Good old-fashioned timber. It has been one of the most popular types of fencing for more than 100 years. Timber is remarkably resilient and has a natural feel, blending in with the environment while adding security to your property. Another added benefit of going with a treated pine fence is it helps reduce greenhouse gases, keeping the environment cleaner and cooler.
All of this was important to me. I had just become a first-time homeowner and I was so excited to start my landscaping projects, starting with the Fence. I knew nothing about Fence Building and while my dad and brother, seasoned carpenter’s, would tell me I needed 50 x 50 H4 timber for this and 90 x 90 H3 timber for that I was excited to learn. I’m one of those people that needs to know step by step what the process is, why I need this and how it’s going to work. I’m sure they said more than a few times “just because” or “trust me”. I still needed to KNOW!
I was invested in every single project and keen to learn what blue metal was and how many bags of concrete needed to go into each post hole, because that’s my money right so I was keen to save as much as possible in every single way. That was another reason why I choose Timber Posts, they were cheaper and they were better for the environment.
What I didn’t know and hadn’t researched enough was that Timber WARPS! Learn that word people because in the harsh Australian sun you can’t escape it. The weather, the sun and moisture cause Posts to warp and twist. Wood swells as it absorbs water and then shrinks again as it dries out. So while Timber Posts have their place and might be more suitable for some, I would choose Steel Posts if I could do my own Fence again. They are worth the investment. Just be sure to go for the right size. We recommend 65 x 65 Galvanised Steel Fence Posts.