Futurewood presents a range of new age fencing materials designed to increase durability and longevity while reducing maintenance effort as well as pressure on the environment.
Traditional timber fences are high maintenance products that frequently require time-consuming, labour-intensive and expensive staining or painting. They are also susceptible to pest attacks.
Composite timber is rapidly becoming the fencing material of choice for people who like the look of timber but don’t want the maintenance that goes with it.
Futurewood’s EnviroSlat composite timber fences for instance, come in choices such as Mahogany, Slate Grey, Chocolate, Walnut or Saltbush, with the lasting finish eliminating any need for maintenance.
New age fencing materials made from composites also take the pressure off forests. Futurewood’s fences are made from recycled HDPE (post industrial waste), rice husks and recycled hardwood.
Key benefits of composite fencing materials include low water absorption that avoids rotting; absence of knotholes or splinters; no sap runs and tannin leaching; and resistance to termites and white ants.
Futurewood’s EnviroSlat also offers simple installation. Designed to span 900mm in a continuous run between fence posts, or 600mm span in a single run for a low maintenance horizontal or vertical slat screen or fence, EnviroSlat features boards measuring 70mm wide x 15mm thick, in 5.4-metre lengths.
EnviroSlat slat fences include satin black powder coated aluminium fence posts and a U-channel to provide the ideal framework for a horizontal fence. Posts measuring 50mm x 50mm or 65mm x 65mm have a 2.5mm wall thickness for extra strength and come complete with a stabilising bar and knock-on black cap. The 30mm x 16mm satin black powder coated U-channel screws to the fence posts so the boards can be fixed inside the channel and screwed from the back.
Composite fencing materials are smart, cost-effective and environment-friendly, and are the future of fencing.