At this time of year, it’s natural to feel the weight of winter on your shoulders as you reflect back on another year of hard work. That’s especially the case if you work with concrete fence posts where life is all about doing the heavy lifting and then some.
The fact is your typical concrete fence posts tips the scales at around 40Kg – a corner post can be double. That’s a lot to shoulder and a bad back just waiting to happen into the bargain. Drop one on your toe and it’s a really big ‘OUCH’ (even if you have steel toecaps). More seriously it can mean days off work and that’s not good for business whether you’re a contractor or do a shift in the yard.
There is another way – brothers and sisters of the fencing industry we encourage you to ‘see the light’ and switch to using DuraPosts™. And it’s not just about taking the weight off your joints. Here are 10 good reasons to make the switch.
#1. EASIER TO CARRY
Whether you work on the tools or in the yard you’ll find DuraPost™ fence posts a lot easier to heft – one person can easily carry 2 and probably 3 at a time, leading to less risk of accidents. That also saves time and labour
#2. EASIER TO STACK & STORE IN THE YARD
DuraPost™ fence posts take up less room than old school concrete fence posts. That means less space is needed in the yard.
#3. MORE SPACE-EFFICIENT ON THE WAY TO THE JOB & LOWER CARBON FOOTPRINT
If you’re a stockist and need to deliver you can get a lot more DuraPosts™ on the back of a truck than you can concrete posts. That means lower transport costs and a lower carbon footprint.
#4. DURAPOSTS™ ARE LESS LIKELY TO BREAK – SO LESS WASTAGE
Concrete may be strong, but concrete posts are also fragile. Drop a concrete post and there’s every chance it will fracture and become an unnecessary cost. Drop a DuraPost™ and the worst you’re going to get is a loud ‘clang’ as it bounces off the surface.
#5. LABOUR SAVINGS ON THE JOB
Not only can lightweight DuraPost™ fence posts can be installed by one operative, so can DuraPost™ fence panels. Particularly for smaller jobs, this can make your business far more cost effective.
#6. TIME SAVINGS ON THE JOB
For bigger jobs, where you need to run a bigger crew, the lightness of DuraPost™ fencing products can deliver significant time savings. As we all know, time is money – the less time spent the more profitable the job.
#7. READY AVAILABILITY – NO PRODUCT SHORTAGES
Currently the entire building sector is suffering product shortages, particularly in timber and cement-based products. No such shortage exists in galvanised products and the full range of DuraPost™ components is readily available to keep your customers satisfied.
#8. SAME PRICE,15 YEAR GUARANTEE, MAINTENANCE FREE
One of the great things about a DuraPost™ fence is that it’s guaranteed for 15 years. You won’t find that cover on concrete posts, which tend to crack and let in water so the reinforcing rods corrode. Better still DuraPost™ needs no ongoing maintenance – so no propping up with spurs. Homeowners love it.
#9. EASY TO HANDLE, EASY TO INSTALL
If you’ve never installed a DuraPost™ or DuraPost™ fence panels, quite simply you haven’t lived! It’s a complete doddle – no stress, no heavy lifting, you can unload it off the truck, get it in the ground, have a brew while the postcrete goes off, put in the panels and still be home in time for tea. Or down your favourite watering hole to quench your thirst
#10. STRONG, VERSATILE, FLEXIBLE – JUST WHAT THE HOMEOWNER ORDERED
Perhaps the best thing about DuraPost™ is its versatility and flexibility. It’s everything the homeowner wants in a stylish, low-maintenance 15 year guaranteed fence. With all the trimmings.
All things considered, why don’t you make light of fencing this year the DuraPost™ way?
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