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.
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.”
To find out more about the DuraPost® range and Vento fence panels from Birkdale, please visit: https://www.birkdalesales.com/durapost
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