Spear & Jackson Square Mouth Long Handle Shovel
The first thing to do is work out where you want your corrugated metal feature wall to go and how long it'll be. Once you've worked that out, measure the distance and mark it out on the ground using spray paint.
To make sure your feature wall is straight, lay a string line to mark where your post holes will be. This will ensure that they are straight and level.
Use the post hole pincer shovel or the long handle shovel to dig the holes for your post. To make it easier to keep the posts at the same level, dig the holes to the same depth.
You'll need to get someone to help you with this part of the project. Insert the post into its hole and use the spirit level to make sure it's straight. Pour the quick set concrete into the hole and add water. Stir the mixture with the crowbar and wait for it to set. Repeat this process to sink the other posts.
The base for the corrugated metal fence is called a plinth and it should sit just above the ground. Ask someone to help put the plinth into position. Use the spirit level to make sure it's square, then attach it to the post using the nail gun.
The rails give the frame for your corrugated fence strength and also somewhere to attach the box frames. Measure and mark where you want your rails to go on each post. Make sure they are evenly spaced on the posts and are the correct width for your rails.
Use the circular saw to cut along the lines for the rails. Use a chisel and hammer to chip the timber away from the posts. Repeat this on all of the posts for all of the rails.
Place the rails into the channels that you cut into the post. Use the nail gun to secure them. Repeat this until all the rails are in place.
The box frames need to be attached to the corrugated metal before you can secure it to the rails and posts. Using the pre-cut timber and the nail gun, build as many box frames as you need for your corrugated metal fence.
Corrugated metal sheets have sharp edges, so it's best to wear protective gloves when working with it. Using a cordless drill and the galvanised screws, attach the corrugated metal sheets to the box frames. It's better to use too many screws than not enough when you attach the sheets. Also make sure the corrugated sheeting has an overhang on one side. This is so that when it's attached to the post, the sheeting has a continuous flow.
Your corrugated iron feature wall is now complete.
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.