Concrete Post and Panel Fencing
Updated: May 16, 2020
Well it's been one heck of a week at Cutting Hedge HQ. The plan was to complete 36m of concrete post and panel fencing in 5 days...however, rain stopped play on Wednesday, combined with having to removed endless amounts of concrete from the old post holes. Fortunately it hasn't been on every post, but being the original fence I think the building contractor must have poured all his old concrete and cement along the fence line.
Day one was removing the old fence, although the recent storms had done much of the work for us. Then we cleared the line of the fence, levelling and removing rubble and hardcore.
Day two we set it out and worked out our levels, laid our string line; as expected the old fence had a curve to it and since fences (in my opinion) always look better when they're straight, we had to sort that out.
Day three, rain stopped play. We arrived on site and within 10 minutes it was like Passchendaele. So we thought better of carrying the heavy concrete posts through the mud and clay.
Day four was a very good day and we managed to get a further 7 panels sorted.
Our hope for the same level of progress on day five was quickly dashed when we had to removed endless amounts of conrete. Although we did start to tidy the site and still sorted a further panels. Unfortunately the job isn't finished and we're back there on Monday for day six, the remaining 4 panels, sorting the waste and finishing off.. There is a chance we'll be back there on Tuesday as well, but that's the way it goes, sometimes you're up and sometimes you're down, but all the time you're learning. Plus at the moment and in the current climate of people losing their jobs because of CORVID-19, any work is good work.
This is the progress to date, I'll update the Blog once we're all finished.