How To Fix Trellis To a Fence: A Quick and Easy DIY Guide

Small patio surrounded by fence with trellis
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Find out how to fix trellis to a fence and your privacy will be restored if you're fed up with people looking over your fence. There is a host of different trellis styles that will block out those nosy neighbours and passing pedestrians. But it's not just your privacy that a trellis protects; it can add a touch of style and help transform your garden into a tranquil and appealing space.

A trellis is a great place to add climbing plants and flowers to renew your boundary and create a natural haven for wildlife. It's also a great time to learn how to paint a fence so you can smarten up your garden with a contemporary colour and blend it with your new foliage.

Fixing trellis to your fence is not a difficult job, it is something any DIYer can tackle. You just need to make sure that you have the right tools and fence hardware and our quick guide below to make it happen.  

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.