by Website Administrator on October 16, 2013

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."  

World Hardwood has collected information to provide an understanding of the advantages of wooden utility poles:  

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by Website Administrator on October 14, 2013

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

by Website Administrator on October 14, 2013

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

by Website Administrator on September 16, 2013

Vineyard Posts, what are they?

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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by Website Administrator on September 15, 2013

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 are

Fencing - Fencing wooden poles can be used in homes, feedlots, game farms and orchards amongst many others.... Continue Reading
by Website Administrator on September 11, 2013

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 World Hardwood 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 signal supports, and... Continue Reading

by Website Administrator on September 11, 2013
The Hardpole brand was launched officially on Tuesday 3 September 2013 in Richmond, South Africa. The R & B Timber Group has come far in its first 60 years, thanks to service and product excellence. With continual focus on growth whilst grabbing the opportunities that present themselves to build the company on a foundation of sound values. We seek to innovate in terms of farming practices, which feeds our treatment plants with quality timber along with expanding our footprint on this great... Continue Reading