Treated Poles

Treated poles have a number of different uses in our modern world. They can be used to construct fencing, to service a variety of utilities such as telephone lines, act as street light poles or to hold signage, support decking or maintain landscaping features. Whether serving an agricultural... Continue Reading

Fencing has a variety of functions in today’s world. Not only are fences used for the protection of livestock and for agricultural purposes, but they are also used to define property boundaries, provide privacy, ensure security and even have an aesthetic accent.  

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Wooden poles are one of those versatile things that you can never have enough of, stowed away in your garage, in storage or at a factory. Their multiple uses span many industries from agricultural to construction, utilities and, of course, for home residential purposes.

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While the United States and Canada might be known for their rich timber supply and use of timber in virtually anything they build, the average South African joe knows little about the timber industry burgeoning right in their backyard. Here are 10 little known facts about South Africa’s timber... Continue Reading

It is no secret that an outdoor structure is going to require some level of maintenance. However, wood is often the best choice for outdoors due to its hard-wearing nature and ability to weather. If you want your timber fence, poles or furniture to stand the test of time, there are a few simple... Continue Reading

December 06, 2019

Fencing plays an important role in our everyday lives. It keeps the things we want to look after safely enclosed and helps to secure our property from unwanted visitors. But choosing the right fencing can be a difficult choice. We have spoken to the experts to find out the top three things you... Continue Reading

Timber is an interesting, yet unforgiving medium that has a unique appeal in modern architecture. We are seeing the use of wood in a number of South Africa’s exciting architectural projects – be it for cladding, staircases, roofing structures or even entire tree houses.

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Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a wood preservative that has been used for timber treatment since the mid-1930s. It is a mix of chromium, copper and arsenic (as Copper(II) arsenate) formulated as oxides or salts, and is recognizable for the greenish tint it imparts to timber. CCA is known by... Continue Reading

February 29, 2016
How do you choose quality in fence poles?

Fences may be used to protect or divide property, to improve its appearance, to confine animals, or to exclude animals. Whatever its purpose, one should plan a fence carefully. This is especially important on farms where fences represent a... Continue Reading

October 29, 2015

R&B Timber Group is a timber business that harvests, processes and pressure treats wooden poles for the domestic and international markets. The company has grown considerably over the years to the extent that we now own two treating plants, situated in Harding and Richmond, in the province... Continue Reading