Here’s a handy conversion table to help:
Panel conversion table
6ft = 1.83m (1830mm)
5ft = 1.52m (1520mm)
4ft = 1.22m (1220mm)
3ft = 0.91m (910mm)
2ft = 0.6m (600mm)
1ft = 0.3m (300mm)
6 x 6 Fence Panels
The highest standard panel height is normally 6ft, this is not by chance, it is dictated by UK planning laws; they state that planning is required for any fence over 2m, so it follows that the highest standard panels that are usually available are 1.83m high - that’s our 6ft panel in imperial, which is makes good sense as it allows for a gravel board to be installed at the bottom of the panel in contact with the ground.
Fence Panel Installation Advice
When offering general advice on fencing, we should at least mention fence installation. The old saying, “A fence is only as secure as its installation” is worth paying attention to. When you’ve chosen the style and height of the panels you want, whilst making sure they are strong, well made and treated properly - hopefully with a 25 year guarantee against rot and insect attack, then be sure to choose strong wooden posts. Quite often this can be where it literally all falls down! If you don’t choose posts that are made from the right type of timber, that are kiln dried and pressure treated, the posts can rot once they are dug in to the ground. If you want to find out more about Jacksons slotted posts and how to ensure they are installed to the right depth, at least 600mm, with the correct ground preparation so the post is resting on gravel for drainage, you can find out everything you need to know on our fence installation advice page.Installation Advice
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