Folks often wonder if they can save on materials by re-purposing an existing panel. As is so often the case, the answer is “it depends.”

At Fence-All

At Fence-All we build all of our gates from new material, so this type of project isn’t available. Quality control is a big deal with us: we take a lot of time to source our materials and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve. Experience has taught us that work with secondhand materials can lead to misguided expectations and sub-par installations.


Some big-box department stores offer kits that can be used to convert an existing panel into a gate, and there are many “How tos” online that give instructions on how to get the job done. It’s a project that any handyman with a few basic tools will be able to complete.


It’s a good DIY project

The bottom line

We don’t convert existing fence panels into gates. It can be done, however, and done well. If you’re a Do-It-Yourself-er it can be a rewarding project of moderate difficulty. If you’re not, a handyman for hire in your neighbourhood is a good alternative.

More questions?

If you have any questions about fences we’re happy to answer them. Call 613-736-1122 or hit the chat button on the right during business hours.