continuous fence installation procedure

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Poly-Tek Screenwall Installation Guide

The below information and details are provided merely as a guide for intended applications.

Contact “Dial Before you Dig” on 1100 to locate Telstra and electrical cables.

Locate boundary pegs and run string line to ensure fence is straight and in right position

Post Holes

Commence digging holes at 2460 centers. Smaller post centers will be required when nearing the end or approaching a corner. Holes should be 250 – 300 in diameter. Depth of hole should be 900mm in high wind areas.

Support Plates

Once posts are set, screw support plate on each side of the post at the desired starting height for the bottom panel. Support plates are not required if the fence is sitting on a retaining wall or on the ground. They are designed to help in installation not support the entire fence.

Fixing Brackets

Screw 4 fixing brackets to the rear of the post to prevent the panels from falling backwards using self tapping screws. Position the plates, one at the bottom, one on each join and one at the top

Insert Panels

Starting from the first post, insert bottom panel onto support bracket, (if fitted), and against rear fixing plate. Screw the bottom front fixing plate onto post to hold panel in place. Put in next bottom panel then screw on front fixing plate across first and second panels. Front plates should align with rear fixing plates. Continue installing all bottom panels until the you get to the last post and final front fixing plate is in place. All bottom panels should now be in place. Starting from first post now install second and third panels using the same system until all panels are erected.

Adjust fixing plate angles

Fixing plates can be bent into shape to accommodate different angles in the fence. To do this screw plate in desired position then lightly tap plate into position using a mallet or hammer.

Glueing

Apply glue to rear section of pier cover in a zig zag pattern. Bead of glue is approximately 5mm x 5mm. Fit cover over fixing plates up against the panels. Ensure the pier covers sit above the panels to the same height as the panel covers. Pier covers may need to be held in place while the glue goes off. Fitting the covers then removing to leave glue on both surfaces and refitting after 5 minutes will help in this process.

Panel Covers

Install panel covers to tops of panels. Run a 5mm x 5mm bead of glue across the top of the panel. Place panel cover in place pushing down firmly to spread the glue. Check that pier covers and panel caps are sitting at the same height. Repeat until all covers are installed then install pier caps using adhesive glue.

Apply Sealant

Apply recommended sealant to all joins of fence panels, pier covers, panel covers and pier caps. Take your time to apply a nice even bead in all joints. Don’t hurry. Do not get any sealant on any other areas. A good sealing job adds to the final aesthetics of the fence.

Corners

When a 90° corner is required simply screw a F100200N to the 50mm face of the post and insert the panels in the new direction. This “C” channel also forms part of clamp for the panel running from the other direction. When a 45° corner is required please screw the supplied 45° fixing plates as per standard fixing plates.

Adhesives

Poly-Tek advise that non solvent based adhesives and sealants suitable for EPS should be used. We recommend SUPABOARD adhesives and the sealants. When applying glues and sealants care should be taken to apply the recommended amounts to ensure a nice neat finish. Excess sealant on panels will be visible through the paint. Wipe any excess off to avoid. Sand can be applied to excess sealant while the sealant is wet helping to blending it into the rest of the fence.

Painting Procedure

Poly-Tek Products, once installed, can be painted straight over with any type of outdoor acrylic paint. Two coats will be required. The first coat is to be thinned out using a paint thinner or water. This is to allow the paint to get right into the texture. Apply the paint evenly over the fence. Do not cut joins in first as this will result in to many coats of paint on the joins and leave an un even look. Cut in and roll at the same time. Once the paint is dry apply a second coat of full strength out door paint.

Extras

Lights and intercoms canbe intergarated into the fence by running the wiring though the panel or pier covers at the time of installation. The lights and intercom can be fitted at a later point in time.
A letterbox insert can be put into the fence by inserting it in the top of the 900 panel or in the second of the 600 panels. Cut a neat opening and add letterbox then seal around joint. A 200 -250 deep rear opening insert is best.