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The Rule for Choosing the Height of Posts Relative to the Mesh

One of the most frequent questions our customers ask is how to choose the post height based on the mesh. Today, in this video, we will explain a simple rule that will help you make this choice. Hi everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, and today we'll discover together how to determine the height of the post relative to the mesh.

The Height Table

To do this, we will use a table divided into three colored columns, which will guide you in making the correct choice. The height of the post depends on the type of installation: on the ground or on a wall. Let's see how.

Ground Installation

For a mesh installed on the ground, you need to add 50 centimeters to the height of the mesh. For example, if your mesh is 1.50 meters high, the post should be 2 meters. This "plus 50" rule is essential to ensure the stability of the fence.

Wall Installation

If you install the mesh on a wall, you need to add 25 centimeters. So, for a 1.50-meter high mesh, the post should be 1.75 meters. The "plus 25" rule is just as important to ensure the mesh is well-secured.

The Heights of Mesh and Posts

The meshes available on the market range from a height of 60 centimeters to 300 centimeters. The most common heights for fences are 1.00 meter, 1.20 meters, 1.50 meters, 1.75 meters, 1.80 meters, and 2.00 meters. These are the standard sizes you will most frequently find.

Next to these heights, on the left side of the table, you will find the heights of the posts available on the market. You will notice that not all mesh heights have a corresponding post height, for example, there are no posts shorter than 1 meter.

How to Choose the Height of the Post

To choose the height of the post, start from the green column of the table, which represents the height of the mesh. For example, if your mesh is 1.50 meters high and you install it on the ground, choose a 2-meter post. If the same mesh is installed on a wall, choose a 1.75-meter post.

Practical Examples
  • 1.50-meter mesh on the ground: 2-meter post
  • 1.50-meter mesh on the wall: 1.75-meter post
  • 1.80-meter mesh on the ground: 2.25-meter post
  • 1.80-meter mesh on the wall: 2-meter post
Special Posts

For meshes 3 meters or higher, standard posts available on the market may not be sufficient. In this case, special posts are used, often custom-made. For example, for a 4-meter high mesh, the post on the ground must be 4.40 meters, following the rule of 10-15% more.

Final Considerations

It is important not to underestimate the importance of the post height. Many customers think that 25 extra centimeters are enough for ground installation, but it is not so. You have to consider that the tip of the post already takes up 6-7 centimeters and the flanges at the base take another 3-4. Therefore, only 15 useful centimeters remain, which are too few to ensure the stability of the mesh.

So, remember: on the ground, always add 50 centimeters to the height of the mesh; on a wall, add 25 centimeters. Follow these rules, and you won't have any problems.

I hope the video was clear and helpful. If you have any doubts, leave a comment and visit our website for more information and our e-commerce at Happy work to all!

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