Timber Poles

 

CCA Treated Poles

Each poles diameter is measured at the top (thin side) and then divided into these basic categories:

RED 50mm - 75mm
YELLOW 75mm - 100mm
BLUE 100mm - 125mm
WHITE 125mm - 150mm
ORANGE 150mm - 175mm
NO TAGS 175mm - 200mm

All our poles are CCA treated and SABS approved. CCA is an acronym for "Copper, Chrome and Arsenic". The Copper and Chrome compounds in the mixture is the preservative Arsenic guarantees that no timber-eating insects damages the poles you purchased.

All our poles are treated with CCA to level H4. In accordance with SAWPA (South African Wood Preservers Association), H4 treated poles are suitable for ground contact and periodic wetting. These poles are ideal for agricultural posts, landscaping, structures, decking and bridges. All our poles are issued with an anti-split plate (gangnail) at each end stating the SABS mark. The CCA treatment penetrates a minimum of 13mm into each pole in accordance with SABS regulations and poles are inspected on a regular basis by SABS officials to ensure that you get the quality you pay for.

All our poles are known by these names:
Gum poles
Saligna poles
Blue Gum poles

The most common species harvested is Eucalyptus Grandis to ensure minimum weight and maximum strength for your needs.


 

Droppers

Droppers are thin gum poles that is mainly used in fencing. Most people prefer wooden droppers to steel droppers as they are cheaper in price, and have no re-sell value so they don't get stolen. Droppers are CCA treated like all our gum poles to give you piece of mind when it comes to your fence.

Droppers are thicker than laths, and when constructing a panel, the average usage is 23 droppers per meter when spaced together.

For additional information please contact us.


 

Laths

Laths are thin gum poles that are mainly used horizontally in lapas and thatch roofs. Laths, like gum poles, are also CCA treated to prevent rotting and wood borers such as termites.

Another every day use for laths is the making of screens, pergolas and carports. Depending on the season and availability laths can range anywhere between 15mm and 45mm in diameter.

The rule of thumb is usually the shorter the lath the less they taper from top to bottom.

When constructing a panel of laths, the average usage is 30 laths per meter when spaced together.

For additional information please contact us.


 

Machined Poles

Machined poles are usually pine poles that are turned at high speeds and then shaved along the length of the pole so that they are absolutely straight and do not taper from top to bottom.

They very popular in the construction of equestrian arenas and are also used as horse jumps.

Our machined poles are sourced based on their density. If the pole is not dense enough for machining, there is the risk of the pole twisting and cracking after installation.

These wooden poles can be either treated, (with CCA), or untreated. Because CCA is a water-based treatment it is still possible to paint over the treated poles for equestrian purposes.

For any queries about lengths obtainable and stock carried do not hesitate to contact us.


 

Profiles / survey poles

Our survey poles are untreated gum droppers. Because an average survey pole is only used once, for a period of 2 3 weeks we have made our survey poles untreated for affordability. As an added bonus we have cut these survey poles at an angle so that they are ready to use moments after collection. Our survey poles are available in lengths of 1.5m and 1.8m and are strapped in bundles of 10.

 

Transmission Poles

All our transmission poles are treated according to SANS 754 standards and clearly marked with treatment level and length so that the customer is ensured of quality. Transmission poles go through a very strict grading process and the penetration of treatment is also deeper than that of standard CCA treated poles. Transmission poles are pressure treated with creosote after which they undergo a drying process to rid the poles of excess creosote.

The government and municipalities mainly use transmission poles for power lines and telephone cables, but there is the occasional contractor that has projects where these poles are specified as the preferred / required stock. We do keep stock on our premises of the popular sizes and we are able to acquire up to 18m lengths. Please refer to our price list for pricing on these poles.


 
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