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Chain link fence — simple instructions on how to install with your own hands (95 photos)

When arranging household plots, much attention is paid to the construction of high-quality and reliable fencing. His task should be not only the safety of the owners of a private house, but also aesthetic appeal, the ability to fit into the surrounding landscape.

A popular solution to this problem is the use of inexpensive and at the same time durable mesh netting. And how to properly install it on the site, we will tell you in our article.

This material is a web that consists of wire-type spirals. They are tightly intertwined. Thanks to this technology, individual fragments can be easily connected.

The material is characterized by a wide variety of cell sizes – from 20 to 100 mm. The height of the roll can be from 1 to 2 m in increments of 0.5 m.

Types of grid

Low-carbon steel can be used for the manufacture of this material. Then the mesh for the fence turns out to be plastic. But if stainless steel is used, then the chain link will be rigid.

As for the decoration of the building, then preferably the absence of bright colors, and even more so colors like blue or pink. The colors in which houses are painted in modern cottage towns are simply surprising. There are, of course, lovers of bright colors, but the house should not rush into the eyes because of the color, but should attract more with its architectural solutions.

Chain Link fence

Chain Link fence

Chain Link fence

Watch the video: Installation of the fence mesh netting

The selection should also take into account the size of the cells. After all, the smaller it is, the more reliable the chain link will be as a barrier from small animals. But at the same time it will be heavier and more expensive. Therefore, it is recommended to stop the selection on a 50x50 mm cell.

You can also choose an option according to the type of external coating:

  • Non-galvanized sheet of black wire. It may not be the best option as a fence. After all, its quality is very low – it starts to rust quickly. Therefore, the service life is limited and constant painting is required.
  • Galvanized fence mesh is a higher quality material that will last much longer. It is moisture-resistant, so it does not require regular staining. But its price will be much higher.
  • The plasticized mesh is covered with a special durable polymer coating, the color of which is diverse and can be matched to the design style of other elements of the country interior.

Advantages of the material

There are many positive aspects that speak in favor of the chain link as a material for the arrangement of fencing:

  • high strength, as well as resistance to external influences and mechanical damage;
  • freely transmits light, does not shade the area;
  • withstands increased load;
  • unpretentiousness in care;
  • long service life, especially if you put a fence made of polymer mesh;
  • the possibility of decorative design;
  • low cost and availability of the material;
  • easy to transport and install.

At the same time, it should be taken into account that a chain-link fence will not hide you from prying eyes, will not provide sound insulation, will require periodic painting and rust protection if you install a non-galvanized mesh.

Preparation for the installation of the fence

In order for the fence to be strong and last for a long time, it is necessary to solve a number of organizational issues and prepare for its installation. There is nothing complicated in this, but this stage is very important.

Project Definition

At the initial stage, it is necessary to determine the place of installation of the dacha fence, the surrounding landscape, terrain features, the length of the fence and the possibility of attaching pillars. Additionally, it is necessary to decide which type of fastening and frame will be used. The following options are available to you:

  • Tension construction. It requires the installation of supports, on which the chain link is stretched. The cost of construction is minimal, but the material will sag over time.
  • Tension fence with a broach in the form of a wire. It eliminates sagging.
  • The sectional version is more expensive and reliable, involving the installation of a special corner for the frame.

Design calculation

The consumption of the canvas in linear meters depends, of course, on the size of the plot. Therefore, you need to make measurements clearly. The length of the wire used for stretching is taken as two fence lengths. And if the fence is up to 1.5 m in height, then 2-3 sections should be enough.

The number of pillars depends on the length of the structure, and it is necessary to take into account the step between them of about 2.5 m. When selecting the length of the profile corner, you need to take into account the perimeter of the frame and multiply it by the number of sections.

Installation of tension fencing

Making a good fence with your own hands is quite simple. The main thing is to follow the sequence of actions and pay attention to the little things.

