At the start of the year, we made a commitment to become a more sustainable and environmentally conscience contractor. Check out our resolution here.
One of the strategies we promised to implement, to reduce our carbon footprint, was to use products made from recycled material including Recycled Plastic deck framing material.
We've received a lot of enquiries and interest about the nuances and value of the product.
I have answered the most frequently asked questions in relation to the plastic below but, free to skip to the synopsis at the end for a brief summary.
Most common questions:
2. Why do we recommend it?
Using a plastic wood alternative to construct a frame for a deck is an innovative, environmentally sound and quality solution to using traditional wood.
It can withstand all weather conditions, requires no treating or painting and will out last any wooden structures ensuring we have zero call backs and giving our clients peace of mind that their investment is built to last!
3. Is it more expensive than pressure treated timber framing?
Yes. The initial investment to purchase the plastic framing is higher than to purchase timber. It is also more time consuming to install so labour costs are higher, too. But, when you consider the time and money spent on treating and maintaining the wooden alternative, it is a sound long-term investment and will save money in the long-run.
100% recycled material
100% maintenance free
Made from a combination of mixed waste plastics
40+ year lifespan
20 year warranty
Rot proof, even if FLOODED
Solid core and coloured throughout
Compatible with construction tools and standard wood fixings
More expensive than traditional wood framing, initially
Author: Noreen Tierney.
With a background in fitness, I am 100% NOT a deck nerd and likely have no business writing any sort of decking related blog. However, after five years as the "behind-the-scenes responder" to emails, texts, DM's & PM's requesting Martins' decking expertise and then figuring out how to unravel his technical response to reply to queries in layman/woman terms, I figured I'd add a blog to the website to, hopefully, save visitors hours of online research and help with their decking/pergola/gazebo decisions.