An industry-first, Birkdale’s Fencemate DuraPost is a galvanised steel fence post system that is said to provide 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 70 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, the 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. According to Birkdale, DuraPost is compatible with a wide range of fence panels and virtually any onsite fencing.
Aesthetically, DuraPost is available in a choice of profiles, classic and slimline, as well as 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.
“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, CEO 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.”