Rotech has established a robust supply chain by partnering with leading manufacturers from around the world, including some that are based in Australia. To ensure the quality and consistency of our products, Rotech is committed to sourcing from sustainable suppliers outside of China.
Although 40NB, 80NB, or 100NB pipes are not manufactured in Australia, Rotech is dedicated to sourcing quality pipes from accredited mills outside of China to ensure that your end assemblies meet your expectations.
No, Rotech Rural only sells wholesale and supports local businesses. This means all of our products are sold exclusively through local stores. However, we are always happy to assist you in finding the best place to purchase our products and to provide an accurate quote. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Rotech supports local businesses and has nearly 600 distributors across Australia. You can find their details on our store locator here. Alternatively, you can order our products through any Rural Store or Steel Supplier that you prefer to deal with. Simply submit an enquiry through our online quoting cart and note your preferred store or give us a call. We will then arrange an accurate quote through your preferred distributor and provide you with all the necessary details within a few hours.
You can find retail prices for all of our products under the ‘Get Quote’ button on our website. For the most accurate pricing and information on bulk buy discounts, we recommend contacting your local distributor through our online quoting cart, by contacting the store directly, or by letting us know what you are looking for so we can arrange a quote for you.
You can use the Rotech Rural online quoting system to add all the products you require to your cart and have the quote sent to your preferred local stockist. For more information about the quoting system watch the video below.
No, we do not sell gates. However, we offer a comprehensive range of gate hardware and end assemblies to make rural fencing easier.
No, Rotech Rural does not install fences. However, we work with hundreds of professional rural fencing contractors who use our products. We can put you in touch with these contractors so you can get your fencing done.
There are three main reasons why a fence can fail: structural failure, soil movement, and post pull-out. Structural failure can occur if inferior materials are used or if the end assembly is not designed or built correctly.
In some cases, the soil may not have the strength to support the load of a fence. This can often be resolved by installing longer posts. If a post pulls out, it is most likely due to the post not being set deep enough or the stay not being long enough.
Time. When fencing is required, various systems are priced up. Often, the option chosen is the one with the smallest initial outlay, such as timber assemblies and welded steel assemblies. However, this option may not be the best choice in the long run.
Why? Because bolt-on assemblies may be more expensive in materials, but they take less than a quarter of the time to install. This results in a huge cost saving in labor, which far outweighs the higher purchase price.
Yes, the flexibility and adjustability of the system allows the kit to be used in rough or steep terrain. If more adjustability is needed than what is available on the 600mm eye bolt, the cable can be slip-knotted around the post and looped to shorten it further on very steep gradients.
It is not very important (within reason). While some people believe that a greater diameter will provide a stronger hold in the ground, what is more important are the depth of the post and the way it is installed.
The best way to install a strainer post is to drive it in. This method causes the least disturbance to the soil. A steel strainer, either 80NB or 100NB, driven in will outperform a much larger timber post that has been dropped in a hole and backfilled.
Driven posts have a greater holding capacity and are far less affected by vertical and horizontal movement.
Diagonal steel stay assemblies are the easiest, quickest, and strongest assemblies you can install. They are also fully adjustable.
End assemblies are required when there is a change in the direction of the fence, a change in the topography of the land, or a gateway.
If they fail, the entire fence fails. Strainer posts are subject to vertical and horizontal forces, which is why it’s critical that they’re installed correctly. The deeper the post is set, the greater its load capacity. For example, a post set at 1m (42″) has about double the capacity of one set at 750mm (30″).
The optimal height for the stay is ¾ of the way up the post, measured from ground level. For example, if your post is 1.2m above ground level, the best position for the stay would be 900mm. (1.2m x 0.75 = 0.9m or 900mm). With the StayTight system, there is no fixed height for the post, giving you full control.
If the angle of the stay is too flat or too steep, it can act as a fulcrum and increase the vertical movement of the post, which is not desirable.
The stay plays a critical role in the holding power of the assembly. As a general rule of thumb, your stay should be at least 2.5 times the height of your fence. For example, if your fence is 1.2m high, your stay should be at least 3m long (the longer the better). The calculation is: fence height (1.2m) x 2.5 = stay length (3m).
Within 24 hours of a fence being erected, it starts losing tension, and this continues throughout its lifespan. Adjusting the fence allows you to respond to changes in the fence line before they become problematic.
STAYTIGHT assemblies give you control over the adjustment via the tension cable, post, and stay connectors. This is not possible with traditional timber assemblies, steel assemblies that are welded, or assemblies that have their stay buried in the ground. A well-maintained fence line will give you many years of service, so having control over it is essential. By doing so, you can avoid letting nature dictate its condition entirely.
Yes, the tension cable transfers the weight to the base of the strainer post, where it’s most needed. Without the tension cable, the weight of the fence falls on the footplate.
The cable reduces the chances of the post lifting out of the ground. In addition, with all the weight taken off the footplate, it’s unlikely for it to sink.
Ground movement is unavoidable and out of our control. The only element that should be fixed is the strainer post. All other components should be allowed to move with the changing conditions the fence is exposed to.
The footplate is “floating” because it remains on top of the ground, unpinned. Pinning it down, burying it, or restricting its movement defeats its purpose and creates problems. All the weight of the fence will end up on the footplate, exactly where it shouldn’t be. A stay that’s set into the ground, even with a backing plate, will fail over time, causing the entire fence to fail.
Another advantage of a floating footplate is that it doesn’t require digging for installation. Not only is it superior to other footplates, but it’s also a real time and back saver.