General information about new landscaping poles
The popularity of landscaping poles is due to the possibility of creating something that looks natural, non-creosote treated, is quick to use, light to handle and soon weathers as though it's been in your garden for years. They can be used for retaining walls, structural supports, shade sails, children's climbing and play areas, tree houses, play houses, picnic benches, inside houses etc..
- There is a wide range of diameter from 50mm - 200mm -see price and dimension list below. Unlike telegraph poles there is no taper, and the top and bottom of the pole is always identical. So, if you are looking for regularity and identical poles, look no further.
- There is a wide range of lengths from 0.6m - 3.6m (See price and dimension chart)
- We can cut poles to size if you don't have the facilities, or if it speeds up your project. We can 'cross-cut', e.g. cut a 3.6m pole down to 3.1m. We charge £4 + Vat per cross cut. Alternatively you can cut them yourself with a chainsaw or circular saw. They are very straightforward to cut.
- The weight of a new landscaping pole will vary enormously between 5kg and 100kg depending on diameter and length.
- We can supply 'half diameter' or 'D' shape new landscaping poles - see price and dimension list.
POLES DELIVERY BY LORRY with crane offload
These poles vehicles can offload themselves with hiab crane.
Your order can be crane-offloaded so long as there is space for the crane to operate without lifting over vehicles etc..You must ensure in advance that there is access space for the lorry to operate.
What are they treated with ? PRESSURE TREATMENT - THE FACTS
We now offer poles that have been treated with a much more environmentally friendly, 'greener' alternative to creosote, which is suitable for all kinds of landscaping. There are several different treatment names including:
TANALITH 'E' , ACQ, OSMOSE, etc...
They are all water based preservative treatments that protects against decay and fungal and insect attack.
~ The timber is treated using vacuum & pressure impregnation.
~ When impregnated into the timber the chemical components become fixed within the wood structure and are leach resistant.
~ Suitable for use even in the most extreme envirinments such as marine applications.
~ Usually specified for general construction and ground contact timbers
~ Can be used in residential, commercial and industrial applications
~ Easily painted or stained
They are so far the most environmentally friendly form of pressure treatments available and have replaced the original CCA treatment. They do not contain arsenic or chromium and have a very low potential for human toxicity.
None of the treatments leak out in the summer, and are particularly suitable for schools, play areas, children, animals, growing food and indoors, where creosote is unsuitable.
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
Believe it or not, the treatment companies (and hence us!) offer no guarantee as to the treatment and the longetivity of the timber. They argue that because
a) timber is used and constructed in so many different applications and settings (above ground, under ground, in water etc...), and because
b) timber naturally splits and moves after treatment, and because
c) customers cut and drill into the treatment on the timber
that they cannot guarantee or predict how long the timber will last and how long the treatment will be effective.
SITTING ON THE FENCE
In reality, like many companies, they are frightened about people making claims against them, and so they chose to offer no guarantee, rather than risk someone wanting the whole of their fencing to be replaced after 10 years, if it starts to rot.
Recently we were old of an old traditional timber company that had once rashly offered a lifetime guarantee on their oak fencing. About a year ago an 80 year old lady came into their office brandishing a yellow discoloured receipt from 1959, and stating that several of her fence posts were now rotten! All credit to them, they went out and replaced them!
And the moral is... be careful what you promise!
Although we all know that pressure treated timber will last considerably longer than 2 days (!) we are unable to say or guarantee how long it will last. Sorry. It's all very unsatisfactory, but it's the way of the world !