What You Need to Know About Installing Colorbond Fencing

Over the past few years, we have noticed Colorbond fencing has become increasingly popular in Melbourne. As the popularity of this product increases we are installing more and more Colorbond fences across Melbourne and Victoria. 

The installation of Colorbond fencing is fairly simple, but it is worth the extra work and cost to have this kind of fence installed to keep your yard and property secure. You want to learn how to install Colorbond fencing so that you do not have to worry about having to replace the fence in the future.

If you are not a skilled ‘do it yourself-er’, we recommend calling in the experts to install your Colorbond fence, however, if you are handy on the tools installing a Colorbond fence is not too difficult. 

On the other hand, there are also many different types of fences available. For instance, there are chain link fencing options. There are also fencing panels, slats, and post styles that are available. The style that you choose depends on what your specific needs are, whether you are looking to protect a driveway, an outdoor kitchen, a deck, or other large areas of land.

The installation of any fence will involve cutting into the ground and digging out the base. Once this is done, you will have to prepare the area to be installed. After this is done, the fence should be placed. Depending on how big or small the area that you want to instal, you may need to hire help to put the fence up.

The process of how to install Colorbond fencing is not complicated. Below we have included easy to follow step-by-step guides to install your Colorbond fence at home.

How to Install a Colorbond Fence

How to Install A Colorbond Fence at Home

What you will need: Angle grinder, clamps, cordless drill, earmuffs, gloves, pencil, safety glasses, 2 saw horses, spirit level, shovel, tape measure, tin snips, Colorbond infill panels, fence capping, screws, top and bottom Colorbond fence rails.

How to Install Colorbond Fencing

Level your area: Before you start any fence construction you need to ensure your area is level. Otherwise, your fence will not work. To do this use a spirit level on the surface you intend to fence on. 

Install the lower rail: Before you can set up the Colorbond panels, mount the bottom rail. Place the rail between the first and second post and use the level of spirit to make sure it’s level. Using the cordless drill to screw through the post and through the bottom rail to secure it. 

Insert the first panel: Where you need someone to support you. Often follow and mount one Colorbond panel at a time. Starting at one corner, insert the panel’s bottom near the end post, tip it at an angle and drive it down into the bottom rail. Slide the panel back so the post’s flush. 

Attach the top rail into the panel: Slide the top rail between the first two posts to secure the first panel. Place the corrugations on the Colorbond panel into the top rail, but leave the last corrugation free to protect the next panel. 

Insert the rest of the panels: Follow the previous steps to attach the next panels. First, insert the panel’s lower end, so the first corrugation overlaps with the first panel’s last corrugation. Push the second bottom rail panel. Push the top rail to secure the second panel. Similarly, insert the final screen. 

Stable top track: After installing Colorbond panels in the first fencing area, push down the top rail to protect them. Using a spirit level to ensure top rail is level. Use the cordless drill and screws to secure the top rail by drilling the posts at either end of the panels. 

Install Colorbond panels: Repeat the previous steps to add the bottom rail, infill panels, and top rails.

Cut an infill panel to fit: If you need to fit a custom size panel of Colorbond, calculate the distance between the two posts. Measure twice and mark the gap on the top and bottom of the Colorbond panel. Ensure you use a spirit level to draw a line between them. 

Cut your panels: Use the angle grinder to cut the panel along the line you indicated. Put on the safety glasses, gloves, and earmuffs. 

Measure and cut the upper and lower rails Using the measurements from the infill panel that you cut, measure and mark on the rail at the top and bottom of the fence. Clamp the rail on the sawhorse and use the angle grinder to cut the two rails to the right length. 

Insert the final screen: Slide the lower rail between the two posts. Make sure it’s level and protect it with cordless drills and screws. Insert the last panel on it. Using the top rail to protect it. Test to see if the top rail is straight. Use a cordless drill and a screw to attach it to the posts. 

Fit the caps to the fence posts: To finish the fence, the caps are fitted by pressing them to the posts. For half of the posts, use the tin snips to cut a full cap on either side and snap it in half. Fit the half-caps to the top of the half posts at either end of the fence.

If you don’t think installing a Colorbond fence at home is for you, get in touch with Stella Fencing, we can install your Colorbond fence anywhere in Victoria. Call for a free quote now!