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A Bunnings team member constructing a garden archway

Overview

A garden arch is a great way to separate sections in your garden and create a feature to train plants on. Whether it's for roses or climbers, make sure you choose the right arch for the plants you want to train. We'll show you how to connect the garden arch together and secure it properly into place.

Steps

1Measure up where your archway will go

Make sure you have room for where your archway will go. Use a tape measure to mark out the space – you may have to clear some plants or debris to make room.
A Bunnings team member measuring the width of a pathway

2Connect the top arch

Always follow the instructions supplied with your archway. Start by connecting the top arch pieces together with nuts and bolts, which can be tightened with spanners or a shifter.

A Bunnings team member joining the top arch of a garden archway

3Connect the side panels to the top arch

Now you're ready to connect the side panels to the top arch to create your arch framework. Use a few nuts and bolts, and tighten with spanners or a shifter. It's important to make sure it's tight and secure or your archway will be unstable.
A Bunnings team member adding vertical supports to a garden archway

4Peg the arch into place

Put the arch into the place where you want it to stand. Then peg it into the ground at each corner of the base to secure it in place. 

A Bunnings team member hammering a garden archway into the ground

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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.