Sign in to your account Sign up
Change language
Expertise and innovation for fences since 1973

The first-class ecommerce for fences, posts and gates
Buy online with just a few clicks and receive the order where you want

In our online store you'll find everything you need for fencing and the garden: chainwire fencing, wire mesh, posts and stays, gates, shading net, plastic meshes, accessories, synthetic lawns, sports equipment.

3 ways to install posts on uneven ground

One thing is to install a fence on a sports field, where everything is convenient and flat, or on an already built wall; another is to install it on a lawn, a hilly or wooded area, in short, an area with unevenness or changes in slope. Let's see in this video some tips for installing posts in the best possible way.

Hello everyone, we are from Fenceshop, the e-commerce of Rete Plastic. Today we will talk about installing fences on sloped terrain. We are not referring to extreme slopes, but to common situations in Italy, such as hilly areas with gentle dips. Here are some tips on how to tackle these situations.


Before starting, a foreword: the straighter a fence, the better. The fewer elevation changes and slope changes there are, the better. Our goal will be to cushion, hide, and blend the terrain's slope defects to achieve the best possible result.

First Case

Look at this photo and the sketch I am outlining. You see three arrows indicating three changes in the terrain's direction. If we normally install the posts, always maintaining the same above-ground height, the fence would exactly follow the terrain's shape, creating an aesthetically unpleasant situation. Our goal is to blend these unevennesses.

The orange lines in the photo indicate the points where we have kept the mesh lower, almost touching the ground. The white dashed lines indicate the points where the fence remained higher. At the highest points of the terrain, we position the posts as low as possible, while at the lowest points, we position the posts as high as possible. This serves to make the fence smoother and more delicate, avoiding abrupt jumps.

Second Case

In the second case, we have a slope change at a precise point. In this case, we position the posts at the same height in the flat part and place a post exactly at the slope change point. This will ensure that the fence follows the terrain's direction change clearly, resulting in an aesthetically consistent look.

If the fence line is long, for example, 100 meters, and there is a slightly lower area, we need to "steal" the height of the fence as we advance. Starting from zero, flush with the ground, and keeping the posts lower at a higher point, we can keep the fence parallel and elegant.

Third Case

In the third case, we have hilly terrain with gentle curves. Here we need to follow the natural terrain's shape, install the posts at the same height, and maintain a uniform distance between the mesh and the ground. This will create an elegant and pleasant fence to look at.

If the terrain has a sharply marked small area, we can use a pickaxe, a spade, a shovel, or an excavator to smooth it out, making the fence smoother and more harmonious.

Final Tips

I understand that for non-experts, these instructions might seem complicated. It's important to have a certain type of eye to assess the terrain's height differences. You can use laser levels to measure height points and adjust accordingly. Always remember that the concept is to cushion the unevenness for a fence that is aesthetically pleasing and functional.

Before closing, I remind you to subscribe to our channel and visit our websites, where you will find the section dedicated to installation with detailed examples of our work, and, our e-commerce where you will find all the products for fences. See you soon in the next video! Bye!

To continue browsing, rotate to landscape your device.
To continue browsing, rotate to portrait your device.
Watch out!

It looks like you are using Internet Explorer, a browser that is no longer supported, as well as unsafe!
We recommend that you continue browsing after downloading the latest version of Chrome or Firefox.