Amazing 20+ years wooden fence whose durability rivals that of a brick wall
How, our scientifically based installation techniques, using a foolproof installation process and use of high quality materials gives you a wooden fence that lasts for over 20 years.
We cracked the secret code for a long lasting wooden fence!
Best part… Fence is easy to maintain
If you’d like to get a brand new nice wooden fence that’s guaranteed to stay straight & sturdy, for over 20 years, with minimum maintenance even if you are on a tight budget … then you will absolutely love our careful selection of materials and our foolproof installation process (grounded in science) ….
Here’s is the way to a 20+ years wooden fence…
A 20+ years wooden fence really?
Aren’t I stretching it way too far?
But wood decays, it gets eaten by insects…. I can hear you shouting out loud…
I pretty much understand your concern.
Because, let’s face it, wood is a natural product. It’s vulnerable to the elements of the weather and it decays. And it can be attacked by insects, fungi and borers.
But wait till you hear, our refined installation process…
Over the years we have developed a number of installation techniques and an installation process that will add every last bit of durability that you can get out of wood
The techniques are based on a thorough understanding of wood and behavior of the earth on which the fence is established… and a fine detailed knowledge of chemical composition of materials we use..
The way to a 20+ years wood fence
Only Treated pine used
If it’s not going to be a hardwood then it’s got to be CCA pressure treated pine.
This is ordinary pine that has undergone a high pressure industrial process which results in a wooden preservative called copper chromium arsenic (CCA) soaked into it.
Good thing about CCA is that though it’s a preservative, it’s safe and odorless. It’s not going to poison you, your children and pets .
What’s all the noise about CCA?
CCA treated wood has a whooping service life of up to 25 years and can last for 40 years.
Your initial investment in the fence will pay off over 25 years. That’s a good return on investment.
How CCA preserves wood.
CCA is a combination of 3 chemicals, chromium, arsenic and copper.
Each of these chemicals serves a purpose.
Chromium acts as the glue that binds arsenic and copper to the wood. It allows the preservative to penetrate deep into the wood permanently binding it to the wood.
Because of chromium, CCA will not leach out of the wood. It will remain in the wood year after year preserving your wood.
Copper inhibits reproduction of bacteria and acts as a fungicide preventing growth of fungi.
Arsenic acts a secondary fungicide that kills fungi that are resistant to copper. It also doubles as an insecticide killing wood borers.
Because of CCA, your timber will not be destroyed by fungi, insect larvae and termites. It will remain in shape for many years.
That still is just half the story with CCA pressure treated pine. There’s more.
Well it’s not just enough to use treated pine, but more importantly, to use the right classification level of treated wood depending on the application of the wood.
There are 6 classes of CCA wood treatment.
For wood slats we use H3, hazard level 3, class. This category is for wood that is meant to be used outdoors but not in contact with the ground. Fitting perfectly for wood slats….
And for the Poles we go deeper and use hazard level 4,H4,class. At this level the treatment is more aggressive, with the timber able to be buried in ground without decaying…
Well plumbed & Solid fence posts
Having selected only treated timber or a hardwood, the next important thing is planting fence posts.
And boy when it comes to planting the posts We are very fuss in making sure we do it right.
After all, it’s the Poles that form the backbone of the fence… any Weakiness will bring the fence down…
Strong fence posts make strong fences. It’s that simple!
We make sure the holes are deep enough at least 60cm or a third of the height of the fence.
You plant them in shallow holes and yes the fence will lean in no time…
When it rains, the ground softens, shallow holes are exposed and fence posts will shift resulting in a leaning fence..
We make the width of the holes large, 40cm wide, to ensure there’s an adequate weight of concrete to withstand the weight of the fence and force of the wind.
We slope the concrete at the top, to make sure water is drained away from the Poles.
We put concrete stones at the bottom of the hole to drain away water from the Poles.
The idea is to keep away as much water as possible from the wooden Poles so as to prevent rotting.
And must I say we can’t stand the sight of an out of plumb pole that’s not perfectly vertical… surely we can’t have Poles leaning right from the first day!
Thou shall not overspan fence posts
In laying out these poles, we only span them at most 1.8m apart for anything less than 2.1m high…
For over 2.1m high, we like working with a span of 1.5m….
