How long will a fence last?

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If you use quality materials such as “slash” pine pailings, and full sized posts and rails plus construct the fence correctly, it should last for around 30 years.  The posts must be set at the correct depth and concreted “properly” and all galvanized fixtures must be used.

What type of timber is best for our horizontal slat screen?

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It depends upon the visual effect you are trying to achieve, the practicality and your budget.  You may prefer a hardwood such as Merbeau for its natural colour and texture.  If you wish to paint your screen a colour we can show you samples of our “pre-primed design pine” or our standard treated slat pine.

Do you concrete your posts in position?

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Always! We set our posts at a depth of 600mm, “ram pack” with soil and mix in a full 20kg bag of concrete

Is the timber treated?

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Yes, All our fencing timber is CCA treated and rated accordingly. Pailings and rails are H3 treated and posts are H4 treated for in ground use.

What type of timber should we use for our fence?

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For fencing we only use slash pine pailings.  They are thicker than radiata pine and less prone to twisting.  Our posts are full sized at 150/50mm and centre morticed.  Our rails are also full sized being 75/50mm.