Unlike wood or steel, the weather cannot harm it. Plastic Lumber is also easy on the back and the purse, in other words: it is lighter than concrete and cheaper than stainless steel. But above all, virtually any product can be made out of this high-tech material. Due to its individual composition, plastic lumber can be adapted to any application.
- Splinter-free, therefore low risk of injury
- Can be used year round
- Moisture-repellent, does not absorb water, therefore dries fast
- Installation does not require heavy equipment
- Higher load capacity
- Transport cost savings
- Faster installation
- Reduced workload
- Long service life
- Resistant to oils, brines, acids, and salt water
- Low maintenance and service costs
- Made of high-quality processed secondary plastics (polyolefins)
- Excellent price-quality ratio
- Perfect construction material, especially for robust profiles and finished parts
- Produced without preservatives
- Reduces the strain on landfills, is sustainable and environmentally friendly
- Recyclable in the material cycle
- Awarded the “BLUE ANGEL” eco-label
- Water neutral
- Non-toxic (safe according to DIN 71, Section 3 Playground Regulation)
- Easy to process mechanically (drilling, sawing, screwing, nailing)
- No need to stain or paint
- Simple adjustments can be made on the spot
Is plastic lumber more expensive than wood?
Wood is cheaper to buy but needs maintenance and its lifespan is shorter than recycled plastic. Recycled plastic is virtually maintenance-free and comes with a 20 year warranty but will last well beyond that.
Does plastic lumber warp in the sun?
It can, but only if badly installed. We offer lots of design and installation tips.
Does plastic lumber get too hot to touch?
Recycled plastic gets slightly warmer than wood but not as hot as concrete, sand, or steel.
Is plastic lumber fireproof?
No. Recycled plastic has a similar ignition point to wood.
What colours are available?
Brown is popular as it looks like wood. Black is also available.
Is it safe for horses to chew?
Horses don’t usually chew plastic lumber because they don’t like the taste. But even if they do, it’s non-toxic.
Is mould or algae a problem for plastic lumber?
Plastic lumber is non-absorbent and resistant to mould and algae.
Can fecal matter damage or stain plastic lumber?
No. It is non-absorbant so waste just washes right off.