Composite fencing has become a popular choice for Irish customers, but many don’t know what it is or how it could benefit them.

Firstly, composite fencing is made from a mix of wood and plastic (typically recycled plastic). The texture of the wood allows composite fencing to give a natural and authentic look. While the plastic element offers strength for a longer lasting solution.

For people considering composite fencing, here are the advantages and disadvantages of the fencing system.


Firstly, composite is durable and long lasting. As the wood is reinforced with plastic, it will last significantly longer than timber posts.

It is also more sustainable. Due to its strength and longevity, you are less likely to need replacement panels. It is usually made from recycled plastic and composite fencing, like DuraPost, is 100% recyclable at end of life.

Due to the plastic content, it is very easy keep. It does not rot or crack and is easy wash if needed. It is a fence that will require little to no maintenance.

As traditional timber posts are a popular option for gardens, those who like the natural finish will be pleased. There are a wide selection of wood finish panels to choose from. Choose from a range of colours and finishes to suit your garden and surrounds.

Composite fencing is light weight and easy to install. With DuraPost, fence installers like FRS Fencing can provide and erect the fence. Another option is to purchase the fence and erect it DIY.


Initially, the cost of composite fencing may be higher than soft wood options. However, long-term a composite fence like DuraPost is maintenance free and will not rot or crack.

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