fix gate or fence

Palings on fences or gates can come loose or fall off. This video takes you through some simple steps to refix a paling to a gate or fence. Find out how to refix a paling to a gate or fence.

For this repair you will need:

  • Nails
  • A hammer.

You can also follow along with the steps below:

step one

To get started, remove any nails from the paling using the hammer. Dispose of the old nails, ready for the replacement ones.

step two

Once you’re ready to refix the paling, check the height against the other palings. Then, check the width between each one, and tap one nail into the paling to keep it steady.

step three

If you’re happy with the position of the paling, continue to fix in all the other nails. Once all the nails are in place, check the paling is secure.

top tip

When removing the old nails from the paling, make sure you hammer away from your face.

DIY Guides

Take a look at our range of self-help videos showing you how to carry out simple repair tasks yourself.

Find out more

Report a Repair

We are committed to delivering a high-quality, modern and effective repairs service and to provide homes that are comfortable, maintained and safe for people to live in.

Find out more

Seasonal Updates

Keep up to date with our useful tips on keeping your home in working order throughout every season.

Find out more