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Star Picket

When putting up fencing there are a variety of options to choose from, however it is important to understand the purpose your fencing will serve as well as how durable and strong you need your fencing to be. If you’re looking at installing metal posts with your fencing, there are many variations to consider. Star picket fencing, also known at T or Y post, is a pointed metal fence post. The star picket refers to the metal part that holds down your fencing. Carbon steel or sometimes rail steel goes into manufacturing these posts. These posts have notches that prevent the fencing or barbed wire from sliding up and down the post, which provides solid stabilisation and security. There are several variations of the star picket, most commonly Australia’s Y post, but others include USA’s studded T post, a European studded T post, Y posts with teeth, U post, a square or round post, and a peach post. To further the utility of these posts, star pickets have a zinc coating, PVC/PE coating, black bitumen, or baked enamel, which prevents corrosion or other damage from outside elements. The coatings also protect these posts from UV rays, which can cause further damage.

Other Types of Fencing

There are several other types of fence posts that can be used for fencing. Wood posts are another common type that are typically used for corner posts but can also be used for gate or in-line posts. Pigtail posts are generally for cross fencing within grazing fence systems. These posts don’t require clips or insulators. For temporary fencing, step-in posts are a great option. These are inexpensive, lightweight, and small. They are great for rotating grazing systems and do not need clips or insulators. Steel rebar or fibreglass rods are also good considerations for temporary rotational grazing systems. Fibreglass rods are more flexible but need protective gear for handling. These two types of rods can be used an in-line posts or spacers.

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