How to install Chestnut Fencing? A quick and easy step-by-step guide

How to install chestnut fencing – a quick and easy step-by-step guide on installing chestnut fencing for your home, garden and wide range of outside areas.

Chestnut fencing is an effective and affordable fencing solution for a variety of different uses, and it’s natural and simple design lends itself perfectly to any environment.  Another huge benefit of chestnut fencing is the installation process. It is very easy to erect, no specific tools are required, and when installed correctly it will last for many years.

What you will need;

Stakes – To support fencing posts, available in lengths from 1.3m up to 2.5m. Sawn chestnut stakes are ideal for temporary uses while round or cleft chestnut fencing posts should be used for more permanent applications.

Spade – To dig sufficient sized holes for each post, and to replace soil to secure

Hammer / Mallet – To drive posts securely into the ground

Spirit Level – To ensure fence posts are level (although due to the nature of the structure, this will be down to personal preference)

Straining Posts – To be positioned at ends or corners of the fence structure to support the tension and stability. Straining posts come in a variety of lengths and sizes up to 15 – 20cm tops and 3m long.


Chestnut fencing is quick to erect, it makes a versatile temporary or permanent fence, which can easily be moved, re-used or taken down and stored.

The installation process is simple and straight-forward. After deciding the length of fencing you require, with wire and spacing dependent on preference;

  1. Decide where you would like your fence
  2. Establish where ends and corner positions will be
  3. Mark where each post will go with pegs or markers if you have them
  4. With your spade, dig sufficient holes for straining posts and then measure where the main chestnut fencing rolls will be placed
  5. Drive chestnut stakes into the ground with hammer and refill with soil to secure
  6. Place fencing posts securely into stakes, ensuring they are fully stable and taut. This can be done by pulling posts as far as possible from the neighbouring post. You can also use a wire strainer to tighten the wires to the straining posts
  7. Ensure posts are stable and upright to enable the fence to be sturdy and long-lasting
  8. To ensure posts are level, you can use a spirit level. However, due to the nature of the design and structure of chestnut fencing, this is not necessary and dependent on personal preference

The structure and process of erecting chestnut fencing means it is simple to move or reposition the fence if needs be, making chestnut fencing one of the most flexible options.