our fence panels and the feather edge boards. The 75x75mm posts are more lightweight post for use with smaller fences and areas that are not so windy.

Pressure Treated Pointed Posts
Pressure treated posts to prolong the lifespan of the timber. The posts have a 4 way point to allow for driving into soil.

Norfolk sheds

CLICK HERE to see the technical specification
To see the floor plan for the 6x4 Norfolk CLICK HERE
To see the floor plan for the 7x5 Norfolk CLICK HERE
To see the floor plan for the 8x6 Norfolk CLICK HERE
To see the floor plan for the 10x6 Norfolk CLICK HERE
To see the floor plan for the 10x8 Norfolk CLICK HERE

Suffolk sheds

CLICK HERE to see the technical specification 
To see the floor plan for the 6x4 Suffolk CLICK HERE

Economy Fence Panel
All our waney lap panels are made from pressure treated timber. Each batten is made from 16x38mm timber - 5 on the front and 5 on the back of each panel. The top and bottom batten on one side are made from a stronger 22x50mm batten. Every panel has a bevelled weather cap on the top - ex 20x50mm - finishing at 16x44mm. The waney boards vary in width and so each panel may have more or less boards than its neighbour - although we use on average 18 boards for a 6' fence. The battens are held together by weather protected ring shank nails for extra strength.

Reclaimed Creosoted Railway Sleepers
Wooden sleepers that have been taken out of the existing railway infrastructure do need to be handled with care. There are European regulations in place that require we tell you the rules regarding reclaimed railway sleepers. It is important to remember that you need to wear gloves when you are handling them and goggles and a face mask if cutting them. There are also restriction in place as to where the sleepers can be used. Do not let the strong words in the regulation unduly worry you though. There are thousands of gardens around the UK with reclaimed railway sleepers in place - just keep yourself safe.

ALL RECLAIMED SOFTWOOD SLEEPERS ARE TREATED WITH CREOSOTE AND THEREFORE MUST BE HANDLED WITH SUITABLE PROTECTIVE GLOVES

Regulations
In 2003 the UK Government transposed European Directive (2001/90/EC) into UK legislation Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 1511 covering the control of the marketing and use of creosote. As an organisation we have a duty of care and a responsibility to inform you, the client, of the restriction this directive imposes on the use of second-hand/reclaimed creosoted railway sleepers. This has been implemented so as to ensure a high level of protection of the health and safety of all recipients of creosote and creosoted products including railway sleepers.
Sleepers treated with creosote may NOT be used for the following:-

- inside buildings, whatever their purpose
- in toys
- in playgrounds
- in parks, gardens, and outdoor recreational leisure facilities where there is a risk of frequent skin contact*
- in the manufacture of garden furniture such as picnic tables,
- for the manufacture and use and any re-treatment of: containers intended for growing purposes, packaging that may come into contact with raw materials, intermediate or finished products destined for human and/or animal consumption.
- other materials which may contaminate the products mentioned above

*As advised by the DTI frequent skin contact is avoided when handling sleepers by wearing protective gloves.
Further clarification of this directive can be found by accessing the European Union Library website (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm) and searching for 2001/90/EC

All our close boarded, feather edge panels are made from pressure treated timber. Each batten is made from 32x50mm timber - 2 vertical battens and either 2, 3 or 4 horizontal battens, depending on the panel height. The battens are screwed together using weather protected screws. This makes for a very strong panel frame. Every panel has a bevelled weather cap on the top - ex 22x50mm. The feather edge boards are 125mm wide and are overlapped by 25mm - we use 18 boards per 6' wide panel. Every board is nailed to each batten - 76 nails for a 6' x 6' panel. The boards are nailed with weather protected ring shank nails for extra strength.

All our decorative panels are made from pressure treated timber. The frame work is made from 45mm planed timber - rebated to allow the boards to slot in. The frame is mortised and tenoned at the joints and then stapled together using weather protected extra long staples. This makes for a very strong panel frame. Where panels have curved, the curved piece of timber is made from laminated timber, held together by industrial grade outdoor glue. The boards are 100mm wide. Every board is screwed to each batten.

All our picket panels are made from pressure treated timber. The back rails are made from sawn 22x100mm timber - 1800mm long. The picket pales are 22x75mm sawn timber in either round, or pointed top. Every board is nailed 4 times to each back rail with 38mm long ring shank nails. Every panel is supplied with one loose picket pale for you to nail on to cover the join between panels.

All our picket pales are pressure treated to prolong the life of the timber and prevent insect attack and fungal decay. 

Closeboard Gate Set
2 no Galvanised 450mm Medium weight T Hinges 
1 no Galvanised 150mm Medium Ring Latch
1 no Galvanised 150mm Lockable Padbolt
All screws, nuts, bolts and washers included
Straight Bands
2 no Galvanised 500mm Straight Bands
2 no back plates with hooks to hang the bands
All screws, nuts, bolts and washers included
Adjustable Straight Bands
2 no Galvanised 500mm Adjustable Straight Bands
2 no back plates with hooks to hang the bands
All screws, nuts, bolts and washers included

If your existing fencing posts have broken in the wind, simply bolt this strong concrete spur to the broken post for a quick and easy repair.  

Each board is cut from a 22mm thick and 125mm wide square board. The saw blade is angled to cut across the 125mm face to produce a sloped board - approx 13mm on one edge tapering down to approx 8mm on the other edge. Each board should overlap its neighbour by at least 25mm or 1 inch. This will help ensure there are no gaps when the timber shrinks and expands with the British weather. When you nail the boards in place, nail as close to the thicker edge as possible WITHOUT hitting the board underneath. This will allow the board to expand and shrink without splitting the boards. Make sure you use galvanised round wire nails - 50mm is the perfect size. If you do not use galvanised nails, you will find dirty rust streaks running down your new fence the first time it rains - and the nails will eventually rust away and the boards will come loose

FOR DETAILS ON THE ENVIRONMENT & MANUFACTURING PROCESS CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to see the assembly instructions for the table
CLICK HERE to see the assembly instructions for the seat backs

CLICK HERE to see all the different door and window configurations.

