Once they’ve been delivered, how do I store the table parts before I start assembling them?
Recycled plastic lumber should always be stored laid flat on delivery, until you start work on it.
How long do your picnic tables last for?
Almost certainly in excess of 100 years, but we’re not sure about whether that means 101 years or 500 years. All that is “bad” about plastic is also “good” about plastic in this context.
I want some for my school. Do you do discounts?
Yes, we certainly do. Our offer of getting a fifth table free when four identical are bought was set up with schools in mind, but this same offer is also open to any organisation or company buying four or more picnic tables.
Do they ever splinter? I am concerned about kids using them getting splinters.
No, they will never split or splinter in any way.
The wooden picnic tables we had were under the trees in the damp and started to rot in not much more than five years. What guarantee will you give that your British Recycled Plastic picnic tables won’t do the same?
We can unequivocally guarantee that our picnic tables will never rot. Not ever. They are chemically inert so there is absolutely no organic matter that can decay in anyway. We even give them a 25 year guarantee.
How do I clean the picnic tables?
You can give them a wipe down with a damp cloth every now and then. Some owners give them an annual blast with a jet wash, particularly if they are under trees where sap can get on them.
Do they need to be fixed to the ground?
It depends where they are really. They often weigh over 100kg so they are unlikely to be moved in most situations, particularly if they are behind locked gates, but just in case, we do offer both soft and hard ground fixing kits as optional extras.
How are they transported and how much does it cost?
In common with all of our products, all of of our recycled plastic picnic tables are sent out via the national pallet network, strapped to standard 1000mm x 1200mm pallets. Most picnic tables go on two pallets and, if they are flat-packed, can be stacked five high on the same two pallets. If they are fully assembled then they can be stacked two high.
Sending them to most of the UK costs £46+VAT per pallet, although London and places that are further away from the main areas cost a little more.
You are also welcome to arrange your own transport.
What colours are the picnic tables available in?
They are either fully black, fully brown or with black or brown frames and seats and tops in any combination of blue, red, green, purple, orange, grey and bright lime.
Why can’t I have yellow? I’ve seen other companies do it.
After a number of years experimenting with blends, we have found it very difficult to produce a consistent yellow plastic without introducing what, to us, is an unacceptable amount of virgin material into the mixture. This has led us switching to a bright lime colour, similar to that used on hi-viz jackets, as our alternative. So far, this has gone down very well with our customers.
We are not in a position to comment on the amounts of virgin plastic used by other companies in the production of their yellow. Perhaps you can ask them yourselves.