Timber price increase favours concrete fencing

Published:  12 July, 2017

Ongoing increases in the cost of imported timber are further reducing the price differential between concrete and timber fence posts, making concrete a far more attractive option for homeowners and businesses looking for security and long fence life, according to Supreme Concrete.

Although concrete posts have always provided the most economic long-term solution, lasting typically four times longer than equivalent timber posts, timber has previously been seen as the cheaper option due to its lower initial cost.

However, ongoing price rises have pushed up the cost of timber posts, reducing the initial price differential to as little as 10%.

"Concrete is now the most attractive option all round," said Tim Wright, Sales Director for Supreme Concrete, a UK manufacturer of high performance concrete fencing and building systems. "Our Strongcast posts are totally rotproof and are steel reinforced for extra strength and robustness – they'll typically last around 25 years, even in the UK's changing weather conditions. With the latest changes in price and lifetime performance of timber, concrete now offers the most economical solution for all fencing applications."

Supreme's range of concrete posts, including the latest Strongcast ULTRA lightweight posts, are designed to provide easier one-man lift and simple installation. CE marked, they offer the reassurance of a harmonised European Standard, as well as other major company quality benefits such as modern, efficient manufacturing techniques and ISO 14001 quality management.

"In this time of heightened environmental concern, concrete also offers the most sustainable long-term solution," said Mr Wright. "As timber fence posts rot they give off methane, an atmospherically damaging gas that is over 20 times more dangerous than carbon dioxide. Supreme concrete posts, on the other hand, are completely inert, and do not produce any gases or other emissions to damage the world we live in."

Supreme concrete posts come with matching gravel boards and anti-rattle Scorpion Clips for maximum fence life and a professional finish.

For more information see www.supremeconcrete.co.uk

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