Clifford Jones extends its PLATINUM range

North Wales-based Clifford Jones Timber, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of fencing timbers, is extending its PLATINUM range of high performance incised and preservative treated fencing products.

Clifford Jones produces over four million fence posts a year at its sites at Ruthin and at Gretna, in the Scottish Borders. Over the last few years they have invested in the very latest technology EXCALIBUR incising for their machined round fencing and landscaping products.

Richard Jones, Chairman of Clifford Jones, explained what a success this has been and how they intend to develop a similar product for square sawn timbers. “Increasing the performance assurance for contractors and end users of ground contact fencing and landscaping timbers has been vital in terms of keeping timber as a cost effective, adaptable and reliable material for these markets. The surface incising allows us do this by achieving a much deeper and more consistent penetration of the wood preservative into the timbers from the subsequent preservative pressure treatment.”

Josh Sambrook – Jones, son of Richard and Area Sales Manger of Clifford Jones added “We have had real success with our PLATINUM range of round incised products with major merchant customers recognising the extra protection and confidence the incising technology brings. The use of next generation TANALITH wood preservative with its unique BARamine application technologies within our own treatment facilities also gives us and our customers added confidence that our PLATINUM timbers will perform as they should. We have been able to offer a range of performance warranties for these timbers depending upon the species we use and their final end use.”

Richard added “Now we want to offer this same assurance on our square sawn fencing products. We are investing in the equivalent EXCALIBUR incising technology and machinery to produce similar sawn and warrantied products. PLATINUM INCISED posts are manufactured from Mixed softwoods and offer a 15 year performance warranty. PLATINUM PLUS posts are manufactured from Pine and provide a 25 year performance warranty. PLATINUM EXTREME posts are also manufactured from Pine but also incorporate a robust ceramic outer sleeve at ground contact level which allows an impressive 35 year performance warranty. All the products will be available in a range of regular sizes and in lengths up to 2.4 metres.”

Our investment in this latest incising technology for our new range of PLATINUM square sawn timbers with an assured long term performance, will allow us to prepare to be an approved supplier for Highways Agency motorway contracts.

Our new range of sawn timber is to be released later on this year, for more information go to or contact the sales team on  01824 702 157