It’s a question we hear very often here at North Valley Forge, and the answer is yes – you can indeed use your existing concrete posts with composite fence panels. We’ve been in the business for decades, so we understand that when you decide to upgrade your timber fence panels for newer composite fencing, you won’t want to have to contend with the job of removing your concrete fence posts to get the job sorted. It’s labour-intensive, expensive, and not very environmentally friendly either. All told, it’s just not a very pleasant thing to have to do. That’s exactly why we’ve developed our very own U channel concrete post adapter. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a length of hardwearing plastic that allows you to seamlessly install your new composite fence panels – all without having to remove or replace your concrete fence posts. That saves you a whole lot of time, a whole lot of money, and a whole lot of hassle. Allow us to tell you a bit about it! (They’re virtually invisible once installed!) Why might you need a U channel adapter for concrete posts? Basically, your concrete fence posts have a wide 50-50mm channel. That’s exactly right for holding timber fence posts, but not the right size for composite. So when you’re switching between the two, all you’ll need to do is simply screw our U channel adapter into the groove on your existing fence posts. What this does is effectively reduce the size of the slot down to just 21mm – perfect for contemporary composite fence panels. We supply our U channel adapters in a standard length of 1850mm, so that it can easily accommodate a 6ft high fence panel. However, it’s not tricky to cut it down to a smaller size if your fence is slightly shorter. It’s compatible for use with composite fence boards, as well as aluminium top and base rail kits. We’ve also ensured that it’s compatible with gravel board inserts, so that you don’t have to make any sacrifices when it comes to the appearance or integrity of your composite fence panels. In case you’re wondering, all fixings come supplied, and it’s been specifically designed to be as easy as possible to install. We’ve given equal attention to the aesthetics and appearance of the U channel adapter. Its shade of grey has been chosen to make it as unobtrusive as possible, so that it doesn’t disrupt the carefully cultivated aesthetics of your outdoor space – especially if you’ve spent a lot of time and money getting it looking exactly how you want! As you’ve no doubt surmised, the images we’ve used above display one or two completed projects which use U channel adapters we’ve previously supplied to happy customers, so that you can get a feel for exactly what they look like, and how they can be integrated into your space! And of course, if you’ve ever got any questions or need any advice, that’s exactly what we’re here for at North Valley Composites. We’ve got more than 30 years of experience supplying composite fence boards, fence panels and accessories, and even composite gate boards, so you can always count on our experts to be able to answer any questions you might have, or provide any advice you might need. Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01282 677300 to talk to a friendly member of our team, and we’ll be only too happy to see how we can help.