Deep dive into post shoes: everything you need to know about post supports

Whether you require a solution to support new decking on existing paving slabs or to secure fence posts onto concrete – post shoes are the answer. But what are post shoes?

Many people know post shoes as fence post supports or deck posts, however, these can also be called post supports, wood posts or post bases. These can be used for a variety of applications, including adding extra support to fix posts in order to build pergolas, decking, carports, and more.

Not only do these post shoes offer added support to the desired outdoor structure but these will also protect the posts from water damage, fungal damage and insect damage. Their metal casing prevents moisture from rising up the post, guaranteeing the posts to last longer and reducing the chance of rotting.

Types of post shoes. 

At Speedy Fixings, we have a wide collection of post shoes for sale, which includes lightweight post supports, heavy-duty post shoes and custom post supports. Designed with strength and durability in mind, our post supports are available in plain mild steel, galvanised steel or stainless steel. Both their price and weight reflect their quality and purpose.

Custom-made post shoes.

Our bespoke post supports can be made to the exact size you require.

We have a comprehensive selection of post support designs to choose from, each with their own end purpose, such as supporting a post in a corner or in the open. Our custom post shoe designs are available as interactive 3D models to allow customers to have a detailed view of the units.

In case a customer requires a more bespoke solution, we are happy to consider their drawings and ideas. Contact our team today to discuss your post support requirements.

How to fix post supports?

Post shoes can be fixed in various ways, including being bolted to the ground, set in concrete, fixed into the post or raised above the ground. We stock all the necessary fixings to install post supports. Before being placed inside the post shoe, preparation might be needed by shaping posts accordingly.

To view our full selection of products, browse our range of post supports today. If you require additional advice, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01206 793100 or via email at