Utility Poles consist of wooden poles used to support overhead power lines and various other public utilities, such as cables, fiber optic cables, and related equipment such as transformers and streetlights.
?Electrical cable is routed overhead on utility poles as an inexpensive way to keep it insulated from the ground and out of the way of people and vehicles.
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Building Poles, also known as pole framing, rise above the ground to provide building structures with support.
Making use of natural and renewable plantations, R&B Timber supplies a large range of treated timber building poles, ensuring durability and evading decay.
According to this source, building poles consist of large poles that are buried beneath the ground to ?provide the vertical structural support and strong girts parallel to the floor to provide horizontal... Continue Reading
Sustainable forestry, involves balancing environmental, social and economic factors to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
?What does sustainable forestry involve?
The R&B Timber Group has gathered information to answer this question and provide a better understanding of what sustainable forestry involves.
Sustainable forestry involves carefully managing a forest, so that as trees are felled they... Continue Reading
Thatching Poles are used to support and hold together a thatched roof, usually consisting of dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes or heather.
The R&B Timber Group has gathered online sources, to showcase and present different styles of thatching that can be placed over thatching poles.
Generally the cheaper option for thatching, these authentic palm leaves are obtained from sable palms can be used on any... Continue Reading
Vineyard Posts? Do you wonder what they are?
Vineyard post are critical to our South African, and indeed the wine industry worldwide, as they enable the vines to be strung along wires encouraging them to climb towards the sun, and thus exposing the plant to the sun 7 moisture that is requires.
In this article, the major reasons are put forward concerning the dominance of wooden poles, and specifically vineyard posts in the wine industry since the 1900's.
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Creosote Poles, or CCA treated poles are used widely throughout south Africa.
Coal-tar creosote is the most widely used wood treatment today; both industrially, processed into wood using pressure methods such as ?full-cell process or ?empty-cell process.
In addition to toxicity to fungi, insects, and marine borers, it serves as a natural water repellant.
Its most common uses areFencing - Fencing wooden poles can be used in homes, feedlots, game farms and orchards... Continue Reading
Utility Poles or transmission poles as they are sometimes known, are the cause of a common question.
"How is the placement of utility poles down a road determined?"
To answer this question, the R&B Group has gathered some content from around the web that will help.
According to this source, there are very valid reasons as to where utility poles should be placed.
"To reduce the number and severity of crashes involving utility poles, luminaire poles, traffic... Continue Reading