You don’t pay attention to the spans, a long stretch of fence with no supporting Poles in between, will soon lean on the side… due to its own weight and force of the wind…
For fence with horizontally running slats, spanning is even more critical. Spans must not be too long or the fence board will sag
We don’t exceed 1.2m for pine horizontal fence..
Treated pine has a tendency to warp. At spans of more than 1.2m the effects of Warping are very visible. We can’t stand the look on your face when your slats are warped…. So we keep the span at 1.2m at most…
That 1.2m span prevents the slats from sagging too…
Fasteners for life
When it comes to fastening fence boards, choice of type of Fasteners is important.
And oh, we are so in love with stainless steel screws.
They are 100% rust proof holding fence board firmly for years and years…
You won’t have loose sections or boards due to corroded fasteners.
In the scheme of a 20+years fence, yellow passivated screws simply won’t do as they will eventually rust off weakening the fence.
When time comes to replace damaged boards, stainless steel screws shine.
They are easy to unscrew, even after 20 years, without damaging any other boards. Making replacing broken or split boards a breeze!
Pulling out rusted nails or screws requires some effort and some fence board may get damaged in the process.
Stainless steel screws makes maintaining a fence a breeze….
Wood stain… No flaking or peeling!
Should you want your fence sealed, there are quite a number of brands for you to choose from…
For us in the scheme of a 20+ years, we are concerned with 2 factors… durability and ease of recoating …
That’s why we have settled with the Rystix timbacare wood sealant.
It has exceptionally high uv resistance… that color you love will remain the same for a number of years despite get scorched by the sun
When it comes time to recoat, rystix makes it super easy…
Just wipe clean the surface with detergent water or mineral turpentine and allow it to dry before
applying a fresh coat.
The process of recoating over time simply replaces the layers that have been lost to weathering.
Now that’s super easy!
No need for gruesome labor intensive sanding as required by other products out there…
Added bonus, of rystix timbacare, it has chemicals that kill off insects…
Having sealed your fence last thing you want is the sealant flaking or peeling off some time down the line…
Peeling and flaking of sealant normally happens when wood with a high moisture content is stained …
As The water trapped in the wood tries to fight its way out of the wood… It breaks away the surface, thus peeling the stain…
Here is our trick that prevents peeling..
We deliver wood on site…
Leave it on site for 3 days before staining it..
We give it time to adjust moisture content to equal that of its environment..
When it’s equal to its environment then there is minimal movement of water into and out of the wood..
Even after that, to be super safe, we measure moisture content in wood with a moisture content meter…
We won’t stain any wood that has moisture content above 20%…
It gets better with rystix…
It has a long oil alkyd resin base that
provides it with tremendous
flexibility to expand and contract and the
sealer will therefore not peel or flake.
Having done all that, you will have a nice stained wood that won’t peel or flake..
Anti Warping techniques
Nobody likes the look of warped fence boards…
So we take extra care to prevent warping.
Treated pine has a tendency to warp caused by the treatment process it undergoes..
Here is how we restrict it from Warping..
We fix slats to antiwarping boards at spans not greater than 70cm…
We use screws instead of nails, because they hold fence boards with more force. The force holds the board in place preventing it from Warping..
We Seal all cut end grains of wood.
End grain loses water faster than the surface of wood.
This imbalance of water loss rate, results in strain within the wood which will lead to Warping of wood…
Behold it’s beautiful
Now for the fun part! Fixing the fence boards…
What must be vertical we make sure it’s vertical not leaning to the side…
What must be horizontal, we make sure it’s horizontal..
In fastening screws we lay them out in a neat straight line both vertically and horizontally… No Jagged lines that will hurt your eyes
Everything laid out uniformly and evenly..
All cuts perfectly done
At the end, is a fence that not only looks nice from afar but at close range as well..
A fence that will give you a nice curb appeal, your neighbors will envy…
At the same time giving you privacy, security or safeguarding your kids and pets…
Isn’t it expensive?
No it’s not.
We price it right so that you get a 20 year fence without it costing you an arm or a leg.
How do you get one installed?
It’s super easy fill in and submit the contact form below… Or Call or whatsapp our sales team and they will be in touch with you…
You can even request for a free site visit to discuss your requirements and have your lot measured..
Wooden fencing deal that gives you guaranteed quality at affordable price
7 year warranty*
All our installations are protected by a 7 year warranty, which means we take care of your fence for years to come
Top quality materials or its free*
We use material that is guaranteed by suppliers. All timber is CCA Pressure treated to SABS specification and carries a 20 year warranty against rotting, beatles, bugs and wood diseases.
