Are you searching for a practical way to add structure, height, and variety to your garden? Trellises may be the answer. Climbing plants, like roses, often require additional support. Without compromising on design, trellis offers a wonderful solution. They provide a sense of height without blocking light, which makes them perfect for creating separate zones or enclosures in your garden.
But how do you fix a trellis to a fence panel?
It’s actually rather simple! Most trellis panels can be screwed directly into the post, using wood screws, through the vertical side batten. This is the easiest (and most secure) method.
• select a wood screw of an appropriate length – measure it against the width of the trellis slat, and into the fence post, considering a small gap in between the two.
• align the trellis with the fence post – you will need a spare pair of hands to help keep it in line – then simply drill the screw through the outer trellis slat and into the fence post. If you prefer, you can drill pilot holes first to make the job simpler. A screw near the top and a second near the bottom should do the job.
Alternatively, a panel bracket is an option but is only necessary if the type of trellis panel you have isn’t suitable for screwing directly into the post. If appropriate, a Z bracket is the one you need.
At G&MB Manning, we have beautifully designed trellis panels available with diamond and square lattice effects. We also offer convex or concave shaped panels and fans to create a feature that enhances the appearance of your garden.
Inspired to make an upgrade? If it’s time for a change, why not switch out your panels and opt for one with an integrated trellis top?
What do I need to do if my fence panels aren’t tall enough?
You may be interested in adding a decorative trellis topper if your fence panels aren’t tall enough for a trellis. This allows you to reap all the benefits of a trellis, without impacting your existing fencing. Firstly, you will need to consider the height of the fence posts to judge is they can accommodate the extra panelling. Then, a post extension may be necessary, or replacement, in order to make the change.
What if it is a non-standard panel width?
Our parent company, Walford Timber, can provide bespoke sizes of trellis panels. There is no need to compromise on design because every fence panel is manufactured equally to the same high quality. If you are interested in made-to-measure fence panels, we’d love you to contact our expert team on 01242 526946.
What do I need to install a trellis panel?
• Your choice of trellis panel, we recommend the Omega lattice panel.
• Galvanised nails.