I’m going to show you how to install bamboo screening. Material we need for the job are our netting clips, our wire and our eyelets. Tools we need for the job are our drill, tape measure, screwdriver, pliers and our crimping tool. We’re going to install our eyelets into the fence to run our wire through to hang the bamboo fencing off. Now we’ve got three eyelets so we’re just going to fix them to the same heart of the rails of the fence, starting from the top and working down. I’ve got my drill with my drill bit so I’m going to do a pilot hole. A handy hint when fixing the eyelets to the fence is use a screwdriver, fit it through the eyelet like that, and then just turn it. Also too, when you’ve finished screwing in the eyelet to the fence, make sure that it is running vertically to take your wire to run down the fence. Now we have our first row of eyelets in, we’re going to go ahead and install the rest of our eyelets along our fence.
Now, the distance that we have to span, we’re going to go one in the middle and then one at either end. The next step in the process is running our wire through the eyelets and tying it off at each end. You might need someone to give you a hand with this so I’ve got my mate Andy to come and give me a hand. He’s going to hold one end and we’re going to measure our length of wire before we fit it through the eyelets. Thank you Andy. Now we’re going to cut it to length. When you cut it, it always pays to do 100mm extra than what you need so you’ve got wire to tie it off.
Now that we’ve cut our wire, we’re going to feed it through the eyelets and tie it off. So now that we’ve got our wires run through our eyelets, we’re going to fix it off at each end. It’s just a matter of getting your wire and just twisting it round each other and then snipping it off at the end. Now that we’ve got this end tied off, we’re going to go down the other end and take tension on the wire and tie the other end off. It’s also a good idea that as you’re walking down the wire to stretch it out and take any kinks out of it as you’re working down it. Next step in the process is to roll out our bamboo fencing, fixing the bamboo fencing to our wire with our crimping tool and our netting clips.
It’s just a simple process of putting the netting clip in the crimping tool like that, and then applying pressure just to clamp it down like that. We’re going to go ahead and crimp the rest of the wire, doing spaces at three to four hundred as we go along on each wire. When we get to the next bamboo sheet, it’s just a matter of rolling it out and butting it up to the existing bamboo sheet, and then crimping it off. Now that we have crimped off our three wires, we’ve got a bit of an opening at the top up there. It’s just a matter of bringing them together and crimping them together on these two wires out of there. Now that we’ve got our bamboo screening rolled out against the fence, it’s just a matter of crimping off this end. Now it’s also a good tip that when you’re crimping it just to make sure that you crimp it through a loop of the wire, so you can take tension on it and so it doesn’t slide down the wire.
As you can see, we’ve come to the end of our run. We have a little bit of overhang. It’s just a simple matter of getting your tin snips and snipping off each wire, leaving an inch overhang from the end of the eyelet. And that’s how you go about installing bamboo screening. .