Installed properly, the wire fencing marks personal property, provides security, increases privacy and encloses children, pets or livestock. Maybe it isn’t a thing of beauty, but it isn’t meant to be. It’s meant to be a good, strong utilitarian fence.
Wiring options include welded wire, barbed wire, and woven wire or mesh wire.
The building materials needed for a wire fence are relatively inexpensive and also, you will not need a lot of expensive tools for the job.
Welded wire fence is also known as welded wire mesh fences, welded fences or welded fencing.
This fence is pretty light yet durable, its composition is simply wire welded together to make a fence.The welds are fairly strong.
Building a welded wire fence is a relatively quick and easy way to keep both the dogs and the kids in the yard. Welded wire is generally made of material that will not rust, rot or burn. Welded wire fences are less susceptible to wind damage since wind flows through the fence links.
Tools & Materials:
-Measuring tape; 12-to-18-inch wood stakes; String Line level; –
-Metal T posts Hammer or steel post driver Welded wire Baling wire or metal ties Metal snips
1 – Use a tape measure to determine how tall you want your fence. If the fence will be 4 feet tall, the steel posts will need to be 6 feet tall. The posts will need to be at least 2 feet taller than your fencing.
2 – Hammer a wooden stake at each corner of the proposed fenced area. Once your corners are marked, measure diagonally to make sure that your area is square (if the diagonals are equal then area is square).
3 – Measure the perimeter to determine how much wire fence and how many posts are required to complete the job.
- Welded wire comes in rolls from 25 feet to 100 feet. The smaller rolls are easier to handle, but the larger rolls generally cost less.
- To determine the number of interior posts per side and accurate placement, divide the length of the side by the distance between posts and subtract 1. For example, two corner posts 50 feet apart require four interior posts set at 10 feet apart. Add the number of interior posts to the number of corner posts to determine how many total posts are necessary.
4 – Place your corner T-posts. Remove your wood marking stake. In its place, pound your T-post 2 feet into the ground with a hammer or a steel post driver. Generally, corner posts should be sunk in the ground with concrete to ensure they’re stable. A T-post is likely to bend from the force of the stretched welded wire.
5 – Once all the corner posts are pounded in, tie string line from corner post to corner post to provide a straight guide for the placement of interior posts. By tying it as close to the top of the posts as possible, you can use the string to gauge how high to set your interior posts, ensuring they all rise to approximately the same height.
6 – Measure the distance from the corner to the first post you want to place. Pound the post into the ground. Install according to type. You may combine post types, using wooden posts at corners for strength and T-posts for the interior posts to save money. Plumb the posts and remove the string.
7 – Starting at a corner, attach the end of your roll of welded wire. Use the baling wire or metal ties to tie the wire to the post at the top, the middle and the bottom. Once the roll is attached, carefully unroll and stretch the wire to the next post. Tie the wire to the pole. Continue to the corner. Once you reach the corner, carefully stretch the wire around the corner and continue to the next post. Continue unrolling the wire and attaching to the posts until you are finished.
8 – Cut the fencing with heavy wire cutters or bolt cutters into manageable sections according to the length of the fence and how much you can lift at a time. Galvanized slice-cut staples work well with wooden posts. Tie the fence to metal t-posts or pipe fencing using sections of baling wire. Place a staple or tie at each horizontal wire.