It is common to not have a perfect 90-degree corner within a fence run. So, how do you install a fence post without taking any space away from your garden or cater for awkward angles within a garden?

We explain how to install a fencing run at odd angles.

Here is a diagram showing the different types of posts and the angles they allow.

fence post angle diagram

First of all, how would experience fencing contractors install a fence at odd angles? Well, many traditional installers would use a kit form system where the fencing is put together during the installation from individual pales and rails. Rails attach to the fence posts and can be manoeuvred to suit changes of direction and odd angles. Corners don’t have to be exactly 90 degrees as rails and pales can be attached to posts to suit the location.

Kit form fencing does increase the installation time and is not always favoured. Designs are limited so they don’t always suit every garden.

installing fencing at odd angles

More commonly, slotted posts are favoured by fence installers as they take a lot less time to install and work with a larger range of fence panel designs. Using slotted posts will make the fence run stronger overall and with more options for panels, how are slotted posts installed at odd angles?

Angled fence posts

In 2022 Jacksons Fencing released the angled fence post which has been designed and manufactured to solve the problem of fence boundaries with odd angles. Not every garden will have a neat 90-degree corner angle. An angled fence post allows a change of direction between 30 - 45 degrees which is a smaller change of direction than when using a standard corner post.

45 degree fence post

Due to how the fence post is made, the panels do not need to be adapted to fit into the slot within the post. Panels simply slot in and are secured to the post, and the post is installed in the same way as any other post, making it the simplest and most attractive solution to produce a 30-45 degree corner.

45 degree angle fence post

Posts back-to-back

Before we introduced our angled fence post, the most common way to install a fence so that it incorporates a non 45-degree angle was to install two end posts back to back.

Angled fence using two end posts

This method does work but will require two posts instead of just one, a larger hole, and can sometimes be a little tricky to install as both posts have to be installed at the same time.