8 Uses of treated poles

Treated Poles: A guide to the various uses

Treated Poles are one of those products that you can never have enough of. Why? Simply because they have so many uses! In this post, we aim to explore some of the many applications for treated poles. Whether it is in the agricultural sector, construction or for home use.

Facts regarding Treated Poles at Die Pale Depot:

  • Poles can be treated to your preferred class (H2 to H6)
  • All of our Treated Poles are SABS approved
  • All of our Treated Poles adhere to NRCS rules and regulation for CCA Treated Poles

*Note – Always ensure that you are using the correct treatment class for your application. If you are unsure of the size and treatment class you will require for your project please feel free to contact us.

View our sizes for cylindrical poles here. View our sizes for tapered poles here.

Our team will be happy to advise you on the correct building materials for your project!


Treated Poles come in handy when you are in need of a strong, durable fence. Fencing with timber not only works out cheaper but looks more natural and are less vulnerable to theft as opposed to steel fencing.

For fencing, there are various pole sizes available, depending on how strong and high you need your fence to be

We recently did a post comparing steel posts vs. treated poles for an electric fence. We came to the following conclusion when working on a 1444 square foot area:

  •  For the electric fencing posts with steel, the initial cost will work out to R6252.00. excluding VAT
  •  For the electric fencing posts with treated poles, the initial cost will work out to R3886.00 excluding VAT.

In conclusion, using treated timber for your fencing needs not only works out cheaper but also lasts longer due to the fact that it is weather resistance, low maintenance and less likely to get stolen.

Why would you want to go with anything other than Treated Timber for your fencing?

Log cabins

Log Homes or Cabins has been a rising trend all over the world. Not only because of the rustic look and feel of these homes, but also because of the cost-effectiveness. Additionally, it is something you can build with your own two hands.

But when spending so much time building it, you need to make sure you have the correct building materials. Therefore, we highly recommend using CCA Treated Poles for your log home in Southern Africa. Weather is constantly changing and you need to prepare yourself for all the factors of deterioration that come with a log home. CCA guarantees protection from all of these deteriorating factors (Fungi, rot, weathering etc.)


Decking. Whether it’s a simple patio, a much-needed entertainment area or a safety precaution around a swimming pool. We’ve all seen one, we’ve all loved one and we’ve all wanted one. It’s one of those elements on a property that ties everything together. But for these decks to work properly, there are a few things that are crucial: Support beams, proper decking planks, and a proper design plan.

Jungle Gyms

A kid’s idea of heaven is probably a place filled with jungle gyms and space to run and play to their heart’s content. We bet that’s all any kid really wants!

CCA Treated Timber has been deemed safe for building Jungle Gyms. The chemicals in the treated poles pose no threat to the children playing on it. As a result, using CCA Treated Poles for your jungle gym might just be the most cost-effective way to make your little one’s dream come true. Another perk of building your very own jungle gym from scratch? You get to design it yourself!


So when it comes to gardens we all want them to be neat, pretty and of course, easy to manage. At least, that’s what we assume. We guess there are people who love it when their garden resembles more of a forest than a perfectly planned out landscape?

With CCA Treated Poles you can specifically acquire timber that is treated to the specific class for your application.

Simply put: You can buy wood that has been treated specifically to be used with in-ground contact. This means that you can use CCA Treated Poles in your garden for garden beds, support poles and more.

A common use for CCA Treated Lathes is building a structure for vines to grow on. But we’re sure you can see the massive advantages of using CCA in your garden.

No more rotting wood, no more termites destroying your creations and no more weathering of the wood to a point where it basically crumbles at the slightest touch.


When it comes to construction, you need very specific building materials to ensure the integrity of your building is of the highest quality.

At Die Pale Depot, we can supply you with any CCA Treated Timber sizes with a treatment class suited to your application.


Because CCA Treated Poles are so versatile, there are multiple ways that they can be used in the Agricultural sector. It is the most cost-effective, low-risk and low-maintenance solution to many problems on a farm.

One of the ways in which CCA Treated Poles are regularly used, is in the construction of animal holding/feeding pens.

Furthermore, because of the strength and reliability of treated poles, it is also used to uphold the netting for various fruit trees like citrus trees and smaller treated poles can be used in vineyards:

And then last, but not least, treated poles are used in agricultural fencing all the time. This is due to the fact that it lasts longer than other materials and it can be bought in various heights and sizes to suit your specifications!


There is such a wide variety of posts that treated timber can be used for. To give you an idea, here as are examples of types of posts:

  • Sign Posts
  • Owl, bat, birdhouse posts
  • Outlook Posts

CCA Treated Poles can be used for any type of post you need.

There many more uses of CCA Treated Poles! If you have any questions regarding our product range and how you can use treated timber, please feel free to give us a call. 

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