6 Simple Steps To Installing a Wire Mesh Fencing Yourself

When you’re not concerned with privacy and looking for something to keep the snakes or rabbits away, enclosure your pets in or simple build a chicken coop, a wire mesh fence is all you need.

Wire mesh fencing will provide you with the perfect security against annoying wildlife that eat your produce and also prevent any human trespasses from entering your property.


Wire mesh is better because it lasts longer and is sturdy and welded very well compared to other fencing materials.

If you’ve already got your hands on some good wire mesh and you’re ready to install it in, then you’re in the right place because I’m going to run through the 6 simple steps to installing your fence properly.


  1. Determine where you’re going to install the fence. Now walk around the perimeter placing your stakes in the ground every 3 meters and each time you turn a corner, if this is relevant. Double check all the stakes are even and aligned.
  1. Remove one of the terminal stakes (ones that are located on the corners or against the house) and dig a 25cm wide hole that is about 1/3 of the length of your stake. Repeat this action for the remaining terminal stakes
  1. Remove the remaining stakes in the ground and dip a 20cm hole that is 1/3 of the length of your traditional fence posts.
  1. Fill your wheelbarrow with a cement mixture, which is made up of 4 parts gravel, 2 parts sand and 1-part cement. Combine water with the cement and attach the appropriate post to each hole. Pour the cement mixture to fill up the postholes till it reaches ground level.
  1. Wait a day for the posts to set. Find your tension bands and put one on each terminal post, sliding it down 25cm. Measure 5 cm up from the bands and attach a brace band. Top each terminal post off with a cap and then top every other post with a loop cap.
  1. Thread your top rail through each loop cap. Use a carriage bolt to attach it in place. Each time you turn a corner, begin with a new top rail
  1. Unroll the wire mesh and using a carriage bolt again, attach it to your tension bands at the far left corner. Unroll as you walk long your posts. Use wire ties to attach it to the top rail at around 60cm intervals. Use an additional carriage bolt to attach it to each tension band as you past each terminal post.
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