How to make fence from chain-link with own hands

How to make fence from chain-link with own hands

Homestead protections can be made of large amount of construction materials. However the most attractive is Rabitz netting which characteristics allow to create the hands functional, strong fences. What material and as to work with it is, we will talk below.

The protection of the territory of personal plot is obligatory stage of improvement of the territory. Quickly and cheap the metallized grid will help to cope with this task. Against the background of similar construction materials, such as professional flooring, for example, the chain-link looks less presentably, however because of the reasonable price and enough high utilization properties are quite popular. Production of fence from grid takes not enough time and it is possible to establish it with own hand without involvement of expensive team of workers. Most often the chain-link is used for separation of the economic territory from inhabited, for protection of the open-air cage or the shelter for poultry or animals. 

Primary characteristics of chain-link

  • The low cost of raw materials thanks to what there is opportunity to save money.
  • Small weight therefore to fill in fundamental basis under fence or it is not necessary to put framework.
  • High strength qualities and resistance to influence of external factors, such as the increased humidity, temperature differences, fire, ultra-violet influence and damages.
  • Free passing through cells of material of sunshine and air therefore the protection is not capable to create the darkened sites for plants.
  • Ease in leaving and operation.
  • Ability to maintain heavy loads.
  • The huge range of the mesh material differing with production raw materials, the sizes of cells.
  • Fast process of mounting. Installation takes no more day.

At all the indisputable merits the chain-link possesses also several shortcomings of look: modest appearance, the total transparency and need for coloring.

Specific range of grid

Choosing suitable chain-link for construction of protection, it is worth paying attention to several factors at once.

  • Production material: from low-carbon steel (more plastic material) and from stainless steel (more rigid).
  • Covering for external layer: • neozinced – thickness from 1.2 to 5 mm, cell of 50 - 100 mm. Material rusts and demands coloring; • zinced – thickness from 1.6 to 5 mm, with cell of 50 - 100 mm. Long serves, there is no need for protection; • plasticized – from metal with covering from polymer. Thickness is from 2.5 to 2.8 mm, cell of 25 - 50 mm. Has more presentable appearance if the covering is qualitative, then operation term quite long.
  • The cellular size of grid which is the most relevant – 50 by 50 mm. 

Having studied all characteristics and having made right choice, it is necessary to pass to works on construction of fence.

Stages of construction of mesh fence

At the initial stage the drawing of future protection is created. This graphic representation containing data in look:

  • the locations of the fence chosen taking into account placement of access gate, plantings, capital buildings, etc.;
  • the relief features of the site displaying roughnesses, biases;
  • protection lengths;
  • places where rod posts and props will be located.

Types of mesh fences

In fence designing process everyone has to choose framework which will be established for fastening of grid. Ways of fixing of material there are three:

  • In stretch. It is easy to mount fence, cost is small. To construct such protection, it is necessary to put support and to pull chain-link. Minus of such design is that eventually grid material will sag.
  • Tension with broaches. Broach is the wire which acts as support for maintenance of grid.
  • The most expensive as each section is made of corners. Such design the most reliable and practical.

The next stage is calculation and the choice of necessary raw materials. By timely preparation of necessary construction stock the process of installation of protection will take 1-2 days. Materials which need to be bought beforehand:

  • the wire - stretch (if that is required – is necessary for maintenance of grid and protection against sagging). It is better to choose two-millimetric galvanized raw materials. Alternative armature with the increased strength qualities provolokevystupat;
  • columns support;
  • corner profile (for protection from sections). Are necessary for forming of separate flights;
  • wire for fixing of screen cloths;
  • cement and sandy material for concreting of support;
  • solutions for protecting cover of wood and metal elements;
  • tools in the form of tape measure, shovels, drill, rope.

Types of support for mesh protection

Metal support: in the form of column with the section of round or square shape. At installation of iron support there is no need to perform additional preparatory work except primer and painting. Support from wood. It is the simplest option, however this material is subject to influence of atmospheric conditions and microorganisms. The most dense grades of wood, such as oak or elm, cost much, and cheaper in the form of pine or birch are short-lived. If to carry out high-quality timely processing, such support will serve about 25 years. Brick support. Differ in the durability and durability, however the cost of such designs is very high. Concrete column. It is built independently, or it is possible to buy already ready. Asbestos-cement pipe. Strong, inexpensive, decay-resistant support. However it is necessary to pull grid with use of collars or special clips. In addition it hollow therefore it will be necessary to close top stubs.

Rated works

The number of necessary running meters of mesh material depends on the size of the site which is fenced. Rolled mesh material on sale has length of 10 meters. It is possible to calculate wire length, having leveled to two lengths of protection. As for columns, in attention the site perimeter undertakes. The main thing when calculating to consider distance between the next support which makes 2.5 m. 

Installation of mesh protection

  • The soil surface is prepared, that is scavenged, the disturbing plants. 
  • Installation of support begins. Depending on the chosen type at first it is necessary to make processing (for wood support - antiseptics, for metal – cleaning of rust) and covering anticorrosive inhibitor. Basic columns are established on depth up to 100 cm as though the grid in itself quite heavy and can pull and incline protection. It is possible to mount columns in two ways. In the first case of support are hammered or twisted on depth. The main lack of way is to sustain quite difficult correctly level. The second option consists in drilling or digging in of support with further concrete filling. Order of installation of basic constructions: • the first angle bearings which are reasonable for strengthening struts as the maximum load is the share of them are put; • further support on places of break are put (turns); • then between already available columns pull rope by means of which mount support where will gate and gate are placed; • in end there is installation of ordinary columns at identical distance.
  • The next stage – tension of guide of wire. This wire provides strong tension between support of mesh cloth. Fixture can be in the form of brackets, collars, hooks with thread, turnbuckle. 
  • We start fastening of the grid. At first the twisted roll of chain-link needs to be established near one of angular columns in vertical position. It is good if the bent mesh edges are directed up to lower possibility of getting injured about sharp elements.

If the neozinced cloth stretches, then it rises over ground level on height of 10 - 15 cm. On support the cloth gains a foothold in several places. Further gradually unwinding roll, the chain-link stretches and is at the same time mounted to crossing point in the form of wire or armature above. When the first roll comes to an end, it is possible to fix cloth to the crossing point located below, having untangled the formed spirals. Now it is necessary to fasten following to the first roll. If mounting of fence is carried out in couple, then it is possible to connect rolls on weight. In case works take place independently, then it is better to connect edges on the earth. When all material is fixed and tense, it is possible to fix grid on average crossing point.

Protection from chain-link sections

If the decision on construction of section protection has been made, then it is more difficult to carry out the device of such design. At first the framework which width will be less interbasic distance on 15-20 cm gathers. Section height less than width of grid is at 20 cm. Steel corners need to be cut off by the sizes and to weld in the form of rectangle. Further from roll the mesh piece in 2 - 2.5 meters separates, and at the edges armature is passed throughout cells. Now such grid gives all the best on the welded framework, and the top armature is welded on inside. Then the grid stretches and bottom reinforcement, and then and side parts is welded. After section it is welded vertically on plates from metal.

Decorative accessory of protection

As exterior of mesh protection does not differ in the respectability, it can be decorated with decorative elements. Openwork patterns, decorative greening compositions can act as those. For this purpose along fence climbers land. If to wait for green hedge of time is not present, then it is possible to decorate fence with flowers, made of wire. Such fence will become not only means of protection, but also decoration of any country site

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team