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Overview

Lattice is great for growing creeping plants or to use for blocking off an area of your garden. We show you how to measure and install lattice for a fence.

Steps

1Measure between your posts

In this example, we already have posts in place. You need to measure between the posts to make sure the lattice will fit in between. Measure the lattice and then cut the lattice surround to fit. Transfer measuring marks onto the surround timber. You need to cut 2 widths and 2 lengths.
Person using measuring tape around a piece of timber that's stuck into the ground.

2Cut pieces for your lattice frame

When we cut, we'll cut a 45-degree mitre so it gives a nice join and you don't see any end ground. Square one end and cut a mitre on it. Measure from there along the short edge and cut your next mitre. Do this for the tops and bottoms and this gives you the pieces you need for your frame.

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3Attach the surround to the lattice and screw it together

Put the surround onto the lattice by placing lattice into the groove on the surround. Pre-drill the corners and screw them together. Repeat this all the way around.
Person putting lattice fence together.

4Attach lattice frame to the posts

Place the lattice frame in between the posts. Pre-drill some holes in the surround and the posts and screw it in place.
Perso drilling lattice fence to timber post.

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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.