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I am just about to buld a garden wall that needs to have fence posts built into it, so I am thinking of using plastic wood fence posts as they will never rot.

 

Has anybody used them? Any tips?

 

Also, I did a biggish job last year making raised beds out of plastic wood, but it was a real hassle getting the materials. I ordered from Kedel and they got the order badly wrong and it took 2 months for delivery. The delivery costs to Glasgow were  fairly hefty (£250) but worth it for a large order. But this time I am just looking for 5 or 6 no. 6' x 3" x 3"  or 4" x 4", and the delivery cost will still be £120. Does anyone know of anyone more local to central Scotland that has plastic wood to buy and collect off-the-shelf? I can't wait months for a delivery.

 

Any help appreciated.

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Guss109   

Have you any places that do composit decking if not I know thistle windows up here in Aberdeen do plastic fences but think it's an aluminium post they use but could be worth a call

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roys   

Solway Recycling just outside Dumfries make alsorts of plastic products including fence posts and they are not too far away from you, I was talking to them at the Highland Show earlier on in the year.

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7 hours ago, Guss109 said:

Have you any places that do composit decking if not I know thistle windows up here in Aberdeen do plastic fences but think it's an aluminium post they use but could be worth a call

Ta, I'll check, it's a 5 hour round trip to Aberdeen though.

 

5 hours ago, roys said:

Solway Recycling just outside Dumfries make alsorts of plastic products including fence posts and they are not too far away from you, I was talking to them at the Highland Show earlier on in the year.

I know of them, but last time I checked they only did big orders. I'll check again.

1 hour ago, muttley9050 said:

Can't you just something like this?

 

http://fascias.com/brown-in-line-posts

 

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Nice one, could make the whole job very easy. I will have a closer look. Wasn#t planing on using waney panels, but O coud slot something more substantial into these if they are stiff enough.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Gary Prentice said:

If they keep stock there, it's twenty minutes from me.

That coud work out quite nicely, thanks. Gotta go and collect daughter now but wil investigate the Hahn thing later. Ta.

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2 hours ago, muttley9050 said:

Can't you just something like this?

 

http://fascias.com/brown-in-line-posts

 

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These look great. Just checked. Kedel would be £220 + £100 (yes!) delivery for 8 posts. These ones by fascias.com are £138 + £18 delivery. Basically half the price. I can see why, they're hollow with steel reinforcement but the Kedel are solid and weigh 15kg each. My shoulders remember them well. The solid plastic are a pig to cut as they grab the saw and will not be cut straight.

 

I'll probably go for these fascias.com ones. You're probably off the hook, Gary, not having to lug 120kg of plastic up to Scotland. But thanks for the offer.

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