Half round rails are most often used in post and rail fencing but they also have a number of uses for landscaping projects. Used horizontally they can be face fixed to square posts, with weed fabric behind to make an attractive barrier in gardens and landscaping projects. They should not be dug into the ground.
Full size 100mm for post & Rail fencing
These rails are machined from full 100mm timbers so that at their thickest point they offer a generous 45/50mm thickness. They are ideal for use on round or square posts as a post and rail fence, posts to be spaced at 1.8 metre centres. Some rails on the market are remarkably skinny across the middle making them weaker and not so effective. Sometimes our half rounds are chamfered on the edges producing a smoother, more rounded and pleasing finish.
Use as a decorative timber
Alternatively they can be cut to length and used vertically to face block work retainers. They are tanalised but not for use in ground contact, in other words they must not be dug into the ground and used for a post or as a retainer. Half round posts are generally available if required to complement these rails.
Half round rails are also popular for tree houses, they give a timber log or log-lap effect without the expense. at a They are stocked at 3.6 metres (approx. 12’ in length) and represent a decorative timber at a very reasonable price.
Use Ensele end treatment for preservative and stain for cosmetics
Whatever the rails are being used for any crosscuts should be treated twice with Ensele end grain treatment to maintain the timbers resistance to moisture. The half-round rails are pressure treated with preservative but will weather to a silvery-grey finish, or for low maintenance the colours can be preserved or enhanced with a choice of stain finishes