Birkdale Provides The Total, Easy Fit Solution For Yorkshire Property

A fencing system made up entirely from DuraPost® posts and Vento panels has recently been installed in a private garden at a property in North Yorkshire. The homeowner required an attractive fencing solution to border a new swimming pool – and one that would be able to resist the strong winds in the property’s exposed location.

After building a new swimming pool as part of a retirement project, homeowner David Simms wanted to separate the area from the rest of his garden, so new fencing was required. Given the exposed location of his home – and the positioning of the pool – the fencing solution needed to withstand both wind and sun exposure.

 Birkdale Provides The Total, Easy Fit Solution For Yorkshire Property

Birkdale Provides The Total, Easy Fit Solution For Yorkshire Property

David selected a range of products from Birkdale to create the solution needed. He chose ‘Hit and Miss’ DuraPost® Vento fence panels in Natural to mimic timber aesthetics of Cedar. Vento panels are manufactured from a combination of materials, including rice husks – a natural bi-product from the rice industry – which accounts for 55% of the panel. Recycled HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is also incorporated into the design. These robust panels are incredibly strong and have been tested to withstand high winds.

Along with the panels, DuraPost® powder-coated steel fence posts were selected in Anthracite Grey and offer strength and durability – as well as the benefit of being 80% lighter than concrete posts. David also opted for DuraPost® composite gravel boards in the same colour as well as Birkdale’s Aluminium Gate to complete the system.

When it came to installation, David hired a professional landscaper to fix the posts but completed the rest of the project himself commenting: “I’m not a professional or DIY expert but after looking at the products, I felt confident that I could do the job. Whenever I had a question, I would call the Birkdale team who were really helpful and approachable.”

Vento is very easy to install – the three horizontal aluminium cross rails simply need to be fixed between the pre-installed DuraPost® posts and the composite boards are slotted into place. They are fixed using just six screws per panel for a quick and high-quality installation. The low weight of the system simplifies the installation process even further – a pack of eight boards weighs less than 25kg.

David concluded: “I’m really happy with the results. If I were to tackle another fencing project, a traditional concrete post and timber fence just wouldn’t be as hard wearing or long-lasting in my view – and it just wouldn’t look as nice. The solution I’ve gone for with Birkdale’s product range is clean, slick and very high quality.”

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