Fence Posts (17 Products)
Not only do fence posts serve as the structural backbone for your fence panels, but they also take the brunt of harsh weather and heavy winds. Because of this, it's important that your fence posts are strong enough to hold up against whatever nature throws its way. We stock a range of fence posts - both timber and concrete - to keep your fence standing tall, no matter the conditions.Find Out More About Our Types of Fence Posts
What Are Fence Posts?
Fence posts are an integral component of any fence. In essence, a fence post is a structural post which is fixed in the ground to support the panels of a fence.
While many types of fence posts are available on the market, from round fence posts to slotted fence posts, fence posts are available in two primary variants: concrete or timber.
Let's explore both timber and concrete posts in detail below.
Wooden Fence Posts
Timber posts are a popular option in fencing. Sturdy and stable, timber posts take paint well, meaning you can achieve your desired aesthetic with no fuss. They can also be coupled with fence panels with a decorative feature for an instant, premium finish. For this reason, these posts also double up as gate posts, where necessary.
Here at Materials Market, our timber fence posts are pressure treated with Tanalith E preservative to prevent rot and prolong lifespan. We also stock a range of fencing supplies (from the panels to the treatments) to help you get your fencing project up and running.
If you're working with a tighter budget, wooden fence posts are also a more affordable option than concrete posts. If you opt for timber posts, we recommend that the treated timber is not cut or split before being embedded.
Concrete Fence Posts
Concrete fence posts give your fencing a solid foundation and set you up for years of durability. As a material, concrete bears natural resistance to rot, insect attack, rust, and corrosion, all assurances of its ability to stand the test of time.
Frequently Asked Fence Posts Questions
What Are The Benefits Of Using Slotted Concrete Fence Posts?
On top of requiring little to no upkeep, slotted concrete fence posts offer a quick and painless installation process.
Slotted concrete posts eradicate the need for nails, brackets, and other fixings. This is due to the fact that its deep grooved design allows it to simply slot in between the beams.
Please note - when installing concrete fence posts, it's essential to have assistance. Lifting concrete posts is by, no means, a one-man job.
Are Concrete Fence Posts Better Than Wooden Fence Posts?
Many people only focus on short-term costs when it comes to pricing, but that's not always the wisest decision.
A cheaper fence might look appealing at first glance, but if it needs replacing multiple times over a few years, it makes sense to spend that bit more to ensure the quality and longevity of your fence over time.
This is especially true for timber fence post systems Vs concrete post systems.
While there are many benefits to using wooden fence posts over concrete, in terms of aesthetics and cost, concrete posts definitely take the crown where durability is concerned. Unlike timber, concrete can last for decades upon end.
In conditions where wooden posts would deteriorate and buckle to bad weather, concrete posts remain sturdily unaffected. Concrete is a durable material that doesn't rot, decay, or split over time as timber does. In the long run, concrete more than pays for itself.
We especially advise opting for concrete posts if you live in a coastal or rural area.
What Is A Corner Post?
Put simply, a corner post does what it says on the tin: it helps you create a corner within your fence. A corner post allows you to change the direction of your fencing.