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How far apart do the posts need to be?

May 24, 2016 Comments Off on How far apart do the posts need to be? Categories:
  • Our system allows for a broad range of post spacing.  This allows our customers to match any other existing fencing, like traditional timber post and rail that might be at an entrance to the property.  This range of post spacing allows for equal spacing on various runs, without need of smaller adjustment sections to make up the length of runs.

    However for aesthetic reasons we recommend customers space their interim posts between 2 and 5 metres.

    If post spaces are closer than 2 metres the fence starts to look quite cluttered.

    If post spaces are greater than 5 metres than the fence starts to look quite unnatural, and the lower rail will highlight undulations in the surface.  If the property has undulating surface consider shorter post spacing.

    When fencing round yards post spacing needs to be closer to the 2 metre end to avoid the round yard looking like a hexagon.

    My personal preference for aesthetics is around 3 to 3.5 metres.  At this spacing the fence still captures that traditional timber post and rail look.  However many customers prefer a larger spacing around 4 metres as this reduces the number of posts (and therefore cost and work) and also may improve safety.  The less posts there are than the less posts are there for your horses to run into.

    For further information see our video on Horse Fence Posts.