Contained within this category are a number of the more popular accessories required when carrying out a new fencing installation or indeed renovating an existing installation. Bolt Down Post Supports and Drive In Post Supports are available here as a quick and convenient way of installing timber fencing posts along with a selection of clips and brackets too. Timber Post Caps and both Acorn Finials and Ball Top Finials are also listed within this section to add the finishing touch when using timber posts.
If you are looking to extend the height of your existing fencing but do not want to replace the posts then we have the perfect solution to extend both concrete and timber posts. A timber post extender is simply a sleeve of the correct dimension that fits over the top of the existing post, then allowing an extension piece of post to be inserted into the top of the sleeve and secured as required. Concrete post extenders are slightly different in design. Rather than being a functional post extender that will support the weight and wind load like the timber extenders do the concrete ones purely serve the purpose of filling the gaps between the panels where they have been fitted to protrude above the posts. We sell our concrete infills at standard heights of 300, 600 and 900mm but these can be cut easily if you wish to achieve other heights in between.
We often get asked if there is a post extender for a concrete post that will support the panels and offer protection against the wind load. Due to the varying dimensions and designs of concrete posts to the best of our knowledge there is no such animal. If you wish to extend with concrete above the existing concrete it would be necessary to cut the top of the existing posts to be perfectly flat, cut your new post to the height of your required extension and sit on top, obviously making sure the dimensions and shape of the new post are as close as possible to your old posts. Then with the panels out of the slots drill, plug and screw some thin steel inserts into your existing posts extending above to allow you to drill, plug and screw into your new post extensions. For added strength it may be possible to drill and dowel the extension to the post also. Everything would have to be perfectly aligned and even if you do manage to do that then you will see that the top extension (being new clean concrete) will be a completely different colour and or surface finish than the existing post. It may also be necessary to trim your panels to account for the thickness of your steel inserts if your panels were a tight fit to start with. All in all this is a lot of work and remember that every hole you drill into your concrete post will reduce its structural integrity so in our professional opinion there is very little point in conducting such an exercise. If you are not happy with a timber infill, (matched to the colour of your panels), and are set on increasing the height of your concrete post then the only viable option is to dig out and replace the existing posts with posts of the correct height for your new fencing.