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How to Install a Mesh on a Stepped Wall

Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, the e-commerce specialized in fences and plastic meshes. Today, we will explain how to install a rolled mesh on a stepped wall. This type of installation might seem complicated, but by following some fundamental rules, it will become a simpler and more effective operation.


We have already covered various scenarios of fences on slopes in our previous videos, but we lacked a detailed guide on how to deal with a stepped wall. Often, one finds themselves needing to fence areas with these characteristics, and knowing how to proceed correctly is essential.

Rule 1: The Fence Stops and Starts Again

The first fundamental rule to keep in mind is that when there are steps, the fence behaves as if it stops and starts again. This means that you must apply all the rules already discussed in previous videos, such as the use of brace arms and tie rods. It is not a single fence that follows the step, but a fence that stops and starts again.

Rule 2: The Single and Longer Post

The second rule concerns the post. It must be single and positioned at the base of the step. This implies that the post must be longer than the step itself. The post must be sufficiently tall to support the mesh coming from the other side of the step. The photo below illustrates this concept well.

Rule 3: Opposing Tension Forces

The third rule concerns the opposing tension forces. When you have a post with a mesh pulling from one side and another mesh pulling from the opposite side, you might think the two forces counteract each other. However, one must be careful: the force applied at the top of the post exerts more leverage than the force applied lower down. This can cause a slight bending of the post towards the direction of the opposing tension.

Use of Brace Arms

To counter these forces, it is advisable to position a brace arm where the mesh is higher. It is not necessary to place a brace arm where the mesh is lower. One brace arm per step is sufficient to ensure the stability of the fence.

Materials and Installation Time

Remember that in this type of installation, each step requires additional materials such as brace arms and tie rods. This increases both the amount of materials needed and the installation time. Even if you do it yourself, it will still require some effort.

Aesthetics and Practicality

When there are steps, it is important to use a single post to maintain a clean aesthetic appearance and reduce costs. A double post, one at the top and one at the bottom, requires double brace arms and increases the cost and labor. Additionally, the aesthetic appearance would suffer.

If you cannot find a post of the right height, remember that you can always cut it or use accessories such as brackets to gain a few centimeters. The important thing is to maintain the elegance and practicality of a single post.


We hope we have clarified the ideas on how to install a mesh on a stepped wall. If you have any questions or doubts, don't hesitate to leave a comment. We are always available to respond. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and activate the bell to stay updated on our videos. Also, visit our website to find all the fencing materials you need and to see some of our references.

See you next time, thanks and greetings to all!

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