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Brits Poles: Building, Fencing & Transmission

Brits Poles: Building, Fencing & Transmission

BRITS POLES is a leading manufacturer of Treated Timber Poles and Treated Timber Products in South Africa. Our Core Products, Treated Poles, are widely used in Electricity Distribution, Telecom (Telephone/Fibre cables), Agriculture (Shade Nets, Vineyards, Fencing etc.), Building/Construction (Lapas, Car Ports etc.) and DIY (for your Home and Garden).

We also supply a variety of Sawn Timber and Home Improvement Products. At our premises we also run a Hardware Store where all the basic needs for your Project can be conveniently purchased. Our knowledgeable staff will offer advice on your queries and assist in supplying you with the correct material and tools.


Transmission Poles

  • We are an accredited manufacturer of Transmission Poles according to SANS:754 Specifications
  • We supply Transmission Poles to our Clients in South Africa and also export to our Clients in the rest of Africa
  • Our Quality Transmission Poles are used for Electricity Distribution, Telecom applications and Fibre Network development
  • Our Transmission Poles may be treated with Creosote or CCA (Copper Chrome Arsenate)
  • Creosote is an oil-based chemical that is applied to timber with heat and pressure. It has excellent preservative characteristics and has been used for many years
  • CCA (Copper Chrome Arsenate) is a concentrate that is mixed with water and applied through pressure at ambient temperatures. Many prefer CCA due to its cleaner and easier handling. CCA doesn’t leave a residue or a smell that is associated with Creosote (Transmission Poles)


Droppers & Laths

  • We are an accredited manufacturer of SANS:1288 Products
  • These Products are typically Droppers and Laths. They are usually thinner than poles and are therefore only treated to H3 Specifications
  • Droppers are mainly used in the construction of Fences but can be used as decorative to build wind-breaks (e.g. at a Lapa or as a cover for a water-tank)
  • Laths are mainly used in Thatch-constructions but also makes an excellent decorative shade roof for a porch or a ‘lean-to’
  • These Products are available in Creosote or CCA treatments


Home Improvement & DIY Products

  • We manufacture and treat a wide range of Home Improvement Products such as:
    • Garden Edging
    • Garden Trellises
    • Sawn “Plankies” in Saligna and Pine
    • Timber Wall Panels
    • Square Posts
    • Picket Fencing
    • Post and Rail Fencing
    • We also supply Firewood, ideal for those cold Winter nights


Commercial & Industrial Application Products

Our range of treated or untreated products for Commercial and Industrial Application includes:

  • Guardrail Posts – used on Road Construction when putting up Guardrails next to roads
  • Dunnage – used for packing of heavy goods or equipment and ease the handling of these products by forklift (e.g. Granite Blocks, Steel and Shipping Containers)
  • Slab Poles – similar to Dunnage and also used to create temporary walkways in the mining sector
  • Shavings – Bagged in 7kg bags or in Bulk Bags. Usually used for Chicken Farms or Horse Farms to create a ground-cover for animals


Need To Know

At Brits Poles we not only care about the Quality of our Products, but also the Safety of our Customers. The following Documents contain information that aim to Inform, Guide and Add Value to our Customers. Please take the time to read through these and/or download these documents for future reference. (Click on the link to download a SAWPA PDF on each topic)


Quality & Accreditations

At Brits Poles we adhere to the South African National Standards (SANS) Specifications in regard to the Quality of our Timber and our Treatments. This ensures that our Clients enjoy the assurance of Quality when purchasing any of our products.
The Accreditations of these Specifications are inspected regularly by approved Industry bodies such as ACT, SABS, SAUPA, SATAS etc.

SANS Specifications:

  • SANS:754
  • SANS:457
  • SANS:1288

Additional Assurances of Quality:

  • ISO 9001 (Management & Operations)
  • Environmental Assessments (EIA’s)
  • FSC (Forestry Stewardship Counsel)

ISO 9001 ensures that quality Management Practices are implemented and followed. This ensures that businesses set and follow the correct procedures and ensure a High Quality of Management processes.

Environmental Impact Assessments are necessary to monitor and improve the operational impact on Natural resources such as Water, Soil and Air.

The FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) is a global institution that promotes, guides and inspects sustainable and responsible harvesting of trees. This certification ensures that we comply with the Sustainable Harvesting of Timber and adhere to a strict Chain of Custody to help fight theft in forestry timber.


  • SATAS Certificates (click here to view)
  • SABS FSC Certificates (click here and here to view)



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