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Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

Patto
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Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

I have just had a new rear timber fence installed. My side is the railing side and as I have a new swimming pool this new fence forms part of our pool safety barrier. As such I need to ensure the pool area of this new fence is non-climbable. I have already check with the inspector who is due to come and inspect early next week and they will not sign off on what many have suggested being a 60 degree wedge attached to the new railings. I am looking at battening out the rails and attaching fibre cement sheeting. Has anyone done this before? Not too sure on which way to hang the sheets either horizontal or vertical? Does it even matter??? Thanks 

MitchellMc
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Re: Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

Hi @Patto,

 

Generally, cement sheeting is laid horizontally as it is easier to install the boards, and the joins are at one height for jointing. In your case, you might like to install them vertically, so you get a uniform sheet distribution across the span instead of having to jigsaw pieces together to fill the gaps. Check your spacing and the available sizes to work out which orientation will work best. You should find this installation guide for HardiTex useful.

 

@Midyandy recently posted a discussion on fencing screening where they appear to have a similar situation to yourself. Perhaps they might let us know if they have made any progress or had some tips.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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Midyandy
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Re: Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

@Patto @MitchellMc 

 

We have yet to commence our fence plan yet. 

Not sure where you are based @Patto but here in QLD, the rail section when on the inside is not considered part of a climable zone. Our design is purely for beautification.

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Patto
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Re: Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

@Midyandy Thank you 

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Patto
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Re: Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

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@MitchellMc @Thanks. I ended up angling the sheets vertically. 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Cement sheeting on timber pailing fence

Fantastic work @Patto! You've certainly got that job finished rather quickly. 

 

You might like to check out some of our screen panel options, which could add some interest to the wall. For some more inspiration, I'd recommend having a look at @ProjectPete's Feature fences, as they are truly a sight to behold.

 

We look forward to hearing all about your other projects around the home and garden and would encourage you to let us know if you ever need assistance or have something to share.

 

Many thanks for your update.

 

Mitchell

 

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