FREE Recycled Plastic Gates
You will have to pay for the recycled plastic planks or tongue and groove boards to make the gates (or we can make them for you), but since they last at least 5 times longer than the treated wood equivalent they will pay for themselves in just 4 to 5 years through 80% maintenance and replacement cost savings.
Studies by WRAP have shown excellent cost benefits of recycled plastic lumber compared to tanalised wood products where both are continually exposed to the elements.
Garden Gates in Recycled Plastic are being installed all over the UK by cost conscious Local Authorities and Housing Associations aiming to make substantial cuts in their maintenance and replacement budgets.
Kedel's Recycled Plastic Wood is made from a dense form of blown, extruded polystyrene, producing a product that can mimic any type of wood in any RAL colour.
It is occasionally mistaken for wood by some of our customers who call to complain, insisting that we must send them recycled plastic and not wood. It's quite amusing trying to convince them that we have already done this and does make a very good selling point.
Made from waste polystyrene goods such as CD cases and coat hangers our Synthetic Wood has the same density and weight of some South American hard woods. It is ideal for plastic gates for driveways.
Colours are well protected with a UV protection rating of 7 or 8 on a scale of 1-8. Fading is only about 5% in 10 years which is barely noticeable.
Although it is much heavier than wood our Hanit® mixed plastic product can also be used for Gate construction. This heavy duty material has a more restricted colour range due to the mixture of plastics it contains which include plastic milk bottle containers, silage bags, plastic buckets, old paint trays and an assortment of commercial and domestic plastic waste.
Depending on the profile recycled mixed plastic profiles are available in Grey, Brown, Black, or Green.