AFRICA’S MOST TRUSTED SUPPLIER
OF TREATED WOODEN POLES SINCE 1952
AFRICA’S MOST TRUSTED
SUPPLIER OF TREATED
WOODEN POLES SINCE 1952

 

 

Building Poles

Building Poles for Construction and Farming

Building poles are an essential part of the construction world, whether for supporting cables, building or landscaping.

Transport of Building Poles to Africa
Transport of Building Poles to Africa

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
  • Paddocks
  • Droppers and Laths
  • Post and Rail Fencing
  • Garden and Patio Furniture
  • Playgrounds
  • Garden Edging
  • Tavern Benches
  • Trellising
    • Vineyard trellising
    • Citrus trellising
  • Thatching
  • Construction
  • Agriculture

 

Building Poles can be supplied in varying grades, lengths & diameters.
Building Poles can be supplied in varying grades, lengths & diameters

 

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.

SABS Approved

All poles are produced according to the SANS457 spec which may include: 

  • Gangnailing
  • Drilling
  • Pole-caps
  • Labelling
  • Colour coding

R&B Timber Group is a timber business that harvests, processes and pressure treats wooden poles for the domestic and international markets. Find out about how we treat our wooden poles.

 

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