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Should I Use Wooden or Concrete Fence Posts?

Posted on by RTC Fencing

When choosing between wooden fence posts and concrete posts, you need to consider the importance of a functional and strong material, before evaluating the aesthetic qualities and longevity of the material.


If you’re torn between wooden posts and concrete posts, don’t worry; the team here at RTC Fencing have put together this guide on the basic qualities of each material to allow you to select the best post for your requirements.


A wooden fence with concrete posts could look disjointed and odd, while a singularity in material will look thought out and create smooth lines. For a domestic purpose, wooden posts offer a more pleasing aesthetic, with the ability to be painted, glossed or varnished for a more polished and personalised appearance.


Wooden posts have to be screwed directly into the fence, which makes the entire structure more secure and likely to withstand strong winds or potential damages. A concrete post wouldn’t fit as securely into a wooden fence, making it a potential weak point in the fence for intruders or weather damage.


Wooden posts are lighter and easy to install, whereas concrete posts require more manpower to lift and maneuver, and could need cemented into the ground to make them secure, which makes the installation process lengthier.


Concrete posts are without a doubt much more durable than wooden posts, and unlike wooden posts, are not susceptible to rot, which makes them much more long-lasting. A concrete fence post guarantees a long lifespan that can withstand much more damage than a wooden fence, making it the perfect choice for those wanting to secure their premises for as long as possible.


The initial cost of purchase and installation weighs heavily in favour of wooden fence posts, which are substantially cheaper than concrete posts, but when you take into consideration the robust nature and longevity of concrete posts, you might find that the initial investment is far more cost effective than the cost of having to replace broken or damaged wooden posts regularly.

RTC Fencing operate throughout Leicester, Nottingham, Melton Mowbray and Derby to provide high quality security and standard fencing for jobs of all sizes. We tailor our services to your budget and security requirements to provide the ideal solution to your fencing needs.

With such a wide variety of security fencing, wooden fencing, railings, gates and more, we’re bound to have the perfect fence for your property.

Contact us today for more information, we’ll be happy to help.

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