Square Fence and Gate Posts
Description and uses
We have in stock a large selection of treated square softwood posts, in various heights and sections.
All softwood fence posts have square ends (flat) as standard.
Gate Posts (150 mm, 175mm & 200mm) are four-way weathered ( pyramid top ) on one end as standard.
Corner (edge) chamfering and/or router lines can be added to any square cut softwood post if desired.
Unless stated otherwise all posts are pressure treated with the latest generation preservatives to UC4 standard for in-ground contact. This should give an anticipated lifespan of 15 years.
To extend the life of fence and gate posts, you may want to consider adding a timber treatment or wood preserver that can add extra protection to the part of the post going into the ground.
Fixing in the Ground
All treated softwood posts are susceptible to natural movement or shaking (vertical cracks in the wood) as the timber expands and contracts during the normal weathering process. These problems do not usually affect the structural integrity of the post and will mostly disappear when colder, moist weather returns. This is not considered to be a defect unless very severe.