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how eco-friendly composite decking recycles plastic into 20 apr 2017 composite bamboo and plastic decking looks like tropical but uses fast-growing bamboo and recycled plastic instead for a more earth-friendly deck. as a contractor i've seen more and more of my regular clients become increasingly interested in environmentally sustainable options for building projects over the years for everything from new homes to decks to backyard fences. and for good reason. buildings and in turn the construction industry are 
composite decking manufactured in the uk - ecodek.co.uk composite decking made from wood fibre and recycled plastic to created a durable decking product for gardens balconies caravans and homes. we then add a blend of additives which help the product to resist fade and a pigment to give each finished board it's distinctive colour. this means that the final product contains around 95% recycled material. the beech is sourced from ecodek® uses the reduce reuse recycle process. with fsc and pefc certification customers can 
our deck project: out with the old in with the trex! - andrea dekker 3 jul 2014 first the railings came down and then the deck boards. meanwhile simon was sleeping and nora was “washing her bike” with an old paint brush (that loves playing with water!) we thought we would just be able to unscrew the old deck boards — and then hopefully reuse them for raised garden beds we want to build this fall. unfortunately all the screw were rusted warped or stripped so it was basically impossible to pull full deck boards off. we ended up 
composite decking 101 - popular mechanics 3 jan 2017 but are they maintenance-free no material is. though many of these products carry 25- to 50-year warranties that protect against things like rotting splitting peeling and insect infestation we've seen these decks fade buckle and harbor mildew in certain conditions especially the stuff that contains wood fibers. but generally speaking wpc and pl decks don't require the annual makeover that wood decks do and most last for decades with little more work than soap 
recycling composite decking professional deck builder codes 1 may 2009 or said perception could be based on a 2005 report from the healthy building network that asserted that the blend of ingredients in a wood-composite deck board since they can't be unmixed can't be recycled. we and others have recycled millions in order to facilitate reuse and recycling we mark all of our products with their resource content and we have pioneered a collection program for composite-decking job-site scraps. wood composites especially those in 
deck: wood or plastic : treehugger 27 jul 2009 dear pablo: i am building a deck and am trying to decide between wood decking and a composite materials like trex. when a wood deck is demolished and removed the material can be reused burned as firewood (unless it is pressure treated wood!) and composted in municipal composting facilities that chip it and turn it into soil. composite decks are said to last over 30 years but in reality it is probably less since owners and tastes may change over time.
the blog - diy projects and ideas for reusing decking 14 aug 2017 looking for ways to reuse or recycle your composite deck samples or leftover decking materials check out the blog for some creative diy ideas!
can composite decking be recycled advantagelumber decking 30 jun 2014 the composite decking that we've reviewed is not known for its lengthy lifespan and when it comes time to tear down your plastic deck these composites end up in landfills. this translates to the end product not being recycled and being detrimental to the environment. think about how many of these composite decks there are in your city or state or even the world. when it comes time for those decks to be replaced they will all go to a landfill to never be reused.
leftover composite decking scraps-what to do with them - decks i've just completed a 2500 square foot composite deck and have lots of scrap material left over and i can't bear to throw it away..anyone have any creative ideas as to what to do with it all
financing your deck: faqs trex periodic cleanings with a composite deck cleaner were far easier than the dreaded sanding and staining required to maintain wood decks. as the category evolved this early-generation composite was offered in additional colors and with grain patterns that offered a more natural appearance. even so all early generation wood-plastic composites whether or a competitor's product were not stain scratch or mold-free and did fade slightly in color as they naturally weathered.
working with & composite decking - hometips 6 apr 2016 ripping a composite board (cutting lengthwise) is trickier. even the most experienced carpenters have found that when the power saw's blade heats up it creates slight waves along the cut line. whenever possible try to avoid ripping composite decking and use full boards for your surface. if you do have to rip put the rough exposed cut side where flaws will be least noticeable. if installing the decking around an existing structure a simple router can be used to make 
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