Consists of a complete range of steel strainer posts, stays, base plates, fully adjustable gate hinges and much more.
A safe, versatile and cost effective post driver distributed by Warwick Gates Pty Ltd.
Strong and reliable performers available in double, single, swinging or sliding designs.
Warwick Gates Pty Ltd offers quality rural field gates, heavy duty cattle yard bar gates and custom gates made exactly to customer requirements.
Rural fencing prices can seem prohibitive to many rural property owners. This is especially true when you consider the extensive boundary lines that often need to be fenced, along with the separate expanses of fence line running along individual paddocks and yards.
Additionally, the repair and maintenance needed by traditional timber and barbed wire fencing can also add up to the hassle and farm fencing costs. As this type of fencing often needs to be replaced or fixed on a regular basis, it can become quite costly in terms of time and money.
Yet there are alternatives that can significantly reduce initial rural fencing prices and also cut the cost of maintenance at the same time. The solution: switching to steel for your rural fence posts.
Galvanised Steel vs. Timber Fence Posts
Many rural fence posts tend to be made of timber with wire strung between each post. While this might initially seem like a cheap option for fencing off boundary lines between farms or individual paddocks, this can actually end up being a more expensive option overall.
Timber is prone to rotting and warping after prolonged exposure to the elements. This weakens the integrity of the fence line, which can increase the risk of injury to cattle or livestock held within those fenced areas. Termites also find timber fence posts particularly delectable.
Timber fence posts are also susceptible to fire. Even in the event of a controlled back-burning operation in a paddock, sparks can cause smaller outbreaks of fire in adjoining areas. If there are timber posts in the vicinity, even a single spark can destroy that fence post, costing you more in replacement and maintenance costs.
By comparison, galvanised steel posts need only to be installed once. They are impervious to the effects of rain or sun exposure and are corrosion resistant, so they are designed for longevity.
Steel posts will not rot or warp over time, so this saves you time and money in terms of maintenance costs from replacing multiple timber posts. You also have the benefit of knowing your fence lines are secure, especially surrounding cattle or livestock yards.
Steel Gates vs. Timber Gates
The same comparisons hold true for gates as well, but there are notable exceptions when it comes to the versatility of using galvanised steel for gates. Galvanised steel gates can be used effectively for heavy duty cattle yard bar gates as they provide additional levels of strength and durability that timber cannot offer. These can be fitted to galvanised steel fence posts to increase fence line integrity.
Steel gates can be custom made to fit any width opening and will not be prone to sagging or warping over time, as timber would.
Operating steel gates is also much more efficient, as you can also fit these with convenient wheels to make opening and closing easier. It is certainly easier to push a wheeled gate across a paddock than it is to drag a warped timber gate into place.
If you are concerned about rural fencing prices and want to find effective ways to reduce your ongoing fencing costs, consider calling the professionals at Quikfence. They will be happy to provide a free quote for your farm fencing needs. You can choose to have your fencing components delivered to you complete and ready for DIY installation, or the team at Quikfence can install it for you – no matter where you are in Australia.