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Many people ask us why a timber fencing post is more suitable than a solid concrete one, but for us, the choice is obvious. Whether it is a sturdy property divide you require, or simply a bit of extra decoration to your garden, timber fence posts are a natural and very capable tool for the job.
You may think that a concrete post is a safer option simply because it looks like it will be longer-lasting but, let’s face it, they’re just plain ugly and environmentally-unfriendly! In any case, timber posts will last you longer than you think; pressure-treated ones in particular are made to last for at least 15 years which is why they come with an anti-rot guarantee. Timber posts are much nicer to look at and will blend in with your garden and your chosen fence panels much better than industrial-looking concrete ones.
Putting a timber post into the ground with a post spike could not be easier, whereas the rather haphazard method of bundling into a hole forming the base of a concrete post often means that it can become uneven and begin to crumble – the last thing you want!
With the timber alternative, it is recommended that around 60cm (23”) of the post is driven into the ground – providing a deep, solid foundation for your fencing. Also, if the fencing is intended for a concrete surface or deck, a metal post base can easily accommodate a timber post in a quick, simple installation.
At the end of the day, what you need in your fence posts is stability and hopefully a good look. Concrete posts usually appear cumbersome and purely functional, whereas timber posts can add a touch of class to your garden – especially if you add one of our decorative finishers.
For a natural, good-looking and solid foundation for your fencing, wooden posts hold many benefits over their concrete rivals – so make the right choice today, and add a touch of decoration to your garden fencing without sacrificing security.
Take a look at all of our wooden fencing and for more information on the treatment of wooden fence posts, check out our informative video below: