Birkdale’s DuraPost® provides the answer for new-build residential development

  • 21 Sep 2021

Birkdale‘s innovative DuraPost® fence post system features in a series of up-market newbuild properties alongside the scenic Hamble River.

Chosen for its modern style and durability, the powder coated galvanised steel solution also helped to overcome a series of specific onsite challenges due to its light weight.

Located in the village of Hamble-le-Rice, property developer Kevin Smith at K & J Contracts Ltd had recently finished the construction of four new premium residential homes.

However, to complete the development, a high-quality fencing solution was necessary. When visiting his local Strukta Group builders’ merchants, Kevin was impressed by contractor Silvervale Ltd.’s display of DuraPost® fencing products on site.


Following a discussion with Silvervale, Kevin chose DuraPost® gravel boards for use between the brick piers in the front gardens. Meanwhile, intermediate DuraPost® fence posts were specified in the rear gardens for use with prefabricated fence panels. 

DuraPost® fence post caps and capping rails were also specified. All products were in RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey to complement the windows, doors and gates of each property. Supply and installation was by Silvervale, one of Birkdale’s Elite Stockists and trained installers.

Onsite challenges to overcome

However, there were a number of onsite challenges, which Silvervale had to overcome during installation. With the properties on a narrow residential road, access to the site was 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.

Despite this, the light weight of the DuraPosts® allowed the Silvervale team to make fewer trips and easily transport and handle the specified products through to site and safely carry out the installation.

Murray Moggach, Managing Director at Silvervale, comments: “DuraPost® is an excellent, stylish and versatile fence post solution.

“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 adds: “If you are looking for a fencing solution that offers a unique and modern appearance, DuraPost® is ideal. I’m delighted with the final solution and how it perfectly complements the properties’ overall design.”

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