Cleft Post and Rail

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Cleft Chestnut Post and Rail, sometimes called Sussex Rail is made from untreated Chestnut hardwood.  The wood is cut during the winter when there is less sap in the wood, which increases the durability of the wood. All our Chestnut post & rail is sourced from local producers. 

Chestnut Cleft Post & Cleft Rails

3 Rail cleft inter & corner posts 
Cleft rails 
  • Provides a more natural and rustic appearance. Can be used for domestic gardens, horse paddocks and driveways.
  • Posts set at 9' centres.
  • Cleft intermediate posts are basically half a tree trunk with the sides lightly trimmed and 2 or 3 pairs of mortises for the rails.
  • Cleft corner posts are a tree trunk with the sides lightly trimmed and 2 or 3 pairs of mortises for the rails.
  • PostSaver is not available for Cleft Chestnut Posts.
  • Chestnut products are untreated.
  • Sawn plates, mortised for 2 or 3 rails are used to attach cleft rails to square gate posts.
  • To order, get an itemised quote or for more information on Cleft rail, contact us online or phone sales on 01892 864646.
  • Trade & quantity discounts available.

Specifications & price

Cleft Rails 9'6" Ended £8.64

Cleft Post 6'6" (1.95m) mortised for 2 cleft rails£13.44
Cleft Corner Post 6'6" (1.95m) mort' for 2 cleft rails£17.28
Cleft Post 6'6" (1.95m) mortised for 3 cleft rails£15.36
Cleft Corner Post 6'6" (1.95m) mort' for 3 cleft rails£19.20
1.2m Sawn plate mortised to match 2 Rail cleft post£5.15
1.2m Sawn plate mortised to match 3 Rail cleft post£5.75

Sawn Treated Softwood Posts for Cleft Rail

2 cleft rails on Sawn Posts - courtesy RM Fencing
3 cleft rails on Sawn Posts - courtesy RM Fencing
  • Posts set at 9' centres.
  • Square sawn posts for cleft rails usually have 2 or 3 pairs of mortises for the rails.  
  • To extend the life of your sawn cleft rail posts, you may want to consider adding PostSaver.
  • uses cleft rails the same as above**.
  • Sawn plates, mortised for 2 or 3 rails are used to attach cleft rails to walls & square gate posts.
  • Please note:  If you require a Post Top Weather this must be specified when quoting/ordering.

  • To Order, get a quote or for more information about Cleft Rail, contact us 
    online or phone Sales on 01892 864646.
  • Trade & quantity discounts available.

Specifications & price for standard sawn posts.

2.10m (7') X 150mm (6") X 75mm (3")  mortised for 2 cleft rails   £17.20
 
2.10m (7') X 150mm (6") X 75mm (3") mortised for 3 cleft rails   £17.80
 

Specifications & price for  heavier sawn posts.

2.10m (7') X 150mm (6")  X 100mm (4")  mortised for 2 cleft rails   £22.52
 
2.10m (7') X 150mm (6") X 100mm (4")  mortised for 3 cleft rails   £23.12

 

Specifications & prices for corner posts. 

These are used with both standard & heavy posts.

2.10m (7') X 150mm (6") X 150mm (6")   mortised for 2 cleft rails   £34.92

2.10m (7') X 150mm (6") X 150mm (6")   mortised for 3 cleft rails   £35.52

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