Making a decision on which fence post to install in your garden can be difficult. There are various factors to consider, including style, functionality, the ability of the fence post to last for as long as possible and your budget. In this article, we’ll look at some of the reasons why you should select DuraPost for your garden fence.
What Is DuraPost?
Made in the UK, DuraPost is an innovative, durable and lightweight fence post system made from galvanised steel. It’s a popular choice for property owners who prefer something stylish for their garden fences. Essentially, DuraPost was developed as an alternative to wood and concrete posts. It aims to address the issues associated with these traditional fence posts.
Is DuraPost cheaper than concrete or timber fence posts?
Timber fence posts are generally cheaper, which can be appealing for some. The only problem is that it may need to be replaced more often because it tends to split, warp and rot more quickly than other types of fence posts. This makes timber posts less cost-effective than DuraPost in the long run.
Meanwhile, concrete can be relatively more affordable to purchase than DuraPost. The latter typically comes with a higher upfront fee. However, concrete is more susceptible to wear and tear, making DuraPost more cost-effective. For this reason, using DuraPost for your garden fence may prove to be an excellent investment.
Benefits of Choosing DuraPost for Your Garden Fence
· Lightweight build
One of the perks of DuraPost that makes it a better fence post system than concrete or wood is that it’s surprisingly lightweight yet just as sturdy. With a weight that’s up to 80% lighter than concrete and up to 50% lighter than timber posts, you will have no trouble transporting, lifting and manoeuvring DuraPost. Although they are lightweight, their durability is not compromised. It just means that you’ll be able to install them more easily, even if you’re working on your garden fence all by yourself.
By choosing DuraPost, you will have a reliable, strong fence post system for securing your garden. Investing in steel fence posts can give you the peace of mind you deserve, as they do not tend to split, chip, crack, warp or rot as wooden or concrete posts do. DuraPost’s construction of galvanised steel renders it highly corrosion resistant.
The longevity of DuraPost makes it an excellent choice. A fence post that can withstand the test of time means that you won’t have to replace it every couple of years. Therefore, it is logical, practical and financially advantageous to invest in it. With DuraPost, you can expect long-lasting support for your wood or wire fence panels. With proper maintenance and use, this kind of fence post is expected to last up to 25 years after it is installed.
· Easy to install
Because DuraPost is lightweight, the setup involved is relatively straightforward. With the installation process being quite easy, installation costs can be brought down significantly. This makes it a cost-effective solution in the long run. Add to this the fact that it is long-lasting, and you gain additional savings that would otherwise have been spent on the cost of repairs or replacements.
You get to reduce your labour costs as well. Compared to using DuraPost for your garden fence, you would typically need two people to complete the installation of concrete posts. With DuraPost, one person alone can complete the installation. Since you won’t have to move heavy concrete or wooden posts all over your property, you will be able to install the panels in no time at all. This will allow you to save a great deal of time and energy while on the job site.
· Low maintenance
As soon as you’ve set up your DuraPost system, it can be pretty much left alone. There is very little maintenance that needs to be done to steel fence posts, if any at all. With wooden posts, you don’t have the same luxury. This is because you have to treat and seal them on a regular basis, which can take a considerable amount of time and money to do so.
The DuraPost system does not require ongoing or additional treatment and aftercare. It will also stay in good shape for a very long time.
With unpredictable weather conditions and high winds in the UK, you will need a fence post system that can be reliable. Aside from being hardy and resistant to defects such as warping, rotting and cracking, DuraPost also can withstand winds up to 110 mph when properly installed. With this complete fence post system, you can be sure that it can face strong winds and storms.
The DuraPost range comes in an array of different colours and with matching accessories to complement them. In general, you can purchase DuraPost in shades of anthracite grey, olive grey, sepia brown and uncoated steel. Any of these colours will go well with various fence materials and panels. The accessories include z-boards, gate post, bolt down, capping rail, post caps, U-channel and cover strips.
Having a drab fence post no longer has to be a thing. DuraPost offers an opportunity for you to create a garden that not only lasts longer but also caters to your unique style preferences.
There is a wide selection of fence panels that can go with DuraPost. They are not necessarily restricted to just a single type of fence panel, such as pre-assembled ones. They can essentially be used with virtually any type of fence. These include close board and hit and miss fence panels.
DuraPost is 100% recyclable and has a much lower environmental impact compared to concrete posts. This makes it an excellent option if you’re looking for an eco-friendly and sustainable fence post solution.
By choosing DuraPost, you will have an easier time with your fencing project. Enterprise Works can help you make the switch to DuraPost. Contact us now to learn more about our DuraPost products and other services.