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Step 1 - Mounting the Channel

Your first objective when installing the SureSlat system should be figuring out how you will mount the Fencing Channel, whether you are using posts, brick piers or a standard wall, a Fencing Channel will be needed. Standard Green Plugs can be used when installing into Brick, or our Self-Tapping Hex Heads can be used when installing into our Posts.
When cutting your Fence Channel, we recommend clipping in the Channel Cover and cutting them at the same time.

Step 2 - Cutting the Slats

Once your Fence Channel is installed, you are going to want to measure the length of your Slats. To make sure the Slats fit snug, you should measure from the edge of the Fence Channel at various spots to make sure there isn’t more than 10mm in variance. Once measured, take the shortest measurement and add 30mm, then cut your slats to the required length.

Step 3 - Installing the Slats

Once all your Slats have been cut to length, you can begin installing them. Slide the first one to the bottom. Calculate the gap needed at the bottom so that the final slat lands flush with the top, and then use a level to make sure first slat is level. From there you can screw a Self-Tapping Hex Head on each end of the slat, bolting it through the fencing channel. Congratulations, you’ve installed your first Aluminium Slat.
Now you can use our Universal Slat Spacer on top of your installed slat and then slide your second slat into place. Repeat this process, checking that your slats are level every 3-4 installed slats.

Step 4 - The Finishing Touches

Once all your Slats have been installed, it’s time for the finishing touches. This is as simple as clipping on the Channel Cover to each side, and then adding the Channel End Caps to the end. If you used our Posts, you might also need to add on our Post End Caps to finish the look. Congratulations, you’ve just installed your first fence panel!

Step 5 - Slat Support (optional)

If your fence panel spans over 2m in width, we would highly recommend installing a Slat Support. A Slat Support is installed onto the back of your fence panel in the centre, and is mounting onto each individual slat. This provides support to stop your slats from sagging, as well as making sure the slats bow in a uniform pattern. The Channel Cover can be clipped on to cover all fixings.

Additional Information

135deg Fence Channel

If you have an angled post or an angled pillar, the standard angle you will see in construction will be a 135° or 45° angle. This specially designed fencing channel will allow you to easily install a fence panel on an angle.