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Hi there just thought I would give you guys the heads up on this, having just put in a new fence after high winds, this stuff is great, far easier to use than mixing your own sand, gravel and cement also has the benefit of setting in around 5 min unlike concrete you mix yourself.

Dug my holes the day before and started the next day at 2pm finished by 5:30

8 concrete posts, 7 Gravel boards, 7 fence panels 3 1/2 hours.

You will need 2 bags per post hole, less if you use some broken bricks or simlar to make the postcrete go further

Also £5.58 at B&Q
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Monkeybumcheeks 4 Likes #1
Cheers, the mother in law could do with a new pair of boots ! :p

Edited By: Monkeybumcheeks on Mar 03, 2011 01:07
mkpaul#2
Excellent product, and if you use a post-hole borer to excavate only the diameter required, you get a firmer structure and use less Postcrete. And for goodness sake use a spirit level to show that you're an upright person. And tamp down that Postcrete.
BeeKeeper#3
Homebase do a similar deal if this is nearer for anyone -
Hanson multi-purpose concrete 25kg bags - £3.70 instead of £5.29 when you buy 5 or more bags.
A few pence dearer but the bags are 5kg bigger - I used this for my fence posts :)
Moneyspider#4
Agree - this is great stuff - but be warned it sets very quickly so get everything ready before hand - particularly the spirit level!
jimmy2007#5
BeeKeeper
Homebase do a similar deal if this is nearer for anyone -Hanson multi-purpose concrete 25kg bags - £3.70 instead of £5.29 when you buy 5 or more bags.A few pence dearer but the bags are 5kg bigger - I used this for my fence posts :)

This is a different product.
The postcrete dust is poured in the hole half filled with water and magically it self mix.
The concrete you suggested needs to be mixed beforehand and I found that the stones in the concrete never fill the gaps as well as postcrete.
Top product for me when fitting fence posts.
But as Moneyspider suggested, get everything ready before you pour it in the hole.
A little advice: If the ground soaks the water in, just put a shopping bag in the hole and get started.
LINGY96#6
mkpaul
Excellent product, and if you use a post-hole borer to excavate only the diameter required, you get a firmer structure and use less Postcrete. And for goodness sake use a spirit level to show that you're an upright person. And tamp down that Postcrete.
Do you mean the post hole digger only I'm building a deck soon and need to sink some posts to support the deck?
Shambolic#7
LINGY96
mkpaul
Excellent product, and if you use a post-hole borer to excavate only the diameter required, you get a firmer structure and use less Postcrete. And for goodness sake use a spirit level to show that you're an upright person. And tamp down that Postcrete.
Do you mean the post hole digger only I'm building a deck soon and need to sink some posts to support the deck?


Probably means a Borer

Good product, heat added. ;)
simon-c#8
Great Deal, heat added.

We bought a Petrol Auger for £40 off the Bay last summer & sunk the holes 2ft down & filled the base with old broken bricks / rubble & then used postmix.

Fence post L shaped spirit levels are available from the £1 shop
rory182#9
Good heads up thanks, may use this to install a parking bollard
xigent#10
If you dig two foot holes, it will take at least two bags per hole and that makes this stuff expensive. If you use a string line, spirit levels and proper well tamped concrete, not only will it be cheaper you’ll get a better result.

Also - don’t use 18 inch deep holes, don’t part fill the holes with rubble, space the posts by measurement (don’t try to use the panels) and remember to get the post heights consistent.
Bishbash#11
Hi, thanks for this posting.

Does anyone know how many bags I'd need for 13 panel (4 x 6ft) fence?

Thanks.
katp54#12
Also did you know if you find any similar product cheaper elsewhere they will match it and give 10 percent off as well. Just ask at the checkout.
Shambolic#13
Bishbash
Hi, thanks for this posting.

Does anyone know how many bags I'd need for 13 panel (4 x 6ft) fence?

Thanks.


If you are erecting 13 continuous panels, you would need 14 posts, assuming you dig two feet deep holes, and use two packs in each, you would need a maximum 28 packs, but may use less.

The beauty of using these, are that the posts can be set in place in 5 to 10 minutes, unlike mixing cement and aggregates to form concrete.
mark407#14
xigent
If you dig two foot holes, it will take at least two bags per hole and that makes this stuff expensive. If you use a string line, spirit levels and proper well tamped concrete, not only will it be cheaper you’ll get a better result.

Also - don’t use 18 inch deep holes, don’t part fill the holes with rubble, space the posts by measurement (don’t try to use the panels) and remember to get the post heights consistent.


Why will you get better results ??????
unlike concrete you dont have to wait 24 hours for it to be nearly set
We all understand it would be cheaper with standard concrete but for me I would rather spend the extra on this and have it done in a few hours rather than a week later :p

15 x 20kg Bags Postcrete Deal price @ £54.15
15 x 20kg Standard wickes price @ £83.70
xigent#15
You get better results with concrete because you have time to adjust the line, the height and the straightness. Concrete is stronger and less likely to crack.
seeweed#16
xigent
You get better results with concrete because you have time to adjust the line, the height and the straightness. Concrete is stronger and less likely to crack.

The wooden fence post will rot before postcrete will crack
Have your line already in place, post in hole with postcrete (dry)
line all up, then add water. Done.
Easy
mark407#17
xigent
You get better results with concrete because you have time to adjust the line, the height and the straightness. Concrete is stronger and less likely to crack.


What a load of tripe, you have to support your posts to keep them in place when set in concrete any wind or kids pets knocking the posts and all your hard work is undone, never known a 2ft of postcrete to crack used the stuff for years ;) have you tried breaking postcrete of the base of an old post it takes some doing.

It's all down to personal choice at the end of the day and trying to rubbish a product that works great, on the grounds of expense and difficulty in achieving a straight upright job, I would say its more down to user error !!
woodworm#18
If i buy 13 bags do i get them all for £3.61 each or is it only for every 5 bags?
mark407#19
woodworm
If i buy 13 bags do i get them all for £3.61 each or is it only for every 5 bags?


10 bags @ £3.61 = 36.10
3 bags @ £5.58 = 16.74

5 bags are only £18.10 you might be better off buying 15 just incase you run short, not much in the way of a saving £1.36

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