Decking, Walkways & Boardwalks 2018-03-02T12:30:11+00:00

Decking, Walkways & Boardwalks

We supply grooved recycled plastic decking profiles that are now widely used for walkways and deckings, offering great value together with improved performance. Achieving value for money is a key driver for any purchasing decision.

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The cost of recycled products have tended to have a higher procured cost compared to tradition solutions but their longevity and durability results in them being a more cost effective option over the long term.

Whole Life Cost Comparison for 100m of recycled plastic decking or walkway: £242 per annum vs. £808 per annum for timber.

Features & Benefits

  • Extremely durable – The walkways have an expected life expectancy of at least five times that of timber alternatives, with little or no visible wear

  • Rot and algae proof – Very little or no maintenance is required and no painting nor preservatives need to be applied

  • Crack proof and insect resistant – Recycled composite material will not crack or dry out and is impervious to attack by insects

  • Non slip – The surface texture created in the manufacturing process produces a low slip risk surface and does not require the addition of chicken wire.

  • Splinter free – Recycled composite materials do not splinter

  • Less flammable – The walkways are more difficult to ignite than timber equivalents

  • Whole life costs – Whole life costs are considerably reduced

  • Reduced frost/ice hazard – Composite materials also retain latent heat efficiently resulting in a reduced frost/ice hazard for users of walkways or hard standing during cold periods

FAQs about boardwalks and other structures

Can you give me a price to design and install a recycled plastic boardwalk?
I’m afraid we don’t design and install ramps, platforms or boardwalks. We just manufacture and supply the boards.
Our recycled plastic does, however, cut and perform in a similar manner to standard timber planks, so the people you would normally use to make this if it were wood should be able to construct it from recycled plastic.
We would be happy to give you a price for the material and can cut it to size if you would like to supply a list of the planks you need. We are also happy to talk to any installers/joiners/volunteers on the phone if they would like additional support.

The wooden boardwalk we have has rotted and become dangerous in under ten years. How long will yours last?
We’d expect it to last several decades, probably 40-75 years if you build it well.

What sort of fixings should I use?
We would strongly recommend using stainless steel bolts and screws for any recycled plastic structure, whether boardwalks, platforms or anything else, otherwise the fixings will need replacing long before the planks, rails and posts.

Environmental Benefits

  • Their purchase stimulates demand for recycled raw materials, closing the loop and diverting material from landfill
  • 1500 plastic bottles diverted from landfill for every 1.5 metre section of a typical raised walkway
  • No preservative required therefore complies with the requirements restricting the use of Copper Chromium Arsenate
  • Recycled composite materials are completely inert and will not leach any chemicals into water or soil even in wet conditions
  • Recycled plastic products are completely recyclable at the end of their useful lifespan
  • Reduction of energy consumption by 66%
  • Production of only a third of the sulphur dioxide
  • Production of only half of the nitrous oxide
  • Reduction of carbon dioxide generation by two-and-a-half times
  • Reduction of carbon dioxide generation by two-and-a-half times
  • Conservation of non-renewable fossil fuels
  • Conventional plastic production uses 8% of the world’s oil production, 4% as feedstock and 4% during manufacture