As long as your wall is in good condition and is double brick thickness, it is possible to install trellis panels directly on top of brick walls using our Studded 70mm x 70mm Posts.
As a general rule, we don’t recommend fitting panels over 900mm high using this method and in all cases the wall needs to be suitably sound and strong. It is also important that you purchase your posts one increment bigger than the height of your panel. For example, a 900mm (3ft) high panel would need a 1200mm (4 ft) studded post. This also allows for any variations in the wall level.
Use a string line to provide a guide for the position of the posts. Drill hole in top edge of wall with a drill bit 2mm larger than the metal stud i.e 12mm stud – use a 14mm drill bit.
We do not recommend installing panels that are taller than 900mm in this fashion.
Due to quick drying nature of Epoxy resin, it is advisable to carefully mark out and drill all the holes first, then use the Epoxy resin and fix as many posts as possible in one go. Remember to work quickly as the glue is mixed in the nozzle and will quickly set if not continually used.
Insert stud into hole taking care to make it as level as possible.
N.B Once the resin has set the post can be moved slightly for minor adjustment.
Please check that tops of each post are at a uniform height, unless there is a change in heights required.
Screw panels into posts:
Through the frame into the side of the post.
Ensure the top of each panel is level.
Through the gap between slats (if possible), or directly through the horizontal slat. Slatted panels fix onto the FACE of the posts.
Ensure the top of each panel is level. Additional panels meet over the centre of the post, with the first and last sitting flush at the ends.
If installing top capping:
Align with front edge of post and screw down into the top of the frame.
(View from above)
Align with front slat of panel and screw down into top of posts and centre vertical (if possible).
(View from above)