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Do Fence Brace Arms Come in Left and Right Versions?

Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, the e-commerce of Rete Plastic. Today we want to answer a question that our customers often ask us: do fence brace arms come in left and right versions? The short answer is no, but there are some important considerations to make. Let's see what happens in practice.

Fence Brace Arms: A Practical Explanation

Imagine you are in the middle of installing your fence. You've prepared everything: you've dug the holes, planted the posts, and you're ready to install the brace arms. Everything seems to be going smoothly until you reach a corner. Here come the doubts: how do you mount the brace arms? Do left and right versions exist?

The truth is that fence brace arms don't come in left and right versions. This can create confusion, especially when you reach the corners of the fence. Let's position a post as if it were a corner. If we start with the flat brace arm on the flat part of the post, everything seems correct. But when we have to put the other brace arm to make the corner, things get complicated.

Common Problems and Solutions

When we position the second brace arm, we notice two main problems:

  • Thickness: The brace arm has a greater thickness than the post, creating a protrusion.
  • Orientation: The flat part of the brace arm does not align, creating a misalignment.

The temptation is to flip the brace arm, but this doesn't solve the problem. In fact, left and right brace arms don't exist, so we have to work with what we have. A solution could be to use a longer bolt, for example, 40-50 millimeters, to fix the brace arm more securely.

Why Don't Left and Right Brace Arms Exist?

We often wonder why manufacturers don't create left and right versions of the brace arms. Possible answers include:

  • Production Costs: Creating two variants of an item can increase costs.
  • Logistics: Having two versions could complicate stock management and shipping.
  • Customer Confusion: Offering two versions could create confusion among customers.

Although these are just hypotheses, we will investigate further to find a definitive answer.


In conclusion, left and right brace arms for fences do not exist. Even if this can create some aesthetic inconvenience, functionally everything should be fine. The mesh itself tends to hide any aesthetic defects. Remember, we are talking about fences, not high technology, so we can tolerate some small imperfections.

I hope this video was helpful. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write to us. Also, visit our websites for our institutional site and for our e-commerce, where you will find standard brace arms (neither left nor right). Thanks for following us!

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