Did he use creosoted posts? Or Clippex? or Sweet Chestnut?A friend bought 160 acre place a few years ago and every fence needed doing both sides of each hedge so he did the whole.lot in one go. Only problem I see is that all the stakes will be rotten at the same time in a couple of years
and the chemical they use is no better than what others use,it cant be, as CCA is banned.
here the railway fence is going to be the next challenge (again ) as the woodwork the contractor put in 13yrs yrs ago (wouldve been H4 ) for NR wont last no where near what the concrete post ht wire fence that had been there since the 50ties (but wouldnt stop smaller lambs ) and the wire was rusted) it replaced.
...seems ok up to now tho but it darn well needs to be,what with all the work that went in to doing the work along all the line.
labour costs the same, poor or good quality materials used!
Yes sounds like the same Contractor as here, they were fine.We had the same back home, where the mainline from Birmingham to London Paddington ran through. Contractors came up (a Cornish crew, to North Gloucestershire) and took out the 50 year old half sleeper posts, spaced at a metre apart, and replaced them with softwood posts that will be gone in 5 years.
Yes there has been a claim or 2 down here i expect not as many as there could be i guess by farmers and smaller amounts, just except it i suppose.I'd like to meet anyone that has actually taken timber to the place they bought it, and what was said .I know up here there was a big claim put in over a decade ago and it was successful,
But I'm sure certain exemptions would include.
Were they stored inside or out after purchase?
How were they put in if chapped then the top marked or damaged - void.
If they have been punctured ie staples - void,
Day the day of the week they were put in have a Y in it ?- void,
Did the person putting them in take an extra 5mins for his tea break- void.
Was the heater in the jeep set at the correct setting for the weather - void.
Grandfather fenced most of this place in the early 80s with pressure treated soft wood, the rest is oak posts from an earlier time.A friend bought 160 acre place a few years ago and every fence needed doing both sides of each hedge so he did the whole.lot in one go. Only problem I see is that all the stakes will be rotten at the same time in a couple of years