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How to build a fence with Reo mesh?

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How to build a fence with Reo mesh?


I am looking to build a fence using  Reo mesh and wooden or metal posts. The dimensions of the fence will be approximately 20 meters in length, with a height of around 1.80 meters.  I intend to grow a climber plant on the fence.

Could you please recommend suitable Reo mesh sheets for this project? what can offer durability, strength, and compatibility with climbing plants. Additionally, I would appreciate any advice on the type of posts that would be best suited for supporting the Reo mesh and accommodating the climbing plant. Thank you!

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Re: How to build a fence with Reo mesh?

Hello @RavitGlance 


Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's sensational to have you join us, and thanks for sharing your question about building a fence with Reo mesh.


I suggest having a quick look at this discussion - Hardwood and mesh trellis with planter boxes by @DIY4Knuckleheds. It is an excellent example of how you can build a fence with mesh and serve as a climbing frame at the same time. 


You'll notice that they used smaller pieces of timber for their post. You don't need to copy the exact assembly; It is possible to use H4 90x90 timber posts and incorporate some of the design features of the mesh trellis. As to the rest of the assembly I suggest using H3 70x45.


I propose drawing it on paper first to give you a good idea of how you can put it together. It will also quantify the amount of materials you'll need to use for your project. I recommend visiting your local store and have a look at the mesh types available. Reo if left unpainted and unprotected will corrode and perish.


If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.




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