How far apart can posts be on a fence?

## How far apart should fence posts be UK?

1.8m apart
Fence posts should be 60cm deep in the ground and spaced 1.8m apart.

How far apart can posts be on a fence?

8 to 12 feet apart
Most fence posts can be spaced 8 to 12 feet apart. While this is a general criteria, it doesn’t cover all scenarios. For instance, high tensile fence can have larger spacing, requiring line posts every 15 to 20 feet for field fence styles, and as much as 20-30 feet for high tensile barbed and smooth wire.

### How far apart should strainer posts be?

Work out the exact line of the fence and the positions of the straining posts. These are usually determined by the lie of the land (a post at every change of direction or major change of gradient), but straining posts can be up to 110m apart, although 50m is preferable.

Is 2 feet deep enough for fence posts?

Dig post hole so diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the post (i.e., the hole for a 4” wood post should be about 12 inches wide). The depth of the hole should be 1/3-1/2 the post height above ground (i.e., a 6-foot tall fence would require a hole depth of at least 2 feet).

## What size posts do I need for a 6ft fence?

8ft
Calculate the post lengths If you’re setting wooden or concrete posts in concrete you’ll need 8ft (2.4m) posts for a 6ft (1.828m) fence – i.e. your posts are 2ft (0.6m) longer than the fence height. Use 4in x 4in posts for fences of 5ft and over and 3in x 3in posts for anything under 5ft.

What are straining posts?

Strainer posts are larger posts for use at the ends or corners of netting or line wire runs. These larger posts are to enable the netting to be strained up (pulled tight). Each strainer is usually braced with smaller diameter peeled posts.

### How tall should a fence be for a 6 foot fence?

As a general rule of thumb, you’ll need to place at least 1/3 the height of the post in the ground. For example, a 6-foot tall fence will need at least 2 feet of post in the ground.