4 benefits of using concrete fence post in winter

If you’re thinking of replacing your fence this season, you’re probably considering a few things. You might be wondering about the style of fence you want, the colour you’ll paint or stain it, and most importantly, what type of fence posts you’ll need to support it. Fence posts are the unsung heroes of fencing, and while they may not be as decorative as some of our stunning garden fence panels, never underestimate the job that a fence post does for our garden. Choosing the right fence post can make all the difference between your fence lasting years and your fence lasting decades.

At Welch Fencing, we manufacture our fencing posts ourselves, and we take great pride in manufacturing top-quality fence posts that are both robust and reliable. Our fence posts are made from steel-reinforced concrete, ensuring you have a fence that is long-lasting and requires minimal maintenance, so you can sit back and enjoy it! Now, if you need a quick refresher on concrete posts and all the benefits they carry, here’s a list of reasons why they can be so helpful, especially in winter.

Concrete Fence Posts

Enjoy enhanced durability

When it comes to choosing fence posts for your garden, there are a few options available in the market. Timber posts are a popular choice among homeowners due to their natural beauty and affordability. However, it’s worth noting that timber can be susceptible to water and moisture damage over time.

On the other hand, If you are looking for a strong and durable option for your garden fence, then concrete posts are the best choice for you. Made of durable materials, concrete fence posts require little maintenance and are built to withstand harsh weather conditions. When it comes to sleek fence designs, both materials – wood and concrete – are great choices. The decision ultimately comes down to your budget and what you’re looking to get out of them!

Resistance to frost

Another caveat of timber posts is their susceptibility to frost. In the UK, and especially in the North, our winters can be less than savoury to say the least, and with the last of the first last well into the new year, it’s important to have a fence post that is going to keep your fence intact all year round. Even when timber posts are dried and cured, they still retain some moisture. And with the frigid temperatures of winter, the moisture inside them can still freeze and expand, which can damage the structural integrity of your posts. Concrete posts on the other hand are resistant to frost, so you won’t have to worry about them cracking or warping with the cold temperatures.

Low maintenance

Concrete posts require far less maintenance than other posts on the market. They don’t require painting, staining or sealing like timber, and they don’t rust like metal, meaning that once you’ve set them, you can forget about them! All you’ll have to do is give them the occasion to scrub down with warm, soapy water to keep them looking sparkly and new.


Concrete posts can last up to 25 years with minimal maintenance, meaning you’re really getting bang for your buck when it comes to longevity. If you’re looking for fence posts, you won’t have to worry about replacing them for a good while, so concrete posts are the solution for you. They’re immune to rot and insect damage, unlike untreated wood, and hold up well in challenging winter weather conditions like frost, snow, and rain.

There’s an abundance of reason why concrete fence posts are an ideal for keeping your garden in shape throughout winter, but these are just a few to give you an idea of how truly robust they are! At Welch Fencing, we manufacture our own concrete posts, so we can personally guarantee quality and reliability. Our concrete posts are designed to be used with our garden fence panels and concrete gravel boards, giving you a complete fencing solution for your next garden makeover.

What’s more, our posts come in variety of sizes for you to choose from, including 4ft, 5ft, 6ft, 7ft, 9ft, and 10ft, so you can get exactly what you’re looking for. Plus, we can have these posts delivered directly to your home so you don’t have to lift a finger!

If you’re looking to invest in some new fencing for the coming year, you’re in the right place! At Welch Fencing, you’ll find everything you need for the complete fencing solution.  If you have any questions about our concrete fence posts or would like some advice for choosing you next fence, get in touch with our friendly team at 01772 336 476, and we’ll be more than happy to help!