How to secure trellis top panels

We had a brand new fence put in last Summer between us and next door, timber close boarded panels which slot into conrete posts.  However the separate trellis bit which slots on the top is narrower and doesn't quite fill the slot.  It keeps rattling and clonking in the wind. 

We did cut some lengths of timber batten and wedge these in to fill the gap but it appears that our neighbour has removed them??  I am annoyed by this as I spent a lot of time cutting and planing these to fit, as he complained about the noise in the first place!... anyway I am looking for a more permanent solution...

Any ideas how to secure these to the concrete posts?

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  • JPSJPS Posts: 10

    screw the battens to the trellis image

     

    we had to do similar to a couple of fence panels that rattled

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,895

    Our neighbour's new fence is built in the same way and one panel is loose and rattles in the wind.  We've wedged them tight with wooden clothes pegs on our side so next door can't see them image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,990

    Perhaps the battens have just fallen out. If the neighbour complained about the noise it seems unlikely he would remove them. As JPS says - screw them on to the trellis.image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,895
    Sue6 wrote (see)

    We had a brand new fence put in last Summer between us and next door, timber close boarded panels which slot into conrete posts.  However the separate trellis bit which slots on the top is narrower and doesn't quite fill the slot.  It keeps rattling and clonking in the wind. 

    We did cut some lengths of timber batten and wedge these in to fill the gap but it appears that our neighbour has removed them??  I am annoyed by this as I spent a lot of time cutting and planing these to fit, as he complained about the noise in the first place!... anyway I am looking for a more permanent solution...

    Any ideas how to secure these to the concrete posts?

    No More Nails Exterior or similar. http://toolstoday.co.uk/category/2487/hard-as-nails 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Sue6Sue6 Posts: 37

    Thanks everyone, i'll cut some more battens down to size and screw them to the trellis.  If I get treated timber battens i guess there's minimal risk of rotting if water gets into the screws/holes as it'll be snug inside the post slot.

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