If your wood decays prematurely, splints completely or warps we will replace it and not bill you.
Performance as promised or we redo*
Should the fence start leaning or the gate shifts off position we will come to fix it.
Free wood staining*
Should you want your fence stained, we seal all 6 surfaces to prevent water penetrating into wood, with a wood stain color of your choice, for free.
Only cost of wood stain charged.
Free old fence removal*
If there is any old fence that need to be replaced, we will remove it free of charge
Free site inspection*
We can come to your property and discuss your specific requirements, offer advice and take measurements at no cost to you.
20 years of useful service life
You get CCA pressure treated pine for your fence which is resistant to borer, rot and fungal infection.
35+ years of useful service life
Going for a hardwood fence with woods like Garapa, Balau and jatoba will give you a fence that will last for many years to come.
Because wood slats are thick and strong, they don’t break easily. So you won’t be replacing slats time and again.
Fence poles are set to a sufficient depth into the ground, so no need to worry about strong winds and rain ripping your fence off.
Staining or vanishing your fence with a colour of your choosing will preserve its color and lustre for a long time. A fence you’ll love.
6 great uses of wooden fence
1) Adding privacy
2) Securing your swimming pool
3) Securing your garden
4) Adding beauty
5) Covering not so good looking areas
6) Securing your dogs
What type of wood do we use?
Depending on your taste, you can choose either soft wood or hard wood.
For soft wood we use pressure treated pine.
The pine comes either planned all round or as rustic with all sides rough.
Rustic timber is ideal when you want to save some money or where you prefer the natural rough look of wood.
For hard wood, we use the following types:
Wood fence options
We offer our fence only as supply and install so that our installation expertise can relieve you from delivery and site coordination issues.
The fence comes in standard heights of 0.6m, 0.9m, 1.2m, 1.5m, 1.8m, 2.1m and 2.4m.
But you are welcome to specify your own custom height and custom gap between slats..
Flat top picket fence
Pointed top picket fence
Dog ear picket fence
Rounded top picket fence
Wood fencing styles
We offer 4 types of fence boarding styles you can choose from.
The styles fall into the following categories:
Solid with lattice top
This fencing style will provide you with near complete privacy. Its typically employed for property demarcation line.
The fence has 2mm gap between slats to allow flow of air. The top can be diagonal or square lattice.
Note that one side will show structural rails and the other vertical boards.
Board on board / good neighbor fence
This type of fence has alternating and overlapping boards on both sides. Your neighbour will definitely love it.
The fence generally has 90mm gap between the slats but can be narrowed down for additional privacy. The top can be diagonal or square lattice.
Interwoven wood fence
This fence just stands out tall and high. Ideal were you want total privacy together without sacrificing the look.
It’s a fence that your neighbor will love too as it looks the same both sides.
Horizontal wood fence
In this style, the boards are laid out horizontally with spacing between boards of 10mm or of a size of your choosing.
Note one side will show structural rails and the other horizontal boards.
When you want a wooden fence that will last more than 40 years, hardwood is the best.
Because of the strength, durability and nice look of hardwood, a hardwood fence will add real value to your property. A true investment.
Balau wood fence
While you may prefer the natural raw color & eventual graying of wood, consider staining the wood.
Staining the wood will prolong your new wood fence & add ambiance to your home.
We recommend you restain your wood fence after a couple of years. This is much cheaper than replacing your entire fence.
Benefits of staining wood
- Water proofs your wood
- Protects your wood fence from UV rays
- Keeps your wood fence color bold
Wood stains to choose from
How long does wooden fence installation take?
Most projects are completed in 3 – 5 days after a quote has been approved and conditions of the quote have been met.
It all starts with a visit to your home from one of our project coordinators.
He will take measurements of your lot size and note style of fence you require and any special requirements you may have.
After the site visit, a quote will be emailed to you.
When you have approved the quote, will then schedule the day to start the wooden fencing project.
Of course, the duration of project will depend on how big the fence is. But generally you should allot 3 – 5 days for the project.
Day 3 - 5
We are a fencing company that has been operating in Cape Town, covering the whole of Western Cape, for quite some time now, gainining experience and expertise your project will benefit from.
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068 172 9034