Our recycled HDPE plastic poles and planks are designed to replace wooden equivalents as they are longer lasting and require no maintenance. We do not add any wood particles into our product as fillers (this is called Wood Plastic Composite or WPC)
Our plastic planks are a great alternative to using wood, but it does come with some limitations….
Plastic planks are not as rigid as wood and will require some more bracing and reduced spacing between supports and are generally thicker than wooden planks for the same application.
Due to the usage of recycled plastic in making these planks, the colour will vary from batch to batch depending on the availability of our feed stock.
Whilst we utilise the best pigments and colour master batches on the market, the harsh African UV rays will eventually attack the colour pigments and the plank will fade (much the same as leaving your car outside in the sun) This does not mean that the plastic polymer is defective and will break, it just means the colour is being bleached out of the plastic.
To slightly restore the colour to your outdoor furniture, take a soft wire brush to its surface and then use gentle heat from a hair dryer or blow torch and the pigments will become more noticeable on the surface of the plastic. You can also “blend” in any light scratch marks or scrapes using this gentle heating method.