8 Ways You Can Use Treated Poles

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Treated Poles: A guide on the various uses

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

Firstly we will address the various treated pole sizes that we supply at Sabie Poles:

  • 50/74mm diameter in lengths 1.2m to 8.4m
  • 75/99mm diameter in lengths 1.2m to 10m
  • 100/124mm diameter in lengths 1.2m to 15m
  • 125/149mm diameter in lengths 1.2m to 15m
  • 150/174mm diameter in length 1.2m to 15m
  • 175/199mm diameter in length 1.2m to 15m
  • 200/224mm diameter in length 1.2m to 15m

Treated Poles

Quick Facts regarding Treated Poles at Sabie Poles:

  • 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
  • CCA Treated Poles can be stained/varnished to your preferred color.

*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.

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


Otherwise, you can head on over to our previous post to read up about the various classes and what they are used for here: Knowing which CCA treatment class to use for your application?

Without further ado, let us get into all the different uses for treated poles!


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.

Treated Poles

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           R6 252.00. excluding VAT
  •  For the electric fencing posts with treated poles, the initial cost will work out to R3886.00 excluding VAT.

You can check out the full post here: Electric Fence Supplies: Steel vs. Timber

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 Homes

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 comes with a log home. CCA guarantees protection from all of these deteriorating factors (Fungi, rot, weathering etc.)

Our last post focused on log homes and everything you’ll need (wood-related) to build your very own log cabin. We even supplied a few sites to get free designs and plans for your log cabin.

Log Cabin

Read more about Log Cabins here: Log Cabin: Rustic Decor and Plans


Decking Support Beams

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.

At Sabie Poles, we supply everything you need to get going with your deck. Using CCA Treated Poles gives your deck durability, stability and, strength.

Why use anything else?

Decking Profiles

We recently featured a post no our blog that talks about everything you need to know regarding decking, plans, and structures. You can check it out here: Deck Designs

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!

Treated Poles Jungle Gym

Unsure about the safety of CCA Treated Poles? Check out one of our posts we recently featured: Is CCA Safe and Still sold in South Africa? 


So when it comes to gardens we all want it 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.


Want to know all of the dangers CCA Treatment protects the wood from? You can check out our post here: 14 Factors of Deterioration affecting wood


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

At Sabie Poles, we can supply you with any CCA Treated Timber sizes (as supplied above) with a treatment class suited to your application.

Wood Building Materials

We focused on construction timber in a previous post. If you are looking at using CCA Treated Poles for your construction, we recommend you head on over and give the post a read: Building Materials: Construction Timber (S5) 

Agricultural Uses

Because CCA Treated Poles are so versatile, there are multiple ways that it 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.

We have done two separate posts on this topic this year: Cattle Kraal Construction & Chicken Coops & Farming

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:

Treated Poles for Citrus Netting

Treated Vineyard Poles (H4V) 

H4V Vineyard Treated Poles

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!


The last use for treated poles that we’re going to talk about is a general term. Posts.

This is because it can be used for such a wide variety of posts that it would take us months to tell you about each one. As an idea it can be used for the following type of posts:

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

Citrus Netting with CCA poles

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

In conclusion

There are so many ways to use CCA Treated Poles, we have not even mentioned half of them! Therefore, if you have any questions regarding our products range and how you can use it, please feel free to give us a call. 

We have Timber Merchants all over Southern Africa stocking our products. And our staff at Sabie Poles will be happy to advise on how to use the products, as well as direct you to the nearest Timber Merchant!



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