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Panel Fences on Slopes: Correct and Incorrect Installation

Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, the ecommerce of Rete Plastic. Today we want to talk about the installation of rigid panel fences on a sloping wall, a topic that may seem complex but, with the right guidance, becomes much more manageable. We have already covered the installation of fences on slopes in another video, but this one will focus on common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Common Mistakes in Installing Rigid Panels on Slopes

Look at this photo I took during one of my daily rounds. The fence, made of galvanized grating panels, was not installed by us and shows an evident error. The wall has a continuous slope and those who installed the panels maintained a two-meter distance between posts, starting very high at the beginning. This created significant unevenness, with gaps under the panels that can allow animals, children, and others to pass through.

In another photo of the same job, the created unevenness is clearly visible: about 6-7 cm on the right side and a good 15 cm on the other side. This is a serious error because it leaves spaces under the fence that shouldn't be there.

Correct Installation of Panels on Slopes

Now let's see an example of the correct installation of the same material in a similar situation. In this case, those who installed the panels reduced the installation distance, cutting the two-meter panels to approximately 50 cm. Starting from the lowest point, they kept the panel as low as possible, reducing the height under the fence to an acceptable level of 6-7 cm.

This type of installation involves more work, more time, and more accessories, therefore a higher cost compared to traditional installation. Cutting the panels and reproducing modules also requires the use of fix-ties to replicate the fixing angle, further increasing the cost and work time.

In this specific case, the wall had irregular slopes. Those who installed the panels decided to create a variable installation distance: where the wall was flat, they maintained the two-meter panels, with a slight slope they cut them to 1.50 meters, with a higher slope to 1.30 meters, and with an extreme slope to 50 cm. This approach allowed for a correct and uniform installation.

Alternative Installation: Inclining the Panels

Another alternative is the inclined installation of the panels. In this case, it is not necessary to cut the panels, maintaining the two-meter distance between posts even on a slope. However, this requires adapting the first post attached to the straight part of the wall, cutting and welding the panel, which involves more work and time.

This installation might not be aesthetic, but it is a valid alternative when you want to avoid cutting the panels.


I hope these images and explanations have clarified the difference between a well-done installation and a poorly done one. For more information and to see jobs we have done, visit our websites and, where you will also find rigid panels for sale online. Thanks for your attention and see you in the next video!

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