Octopost or fence n forget?

jellybean

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Location
N.Devon
Isn't that what this thread is all about?
I was thinking more of getting timber supply companies to give us detailed info on species of timber used, length of drying period and type of treatment; i.e which chemicals and whether vacuum/pressure and for how long.
If they want to sell fence posts to us why would they not agree to publishing this info? If all the relevant companies were asked to do this on TFF and they agreed it would surely help?
 

tepapa

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Wales
I was thinking more of getting timber supply companies to give us detailed info on species of timber used, length of drying period and type of treatment; i.e which chemicals and whether vacuum/pressure and for how long.
If they want to sell fence posts to us why would they not agree to publishing this info? If all the relevant companies were asked to do this on TFF and they agreed it would surely help?
They all lie, I wouldn't trust a word they said.
 
I've never heard any one condem scanpole . They have been at New port docks for centuries. Does anyone else supply electric poles bar them
Newport timber preservation company Burt Boulton & Haywood (BBH) has been sold to Scanpole Ltd by its Finnish owners Metsä Group.
The companies have signed a contract of sale and expect the deal to go through by June 2015.
BBH, founded in 1848 by railway engineers HP Burt and SB Boulton, makes telephone poles, power transmission poles, sleepers, crossing timbers and other products from its base on Alexandra Dock.

Been there since 1848 !!
Calders and Grandidge also sell telegraph poles in the UK and have done so for many years.
 

Post Driver

Member
Location
South East
whats UC4?

Use Class 4 - Timber treated for in ground contact (formerly HC4 Hazard Class 4)

  • UC 1 - Internal, dry (eg. Upper floor joists)
  • UC 2 - Internal, risk of wetting (eg. Tile battens)
  • UC 3 coated (3.1) - Outdoors, coated, above ground (eg. Soffits/Cladding)
  • UC 3 uncoated (3.2) - Outdoors, uncoated, above ground (eg. Cladding/Fence rails)
  • UC 4 - Direct soil or fresh water contact (eg. Fence posts)
 

jellybean

Member
Location
N.Devon
They all lie, I wouldn't trust a word they said.
Well I used to have a very good relationship with the manager that Calders and Grandidge had at their depot at Westbury-on-Severn. Jim Martin was first class and very helpful, I used to keep about £10,000 worth of time in there drying. It would be checked for moisture content by their Electricity Board chap when he was doing telegraph poles. Most of it was in their yard for a year before being treated. Having now fenced 70 properties for deer I think it is fair to say I do have a bit of experience. My own fencing is now 30 years old and only had to replace a few stakes in the last year or two.
The CCA treatment should never have been stopped, did you ever hear of any problems caused by it?
 

Treemover

Member
Location
Offaly
I am not saying not to buy stuff off them. My point is I just wanted to warn others of what I know, and I would prefer if people did a bit of research. To be fore warned is to be fore armed. I have said my bit. That's all I wanted to achieve.
 
They all lie, I wouldn't trust a word they said.
Ask them for proof and certificate to show standards used, we only supply pine posts treated and dried to 28% but I agree overseas suppliers use can be problematic with the way they treat. You can always visit us to see how we treat and care for our products.
 

Post Driver

Member
Location
South East
Ask them for proof and certificate to show standards used, we only supply pine posts treated and dried to 28% but I agree overseas suppliers use can be problematic with the way they treat. You can always visit us to see how we treat and care for our products.

Where are you based and which company do you work for? Send via PM if you want (y)
 

David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
I last bought creo about 5 yrs ago from C&G who were very good to deal with.
The timber stock used did leave a little bit to be desired tbf, few mis-shapes and twists. But I thought at the time they were about the best I had seen, other than F&F at Welsh Show, but if you were at a show, I guess you would select what you took along....
I always used to buy Batsford, but when they took over Longleat treatment plant the job went downhill badly. Not been back to see if they are a good product again now.
 

hally

Member
Location
cumbria
This is what we are currently using, £3.95
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