5. Install the first post and panel(s)
Have your post mix ready (or cement and sand). It’s also advisable to have some props to keep the fence upright while the concrete is setting. Check the nuts inside the posts are done up to give you maximum clearance for the panels.
Place the first post (typically an end post) in the hole ensuring it is level and at the correct height.
With the post in position offer up the panel ensuring it pushed all the way against the central strip inside the post. To adjust the panel height, lever it up from the ground using a spade or bar and prop up with stones, bricks or similar. Ideally add a slightly higher support than is needed and tap the panel down to ensure it is bedded onto the ground and level across the top.
During this process ensure the post is supported at all times to avoid it falling and causing injury, a second pair of hands at this point is useful.
With the panel in the correct position turn the nuts to grip the panel and concrete the post in checking levels if not done so already. Do not over tighten the bolts, a medium / firm turn of the spanner is plenty but ensure there is no movement of the panel in the post.
Prop up the panel to prevent movement while the cement is drying.
6. Install the second and subsequent posts and panels
With the first panel and post in, next place the second post in the hole and push it into panel ensuring it is touching the centre of the post from top to bottom. If the panel is level across the top and the post is level there shouldn’t be a gap between the panel and central strip in the post.
Check the level and height of the post and when you're happy turn the internal nuts to grip the panel.
Onto the next panel. Place this into the post until it cannot go any further. Check it is flush up against the inside of the post and level across the top and tighten. As before ensure it is supported by hand until the next post is in position.
Fit the next post. Cement into position and prop the panel to prevent movement.
Repeat this procedure keeping the panels propped up as you go. At the end of the run you may need to cut a panel to length. If this is the case please see below.