Frequently Asked Questions
Yes under the correct circumstances
Generally we would advise that stainless steel fasters would be used with our products especially those to be used in any marine applications. By doing this you remove the need for any maintenance. We would also advise the use of pilot holes
Slow, sharp and steady. We have found over the years of working with different grades of material how different it is to wood. It’s generally much softer but retains heat more than wood so can bend cutting blades and blunten drill bits very easily if not used properly. All other basic principles of joinery should be applied.
Warm water with a small dose of house hold cleaning liquid or a suitable pressure washing system
For a recycled plastic the maintenance is very little, only the need to wash it every now and again.
Timber materials can be affected by bacteria, fungi and insects by being eaten and chemical attacked from excreta. Tests have shown no visible sign of attack on our recycled plastic that have been submerged in soil for seven years
Due to the material having very good durability properties it won’t chip either.
The material doesn’t absorb moisture so is not affected by cracking or splitting like concrete or wood.
Recycled plastic experiences thermal expansion the same as any material and a ±5% fluctuation in dimensions should be allowed for during installation
If exposed to direct sun light over time the material will change colour slightly but the material mix has had UV stabiliser to it so that it doesn’t harm any of its properties
Our recycled materials come in different shades of Black, Brown, Grey and Green.
The serviceable life of our products are expected to be greater than 50 years subject to conditions of use