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    Hi all, My rear paling fence is about to be replaced by my rear neighbor which is farm land.
    I know colorbond should not go all the way to the ground, so I'm looking for suggestions for what to do, to close off underneath the fence so that snakes can't get through ?

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    Gal mesh buried into the ground and connected to the bottom of the fence, would be the cheapest and easiest and should last 10 + years.

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    Snakes can get through the smallest of holes, you would need a micro mesh to stop them. Another idea would be treated pine sleepers under the colorbond.

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    Maybe gutter mesh then ?
    I've seen this plastic one : Whites Outdoor 160mm 6m Plastic Gutterguard Mesh With Clips I/N 3040319 | Bunnings Warehouse
    Holes are about 10mm.

    and this one : Whites Outdoor 190mm 10m Galvanised Gutterguard Mesh I/N 3040312 | Bunnings Warehouse
    The holes are 6.5mm.

    Wadda ya think ?

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    Yeah this one Whites Outdoor 190mm 10m Galvanised Gutterguard Mesh I/N 3040312 | Bunnings Warehouse was exactly what I was thinking of.

    If a snake is getting through those holes, it is not big enough to worry about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigandKate View Post
    Yeah this one Whites Outdoor 190mm 10m Galvanised Gutterguard Mesh I/N 3040312 | Bunnings Warehouse was exactly what I was thinking of.

    If a snake is getting through those holes, it is not big enough to worry about!
    But it might grow to be a bigger snake on the wrong side of the fence

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    Hmm and before you know it this is happening..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l56K8eAtCig


    lol

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    colourbond make special retaining panels/plinths for in ground use.
    can't remember the warranty period but not too bad from memory. 10years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toooldforthis View Post
    colourbond make special retaining panels/plinths for in ground use.
    can't remember the warranty period but not too bad from memory. 10years?
    Really ? ... I didn't know that.
    I'll certainly check into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toooldforthis View Post
    colourbond make special retaining panels/plinths for in ground use.
    can't remember the warranty period but not too bad from memory. 10years?
    I don't think Colorbond makes them, i used them for a 300mm retaining wall under a colorbond fence. Gramline make them:

    Steel plinth | Plinth for fencing | Gramline®

    I only had a 15m length, they are relatively expensive, it doubles the cost of the fence in the materials alone. If you had to run a long length I would just look into some treated pine sleepers or wire as already suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigoss View Post
    I don't think Colorbond makes them,....
    yeah, sry, that was bit slack
    makers/distributors for fencing etc seems to vary state to state
    In Perth I had a contractor do the fence (colorbond) and he quoted and supplied the retainers, so was never really sure of the manufacturer.

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    One thought just occurred to me...
    Perhaps I could keep some of the old palings and screw them along the bottom of the new fence.

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