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    • AliceW
    • By AliceW 15th Oct 16, 7:48 PM
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    concrete or timber gravel boards
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    • 15th Oct 16, 7:48 PM
    concrete or timber gravel boards 15th Oct 16 at 7:48 PM
    I'm having a new fence put up using concrete posts and close board fencing. I've been quoted for timber gravel boards but wondering if, in the long run, it would be better to go for concrete ones? I didn't have either with the old fence so don't know if it makes that much difference. I'm guessing that timber ones would eventually rot and have to be replaced. Or maybe they are more durable than I thought. Any advice would be great.
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    • wellused
    • By wellused 15th Oct 16, 8:35 PM
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    You're right the timber ones will need replacing concrete will last for many years to come.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 15th Oct 16, 8:53 PM
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    Decent wood boards will do 20y+
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 15th Oct 16, 9:43 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 9:43 PM
    With concrete posts, I'd probably just use concrete gravel boards.
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 15th Oct 16, 9:45 PM
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    Actually, a number of my 20 year old concrete ones have 'blown' along the internal steel reinforcement and split in half.
    • AliceW
    • By AliceW 15th Oct 16, 10:12 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 10:12 PM
    Oh, I didn't realise concrete ones could split. Maybe they don't last any longer than timber.
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 15th Oct 16, 11:06 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:06 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:06 PM
    Generally, concrete will outlive wood by a considerable margin. It's not pretty, but it's great at what it does.
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