Fence posts made from concrete or timber have been the traditional choice in fencing construction for many years, however a new breed of steel fence posts and composite fence panels is now providing an alternative to traditional fencing, with a range of additional benefits.
As a DuraPost Elite Stockist, AVS has everything you need to complete the job.
WHAT IS DURAPOST?
DuraPost is a complete fencing system of steel fence posts and caps, corner posts, gravel boards and capping rails that can be used with both fence panels and close board fencing with Arris, Cant or 3x2 rails. Or if you prefer, stack the innovative gravel board to create a contemporary fence panel.
Available in two different heights to support a 1.8m panel or larger, the posts can accommodate a panel thickness of up to 48mm.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DURAPOST?
Cost - Durapost is now a similar price to concrete posts
Durability - 15 (galvanised) or 25 year (powder coated) guarantee
Strength - withstands winds up to 110mph
Versatility - works with panel, closeboard or post and rail fencing
Ease of installation - 20% of the weight of concrete posts
Contemporary finish - galvanised steel or colour powder coated options
Sustainability - made from 50% recycled steel, long lasting then fully recyclable
WHAT IS COMMERCIAL DURAPOST?
Made from 2.5mm galvanised steel compared to the standard 1.5mm, Commercial DuraPost provides superior strength for higher fencing solutions up to 4m above ground - available in 11, 13 and 16ft posts.
Designed for residential work and civil projects such as site hoardings, sound-proofing around supermarkets, petrol stations, drive-throughs, and roadside fencing, Commercial DuraPost has been static load tested to 1000kg.
HOW STRONG IS DURAPOST?
The main advantage of steel fencing posts over concrete or timber is their strength and durability.
DuraPost is manufactured in the UK from galvanised steel which has been cold-rolled, giving it incredible strength – in laboratory tests the steel posts can withstand winds of 110mph.
DuraPost is also incredibly durable – while a typical wooden fence post (even if pressure treated) may have a lifespan of 10 years, DuraPost will not weather or rust and has a 15/25 year guarantee, built to last even longer than that.
HOW DO I INSTALL DURAPOST?
Installing the DuraPost system is remarkably simple, making it particularly suitable for DIY domestic fencing. You will notice how easy the steel fence posts are to handle – a steel post weighs around 8kg, compared to 15kg for a timber post and up to 45kg for a concrete fence post.
Dig a minimum two foot (60cm) hole for the post and set the first post in position with post mix concrete. After allowing to dry, attach the gravel board then slot your fence panel into the post and secure with screws. Attach your second post to the panel and gravel board as before, then set it level in post mix.
Alternatively, we work with a network of DuraPost Trained Installers - speak to your local AVS branch for details.
Introduction to DuraPost
DuraPost Installation - Panels
Durapost Installation - Closeboard