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Overview

Temporary fencing is an effective way to keep an area like a building site secure for a short period of time. Its design means it can be assembled on almost any surface and it is easy to take apart and store once your job is over. Here's everything you need to know to safely erect your fence.

Steps

1Install a fence panel

Set one of the concrete blocks in position. Place one leg of a fence panel into one of the holes in the concrete block. Position the panel along the line you want the fence to travel. Then position a second concrete block for the other end of the panel.
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2Use brackets to connect the fence panels together

Connect the fence panels using a bracket up the top of the vertical struts. The bracket is locked into place using a nut and bolt. Tighten the nut firmly using a spanner or a torque wrench. To make everything as safe as possible, keep the nut and thread side facing inwards.
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3Install safety struts

Safety struts anchor your fence in place and keep it from toppling over. Once your fence is up, connect the struts to the back of each panel using brackets. Connect one bracket down near the bottom of the vertical strut, and the other somewhere near the middle. To increase the stability, weigh the safety strut down with concrete blocks.
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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.