Landscape Gardening Question

How to fix wooden fencing panels to existing concrete posts without grooves?

I will attempt to explain this in as much detail as possible so not to find repeat answers I have found on the internet.

I currently have an old wire fence, I would like to replace this with wooden panels without having to replace the existing concrete posts.

The concrete posts:
- Do not have grooves to slot panels into
- Do not have forward facing holes (e.g. wouldn't be able to attach a panel to the front, drill through the wood and bolt either side)
- Have some holes on the sides of the posts (where the wire links through the concrete post to the next section)
- When I have seen these described online it has more so been boundary markers than fencing posts

I will not have the means to drill in new holes - is there a way to attach new wooden panels to what currently exists? What would I need to look for in a wooden panel to achieve this? What screws/bolts will I need? Could I attach something horizontally somehow - then attach the wooden fencing panels to this instead of the posts?

Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

1 Answer

Best Answer

You could fix timber to the existing concrete posts using the existing wire holes. Then run panels across the front using the timber to fix to.
Or run additional timber across these to form a framework to attach the fence panels to.
You could also run timber rails across the timber on the posts and attach gravel boards and featheredge fencing to the rails.

Answered 18th Jul 2017

DB Handyman

Member since 10 Jul 2010

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