Met Post Removal: Fencing Tips

A Journey in Met Post Mastery: Insights from Sheridan Fencing

Sheridan fencing - Dave Relf

Embarking on the Met Post Removal Adventure

Let me take you on a journey through the world of met post removal, a task that's both a challenge and an essential part of any fencing project. At Sheridan Fencing, based in Medway, Maidstone, Gravesend, Sittingbourne, and the surrounding areas, we've encountered our fair share of stubborn posts, and we've honed our skills to overcome them. Join us as we share our step-by-step approach to mastering met post removal, ensuring success whether you're a seasoned pro or a DIY enthusiast.

Step 1: Testing the Waters with Post Movability

Picture this: you're faced with a seemingly immovable met post. But before you break out the heavy tools, take a moment to assess their initial movability. Can you wobble it even just a bit? If so, you're in luck! That slight movement can be a game-changer, indicating potential flexibility that could make removal a whole lot easier.

Step 2: Unleashing the Power of the Pivot Brick

Now, let's get creative. If there's a wooden post still snug inside the met post, here's a nifty trick for you. Bend the met post at ground level, just a slight bend will do. Then, lift it up ever so slightly and introduce a trusty brick as a pivot beneath the bent portion. This simple yet ingenious maneuver creates leverage, making it easier to lift and manipulate the met post.

Step 3: Making an Impact with the Sledgehammer

Sometimes, brute force is the name of the game. Armed with a trusty sledgehammer, focus your efforts on the exposed portion of the met post. With controlled force, deliver strikes to loosen the post further based on your initial movability assessment. It's all about gradually increasing the detachment until you feel the post giving way.

Step 4: Leveraging Efficiency with Fencing Bars


If you're lucky enough to have two fencing bars at your disposal, here's a method that can fast-track your progress. Position the bars on either side of the met post, ensuring a snug fit against its sides. Apply downward pressure simultaneously, leveraging the bars' strength to lift the post. It's like a tag team effort that can save you time and effort.

Step 5: Digging Deep for Direct Extraction

When all else fails, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get digging. Start by excavating along the sides of the met post until you reach its spike depth. This allows you to access the post's foundation, providing the opportunity to free it from its embedded position. With enough space created, push the post horizontally into the hole until it's successfully maneuvered out of its original position.

Conclusion: Celebrating Success in Met Post Mastery

And there you have it - a journey through the art of met post removal, as told by the experts at Sheridan Fencing. Whether you're facing a stubborn post or simply want to master this essential skill, our step-by-step approach has got you covered. With a bit of creativity, perseverance, and the right tools, you can tackle met post removal like a pro. Happy fencing!

Disclaimer: Safety First

While our methods have proven successful, it's important to prioritize safety at all times. Always wear appropriate protective gear, follow tool guidelines, and exercise caution during the removal process. Sheridan Fencing's expertise informs our approach, but individual circumstances may vary. If in doubt, seek professional assistance to ensure a safe and successful outcome.

Flexibility and Quality: Sheridan Fencing's Approach to Met Post Installation

At Sheridan Fencing, we prioritize the longevity and stability of our fencing installations. That's why we typically don't opt for met posts when installing new fences. Instead, we prefer to utilize more durable and long-lasting alternatives that provide superior support and resilience over time.

However, we understand that every customer has unique preferences and requirements. If a customer specifically requests a met post for their new fence installation, we're more than happy to accommodate their request. Our goal is to ensure customer satisfaction and meet their individual needs to the best of our ability.

Additionally, in cases where we're conducting a repair and the customer desires a like-for-like replacement, we're fully equipped to reinstall met posts. Whether it's for consistency with the existing fencing or personal preference, we strive to provide flexible solutions that align with our customer's expectations and preferences.