How much do you overlap feather edge boards?
Overlap Consistently For boards less than 150mm wide an overlap of 40mm is ideal, but for boards wider than 150mm, 50mm overlap is recommended.
What size do feather edge boards come in?
Each featheredge board is sawn from 22mm planks to provide a taper across their width typically from 14mm at the thicker edge down to about 5mm. The boards are usually 125mm or 150mm wide and pressure treated with green Tanalith E preservative.
How many feather edge boards do I need per metre?
As a guide Fencing Essentials recommend the following, when deciding how many boards are needed: Allow 12 boards per metre when using 100mm boards. Allow 10 boards per metre when using 125mm boards. Allow 8 boards per metre when using 150mm boards.
What is the best feather edge cladding?
Popular Feather Edge Cladding One of our more popular species for feather edge cladding is British Larch. Larch is a very versatile species of wood and is exceptionally durable for external use. This character grade timber does contain knots and is a pale orange colour.
How far apart should feather edge posts be?
With featheredge fencing, there are 3 generic distances between posts, 1.8M, 2.7M and 3.0M.
Is it better to nail or screw fence boards?
Nails are faster than screws to install, meaning less labor for you or your builder (which may translate into lower installation cost). However, nails are more likely than screws to grow loose over time. Screws, on the other hand, secure the fence better than nails.
Is feather edge cheaper than panels?
By far one of the most affordable options is opt for a panel fence, however most of our customers do opt for feather edge instead, it’s a little more expensive than most panel fences, however is often more durable.
How far apart should fence posts be for feather edge?
Closeboard fencing is a simple construction of posts, rails, gravel boards and featheredge boards. Posts should be a minimum of 100x100mm section and concreted into the ground at a depth of approximately 600mm (for an 1800mm or 6′ fence). The distance between the post centres should ideally not exceed 3m (10ft).
Can you screw feather edge boards?
The choice is yours. The rails can be screwed into the posts through the sides and supporting brackets can be used to give extra strength. 3 inch number 8 screws are usually needed for this, all timber should be treated. The first feather edge board can then be fixed on the outside of your fence.
Where do you nail feather edge boards?
Feather-edge profiles are generally cut from green (wet) timber and will, as a result, shrink by up to 15mm as the board dries. We recommend that each board is fixed once with a nail located 10mm above the upper edge of the previous board.
Should you nail or screw feather edge boards?