Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Flat Packed Recycled Plastic Furniture - 5 For The Price Of 4

A new year brings the desire for all things new and with that in mind it's always good to find a great offer when you're shopping.

Our 'buy 4 the same get a 5th free' offer applies to ALL recycled plastic furniture in our extensive range. That's all garden benches, all park benches, all seats and all picnic tables as well as all our recycled plastic bins.

Buy the flat pack version and pay only one carriage charge.

View the recycled plastic furniture range on our website.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hebden X-Grid, helping in the fight against flooding

One reason that towns and villages flood is the over-use of impermeable materials such as concrete and tarmac despite there being a far more environmentally friendly alternative easily available.

Arguments continue to rage about the best way to guard against a repetition of the devastation caused by the 2015 floods that took place in towns and villages in Cumbria and the Calder Valley including Carlisle, Appleby, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Todmorden, Sowerby Bridge and Elland.

Photo by Helen Baron - Ribbon Circus

It is indisputable that factors such as a lack of vegetation on hillsides increases the volume and speed of run off during periods of sustained and heavy rain which makes it impossible for the rivers and sewers to cope with the deluge. The redressing of the balance on this and other possible solutions such as dredging and building higher flood defences is one that is being fought and debated in many corners by a number of organisations such as Natural England, Greenpeace and the Environment Agency. Whilst all of the above measures are set to take a great deal of time to discuss even before any sort of implementation can begin, there is one area where rapid action can be taken whilst we leave Environment Agency Chief, Sir James Bevan and his staff to debate the long term plans.

Photo by Steve Morgan

The over-use of concrete and tarmac can be remedied quickly and cost effectively simply by replacing outmoded, impermeable surfaces with British Recycled Plastic X-Grid ground reinforcement pavers which is a modular grid system that is easy to fit and which allows rainwater to filter back to the water table. The incorporation of the grids into Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) strategies is plain to see.

You can find out more British Recycled Plastic X-Grid, Hebden G40 Grids and the latest Hebden 80 Extreme Ground Reinforcement Grids by visiting the British Recycled Plastic website.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Todmorden Recycled Plastic Reinforced Picnic Table

On a visit to a friends house the other day, I was surprised to see, when the took me into their back garden to show me their vegetable patch, that they had one of our lovely Todmorden picnic tables.

The Todmorden picnic table is one of our top of the line benches, being a full two metres in length and benefiting from steel reinforcement under both the seats and the table itself, so normally seen in challenging urban environments, due to it being virtually indestructible.

You can see more of our recycled plastic picnic tables here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Recycled Plastic in Canal Lock Gates

The other day, Jason made a visit down to Stroud and met up with Ron Kerby, Construction Manager for Cotswold Canal Trust, to talk to him about using recycled plastic in the design and fabrication of canal lock gates.

One of the tests they performed was using wooden planks on one gate with recycled plastic on the other, discovering that the plastic stopped the water immediately while the wooden gate only became effective once it had become thoroughly soaked, some time later.

Ron and his team also used recycled plastic to make the paddles, capable of withstanding many tonnes of water pressure as they wanted to remove the need for maintenance on this vital aspect on any lock gate.

Like us here at British Recycled Plastic, Ron was very keen to stress the importance of using stainless steel fixings to prevent the need for maintenance in a marine environment.
"You might as well use stainless steel which is going to last just as long as the plastic will," stressed Ron.

When asked if he thought other canal trusts should use this method, he said "I think they should, because if they take the plastic and stainless steel on, then once they've done them, they're never going to have to change them again."

For all enquiries, please contact British Recycled Plastic on 01422 88 57 61.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hebden 80 Grids, The Ultimate Ground Reinforcement Grid

While our Hebden X-Grid and G40 models are perfect for almost all installations, sometimes, particulary in areas that get a lot of HGV, brontosaurus or armoured vehicle traffic, you need something even beefier.

Step forward the new Hebden 80 ground reinforcement grid.

This is our top-of-the-range, extremely strong and versatile interlocking ground reinforcement grid for either grass or gravel infill.

It even has special pockets retain some water, helping prevent grass both from getting waterlogged and from drying out dying through lack of water.

Come and take a look at the full details on the main British Recycled Plastic website.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The "Buy 4 Get 5" offer becomes a permanent fixture

We are delighted to say that, due to the massive popularity of our "Buy 4, Get 5" special offer on flat-packed furniture that ran through the Spring, we have decided to make the offer a permanent fixture.

Not only that, but we have decided to extend it to include pre-assembled furniture as well as our range of bins.

Please note that this offer is only for multiples of THE SAME item, sent to the same delivery address. The only exception to this is the activity tables which can be supplied with different tops.

It's also worth pointing out that, in the case of flat-packed items, they can usually be stacked five-high, meaning that the carriage costs for five are normally the same as they are for one item.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Our new wheelchair accessible picnic table

Brand new to the British Recycled Plastic range, the Rastrick picnic table has been designed to easily accommodate wheelchair users at either end, but without pushing the prices up into the "premium" category most organisations have been used to.

We have done this by extending either end by 400mm and reinforcing these overhangs with a specially designed hardened steel box bracket.

They can be supplied either fully fabricated, or as a discounted flat pack, giving our customers the opportunity to take advantage of the massive economies of scale that stacking up to five tables per pallet offer.