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An Introduction to DuraPost Fence Posts


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What is DuraPost?

DuraPost is an innovative and lightweight alternative to a heavy concrete fence post or wooden fence posts. These long-lasting posts have been designed by industry-leading experts to provide homeowners with a stylish and practical choice. 

Not only do these posts boast sturdy protection for your fence panels, they can be installed in approximately half the time of concrete fence posts - saving you time and effort.

These versatile posts aren't limited for use only with pre-assembled fence panels, they are suitable for onsite projects such as closeboard and hit and miss fencing. 


Top features at a glance

  • Rigorously tested to withstand winds of up to 110mph

  • Long-lasting galvanised steel construction

  • Quick and easy to install - even when working alone!

  • Won’t rot, chip, split, crack or warp

  • 80% lighter than concrete, making them easy to  manoeuvre 

  • Compatible with most types of fencing

  • Maintenance free

  • Up to 25 Year Guarantee

  • 100% recyclable

  • Patented and made in the UK

  • Choice of coloured finishes and accessories


What kind of metal are fence posts made of?

Each post is manufactured in the UK from galvanised steel. It’s the galvanised steel construction that makes these garden fence posts lightweight, durable and very robust. The lightweight nature means that you can install your garden fence by yourself and work at your own pace. 

If that isn’t enough, DuraPost is also maintenance free, so you don’t have to think about ongoing treatment and aftercare. These fence posts are built to last yet, when they do come to the end of their working life, they are 100% recyclable - making them a sustainable option. 

How much fence post should be below ground?

The answer will really depend on what height fence post you want to install, but as a general rule the recommendation is that the height of the post is divided by three, whilst the width is multiplied by 3. So, if you have a 6 foot (1800mm) by 3” (75mm) post, you’ll need to dig a hole 2 feet down by 9” across.  

Whilst maintaining their inherent strength and durability, these galvanised steel posts offer a slimmer profile than that of a concrete or timber fence post. In turn, you will need a smaller hole, which means less disturbance to the surrounding ground. Moreover, you’ll only need a single bag of post mix per hole.


Complete your garden fence with all the trimmings

So now you know all about the DuraPost fence system, now we can look at the finishing touches to bring the whole design together, and ensure your fencing panels are as sturdy and secure as they can be. 

  • Gravel boards
  • Post cap
  • Capping rail

With the unpredictable British weather and high winds, that we are more than accustomed to, this complete fencing system will give you peace of mind that they can stand up to the punishment.    

If your posts, caps and capping rails do start to see signs of wear or blemishes to the finish, you can use the DuraPost Touch Up Spray Paint in an exact colour match range to give them a new lease of life.  

Watch the below videos to give you further information about the products, and advice on installation.

We’re here to help with all of your fencing needs. So, explore our full fencing range to get you started in creating the garden you’ve always wanted. 

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is intended as an overall introduction and is not intended as specific advice from a qualified professional. Travis Perkins aims to avoid, but accepts no liability, in the case that any information stated is out of date.