Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Timber piling solutions have significant advantages over other building materials, particularly from a sustainability perspective. Extensive research by independent Government bodies has established the engineering properites of Radiata Pine leading to it’s everyday use in structural applications. Goldpine’s High Density Piles are produced from timber harvested from sustainably managed plantation forests and provide stronger and better value options, that can reduce the costs of necessary ground remediation or foundation requirements.

Goldpine High Density Piles are the best value option

Choosing Goldpine High Density Piles means you can get even more strength in your solution compared to low/medium density timber. Specifying Goldpine high density poles, may also allow you to get the same load and strength requirements you need, from a smaller piece of timber meaning your design delivers even better value. Make sure your solution has specified Goldpine High Density Piles to make sure you’re getting the best value option.

Strength, flexibility and great for the environment

Timber has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and a combination of strength properties that are admirably suited for building and structural purposes. When designed properly, timber used for the ground remediation, foundation, structural design, fit-out or thermal performance of a building, contributes significantly in reducing the overall environmental impact of that building.

"Timber piles provided a foundation solution that was cost effective and quick to install."

— Danny Whiting — Consortium Construction Ltd, Contractors on the Moorhouse Avenue and Cranford Street commercial buildings.

50 Year Treatment Guarantee

Goldpine is able to offer a full 50 year treatment guarantee (against insect and fungal attack) on all posts and poles we produce.

Goldpine High Density Piles are the right choice

Typically building poles and piles are specified by SED (small end diameter), but the specifications of each timber pile for construction or structural use, are controlled by strict New Zealand Standards. You need to ensure you’re selecting your timber piles from a producer with a proven track record of exceeding these necessary standards and meeting their commitments. Here at Goldpine our team of Outdoor Timber Specialists will find you the best value solution and deliver on their commitment to you.


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


We have a huge range of High Density Piles available at Goldpine, allowing you to pick the best product for the job.

Lengths:

  • 1.8m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm
  • 2.1m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm
  • 2.4m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm
  • 2.7m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm
  • 3.0m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm
  • 3.6m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 4.2m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 4.8m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 5.4m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 6.0m
    • Diameter: 150mm, 175mm, 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 7.0m
    • Diameter: 175mm, 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 8.0m
    • Diameter: 175mm, 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 9.0m
    • Diameter: 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 10.0m
    • Diameter: 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 11.0m
    • Diameter: 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm
  • 12.0m
    • Diameter: 200mm, 225mm, 250mm, 275mm, 300mm

    While we do have a set of typical sizes for High Density Piles, we can also create custom options if you have a specific requirement.


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Use wood wherever possible



Rising levels of CO2 are recognised as being associated with global warming and will result in serious environmental consequences if steps are not taken to reduce emissions. Increasing levels of CO2 are a result of burning fossil fuels and tropical rainforest deforestation, whereas new forest growth from both indigenous and plantation forestry can actually remove carbon from the air.

Plantation Pinus Radiata forests in New Zealand are extremely beneficial in combatting the ever-growing emissions around the world. In the lifecycle, a seedling is planted and grows into a tree by sequestering carbon. Once that tree hits maturity and therefore reduces the amount it sequesters, the best result is that the tree is harvested and a new seedling is planted in it’s place. When harvesting a tree, we need to make use of the carbon store by creating a Harvested Wood Product (HWP), and the longer lasting… the better. It just so happens that a treated fence post has one of the longest lifespans of any HWP.

The world’s climate has always changed and human activities have triggered an unusually rapid and severe warming with associated effects such as massive droughts, floods and sea-level rises.

Using timber from certified renewable plantation forests can help to combat these effects. We are extremely proud of our products and, much like the United Nations and the New Zealand Government, we strongly encourage the increased use of wood throughout New Zealand. Use wood wherever possible.


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Strong and Durable


Produced from the high density, mature trees which gives the Superpost® its high strength.

Strength testing has proven that Goldpine high density Superposts® are significantly stronger than a similar size round.

Their durability and strength is due to the selection of mature, high density wood with Superposts® being cut from further down the tree.


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


High Density means high strength



Goldpine sources logs from Nelson’s high density pine forests, one of only two high density forest regions in New Zealand. Both Scion (formerly the New Zealand Forestry Research Institute) and The Ministry of Primary Industries have independently verified that high density means high strength. Using logs from high density, mature trees is why a Goldpine post is not the same as other posts, it's stronger and that's why products like the Superpost® have a unique "you break 'em and we replace 'em guarantee".

The density comes from the growing conditions that we have in the Nelson region. The climate and slow growing nature means that there's more carbon per square inch. You'll see our growth rings are tightly compact, a visual indication of the density.

More carbon locked away, providing high density roundwood and a stronger fence post for you.


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Beware of Thinning

What are thinnings and why they are significant?

Fence posts made from thinnings will not last the distance. Make sure you are buying mature high density wood. Below is a description of the signs to look out for:

Section 1: Cross section of a thinning post



Note the fewer growth rings and the wide spaces between each ring. This is an immature and weak log.

Section 2: Cross section of a mature post



This is cut from a 28+ year old tree and has over 20 tightly packed grows rings. This is a mature and strong tree.

At Goldpine, we have built our reputation on quality product, therefore all Goldpine posts are sourced from mature trees in high density forests.


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Goldpine

H5 Building Poles and Piles


Treatment Guarantee

The basic process of treating Goldpine Posts and Poles is simple, highly controlled and constantly monitored. Radiata Pine, which has been peeled and steamed, is loaded onto bogies and pushed into a large horizontal treating cylinder. The cylinder door is hermetically sealed and a strong vacuum removes the majority of air from the cylinder and from the cells of the wood.

CCA oxide is pumped into the cylinder and pressure is raised to about 1400 kPa. This forces the preservative deep into the wood cells. The CCA oxide reacts with the wood sugars to form insoluble precipitates. When the entire sapwood volume has been penetrated with CCA oxide to its intended retention level (eg H5) the treatment process is complete. Excess treatment solution is pumped out of the cylinder and into a storage tank to be reused.

Pressure is returned to normal before the door is opened and the bogies are pulled out. The wet posts and poles are stacked under cover on a concrete floor for at least a week to ensure wood is dripfree and the chemical is completely fixed. The end result of this process is a product which will retain its structural integrity 10-20 times longer than untreated wood.

This earns the posts and poles a 50 year guarantee against fungal or insect attack.