Saturday 17th February. 2:30PM. What were you doing? Did you notice anything out of the ordinary? For a lot of us, no matter what we were doing, the answer is a resounding yes as Britain was hit by a 4.4 magnitude earthquake (according to the British Geological Survey) with the epicentre located just 8 miles northeast of Swansea, in the small Welsh village of Clydach. It is the largest recorded earthquake since the Market Rasen tremor of February 2008 and was felt as far north as Liverpool.
Happily, there are no recorded casualties and only scattered reports of potential building damage. If you have any concerns about the structural integrity of your building, SecureFix Direct strongly advise you contact the appropriate authorities.
Social media was awash with sharp wit, as expected, with the earthquake even stopping the Welsh Football League Division One clash between Port Talbot and Taff’s Well. What is no laughing matter though, is the damage it may have done to your garden. Perhaps then, this is a sign that you should get started on that DIY project you had planned for March. Even if there is no visible damage, it may be wise to double check the stability of your fence posts. Our post rammers are a fantastic option to erect fencing and are safer than standard household tools such as hammers or mallets. Our 6” rammers have proven very popular with our customers, with testimonies including “heavy duty” (Paul, April 2016) and has the ability to “handle nice thickness” (Bob, April 2017)
We also have a selection of fence post supports available, including post repair spurs. Available in both 3 and 4 inch varieties, they are ideal for repairing broken fences. To use, you simply square off the broken post then drive the spur down onto it to provide you the perfect base to refit or reinstall the fence post. These are available in both the wedge grip and bolt grip variations. If wire fencing is more your thing, our adjustable collapsible spinning jennies can be your best friend when it comes to unspooling your wire rope coil for the construction of your fence. They are also available with a zinc plated finish to offer additional rust protection.
We would love to see the end result of your DIY projects, so why not send us a photo using one of the below methods?
I hope this blog found you all safe and well.
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