The Posts That Survived

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Local Gisbourne property owners Sam & Paul Christian did not escape the recent fires that have swept across the shire but some of their fencing did. They lost their standard treated timber fencing but the plastic coated timber posts survived. Sam said, “Unfortunately we were victims to a very large grass fire that swept through our property. With how bad it was, fortunately our house, stables and all of our Woodshield post paddocks are fine. Our boarder fence made of normal treated timber posts has been burnt to the ground.” Last year they installed some of the Woodshield posts around their horse paddocks purely from a low maintenance point of view. The Woodshield posts are a timber post with no chemical treatment and fully encased in recycled plastic. The plastic is sealed so there are no issues with loose staples, termites or rot. Being black means they did not have to be painted and so far they have not had a horse eat them! The posts went through the same intensity of fire as the burnt ones but unlike the common treated timber posts there is no chemical to fuel the fire. There are no cracks to catch embers or splinters to catch fire.
They originated for use as trellis in the vineyards as they eliminate breakages and then were used in the ocean for oyster farming. Now they are used for equine fencing, jump rails, landscaping and even in office interior fit-outs. Woodshield have samples with Blazeaid and have subsidized costs to help where they can. They can be seen at the Blazeaid camp in Wandong. Woodshield posts still standing on the left while the CCA posts are burnt out. Sam mentioned “the posts can survive in the ocean and a raging grass fire!”
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