Hi! I'm looking to put something on the bottom of my colorbond fence because I want to install artificial grass and I'm afraid the crusher dust will go into my neighbours yard. Currently the bottom of the fence has bricks but it's not flush against the panels and there's also parts of the bricks missing. If I install a colorbond panel on the bottom it won't be flush. Any suggestions what to do? My ultimate goal is for it to look nice (no timber sleepers) and matching the colorbond fence and also stops the crusher dust going into next door. My fence also sits on a small slope. Thanks in advance
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Thanks for your question. I'm sure our resident D.I.Y. expert @EricL will be happy to suggest some ideas once he's online later today. In the meantime, let me tag some of our helpful members @Baggs, @Dave-1 and @diy_hausdesigns to see if they have any thoughts.
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I would encourage you to check out this previous discussion - How to fill the gap between Colorbond fence and concrete? kicked off by Workshop member @karmadra as it seems very similar to your problem.
Thanks for sharing your question about filling the gap under your Colorbond fence. Between filling and covering the gap under your fence, I would suggest covering it as it will be easier to build and adjust should the soil level begin to move.
Filling the gap means that you'll need to dig out some portions of the bottom of the fence in order for the timber filler to fit in. It becomes labour intensive specially if you have a very long fence. When compared to covering the gap it is very straight forward and can be accomplished by using 150 x 50mm 3.0m Treated Pine Sleeper H4 in combination with 50mm Sleeper Peg Galvanised Steel.
A little bit of levelling will be required so that the sleeper covers the gap neatly, but other than that it will adjust to the changing level of the soil even in heavy rain.
If you need further assistance, please let us know.
What would I do with the bricks under the fence? Because it's sticking out of the fence at the moment. There's many of it and I have a long fence.
Another way to cover the gap is to build a sleeper footing and placing a cover cap over it. This will save you from having to remove the bricks specially if it is mortared into place. Plus, you'll be able to use the surface of the cover cap as a shelf to put plants on. I've placed a sample image below to give you an idea of how to build it.
If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.
Is there any other alternatives other than timber? We get a lot of sun in the fence area and I'm not the best at maintence. Is it possible to do fibre cement sheeting or aluminium edging against those bricks/fence?