Panel Brackets are used for attaching fence panels to posts and walls. These brackets are light, strong, neat, non-corrosive and easy to fit. They allow for some adjustment if your panel is a bit shorter than the gap between the posts. They also allow for some sideways adjustment if your fence is not in a straight line – approx 15 degrees (7.5 degrees each way).
For angles sharper than 15 degrees you can modify the panel bracket as shown in the image.
- Determine the angle required and mark on the end of the fence rails. Mark a second cut at approx 90 degrees to the first cut, so that the rail can fit right inside the bracket.
- You will need to cut 2 brackets per angle (1 for top rail and 1 for the bottom rail). Determine the side of the bracket that needs to be removed, then cut 2 slots towards the back of the bracket as shown. Score a line
with an angle grinder or drill a few small holes at the back of the bracket.
- Using pliers, bend the cut section back and forward until it snaps out.
- Cut the end of the top and bottom rails rail to the required angle with an angle grinder.
- Repeat for all panel brackets, remembering to cut the opposite side if necessary.
- Fix the panels to posts as per normal. If needed, use extra Tek Screws to screw through the panel bracket and into the rail to prevent it from coming loose.