FENCEMATE DuraPost – A Revolutionary New Fencing System

Made of galvanised steel, the FENCEMATE DuraPost System creates durable fencing that is quick to install. DuraPost is suitable for all the jobs where you might have used concrete or timber posts. The system is compatible with virtually all types of timber fencing panels including feather board, hit and miss, European panels and close boarded fencing.

What types of jobs is FENCEMATE DuraPost suitable for?

DuraPost is suitable for all the jobs where you might have used concrete or timber posts.

Why does DuraPost come with a continuous run of holes?

The continuous run of holes provided on the DuraPost allows you to fix your fence panel or gravel board from the rear of the post. The holes make it easier to construct your fence, particularly when building on a slope.

Which types of fencing is DuraPost suitable for?

DuraPost is suitable for virtually all types of timber fencing panels including feather board, hit and miss, European panels and close boarded fencing. The post can be used for post and rail fencing but is not designed for any type of wire fencing systems.

Is DuraPost really up to twice as quick as concrete to install?

A test was carried out using independent professional contractors. This demonstrated that the time taken to fit fence panels with DuraPost took only half the time in terms of man-hours when compared to concrete posts. One person was able to carry out the tasks normally requiring two people because DuraPost is so much lighter and easier to use than concrete posts.

Does FENCEMATE DuraPost really withstand high winds?

Yes. The product underwent independent testing at the Building Research Establishment and proved to withstand wind speeds in excess of 70MPH.

How sustainable is FENCEMATE DuraPost?

DuraPost is made from steel which is a sustainable material and can be infinitely recycled.

FENCEMATE DuraPost – Technical Specifications

FENCEMATE Durapost Technical Specifications

FENCEMATE DuraPost – Installation Instructions

Step 1:

Set your first post into the ground using Rapid Set Fence Post Concrete and check the height. Dig the next hole. You can now position the gravelboard at the correct height and checked for level.

Step 2:

Slide your fence panel into the first post and secure with screws. Position your second post, check for alignment and set into the ground.

Step 3:

Fix capping rail and post caps if required.

FENCEMATE DuraPost Installation Instructions

You can find the full range of FENCEMATE Durapost products on our website.

The Forest Stewardship Council runs a global forest certification system with two key components.

Forest Management

Forest Management Certification, which makes sure that the forest is managed to high standards covering social, environmental and economic issues.

Chain of Custody

Chain of Custody certification, which traces the wood from those forests through all stages of processing and distribution. Chain of Custody certification from forest to end-user ensures that FSC materials and products have been checked at every stage of processing so that customers purchasing FSC labelled products can be confident that they are genuinely FSC certified.

The 10 Forest Stewardship Council Principals

Compliance with Laws and FSC Principles

To comply with all laws, regulations, treaties, conventions and agreements, together with all FSC Principles and Criteria.

Tenure, Use Rights and Responsibilities

To define, document and legally establish long-term tenure and use rights.

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

To identify and uphold indigenous peoples’ rights of ownership and use of land and resources.

Community Relations and Worker’s Rights

To maintain or enhance forest workers’ and local communities’ social and economic well-being.

Benefits from the Forest

To maintain or enhance long-term economic, social and environmental benefits from the forest.

Environmental Impact

To maintain or restore the ecosystem, its biodiversity, resources and landscapes.

Management Plan

To have a management plan, implemented, monitored and documented.

Monitoring and Assessment

To demonstrate progress towards management objectives.

Maintenance of High Conservation Value Forests

To maintain or enhance the attributes which define such forests.


To plan and manage plantations in accordance with FSC Principles and Criteria.

For more information about the Forest Stewardship Council please visit them at www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk

HD Composite Decking is a low maintenance and durable alternative to timber. It combines traditional wood appearance with the latest in composite technology. Its long life, consistent colour and slip resistant properties are just a few reasons why it is becoming a direct replacement for both domestic and commercial decking applications. HD Deck is a composite made from responsibly managed 100% FSC® timber and both recycled and virgin high-density polyethene plastic. Keep reading to check out our comprehensive HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide.

HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide - Step 1

We recommend using treated 4″ x 2″ timber joists and building in a gradual gradient of at least 1 in 80 (1.25%) to help water naturally disperse down the length of the deck. The gradient should run away from adjoining buildings. IMPORTANT: Spacing between the joists should be no greater than 300mm between each joist.

HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide - Step 2

Place the first piece of HD Composite Decking on the timber frame with the decking running perpendicular to the joists. The first piece of decking may be secured with end clipsDo not screw or nail through HD Composite Decking, use 1 clip and screw on every joist.

HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide - Step 3

Take a screw, place in the hole located in the clip and screw into the wooden joist. Do not tighten at this stage. Make sure the boards do not overhang the joist at the edge by more than 40mm.

HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide - Step 4

Take the next piece of HD Composite Decking and securely push into the clips. Now nip the screw to secure the clip against the board. Do not over tighten.

HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide - Step 5

Now repeat steps 3 and 4 to cover the deck, using 1 clip and screw on every joist.

HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide - Step 6

Liberally apply a high-quality grab adhesive to the end caps to secure for extra adhesion. Wipe away any excess from the edge of the cap.

HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide - Step 7

IMPORTANT: Do not allow HD Composite Decking boards to meet at the ends, at temperatures of 15°C or above allow a 5mm gap for expansion. Joins should only occur over joists with a clip securing each end. When fitting at temperatures below 15°C please refer to www.composite-prime.com.

HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide - Step 8

If using, take the Angle Beading Strip and place on the edge of the deck. Push up to the edge of the deck. Use a drill to first make a pilot hole through the beading and deck. Screw Angle Beading Strip into the joist through the first pilot hole. Drill more pilot holes as required and affix Angle Beading Strip with a screw.

Please Note: Images and drawings in this HD Composite Decking Fitting Guide are for illustrative purposes only. HD Composite Decking may be laid in a variety of patterns, we recommend that you draw out how you would like your deck to appear, making notes of joins and joists before starting the installation. It is not recommended that HD Composite Decking be installed in temperatures below 5°C. For elevated decks greater than 1.2 meters in height we recommend using a professional installer. When cutting, always saw the board face up with a fine-toothed blade to prevent furring the face edge.

We are really proud to announce the launch of the latest addition to our Garden Fence Panel range, the Professional Closeboard Fence Panel. This super strong top of the range fence panel benefits from several features that make it, in our opinion, one of the best fence panels on the market.


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