These concrete fence posts are sturdy, long lasting and maintenance free. Slotted Concrete fence posts are most frequently used with panel fencing, where the panel simply slots into place without the need for additional fixing. Other posts include morticed concrete posts for closeboard fencing and concrete posts for chainlink fencing.
Concrete fence posts have been around for years and recently have had something of a revival. Concrete fence posts are used broadly for three ranges of fencing in reverse order of popularity today we have concrete fence posts for chain link fencing and weld mesh systems the concrete fence posts for these systems involve end post, corner posts, intermediate posts and struts to support the end and corner straining posts. Next we have concrete fence posts for timber closeboard fence so these are typically used in garden fencing situations and in some commercial fencing applications. Concrete fence posts for closeboard fencing fall into two categories in the Southern part of England where triangular shaped arris rails are used for closeboard fencing then these concrete fence posts for closeboard fencing are of the morticed post variety, the mortice is a slot where the arris rail is pushed into. For the North of London and the Midlands area then a cant rail systems of closeboard fencing is more popular and the concrete fence posts for use with cant rails are the recessed concrete posts with each post having bolt holes cast into it to bolt the cant rail onto the concrete fence post. Finally, the most popular range of concrete fence posts are for fencing panels such as lap panels, larch lap panels, closeboard fence panels indeed most type of fence panels can be fitted into concrete slotted fence posts.
Slotted concrete fence posts are the easiest to use of all the concrete fence posts used for different fences because as the name suggests they have slots and these slots generally run the full length of the post and the fence panel is merely pushed into the slots in the fence posts. The use of concrete gravel boards beneath fence panels to keep the fence panels from resting directly onto the ground is also very popular for this type of concrete fence post. Concrete gravel boards are available in heights of 150mm and 300mm deep the advantage of the deeper 300mm concrete gravel board is it can be used for an element of soil retention so if there is a slight difference in levels between one garden and the other garden then this is an ideal choice. Please do be aware of the overall height of the fence when using gravel boards and ensure that the posts are long enough to accommodate both the fence panel and the concrete gravel board and still leave approximately 750mm of the concrete fence post embedded into the ground. The benefit of concrete fence posts are that they have a very long life expectancy in as much as they don’t rot like timber fence posts are prone to.
The use of concrete for fence posts has been around for years and recently has had something of a revival. They are ideal for use with chain link and weldmesh as concrete adds greater security than timber posts. As well as being strong, they won't rot over time and do not need treating or staining. Concrete posts are available in end, corner and intermediate styles to give a professionally finished fence with maximum durability.
Concrete fence posts for timber fences are typically used in garden fencing situations and some commercial applications. Closeboard is a strong and attractive style of fence that is incredibly long lasting and hard wearing, particularly when put up with concrete posts and gravel boards. For closeboard, the posts come ready with mortice holes to slot ended arris rails into. The feather edge boards then nail onto the arris rails giving a strong style of fence.
For the North of London and the Midlands area a cant rail system of fencing is more popular and for this a recessed concrete fence post is used with cant rails instead of arris rails, which come with bolt holes cast into them. You then bolt the cant rail onto the concrete fence post. This style of post is only available from our Peterborough branch.>
For fence panels, slotted concrete posts make putting the fence together very quick and easy. The panels will simply slot into place without the need for nails.