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FastWalk:
Looking to build about a 100 meter fence wall,   maybe 2 meters high.  Just along one side of a property.

What are the good choices,  how have you done it,  how,  what worked well,  any mistakes I can learn from?

First iteration I did was local chain link and large sticks for posts.  Along with heavy/tall concrete gate and corner post.  It was quick/cheep and effective.  Over time it does not hold up and does not stay effective.  No surprise about this.

The idea now is to replace with hollow block.  Starting first with a concrete skeleton using preformed post that I will make spaced about 9+ meter apart.  To have one hollow block in the ground along entire length.  The entire length is very flat,  no hills or slopes.  Also not trying to fill either side of the fence.  It is in a farm setting,  so no need to make it pretty.

Anyone have alternate ideas for building a durable fence of this size that would be more cost effective?  How much did you spend when building boundary fences?   And for what type of fence?


Thanks,  any ideas or thoughts are helpful.

RUFUS:
Hollow block is forever, but it does not allow the breeze through.
Something to keep in mind if you want airflow from that direction.
My BIL has his property walled in on all 4 sides with hollow block and it is hot as hell over there!

JoeLP:
A guy from Finland did something that I thought was cool when it comes to a large "fence wall" that allows air through.  He was able to get large bamboo poles and he did the "hollow block" posts where he stacked them the 6 feet or so but did two of them with a gap about 8 inches between at every point along the property line then slide the ends of the bamboo poles between them.  He put a 2x8 right up the middle between the blocks and attached the poles spaced out with about 6" gaps between them.  He also would use the bamboo pole ends he cut off in the middle of the bamboo poll lengths. 
Allowed air in on this asawa's garden(about 2 hectares big) yet is sturdy.  I arrived here 6 years ago and it was up....and still looks good.  He got the bamboo "prepped" for him.  Have no idea what that means, but it was brown when I first saw it.  I no idea the real age of it. 

FastWalk:

--- Quote from: RUFUS on April 10, 2019, 11:48:59 AM ---Hollow block is forever, but it does not allow the breeze through.
Something to keep in mind if you want airflow from that direction.
My BIL has his property walled in on all 4 sides with hollow block and it is hot as hell over there!

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I know what you mean,  our main house in a different area is like that, that whole area is like a collection of walled yards,  with either glass or spikes at the top. 

FastWalk:

--- Quote from: JoeLP on April 10, 2019, 10:24:30 PM ---A guy from Finland did something that I thought was cool when it comes to a large "fence wall" that allows air through.  He was able to get large bamboo poles and he did the "hollow block" posts where he stacked them the 6 feet or so but did two of them with a gap about 8 inches between at every point along the property line then slide the ends of the bamboo poles between them.  He put a 2x8 right up the middle between the blocks and attached the poles spaced out with about 6" gaps between them.  He also would use the bamboo pole ends he cut off in the middle of the bamboo poll lengths. 
Allowed air in on this asawa's garden(about 2 hectares big) yet is sturdy.  I arrived here 6 years ago and it was up....and still looks good.  He got the bamboo "prepped" for him.  Have no idea what that means, but it was brown when I first saw it.  I no idea the real age of it.

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This is an interesting idea.  It sounds less expensive.       

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