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Post Bases & Supports 14 Items

Post Bases & Supports

Fence Post Supports & Bases – A Buying Guide

Which base & supports are right for your fenceposts? Here’s our guide.

Do you really need to buy post bases?

Generally, if you want to achieve a more stable, longer lasting and better looking result, yes you do.

In well drained, well compacted ground, you may be able to ‘get away’ with concreting fence posts directly into the ground, but this approach comes with some hefty caveats:

  • Even well preserved timbers will eventually rot, especially in boggy, poor-draining land. Fence spikes, for example, will help you achieve similar levels of sturdiness for a typical garden fence whilst protecting the post.
  • The ground needs to be even
  • Aesthetically, this is never going to be the most attractive approach
  • In windy areas the posts may eventually work free

Post base options

Tradefix Direct’s fence post supports come in a range of types, each with their own specific applications.

Post base spikes

No digging. No concrete. No faff. When you want your fence up fast, post spikes let you get the job done. Ideal for the flat ground of domestic gardens, simply drive the spike into the ground (ensuring it goes in straight) until only the collar is visible, then slot the post into the spike and tighten the collar.

Suitable for most ground conditions, and a favourite with landscape gardeners and fencing contractors who use spikes to get the job done faster.   

Post bases

Robust post support strength when fixing to hard surfaces, the flat post base bolts to the concrete or other hard standing area. Available as a bolt down post shoes or as an elevated, adjustable base to stand proud of the ground.

You may also be interested in our post shoes.

Concealed post supports

The post base for the finest finishes creates a clean look by hiding the support within the post. Elevated standoffs protect the base of the post from decay. Ideal for heavy duty applications.

Additional Options

If your project is more refined and requires a little more finesse then you might want to use the Simpson Strong Tie concealed post bases CPT44Z or the CPT66Z. The CPT44Z is designed to take posts 89mm to 100m whilst the CPT66Z will take posts sizes 133mm to 150mm. The concealed post base provides a very neat and clean look with only 25mm of the black powder coated finish on view. 

Which are the right fence post bases for you? Call us now on 0161 794 1783 and we’ll recommend the best supports to buy for your application.

Code: PBP60/50 View
Simpson Strong-Tie Timber Post Base
Each
£5.64

Limited Stock

There are only 12 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: APB100/150 View
Adjustable Elevated Post Base 100mm-150mm
Each
£22.50

Limited Stock

There are only 43 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: CPT44Z View
Simpson Concealed Post Base - 89mm x 89mm CPT44Z
Each
£6.30

Limited Stock

There are only 48 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: CPT66Z View
Simpson Concealed Post Base - 133mm x 133mm CPT66Z
Each
£11.98

Limited Stock

There are only 49 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: PBH120 View
Simpson Strong-Tie Heavy Duty Post Base - 120mm
Each
£78.84

Limited Stock

There are only 27 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: FFS101 View
Fencemate Spike - 75 x 75mm 30' Spike
Each
£6.80

Limited Stock

There are only 0 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: PSBD100 View
PowaPost Post Shoe 100 x 100mm
Each
£8.40

Limited Stock

There are only 5 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: PBH75 View
Simpson Strong-Tie Heavy Duty Post Base - 75mm
Each
£68.40

Limited Stock

There are only 24 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: FFS201 View
Fencemate Spike - 100 x 100mm 30' Spike
Each
£8.75

Limited Stock

There are only 3 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: FFS10124 View
Fencemate Spike - 75 x 75mm 24' Spike
Each
£6.12

Limited Stock

There are only 34 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: PSBD75 View
PowaPost Post Shoe 75 x 75mm
Each
£6.00

Limited Stock

There are only 51 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: BDPS75 View
Bolt Down Post Shoe 75 x 75mm
Each
£6.95

Limited Stock

There are only 2 of this item in stock.

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Code: PPS10030 View
PowaPost Spike - 100 x 100mm 30' Spike
Each
£8.10

Limited Stock

There are only 0 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

Code: BDPS50 View
Bolt Down Post Shoe 50 x 50mm
Each
£5.95

Limited Stock

There are only 30 of this item in stock.

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If this is for a larger order, please contact us on 0161 794 1783 as we may be able to order this item for you.

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