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How do I install a Think Fencing Post?

First mark out the correct post spacing. Next augur or dig a hole 300mm wide by 650mm deep. Fill the hole with a wet mix concrete mix and push the post into the concrete mix allowing the mix to flow up into the inside of the post.

How do I install a Gate Post and fit a gate?

First mark out the correct Gatepost location. Place the post in the hole and mark out the hinge location. Fit the hinge to the post making sure you have sufficient adjustment to correctly position the gate once the post is set. Place the post in the hole and fit the rails into the post. Before the rails are slid into the post block the ends of the rails with adhesive tape. Brace the post if required. Drive a single 12mm Steel Re-enforcing bar through the centre of the post into the soil then core fill the post with a wet mix concrete. After the concrete has set you can bolt the gate to the hinge.

How do I tension Zappa Rail?

After you have installed your posts and strainer assembly you bolt your Insul-Strainer to your end post and slide the Zappa Rail into it. Using a Shifting Spanner or 20mm Spanner crank the insul-strainer up until the Zappa Rail is straight and tight, if you do not have sufficient tension on the Zappa Rail it will sag and warp. The insul-strainer is a permanent fixture on your end post making maintenance simple and minimal, ensuring your Zappa Rail always looks great!

Helpful Tip: Zappa Rail is easier to install on a warmer day.  We also recommend re-tensioning the rail on the first warm day after installation, to eliminate any warps or twists.

Can Zappa Rail be joined?

If you need to join the Zappa Rail you can achieve this by purchasing a Zappa Rail Joiner.

How do I electrify Zappa Rail?

A standard electric fencing Energiser will work on Zappa Rail.

Using a Knife, strip away 20mm of conductive plastic exposing the wire inside. Using a wire joiner screw your active wire from your electric fence energizer into the exposed wire. Make sure your energizer is set up based on the specific operation manual for the best result.  

 

Other companies say that coloured fencing will fade rapidly, will Think Fencing products fade?

All of Think Fencing’s coloured products are made from a PVC acrylic composite, the PVC makes up the structure of the profile and the Acrylic capping layer provides the colour. This is very important as coloured PVC that is not capped will fade very fast. Whilst we use the best products available today a 10-year-old fence will not look like a 10-week-old fence. (It will however look significantly better than a 10-year-old timber fence)

The style of fence that I want is not listed in your brochure, can you make other styles?

Think Fencing has a dedicated design and fabrication division that is equipped to assist you with all aspects of design and manufacture. If you have an idea we can make it a reality. Just send a basic sketch or an image of the style of fence you are trying to replicate. (We can also match colour-Subject to Minimum orders)

Can you make matching Gates?

Yes, Think Fencing can make almost any gate design you want, Swing gates can be made up-to 2.4m each panel and sliding gates can be made up-to 6m long! All gates come with hardware made by D&D Technologies and are also 100% Australian made.

How long will my fencing last?

Think Fencing has been manufacturing PVC composite fencing for over a decade in Australia and has tested its fencing systems in the harshest of conditions. Think Fencing employs modern technologies and polymers to create the best fencing systems possible, and has tested them to in excess of 50 years. If a manufacturing defect is found within the life of the product Think Fencing will replace it.

Will my fencing easily scratch?

The colours we use on our fencing products are not just a coating, they are a specific layer of Mechanically and Chemically bonded polymer that has been incorporated into the profile during manufacture.  The result is colour that is durable, and is scratch and scuff-resistant.

What if I want to change the standard fence such as the spacing?

Think Fencing is happy to accommodate any variations including picket or rail spacing.  Simply let the design team know and they will provide a price.

What is my fence goes up/ down a hill?

Standard fencing provided by Think Fencing can already accommodate a 1.0 degree rake.  Anything larger than this will require increasing the length of the slot by rasping it out on site or have Think Fencing provide custom routed posts and rails.  Think Fencing can rake or step to accommodate a slope.

 

What if my corner is not 90 degrees?

If the fence is to be installed around a corner with an angle between 0 – 45 degree the rail slot width can be increased using a rasp to allow for great angle or have Think Fencing provide custom routed posts.

Does a professional need to install my fence?

Our fences are suitable for DIY.  The most challenging part is to concrete posts into the ground and level the fence.  After that everything simply “locks in”. Any fencing contractor or “handy” person should easily be able to install our fencing.  Think Fencing provides detailed installation instructions and our staff are always happy to assist with any questions or concerns you or your installer may have.  

How do the rails and pickets lock in?

Picket, Horizontal Slat and Post & Rail fences have a crimp on the rail and pickets facing outward.  The crimp is designed to allow you to push the rail into the post but not pull out. Think Fencing hires the crimping tool to create the crimp.  Mystique Privacy requires the rails to be tek-screwed in.

What if I need to shorten a Panel?

Think Fencing will always round up your requirements to the next panel ensuring you have enough materials for your job.  All PVC components can be cut using a hack-saw, or aluminium cutting blade to enable you to shorten a panel. When cutting rails, ensure you leave at least 30mm on each side to slide into the posts.  If rails need to be cut to shorten a panel, you may need to re-crimp the rail with the supplied crimping tool.

Is this fencing safe for horses and livestock?

PVC Fencing is safe for Horses and Livestock.  Think Fencing does recommend adding a additional electric conductor along the fence run.  Post and Rail will flex before breaking, minimizing potential harm to horses and livestock.

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