How far apart should fence posts be?

The spacing of fence posts in Auckland can vary depending on various factors, including the type of fence and the specific requirements of the project. However, as a general guideline, fence posts are commonly spaced between 1.8 to 3 meters apart.

Here are some variables that can influence the spacing of fence posts:

  1. Type of fence: Different types of fences may have specific requirements for post spacing. For example, lightweight fences like PVC or vinyl may require closer post spacing, while heavier fences like timber or metal may allow for wider spacing.
  1. Fence height: Taller fences usually require closer post spacing to provide adequate support and prevent sagging or instability.
  1. Ground conditions: If the ground is soft or prone to erosion, closer post spacing may be necessary to ensure the fence remains stable. On the other hand, in more stable ground conditions, wider post spacing may be possible.
  1. Wind exposure: In areas with high wind exposure, closer post spacing may be necessary to enhance the strength and stability of the fence.

It’s important to consult with a professional fence installer or refer to specific guidelines provided by the fence manufacturer for the recommended post spacing for your particular fence type and situation. They will be able to consider the variables mentioned above and provide appropriate recommendations based on your specific needs.