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LifeTime Lumber Adds Beauty and Durability to North Carolina Horse Farm

For homes, facilities and properties in urban, suburban and rural settings, decking and fencing from LifeTime Lumber® protects and complements the best of American architecture. In Foxfire Village, North Carolina, a cozy horse and golf centered community of 600 nestled in the sandy pines of the south-central region, a 15-acre family horse farm has tapped LifeTime, the eco-friendly wood-alternative lumber for its entire property’s fencing, horse paddocks, shelters, gates and barn stalls.

The property, informally named “Gaitaway Farm”, is a residential horse farm owned by the Robert Pollard family and includes 6500 feet of fencing among lovely tall pine trees bordering green pastures. The landscaping project, started in fall of 2008 will be completed in spring of 2010, was designed with a landscape architect and implemented by the owner. The Pollards used brown colored LifeTime Lumber on fences to complement and tie into the similar colored brick finish of their new home and guest house. Sage green LifeTime Lumber will be used on the barn’s stall doors and inside stalls where the color will nicely offset the barn trim also of Lifetime Lumber and painted exterior fiber cement siding.

The entire perimeter of the farm is getting the LifeTime Lumber treatment – not just the front of the property. The owner felt this was important for a heightened aesthetic sense, unifying the property as well as the enjoyment of the increased strength, safety and low maintenance of the wood-alternative material.

With plans to retire there some day, the Pollards aren’t planning to sell this property any time soon. Interestingly, however, for resale purposes they created structures and infrastructure that could offer utility for a commercial horse breeding or small equestrian operation. So everything on the property is built tough with an eye for details and a focus on low maintenance, optimizing it for potential resale.

“We chose LifeTime Lumber primarily for its good looks, low maintenance and green story,” said Robert Pollard, owner of the property. “It has been kicked multiple times and there has been no damage whatsoever. We were also thrilled to learn that the lumber is naturally fire-resistant, and won’t rot or be eaten by termites, since this is a big issue in North Carolina.”

“Initially the folks at the company were very helpful in answering all our questions and that great service kept right on going throughout the installation,” added Pollard. “We couldn’t be happier with our choice of building property fencing, paddocks and stalls with LifeTime.”

“Our material delivers on a number of vital issues regarding upkeep, damage by pests, fire-resistance and an overarching concern for deforestation,” said Nisha Vyas, vice president at LifeTime Lumber. “Horse owners are definitely nature lovers, and when they learn about how our product is over 65 percent reclaimed material, they just get it. Perfect for use in barns, pastures and paddocks, word is spreading on the benefits of our products.”

With five vibrant colors to choose from, and strong warranty support, LifeTime Lumber is an ideal solution to projects requiring a wide range of features and benefits. Ideal for building fences of any size, LifeTime Lumber’s versatile profiles can be used for a multitude of applications for municipal, commercial or residential use, including patio covers, privacy fencing, decks, docks and ranch and equestrian fencing.


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