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.
Choose the correct treatment and size of wooden poles for your application, because believe it or not, not all poles are created equal, and you’re ready to create a masterpiece…
Wooden poles have been used for generations to create strong, durable fences. Cost effective with minimal maintenance needed, a wooden fence is less exposed to theft and corrosion than its metal counterparts.
Wooden poles can be used not only for perimeter fencing but also for swimming pool barriers, chicken coops, vegetable gardens or cattle kraals. They create a natural look in the environment, and thus are particularly favoured for agricultural purposes.
Timber has been used to build homes for eons, and in South Africa the trend of tiny homes and wooden homes is ever increasing. Wood is the perfect material for home builders and DIY enthusiasts because of the flexibility of the material and ease of use. Also, one doesn’t need heavy machinery or too much specialist equipment to start creating with wood.
Designing home features with wooden poles helps to create a rustic natural look that oozes warmth. One easy way to incorporate this in traditional building is through visible roof supports.
Perhaps the most obvious function of wooden poles and one we see every day is in their use as posts for signs, owl houses, bird baths, street lights and traffic signals.
If treated correctly, wooden posts are long wearing, easy to install, inexpensive and are also relatively fire and weather resistant, ensuring longevity in harsh environments.
Another common use for wooden poles is their use as supports. Together with concrete bases or metal stays, wooden poles can be used to support decking, pergolas, shade awnings, netting or jungle gyms.
They can also be used to support bridges, walkways, marinas or moorings or combine a decorative and practical function in gardens and orchards to support plants and trees.
Long wooden poles can be used to support a number of utility services, be that electricity and phone lines, or any number of data cables. Easy to source and transport, they provide a versatile function throughout the service and supply industry.