An industry first, AFI members Birkdale’s DuraPost® by FENCEMATE is an innovative galvanised steel fence post system that provides a durable, lightweight and wind-resistant alternative to wooden or concrete fence posts.
Due to its makeup of cold-rolled galvanised steel, DuraPost® is capable of withstanding wind speeds of up to 110 miles per hour and is guaranteed for up to 25 years, so specifiers can be sure that they are selecting a quality product that will last.
While installing concrete fence posts can often by a two-person job, due to their weight, DuraPost® is ergonomically designed to be up to 80% lighter than concrete. As such, DuraPost® is easy to transport, store, carry and install by a single tradesperson, which can reduce build time significantly.
Due to its superior weight to strength ratio, DuraPost® is available in slimmer profiles than timber or concrete fence posts, making it up to six-times more space efficient. DuraPost® is compatible with a wide range of fence panels and virtually any onsite fencing.
Aesthetically, DuraPost® is available in a choice of four colour options: Anthracite Grey, Olive Grey, Sepia Brown and Galvanised Steel. Colour matched accessories are also available including Post Caps, Gravel boards and Capping Rails. And by stacking the composite gravel boards, you can produce a maintenance-free and modern boundary solution.
“Selecting a strong, lightweight and easy to install fence post like DuraPost® can not only positively impact on the build time of a project, it can also improve site safety for installers by reducing heavy-lifting,” commented John Abernethie, Managing Director at Birkdale. “Furthermore, DuraPost’s design provides a sleek solution that can complement any outdoor setting or garden landscape and will not degrade over time.”
Birkdale has also recently launched its DuraPost® Installer Scheme. This provides training on the installation of DuraPost® and its accessories, as well as how to use the FENCEBUILDER App to plan projects and order the required products. Installers who complete the scheme will receive a free business listing on the DuraPost® website to help generate leads and will also become eligible to earn points with every DuraPost® product they purchase. These points can then be redeemed in exchange for vouchers, benefits and other incentives set by Birkdale on a quarterly basis.
For further information on DuraPost® by FENCEMATE or to sign up to the new DuraPostâ Installer Scheme, pleasevisit www.birkdalesales.com/fencing-for-contractors or call 0345 646 0591.