February 23 2022 0comment

The Top 10 Uses of Plastic Wood Lumber

Clients come to us time and time again to discover the benefits of plastic wood when their previous timber installations are experiencing rot, being affected by harsh weather conditions and are simply degrading despite ongoing maintenance. Our plastic lumbers are resistant to splitting and cracking, mould/rot resistant and resilient to weather conditions, and with the flexibility of traditional construction materials, are the perfect substitute for wood.

Because of its low maintenance and ability to be shaped, drilled and cut much like wood, plastic wood lumber is often the eco-friendly choice for builders, architects and DIYers alike when undertaking a construction project.

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Below are the Top 10 uses for recycled plastic wood lumber as a replacement for traditional timber:

1.  Recycled Plastic Decking

If you’re looking to relax on your decking rather than consistently completing maintenance on it, then recycled plastic lumber could be the choice for you. Workable into your design where traditional wood would normally be, plastic lumber is resilient to damp and rot, and can also withsta

2. Fences

Much like standard wood, plastic lumber can be custom-sized to suit your project. Without the need for paint or repairs, it’s a maintenance-free wood alternative for long-term sturdy fences.

3. Window and Door Frames

Exterior frames are put through their paces in the elements. Being weather-resistant, this plastic wood gives you the aesthetic qualities of wood without the rotting and paint peeling that can age the appearance of a property.

4. Moulding/Trim

Durable, lightweight and waterproof, many builders utilise plastic lumber for trim and mouldings. Recycled plastic planks offer you even more, with the flexibility of wood to be tailored to your project.

5. Landscaping

Whether you’re looking for a long-term solution for border walls, garden beds or paths, our sturdy plastic wood can offer you the support you need whilst withstanding moisture and use over time.

6. Parks

Plastic wood lumber is often used in the creation of park items such as benches, shelters and fencing. It’s the ideal choice as it doesn’t split or chip, which can lead to splinters. It is also graffiti-proof, which means that it will continue to look as fresh as the day it was installed for many years to come. 

7. Outdoor Furniture

Garden chairs, benches, sheds, summer houses, and picnic tables. If you’re looking to build your own outdoor furniture, plastic wood is a great choice as it is functional and delivers the same attractive finish as wood.

8. Cladding

Looking for a cladding solution that doesn’t rot but still gives the aesthetical look of wood? Our plastic wood panels are ideal for external use on your home and require little to no maintenance for the course of their lives. 

9. Pallets

Create your own sustainable, long-life pallets using our lumber made from recycled plastic waste. What’s more, recycled plastic pallets built or purchased ready-built can be recycled once they come to the end of their use. How’s that for eco-friendly? 

10. Anything Wooden Lumber Can Build…

Eco plastic wood lumber has a huge variety of uses, providing all the adaptability of wood to various functions whilst offering increased durability. It’s even suitable for use in the wet conditions that would make traditional timber rot, so you could argue that it’s even better than the real thing.

If you’re looking for a durable alternative to wood alongside a cost-effective, eco-friendly solution, get in touch with our team to get a quote for our plastic wood lumber. Alternatively, visit our plastic wood lumber page today to discover more.


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