New to this forum so I searched to make sure there weren't posts already on this subject.
I'm about to put in a 6 panel decorative fence and my eye was drawn to adverts for lightweight concrete fence posts. I went to a local builders merchants who do indeed stock Grange Litecast concrete fence posts, but a lot of them in their yard were cracked and looked dodgy - I assumed they'd been mishandled in some way. I was assured that I wouldn't receive cracked posts when/if I ordered.
The advantages are clear in that they will be a lot lighter to manoeuvre into place so I was wondering what experiences others have had using them. Are they as strong as conventional concrete posts? Do they crack more readily?
We have to be honest here Graham and say that none of us have ever used Litecast.....However the technology is sound and there should be no reason at all why they do not function just as well as ordinary concrete posts or panels.
Do a bit of secret shopping and check their stocks for damage. If you hang about for a bit and wait for someone who is clearly a tradesman to come along and start loading some into their van, ask them if they use them a lot and how they have found them to do the job. Most tradesmen are happy to offer their expertise in situations like this but dont be surprised if they offer to quote for the job!
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