Endura Post

Blog

Can Plastic Fence Posts Really Handle Fire? The Shocking Truth Revealed!

When it comes to safeguarding your farm, every detail matters, especially the resilience of your fence posts against the unpredictable wrath of nature. Among the myriad of concerns that farmers face, one question seems to echo across the fields: Can plastic fence posts truly withstand a grass fire? It’s a legitimate query, considering that these posts, at first glance, might seem vulnerable to the fierce heat of a blaze.

Today, I’m here to dispel any doubts and shine a light on the remarkable endurance of EnduraPost. So, let’s delve into the world of these innovative posts and discover why they’re becoming a trusted ally for farmers against the threat of fire.

The Australian landscape is no stranger to the elements. Our history is woven with tales of floods, fires, as immortalised by the bush poets like Patterson, Lawson, and Mackellar. These natural disasters are as much a part of our heritage as the indomitable Aussie Bush spirit that rises to meet them. Fires, in particular, can ravage a farm in moments, leaving behind a trail of destruction – but amidst this adversity, there’s hope.

Organisations like BlazeAide embody the essence of mateship, providing a helping hand to those in need. They, along with companies like Waste Revolution and Plastic Forest, have banded together to offer support in the form of thousands of plastic square pickets to fire and flood-affected farms.

EnduraPosts are not your average plastic fence posts. Made from robust polypropylene, these posts are engineered to withstand temperatures up to 350 degrees Celsius. When a grass fire sweeps through, it typically reaches a maximum of 200 to 250 degrees. This means that EnduraPost Square Pickets remain unbothered by the heat, preserving your vital fencing infrastructure.

Moreover, EnduraPost is designed to resist ignition from ember strikes. Unlike timber posts, which can catch fire at a mere 150 degrees, EnduraPosts are incredibly challenging to ignite, even under the direct assault of a blowtorch. This resistance provides an additional layer of security against bushfires.

In the unlikely event of a severe bushfire that exceeds the endurance of EnduraPost, it’s reassuring to know that the fumes released are no more toxic than those from hardwood timber posts, and significantly less harmful than the noxious fumes from some treated pine alternatives.

Some enterprising farmers have even conducted controlled burns along their fence lines, deliberately exposing EnduraPosts to fire. The result? The posts stood tall and unscathed, a testament to their resilience. While we certainly don’t advocate for intentional fires, it’s comforting to know that during an unforeseen disaster, your fencing – an essential asset to your farm – has a fighting chance to survive.

Choosing the right fence post is more than just a matter of preference; it’s about making a strategic decision to protect your farm. Timber posts and cheaper alternatives may falter when faced with fire, but EnduraPosts offer peace of mind with their ability to handle intense heat without succumbing to flames.

For those keen to learn more about the fire-resistant properties of EnduraPosts, our comprehensive fire statement is available on our website. There, you’ll also find a wealth of information on the myriad benefits of choosing EnduraPosts for your fencing needs.

In the end, it’s not just about selecting a fence post – it’s about choosing a guardian for your land that stands resilient against the unpredictable nature of fire. So, when planning your next fence, consider EnduraPost – your first line of defense in fire management.

For further details on EnduraPost Square Pickets and to understand how they can help protect your fences, visit our website at www.endurapost.com.au, or contact us directly at 1300 037 678 to discuss how we can support the safety and integrity of your farming enterprise.

Find out more about Endurapost at www.endurapost.com.au or Call 1300 037 678.

Kaleno Station

Get A Quote

Want to find out more about EnduraPost? Got any questions?

Enter your details and we will call you back.