Self-build project using recycled plastic planks

Check out this self-build project by one of our customers – a recycled plastic corner bench, built using the same zero-maintenance planks which we use for all of our regular picnic tables and benches.

Andrew used a combination of the following profiles: 50x50mm (RPL001), 100x50mm (RPL022), 120x50mm (RPL023). We love the design and it looks so comfortable with those deep cushions. Thanks for sharing the pics with us, Andrew and congrats on a great build.

The corner bench complete with cushions.

Why choose our recycled plastic lumber?

Unlike timber, our recycled plastic lumber planks, posts and decking boards won’t absorb water and never rot, split or splinter. They’re resistant to UV and the growth of mould or algae, so won’t get slimy and will wipe dry instantly. They will never need treating and require no maintenance whatsoever. If you want to hose your recycled plastic lumber down a couple of times a year to get rid of the dust, then feel free, but it won’t suffer if you don’t. It’s guaranteed for 25 years – although we expect it to last much longer – and at the end of its useful life, it can be safely recycled again.

It’s the perfect choice for outdoor constructions, soggy environments and inaccessible corners. It performs exceptionally well in marine environments and bears up brilliantly to salty sea winds, as well as permanent immersion in water. It’s approved for use in SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), so you can be assured that it will cause no harm to the local flora and fauna.

All of our recycled plastic lumber is manufactured and distributed within the UK, keeping our little corner of the waste economy circular. Every piece we produce keeps UK waste out of landfill. We’re proud of what we do.

Our recycled plastic lumber information

Recycled plastic planks in the factory

Recycled plastic lumber behaves slightly differently to timber and it’s important to understand these differences. There’s more info about the differences between plastic lumber and timber on the lumber page of our website.

Fancy your own recycled plastic corner bench? A DIY build could be easier than you think. Here’s some garden furniture inspiration. Get planning…

Call or email our team for more info:

01422 419 555

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  • picture credits – Andrew Warner