Fencing and gates
There are basically three types of timber fence post: Round, half-round and square. Webb’s can supply the home, farm and equestrian industry with a wide range of sizes and lengths.
75mm – 100mm round posts can either be used with wire or for post and rail. If used for post and rail the bigger posts need to be selected where the rails join, or, if your budget allows, it is better to purchase the 100mm – 125mm diameter posts.
We would like to point out and be honest that due to forced changes in the type of treatment allowed these days, the whole industry is getting reports that the round and half round stakes are not lasting more than 4 years in some cases. The alternative is to use pressure creosoted stakes or UC4 / HC4 stakes, where the timber has been kiln dried before treatment. It is also thought that stakes made from pine or larch (Redwood) will last 15 years or so.
On June 30th 2004 the old type of treatment (CCA) was banned by the EU. In their view, this was because of its effect as a toxin, a carcinogen and a teratogen. Two alternative treatments used today are called Tanalith E and Osmose Naturewood and it certainly looks as though it is not as effective as the old CCA when used on timber in ground contact.
Half-round stakes usually come in more limited lengths than round. These generally come in 1.65M or 1.8M lengths but, as with the round ones, we can get any length needed due to our close relationship with several mills both in the UK & abroad.
Machined (Planed) stakes and poles are more often than not used for a nice finish and appearance. They can tend to split a little more than the rustic/cundy type in periods of hotter weather but do tend to close back up when the cooler, moist conditions arrive.
If you are looking for any gate, then WEBB’s is the place to come. We stock all types of gates including agricultural gates, garden gates, entrance and driveway gates, kiln dried pressure treated gates and heavy duty galvanised gates.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, then we offer made to measure bespoke gates just for you! All you need to do is contact us by phone, email or fax, tell us what you want and we will do the rest.