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Property developer Kevin Smith at K & J Contracts Ltd, based in the picturesque Hampshire village of Hamble-le-Rice, needed a high-quality fencing solution to apply the finishing touch to the construction of four new premium residential homes. While visiting his local Strutka Group builders’ merchants, Kevin was impressed by a display of DuraPost fencing products installed on site by contractors Silvervale Ltd.

Following a discussion with Silvervale, Kevin specified DuraPost gravel boards for use between the brick piers in the front gardens of the four new homes, and he chose intermediate DuraPost fence posts for the rear gardens, to be used together with prefabricated fence panels. DuraPost fence post caps and capping rails were also specified, with all of the products in RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey to complement the windows, doors and gates of each property. The systems were supplied and installed by Silvervale, which is one of Birkdale’s Elite Stockists and trained installers.

Overcoming onsite challenges 

However, there were a number of onsite challenges, which Silvervale had to overcome during installation. The properties are located on a narrow residential road, so access to the site proved to be an issue.

Likewise, the early stages of the project took place in adverse weather conditions, resulting in a potential injury risk from slipping in the excavated mud. Fortunately, the light weight of DuraPosts meant that the Silvervale team could easily and safely transport the specified products in fewer trips, enabling them to get everything onsite quickly and to get on with the installation, irrespective of the weather.


Stylish and designed to last…

“DuraPost is an excellent, stylish and versatile fence post solution,” commented Murray Moggach, Managing Director at Silvervale. “Not only is it easy to install, but its durable qualities also give you peace of mind that you are installing fence posts that have been designed to last.”

The four-property development is now complete and the homes are all sold. Property developer Kevin concluded: “If you are looking for a fencing solution that offers a unique and modern appearance, DuraPost is ideal. I’m delighted with the finished fencing and how it perfectly complements the properties’ overall design.”

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