Preparation and markup of the site

It is not necessary to clean the installation site thoroughly. It is enough to clear debris and vegetation directly in the place of the fence.

Then, in the locations of the extreme pipes, it is necessary to drive pegs and pull the string at a height of about 100 mm. If you get a curved line with bends, then in the appropriate places it is necessary to fix the beacons with the fastening of the rope. At the points of installation of intermediate poles, pegs are placed with the same distance between them.

Installation of pillars

To install the pillars with a garden drill, it is necessary to make holes up to 80-120 cm in depth. Their size depends on the characteristics of the soil — for less dense soil, you will need to drill a hole more. The hole must exceed the diameter of the support. A pillow of crushed stone and sand with a thickness of 100 mm is placed on the bottom.

At the next stage of the installation of the fence from the grid, the mounting of the load-bearing supports is carried out. To do this, you need to prepare the pillars:

  • metal supports are cleaned of rust and stains, welding sites are cleaned, the surface is primed and painted;
  • wooden poles should be treated with antiseptic.

Supports should be installed taking into account the possibility of soil swelling in the spring. They are buried 200 mm below the freezing point of the soil. Corner supports are placed first. The support treated with anticorrosive mastic is mounted in a hole and filled with concrete.

To prepare the solution, mix sand and cement in a ratio of 1 to 2, mix, then add 2 parts of crushed stone, and after adding water, mix again. The supports are often first placed at 350-400 mm, and then driven with a sledgehammer to the required depth. According to the level of the base pillars, intermediate ones are fixed in a similar way.

You can also start installing the fence by filling the holes with supports with layers of rubble, soil and rubble stone again. Each layer is carefully compacted.

Fastening of the web

The chain link roll is installed vertically at the first corner support. The end of the web is attached to hooks that were previously welded to the pipe. In the absence of fasteners, the canvas must be firmly screwed in 3-4 places with steel wire.

The lower edge of the material should be 100-150 mm above ground level to prevent the accumulation of debris. To reduce sagging, a reinforcing bar is passed vertically through the first row of cells and welded to the post.

Then the roll is loosened tightly and attached to the next support. To avoid sagging of the material along the perimeter of the fence in its upper and lower parts at a distance of 100-200 mm from the edges, steel wire is passed.

All the ends of the hooks and wires should be carefully bent inside, and put plugs on the poles. You can see the result of the work carried out on the presented photos of the fence from the grid on the site.

Installation of sectional fencing

It is also quite simple to put a fence in sections, although you will need help. The supports are placed in the same way as for the stretch version. However, metal plates 150x50 mm thick over 5 mm will be used for mounting. They are placed at the top and bottom of the column at a distance of 200 mm from the edges.

After installing the supports, it is necessary to measure for the manufacture of the frame. Take the distance between the posts in height and width and subtract up to 200 mm for the width of the corner. Its dimensions are 30x4 or 40x5 mm. The corners are welded in the shape of a rectangle, the surfaces are cleaned and sanded.

The web roll is unwound to the required length. The excess is cut off with a grinder. In the extreme rows on each of the four sides, bars of reinforcement should be threaded without connecting them together. After you lay the canvas on the frame, it is necessary to weld reinforcing bars to it from the inside of the corner.

First, the first side rod is attached, then both horizontal, and finally the second side. When mounting a welded mesh fence, you can first fix the horizontal rods, and then pull and weld the vertical ones.

The section must be lifted and welded to the metal plates on the supports. It is also permissible to drill holes in the plate and secure the section with bolts. The fastening of the following links should be carried out exactly in a row, without distortions and displacements. The fence must be primed and painted.

It is quite simple to equip a chain-link fence, and you will be able to cope with this task on your own. The material is strong and durable, and the assembled fence is easy to decorate, giving it a look appropriate to the surrounding landscape.

Photo of a chain link fence

Chain Link fence

Chain Link fence

Chain Link fence

Chain Link fence

Chain Link fence

Chain Link fence

Chain Link fence