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New Telegraph Poles

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Poles are an essential part of the construction world, whether for supporting cables, or construction and landscaping:
~ telephone/electrical  ~ roof supports  ~ bridges & walkways  ~ architect columns  ~ edging & retaining  ~ river embankments  ~ marinas & moorings  ~ platforms & decking  ~ gate posts & fencing  ~ adventure play areas  ~ treehouses.   The list is endless !

General information about new telegraph poles

Telegraph poles have been used for decades to carry overhead telephone, powerline and computer cables, as well as for construction and landscaping projects.

BRITISH STANDARD All our Telegraph poles adher to BS 1990: Part 1 1984, Wood poles for overhead power and telecommunication lines, Part 1. Specification for softwood poles. Published Date: 28/09/1984

TYPE OF WOOD Normally our telegraph poles are made from Redwood or Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris). All the poles are FSC or PEFC chain of custody certified, meaning that all the trees that are harvested come from sustainable managed forests.

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING After harvesting, the bark is taken off our poles and they are graded into sizes (light, medium and stout) and stacked for seasoning. Poles are dried naturally by air. This process begins when first harvested and continues once they have been shipped to the UK, they are moisture tested again and laid out for further seasoning. They are left for up to twelve months to complete the natural drying process. During this time poles are consistently moisture tested, and are not pressure treated until their moisture content is below 28%.

DRESSING In order to provide a smooth surface to all the poles, they are dressed - peeling the outer cambium layer with an automatic dressing machine.

TREATMENT Your poles can be treated with one of two treatments:
1) AC500 Treatment is a non-creosote, environmentally friendly, water based pressure treatment similar to Tanalith E treatment. AC500 treated poles can be used for standard telegraph pole purposes, and in addition CAN be used for children's play areas, tree houses, inside houses etc.. where creosote treated poles cannot be used, due to recent creosote legislation. AC500 treated poles do not emit anything in the heat of the summer, whereas creosote treated poles may bleed or leak sticky creosote when it's hot, and there's nothing you can do to prevent it. AC500 treated poles are sometimes used by local authorities who have a policy against creosote.

2) Creosote Treatment gives your timber pole the longest life span possible and protection from harsh conditions. Pressure treated creosoted poles provide a minimum desired service life of thirty years, but may last considerably longer. Indeed there are numerous examples of poles in service which are over 100 years old! Creosote has been used for over 150 years to preserve and increase the life-span of timber. Recent findings have indicated that creosote can be harmful in certain situations. So, in order to be careful: Handle with gloves. Wear a dust mask when sawing or machining. Dispose of off-cuts, sawdust etc.. safely. Waste wood may be disposed of by burning, subject to any local rules on burning creosoted material in the open, or via your local waste disposal facility. Creosoted timber should not be used where there is risk of frequent (i.e. often-occurring or constant) skin contact, nor where it may come into contact with or contaminate animal or human foodstuffs. In particular it should not be used inside buildings, in playgrounds, or for garden furniture and picnic tables. For further information on creosote visit WOOD TREATMENTS

FIXING IN GROUND Timber poles can be placed directly into the ground, and generally do not require concrete foundations or collars to prevent deterioration. Typically, a 9m pole will be inserted between 1 - 2 metres into the ground, depending on ground condtions.

SIZE, WEIGHT, DIAMETER etc.. They vary in length, weight, diameter and taper. Not only is every pole different in dimensions from each other (like each tree) but also they are tapered along the length. So the diameter of a new telegraph pole will vary from top to bottom. In addition the very end of the pole (the original base of the tree) can broaden out even more. So, if you are looking for absolute regularity and identical poles forget it ! We classify new telegraph poles into broadly 3 diameter ranges - 'Light' , 'medium' and 'stout'. SEE new pole specifications for all diameter, weight and strength details.

CUTTING We can cut new poles to size if you don't have the facilities, or if it speeds up your project. We can 'cross-cut', e.g. cut a 9m pole down to 5m. We charge £5 + Vat per cross cut. Alternatively you can cut them yourself with a chainsaw or circular saw.

Diameter Length Treatment Unit Price (+vat) Quantity
Diameter: Light Length: 6000 Treatment: Choice £162.00
Diameter: Light Length: 7000 Treatment: Choice £176.00
Diameter: Light Length: 8000 Treatment: Choice £199.00
Diameter: Light Length: 9000 Treatment: Choice £239.00
Diameter: Light Length: 10000 Treatment: Choice £279.00
Diameter: Light Length: 11000 Treatment: Choice £308.00
Diameter: Light Length: 13000 Treatment: Choice £355.00
Diameter: Medium Length: 8000 Treatment: Choice £270.00
Diameter: Medium Length: 9000 Treatment: Choice £296.00
Diameter: Medium Length: 10000 Treatment: Choice £332.00
Diameter: Medium Length: 11000 Treatment: Choice £365.00
Diameter: Medium Length: 12000 Treatment: Choice £433.00
Diameter: Medium Length: 13000 Treatment: Choice £472.00
Diameter: Medium Length: 14000 Treatment: Choice £532.00
Diameter: Medium Length: 15000 Treatment: Choice £628.00
Diameter: Medium Length: 16000 Treatment: Choice £696.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 8000 Treatment: Choice £339.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 9000 Treatment: Choice £376.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 10000 Treatment: Choice £446.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 11000 Treatment: Choice £535.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 12000 Treatment: Choice £585.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 13000 Treatment: Choice £681.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 14000 Treatment: Choice £788.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 15000 Treatment: Choice £934.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 16000 Treatment: Choice £1,142.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 17000 Treatment: Choice £1,286.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 18000 Treatment: Choice £1,506.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 20000 Treatment: Choice £1,787.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 22000 Treatment: Choice £2,276.00
Diameter: Stout Length: 24000 Treatment: Choice £2,762.00

