Fence Posts Derby
Which type of fence post is best?
When it comes to replacing your old fence posts, you have a choice between four main options. timber, concrete posts, composite posts or the new Durapost system that is becoming very popular these days. Wooden posts hold the promise of being more aesthetically pleasing and less expensive than their hardier counterparts but come with some setbacks as well. Concrete fence posts are often thought of as not so attractive because they don't match up too nicely with other garden decorations like flower pots or landscaping; however, this is not always the case. Durapost is a great choice if you require super strength, and they look quite tidy too, and lastly composite posts that we will explain their benefits more below.
Timber/wooden Posts Benefits:
Price: Timber posts are usually a cheaper option to purchase than your concrete or metal post variety.
Installation: Because wooden posts are considerably lighter in weight than your concrete posts, making them easier to handle, transport, which makes the average fence installation process faster and more streamline. It all depends on the terrain and complexity of the fencing contract.
Aesthetics: You can match your timber fence panels to your timber posts, which is more aesthetically pleasing. You can stain, colour or paint, which is difficult with concrete posts. If you are after a more natural and organic look for your garden or landscaped area, then maybe wooden fence posts are for you!
Safe and Secure: The good thing about wooden fence posts is you can screw and firmly fix the fence panels to the posts, which is a great advantage over concrete posts and sliding panels, as they can be easy to lift out by thieves trying to gain entry to a home or premises. Also another plus when they are secured is they don't rattle or bang about as the wind blows through your garden.
Long lasting: If the wood posts are treated properly, something we always do at Premium Fencing Derby, then the life of the posts will be extended significantly. We also use post saver sleeves if requested, and these can work well to extend the timber posts even longer.
Concrete fence posts are the strong and durable choice for any outdoor living space. They’re significantly more effective than timber when it comes to strength, so you can rest assured that your beautiful new fencing will stand up in even harsh weather conditions like high winds or storms! This makes concrete a perfect material option if you live near water or other areas susceptible to powerful gusts of winds and adverse UK weather conditions.
Concrete fence posts are the sturdiest variety and because of this, you can rest assured that your sturdy fence will stay up for a long time. You won’t need to replace concrete posts any time soon which is why many homeowners use them in their home projects. These durable fences also require little maintenance on your end once put into place so they're easy to maintain in the long run. Wooden posts may be less expensive, but they are more likely to weather damage. Concrete is a much stronger material that will not succumb to insects or water damage like wooden posts might do, which makes them worth the investment for long-term use.
Metal Posts by DuraPost is the perfect garden fence post for your project. Made of galvanised steel, it's lightweight and durable as well as being robust. It doesn't need any ongoing treatment or aftercare - we can install this lightweight yet sturdy construction as part of a garden fencing project. Additionally, DuraPost is 100% recyclable when that time comes so not only are they sustainable but also environmentally friendly too. If you are interested in metal posts as opposed to wood or concrete, then give us a call for a free consultation and quotation. We are only too happy to help.
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