A-lign Fencing Assembly Instructions

Assembly instructions

The Jenkin A-lign Fencing solution is easy to install with exceptional street appeal. A fence designed to provide a stylish classic backdrop to your outdoor living spaces. To frame your garden. To add the finishing touch to your home.  

Designed and engineered to endure, your superior, precision-cut Jenkin A-lign fence aligns natural and sustainable timber to modern design needs. With pre-primed and undercoated custom components your fence is easy to install and finishing time is reduced. Ready for years of summer sun and winter rain.  

Components (overview)

All components are manufactured from clear exterior treated finger-jointed radiata pine and are machine primed and undercoated with a two-coat oil based coating system.

After assembly finish the paint system with a minimum of two premium exterior acrylic top coats with LRV 45+. Alternatively paint each component form separately before the fence is erected. This eliminates cutting in if two or more finished colours are used.

What you will need

Along with the components shown in the diagram above you will need the following:

Other components:

A

10 gauge 40mm stainless raised head screws (allow 50 per fence segment)

B

8 gauge 75mm counter sink screws (allow 10 per fence segment)

C

Timber adhesive

D

Premium exterior acrylic paint and brush

E

Square, measuring tape and pencil

F

20mm panel pins

G

Metal angle brackets (two per fence segment)

H

Stringline

I

Woodfiller and trowel

J

Jenkin end seal primer (used for all cut ends)

K

Sandpaper and block

Tools:

L

Post hole borer (300mm diameter) Optional

M

Handsaw or circular saw

N

Drill

O

Drill bits (3&4mm diameter), screwdriver bit

P

Digging equipment

Q

Hammer or Nail gun

R

Spirit level or laser level

S

Easy set concrete

T

A cold beer to appreciate your new fence

Planning sketch and dimensions

Plan the fencing project on graph paper before proceeding. Check that the fence lines are correctly positioned in relation to the boundary and/or survey pegs. Ensure the fence and fence height conform to local council bylaws and subdivision covenants.

Before digging post holes; Locate underground services such as power, gas, telephone, water and drainage to ensure a safe separation distance from excavated holes.

Installing the Posts

Setout: Peg out, excavate and concrete-in a post at either end of the fence line. Ensure posts are accurately positioned and plumb as these determine the accuracy of the fence line.

Intermediate Posts: Measure and install intermediate posts up to the maximum centre span of 2.7m. Horizontal and vertical alignment can be achieved by a laser or string line and level or plumb bob. Posts should be plumb and secure before proceeding.

Post size
mm

Maximum Post
Centres

Windzone

For Fence heights

 

 

 

0.9-1.2m

1.5m

1.8m

 

 

 

Embeded depth for fence posts

112x112

2.7m

High

Extra high

Brisbane

600mm

700mm

800mm

700mm

800mm

800mm




112x112

1.8m

High

Extra high

Brisbane







700mm

800mm

800mm

132x132

2.7m

High

Extra high

Brisbane

 

 

800mm

900mm

1000mm

Fitting the Bottom Rail & Bracket

A

Trim the 88x42mm bottom rail to the required length and fix the metal angle bracket to the underside of the rail with 10 gauge (40mm) screws.

B

Level and fix the bottom rail on the centre line of the posts by screw-fixing through the metal angle bracket into the post. Use a spirit or laser level to ensure bottom rail is fixed level between posts.

Dealing with a sloping ground

A

Where the ground is sloping, maintain the alignment of the profiled boards by creating steps at each panel by one full board cover width — (110mm) for 150mm profiled fence board and (155mm) for 200mm profiled fence board (fence board/s).

B

If the ground slope is severe it may be necessary to install a short stub post midway between posts to split the levels of the bottom rail.

Fitting the Bottom Rail Infill Bead

Trim the bottom rail infill bead to the length of the bottom rail. Fit the bottom rail infill bead into the centre groove of the bottom rail (tapered side up). Avoid excessive bending of the infill bead to avoid breakage.

Installing the first Profile Fence Board

Trim the first fence board to fit. Install only the first fence board over the infill bead and bottom rail. This step assists in setting the scribers in the correct position.

Setting the front Scribers

Measure, trim and locate one set of 36x18mm scribers to the front side of the fence. Fix scriber to the post with 10 gauge (40mm) stainless steel raised head screws at the top and bottom, and as required between.

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Trim the top of the scribers 5mm below the last step to allow the top rail recess to engage and sit flat on the scriber.

Installing three more Profiled Fence Boards

Trim and stack three more fence boards to the required height by fitting into the 36x18mm scriber. From the rear side, lightly pin through the top of the fence board to the scriber. Once set nail/punch pins flush with the profiled fence board.

Setting the front Centre Scribers

Trim the 42x36mm centre scriber to match 18mm side scribers already installed. Install centre scriber on front side after the fourth fence board is in place.

Fix centre scriber into every second rail with 10 gauge (40mm) stainless steel raised head screws. Install the remaining fence boards and lightly pin through the centre of each board.

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Do not secure the centre scriber to the bottom rail until step 11.

Setting the rear Scribers

Trim and locate the rear set of 18mm side scribers to the reverse side of the fence and secure to the post as per step 7. Apply hand pressure to the scriber so it seals firmly against the fence boards.

Once all scribers are in place, holding pins (from steps 8 & 9) can either be removed or nailed off and punched.

Setting the rear Centre Scribers

Trim and install the 42x36mm centre scriber on the rear side. Screw fix into every second fence board.

Fix centre scriber to bottom rail using 8 gauge (75mm) countersunk screws. Drill at 45˚ and screw fix centre scriber into the bottom rail. Seal and fill any remaining holes as required.

Installing the Top Rail and Post Caps

A

Trim the top rail and engage the recess with the top fence board.

B

Drill & countersink 45˚ holes for a clean finish. Screw fix the top rail at 45˚ into the post using a pair of 8 gauge (75mm) countersunk screws at each end. Fill hole, sand and seal for a cleaner finish.

C

If required trim the post to the desired height.

D

Apply adhesive to top of post, then install post cap.