Transport information

POLES DELIVERY BY ARTIC LORRY
with crane offload

These poles vehicles can offload themselves with hiab crane.

Your order can be crane-offloaded so long as there is space for the artic crane to operate without lifting over vehicles etc..You must ensure in advance that there is access space for the lorry to operate.

Technical poles INFORMATION:   

(VOLUME, SIZE, WEIGHT & STRENGTH) 

SPECIFICATIONS LIGHT DIAMETER TELEGRAPH POLES

Length (metres)

Min Dia in mm 1.5m from Butt

Top min diameter (mm)

Gefle Cu
   Ft

Caliper Cu M3

Creo weight (Kilo)

Ultimate load @0.6m from top of pole (kN)

Load per mm deflection at point of application of load(N)

6

150

125

3.0

0.1099

76

4.39

9.3

7

160

125

4.0

0.1288

108

4.31

6.0

8

170

125

5.0

0.1985

126

4.4

4.8

8.5

180

125

5.5

0.2149

146

4.81

4.5

9

180

125

6.0

0.2251

168

4.46

3.6

9.5

185

125

6.75

0.2492

179

4.52

3.1

10

185

125

7.25

0.2699

190

4.25

2.8

10.5

190

125

8.0

0.2934

203

4.32

2.5

11

195

125

8.5

0.3200

230

4.4

2.3

11.5

200

125

9.0

0.3613

251

4.48

2.1

12

200

125

9.5

0.3922

272

4.26

1.7

13

210

130

10.5

0.4366

288

4.46

1.6

SPECIFICATIONS MEDIUM DIAMETER TELEGRAPH POLES

Length (metres)

Min Dia in mm 1.5m from Butt

Top min diameter (mm)

Gefle Cu    
  Ft

Caliper Cu M3

Creo weight (Kilo)

Ultimate load @0.6m from top of pole (kN)

Load per mm deflection at point of application of load (N)

8.5

215

150

8.0

0.2919

203

8.2

9.1

9

220

150

9.0

0.3149

217

8.15

7.8

9.5

225

150

9.75

0.3463

246

8.13

6.8

10

230

150

10.5

0.3599

254

8.15

6.4

10.5

235

150

11.00

0.3936

261

8.16

5.7

11

240

150

12.50

0.4298

293

8.18

5.0

11.5

245

150

13.75

0.4624

319

8.21

4.5

12

250

150

15.5

0.4899

345

8.23

4.1

13

260

160

17.00

0.5760

376

8.46

3.7

14

275

160

21.00

0.6434

432

8.98

3.3

15

290

165

24.00

0.7651

532

9.6

3.3

16

305

170

26.50

0.8688

591

10.23

3.1

17

320

180

30.00

0.9951

676

11.07

3.0

18

330

180

35.00

1.1482

771

11.14

2.7

20

360

180

46.00

1.3787

954

11.98

2.5

22

380

180

54.00

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12.63

2.3

SPECIFICATIONS STOUT DIAMETER TELEGRAPH POLES

Length (metres)

Min Dia in mm 1.5m from Butt

Top min diameter (mm)

Gefle Cu  
  Ft

Caliper Cu M3

Creo weight (Kilo)

Ultimate load @0.6m from top of pole (kN)

Load per mm deflection at point of application of load (N)

8.5

265

190

11.00

0.4171

283

15.35

21.5

9

275

190

13.00

0.4630

319

15.91

19.2

9.5

280

190

14.50

0.5140

358

15.66

16.4

10

285

190

16.00

0.5502

378

15.52

15.5

10.5

290

190

17.00

0.5947

399

15.36

13.4

11

295

190

19.00

0.6533

443

15.24

11.8

11.5

300

190

20.50

0.6884

479

15.15

10.5

12

305

190

22.00

0.7428

515

15.08

9.4

13

320

195

25.00

0.8280

571

15.73

8.3

14

335

195

28.00

0.9485

633

16.24

7.3

15

350

195

33.00

1.0565

734

16.68

6.8

16

365

200

36.00

1.1737

788

17.35

6.2

17

375

200

40.00

1.3167

843

17.20

5.4

18

390

200

47.00

1.5362

1120

17.51

5.0

20

415

200

60.00

1.8516

1260

17.74

4.2

22

435

200

72.00

2.0388

1419

17.49

3.6

24

470

200

89.00

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18.36

3.3

The strength properties stated here are based on using unstayed poles (Cantilevers)

 

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