Before you can put the Colorbond panels in place, you will need to install the bottom rail. Insert the rail between the first and second post and use the spirit level to make sure it's level. Once its level, use the cordless drill to screw through the post and into the bottom rail to secure it.
Follow the same procedure to insert the next panel. Insert the lower end of the panel first, so that its first corrugation overlaps with the last corrugation on the first panel. Push the second panel into the bottom rail. Push the top rail down to secure the second panel. Insert the final panel, the same way.
After installing of the Colorbond panels in the first section of fencing, push the top rail down to secure them. Use the spirit level to make sure the top rail is level. Once level, use the cordless drill and screws to secure the top rail by drilling through the posts at either end of the panels.
Repeat the previous steps to install the bottom rail, the infill panels and the top rail until you have completed the large sections of the Colorbond fence.
If you need to cut a Colorbond panel to fit, measure the distance between the two posts. Mark this distance at the top and bottom of the Colorbond panel and use the spirit level to draw a straight line between them.
Put on the safety glasses, gloves and ear muffs and use the angle grinder to cut the panel along the line you marked.
Using the measurements from the infill panel that you cut, measure and mark them onto a rail for the top and bottom of the fence. Clamp the rail onto the saw horse and use the angle grinder to cut the two rails to the right length.
Slide the bottom rail between the two posts. Make sure it's level and secure it with the cordless drill and screws. Insert the last panel. Secure it using the top rail. Check that the top rail is level. Use the cordless drill and screws to secure it to the posts.
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.