Building Poles for Construction and Farming
Building poles are an essential part of the construction world, whether for supporting cables, building or landscaping.
Pioneered in the 1930s
Pole building design was pioneered in the 1930s in the United States originally using utility poles for horse barns and agricultural buildings. They provide both vertical and horizontal structural support. In modern developments the pole barns of the 1930s have become pole buildings for use as housing, commercial use, churches, picnic shelters, or storage buildings. In the process, the poles have become posts of pressure treated timbers.
This is a simplified building technique adapted from the labor-intensive traditional timber framing technique. It uses large poles or posts buried in the ground or on a foundation to provide the vertical structural support and girts to provide horizontal support.
Some benefits of building poles
- Long life span and superior strength make them very cost effective
- They can be sanded, stained, or painted to match existing decor
- Building Poles can be customised to desired shapes and sizes
Building Pole Use Cases
Treated timber building poles can be used for various situations or use cases:
- Game Fencing
- Cattle Fencing
- Security Fencing
- Droppers and Laths
- Post and Rail Fencing
- Garden and Patio Furniture
- Garden Edging
- Tavern Benches
- Vineyard trellising
- Citrus trellising
Building Pole Sizing
The R&B Timber Group can supply building poles in varying grades, lengths and diameters, depending on what the market requires. Normal lengths are from 1.2m up to 7.4m.
Quality Treatment Process
The R&B Timber Group can provide building poles of the highest quality. All our building poles under go either a CCA, Creosote treatment or Tanalith E, and then they are quality inspected. Only the best become part of our HardPole brand.
All poles are produced according to the SANS457 spec which may include:
- Colour coding