To see the Product Technical Information, Installation Instructions and Warranty Details CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to read the full details
CLICK HERE to read about the Shed and Fence Wood Treatment

CLICK HERE to for full information

Installation Advice

We recommend using either pressure treated timber posts or slotted concrete posts with our fence panels. The size of the post is always your choice but we recommend the following: 
- If you are digging the post into the ground then allow at least 600mm or 2' extra to go into the ground. 
- If using timber posts, we always suggest that you use a 100mm x 100mm post for our panels. 75mm x 75mm posts are suitable for most applications, but don't forget how windy it can get. 
- If you are using our metal post supports just fit the post support, install the post and either using our panel clips (available in our fence fixings section) or a nailed on batten - attach the panel 
We can also offer timber posts that have been machined with a slot on either side - if you choose these H posts just slot the panels in between the posts.
 
All our panels are made to fit snugly into our slotted concrete posts. Allow an extra 600mm again to go into the ground and simply slot the panel in the gap.

We recommend using 75x75mm posts with these sturdy panels. Each panel is supplied with one extra picket pale to cover the join between the panels. Make sure you allow an extra 600mm length for the posts to go into the ground, or use one of our metal post supports. The posts will last longer if you install a post cap onto of each post.

- Dig the hole to the required size.
- Half fill the hole with water and place the post in the hole.
- Add the post mix cement uniformly around the post until it is above the level of the water. Add additional water if dry powder is showing.
- Adjust the position of the post and support it for approx 10 mins until the set occurs.

Each board should overlap its neighbour by at least 25mm or 1 inch. This will help ensure there are no gaps when the timber shrinks and expands with the British weather. When you nail the boards in place, nail as close to the thicker edge as possible WITHOUT hitting the board underneath. This will allow the board to expand and shrink without splitting the boards. Make sure you use galvanised round wire nails - 50mm is the perfect size. If you do not use galvanised nails, you will find dirty rust streaks running down your new fence the first time it rains - and the nails will eventually rust away and the boards will come loose. If you overlap the boards by 25mm you will ensure that each board will create 100mm or 4 inches of fence. You will need 10 boards per metre of fence or 3 boards per foot of fence.

Always use galvanised nails when attaching your picket pales to a sturdy rail. We use a 22x100x1800mm rail when making panels. A 75x75mm or 3x3inch post should be big enough for these picket pales. Use two 40mm nails per pale per rail. Nail in a diagonal line approx 15mm from the edge of the pale. This will keep the pale in place and prevent it wobbling.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DETAILED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PICTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS

CLICK HERE to see the assembly instructions for the table WITHOUT seat backs

CLICK HERE to see the assembly instructions for the table WITH seat backs

PLEASE NOTE
The instructions are different for the assembly of the table and seats - if you have bought the seat backs.
If you have purchased the table WITH seat backs and you assemble the whole structure in the incorrect order, you will have to dismantle a large section in order to install the seat backs.

CLICK HERE to see the assembly instructions for the Relaxer Chairs

CLICK HERE to see the assembly instructions for the Picnic Tables

CLICK HERE to see the assembly instructions for the 2 SEATER BENCH
CLICK HERE to see the assembly instructions for the 3 SEATER BENCH

CLICK HERE for installation instructions

CLICK HERE for installation instructions

CLICK HERE to see the suggested requirements for our garden buildings' bases

CLICK HERE for the STANDARD APEX SHEDS assembly guide
CLICK HERE for the STANDARD PENT SHEDS assembly guide
CLICK HERE for the STORAGE UNITS assembly guide
CLICK HERE for the CORNER & POTTING SHEDS assembly guide
CLICK HERE for the KENNELS ETC assembly guide
CLICK HERE for the MAJOR HEAVY DUTY SHEDS assembly guide
CLICK HERE for the PLAYHOUSES assembly guide
CLICK HERE for the LOG CABINS assembly guide

Measurements

These are guideline measurements only

 

MillimetresInches
19mm3/4"
25mm1"
32mm1 1/4"
38mm1 1/2"
50mm2"
65mm2 1/2"
75mm3"
100mm4"
125mm5"
150mm6"
175mm7"
200mm8"
250mm10"
300mm12"
450mm18"
600mm24"
750mm30"
900mm36"

 

These are guideline measurements only

 

MetresFeet
0.3m1'
0.6m2'
0.75m2' 6"
0.9m3'
1.0m3' 3"
1.05m3' 6"
1.2m4'
1.4m4' 6"
1.5m5'
1.65m5' 6"
1.8m71"
1.83m6'
2.0m6' 6"
2.1m7'
2.4m8'
2.7m9'
3.0m10'
3.3m11'
3.66m12'
3.96m13'
4.27m14'
4.57m15'
4.8m16'
6.0m20'
9.15m30'
12.5m41'
25m82'
50m164'


To convert feet and inches to metres multiply the number of inches by 25.4 to give you the result in millimetres - i.e. 6 feet = 72 inches x 25.4 = 1829mm

To convert feet to metres multiply the number of feet by 0.3048 to give you the result in metres - i.e. 6 feet x 0.3048 = 1.829m

To convert metres to feet multiply the number of metres by 3.2808 to give you the result in feet - i.e. 1.829m x 3.2808 = 6 feet

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