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I’ve just had 300m stock fencing done , green sheep netting and 2 rows of barbed wire, telegraph pole strainers in each corner and a strainer post on every bend where needed £8.50 per meter, bloke and his lad did it in two days , made a really decent job .

 

 

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I wouldn't say 8.50 a meter with telegraph poles is the cheapest price, but in the general range for in bye fencing.

A mate had some done for 9.50m but that was top spec materials, all timber with 30 or 40 year guarantee and pair of double gates.

U can't really compare that price to a ruff hill hand ball job with bad access,

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A mate had some done for 9.50m but that was top spec materials, all timber with 30 or 40 year guarantee and pair of double gates.

 

How in Earth(and pun fully intended) do they guarantee that timber in contact with the ground will not rot for up to 40 years?

mth 

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A mate had some done for 9.50m but that was top spec materials, all timber with 30 or 40 year guarantee and pair of double gates.
 
How in Earth(and pun fully intended) do they guarantee that timber in contact with the ground will not rot for up to 40 years?
mth 

He retires next year, wont be his problem! 🤠
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28 minutes ago, ewd ripper said:

I’ve heard of the posts being guaranteed for 15 years but never up to 40 ! ?

The guarantee is pretty much worthless anyway, it only covers the post and most of the cost is in the installation.

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45 minutes ago, ewd ripper said:

I’ve heard of the posts being guaranteed for 15 years but never up to 40 ! ?

Assuming it's the octoposts they're expected to last 30-40 years but only guaranteed for 25 years. They're slow grown in Sweden (I think) and creosoted. Not cheap though.

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13 hours ago, drinksloe said:

I wouldn't say 8.50 a meter with telegraph poles is the cheapest price, but in the general range for in bye fencing.

A mate had some done for 9.50m but that was top spec materials, all timber with 30 or 40 year guarantee and pair of double gates.

U can't really compare that price to a ruff hill hand ball job with bad access,

Have never come across treated fence posts that last 30-40 years these days, some I’ve seen have had to be replaced in 10 years, Ive seen in the past old hot/cold creosote treated posts last 30-40 years but not treated stuff these days, I’ve also come across cleft chestnut post that have outlasted the stock netting. 

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Are uc4 posts not a 25- 30yr guarantee and that Scottish timber treated n Scotland.

Those posts were similar to ur octoposts and guaranteed for 30+ years.

But I would say guarantee worthless as chances of that fencer or sawmill still being around in 30 years is tiny.

Would anyone really expect a fencer to put a new strainer in n 30yrs time when wire rusted.

Plus seemingly if u touch strainer at all even rounding/chaumferring the top or cutting post it nulls the guarantee, wouldn't surprise me if spike on most chappers might void guarantee.

 

There is still 1 local sawmill to me that has a yard full of cut timber drying under tarps before treating.

The old fashioned way

I could still go to fences input up 25 ur ago still standing now both stock and garden with his timber.

 

It's treating freshly cut timber is never going to work which most sawmills will be doing

Not rocket science 

 

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Still see a few old oak fence posts around fairly slim rectanglar ones.

 

Dunno when they stopped selling & using them reckon they are pretty old maybe over 50 yrs?

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