Chemvet Steel & Fencing: The Leading Fencing Post Supplier in South Africa

Oct 19, 2023 | Articles


Fencing is integral to the demarcation of growing areas in crop farming, providing parameter security, and assisting in keeping livestock contained. Constructing a fence starts with making sure that the fencing post is made from superior-quality steel, thereby ensuring the durability, stability, and ultimately, protection of your land and loved ones. When it comes to finding a fencing supplier, set your sights on a company that has set the benchmark in the industry, such as Chemvet Steel & Fencing – the leading manufacturer and supplier of steel and fencing products in South Africa.


Importance of Correct Fencing Post Installations

At Chemvet Steel & Fencing, we understand that enclosures differ, and bearing that in mind, have the fencing posts needed for you to secure your property. The effectiveness of a fence depends on the proper installation of its posts to keep it solid and rigid. We would like you to take the following considerations into account before installing a fencing post or two to ensure that the task at hand is done correctly and effectively.


Corners and Gates

When installing steel fencing posts, it is important to first establish where the corners and gates of the fence will be. A straining fencing post must be positioned at the start and end of the fence line to ensure that the wire fence is supported and tensioned correctly before the corner posts are installed.


Correct Spacing

Once your corners and gates have been positioned and the fencing posts have been braced, you need to start installing intermediate posts. This fencing post has a two-fold purpose as it is used to guide fence wires off the ground at the correct spacing and provide resistance to pressure by returning it to the ground. To ensure that each fencing post is placed correctly, measure the distance between them. We would suggest that if you are installing a 5- or 6-strand fence that the posts are placed approximately 3 to 3.6 metres apart. A word to the wise, the closer you place your fencing posts, the bigger chance you have of negatively impacting the tensioning of the wire.


Positioning Your Posts

This may not seem important but to ensure the longevity of your fencing, especially after the time spent spacing the intermediate posts correctly and ensuring that your wire tension is perfect, the studs of the posts must be placed inwards or outwards. If your fencing has been done to contain livestock, having the studs facing inward maintains the strength of your fence even when force is applied. Should your fencing be needed to keep unwanted elements or predators out, then face the studs outward.


Post Depth and Wire Tension

To make sure that a fencing post doesn’t lift, we would advise that the post is driven between 0.5 to 0.6 metres into the ground. To keep the wires from moving up or down, fence stays or cross braces can be installed along the fence line.

We trust that, with our expert guidance, you will be able to successfully go ahead with your DIY fence installation, and if not, simply contact us and we will gladly assist you.


“The Golden Strand of Quality”

What sets us at Chemvet Steel & Fencing apart from the rest is that all our steel and fencing products are manufactured in-house and, if required, according to customer specifications. Your selection of steel products can be painted or hot-dipped galvanised for aesthetics and longevity. Since 1979, we have been, and continue to be, the go-to specialists for steel, fencing, and poultry houses in Africa.

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