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Dragons Den Brothers bag Network Rail

Following an appearance on Dragons Den back in 2011 where the brothers Richard and Jim George spurned offers from 4 out of the 5 Dragons their hard work and dedication is finally starting to pay off.
Network Rail have reviewed their specification for wooden track side fencing across the UK. With thousands of miles to maintain and replace on a scheduled basis fencing costs are enormous, combine this with the high costs incurred if livestock stray on to the line and it is easy to see why any changes to the specification aren’t taken lightly.

Part of the remit for Network Rail was to look at any credible and proven ways to extend the expected service life and reliability of their trackside fencing without incurring cost increases.
As it’s normally the ground line section of wooden fence posts that rots through first this was obviously the main focus for research” explained Richard George MD of Postsaver Europe Ltd who manufacture the dual layer heat shrinkable Postsaver sleeve product to protect this vulnerable part of the post from rot and decay.
“We first contacted Network Rail back in 2009 and the combination of extensive independent test data combined with successful Network Rails field and installer trials over 2 years led to Postsaver being specified for all replacement and new wooden trackside fencing.” explained Richard.

Postsaver was developed 20 years ago and has been the subject of 12 years independent testing and in that time millions of our sleeves have been sold all over the World without failure making Postsaver a truly proven solution to the problem of premature ground rot in wooden fence posts.

Postsaver sleeves are supplied in sizes to fit all round, square and rectangular wooden posts and are easily applied either in factory or on-site in around 30 seconds using a conventional gas blow torch, they can be installed straight away in the normal way, power driving into stony ground isn’t a problem.
By specifying Postsaver for use on all replacement track side fencing Network Rail will see their new fencing lasting for 25 years yielding dramatic cost & time savings, and reducing the risk of early failures and possible breaches of trackside fencing by livestock.


Jim George on 0845 643 4089 or

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