Think you know fencing? Think again… Birkdale at UKCW

  • 2 Oct 2019

Birkdale will be exhibiting at this year’s UK Construction Week at the NEC, Birmingham, from 8 – 10 October, on stand M140, where it will be showcasing DuraPost® by FENCEMATE.

This is the industry’s first galvanised steel fence post system, that provides a durable, lightweight and wind-resistant alternative to wooden or concrete fence posts.

Visitors to the Birkdale stand can compete to build the fastest fence installation using DuraPost® with a number of daily prizes available. 

There is also the chance to have a go at building a DuraPost® fence on Birkdale’s new FENCEBUILDER app and finally, installers can request a free DuraPost® sample pack to try at a later date.


Due to its makeup of cold-rolled galvanised steel, DuraPost® by FENCEMATE is capable of withstanding wind speeds of up to 70 miles per hour and is guaranteed for up to 25 years.

Furthermore, DuraPost® is ergonomically designed to be up to 80% lighter than concrete, making it easy to transport, store, carry and install by a single tradesperson, reducing build time and labour requirements significantly.

Aesthetically, DuraPost®’s design provides a sleek and versatile solution that can complement any outdoor setting and will, crucially, not degrade over time.


It is available in a choice of profiles, Classic and Slimline for a minimalist aesthetic, as well as four colour options: Anthracite Grey, Olive Grey, Sepia Brown and Galvanised Steel.

Colour matched accessories are also available including Post Caps, Gravel boards and Capping Rails. Finally, DuraPost® is compatible with a wide range of fence panels and virtually any onsite fencing.

Mark Naylor, Product Development Manager at Birkdale, commented: “We are looking forward to demonstrating DuraPost® to visitors at UK Construction Week as we believe that the system is capable of completely revolutionising build time for garden and landscaping projects.

“We will also be encouraging visitors to come and try their hand at building a DuraPost® fence on our FENCEBUILDER app which have recently released and are excited to promote to installers.”

Leave a Reply

Latest news


School’s re-roofing project shapes up nicely thanks to BMI

Geometrically-shaped with many facets, the roofs of Thorpepark Academy in Hull now have a guaranteed extra 20 years of life after being fitted with a cost-effective overlay system devised by AHR consultants and BMI.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Insulation, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs

GGF raises industry issues at government meetings

The GGF recently attended the Government Work Stream on RMI (Repair Maintenance and Improvement) and raised several issues on behalf of GGF Members and the wider industry.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Windows

Aggregate Industries

Aggregate: Collaboration is key in successful early completion of M23 project

Leading construction and infrastructure player Aggregate Industries completed the surfacing works ahead of schedule on the M23 smart motorway project.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Civil Engineering, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation

Tommy Trinder

Installer ‘technophobes and IT geeks’ give five stars for Tommy sales app

Installers using’s pioneering sales and visualisation app have given its support service a 5-star average rating.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Information Technology, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows