2019

Our Latest Blog Posts
how to be eco-friendly on Christmas
23
Dec

5 ways to be Eco-Friendly this Christmas

While you’re dreaming of a white Christmas as you sit by the fire, we encourage you to be environmentally-friendly this holiday season by being green. The holiday season is a time of giving and who better to give back to than your planet? Below we outline 5 simple ways to be green this holiday season. Christmas Tree Alternatives Every year when the holiday season is near, a debate sparks between…

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plastic lumber by bedford technology is resistant to marine borers
10
Dec

Plastic Lumber vs. Sea Salt Spray Erosion and Other Marine Villains

Marine decks, boardwalks, docks, pilings and more experience a lot of abuse from the oceans they are built near and in. The building materials these structures are made from must be able to endure whatever mother nature can throw at them. Other than weather, these types of applications have to deal with sea salt spray erosion and marine borers. How does plastic lumber withstand these situations compared to traditional building…

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Five applications you didn't know you could use plastic lumber for
20
Nov

5 Applications You Didn’t Know You Could Use Plastic Lumber For

There are so many different ways you can use plastic lumber to suit your specific project and green-building needs. Here are five different ways you haven’t even thought about! Vertical Gardens Vertical gardens or “living green walls” are not only a beautiful art piece to add to your commercial landscaping, but can also purify the air and reduce ambient temperatures. Plastic lumber is a perfect building material for this type…

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types of fence
12
Nov

5 Common Types of Fencing

There are many exciting building styles and material trends that have emerged in the fencing industry within recent years. Selecting the right material can be stressful, and there is a lot to consider when starting a fence project. Taking into account sustainability, installation, maintenance, aesthetics, and functionality, we highlight five popular types of fencing.   Iron Iron fencing is commonly used to create a unique, personalized fencing solution. This heavy-duty material…

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construction industry and plastic lumber
05
Nov

5 Impactful Trends in the Construction Industry

The construction industry continues to evolve and search for new ways to maximize their efforts and minimize building time. Some advancements in recent years have greatly changed the nature of construction. Below, we cover five recent trends that are having a significant impact on the industry and the methodologies of construction.  1. Advanced Technology Technology continues to evolve and become more integrated into many aspects of our daily life. With the common…

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04
Nov

You Asked, We Answered! 10 Questions About Our Plastic Lumber Products:

Q: How do I clean plastic lumber? A: Since other molecules don’t adhere to HDPE (like paint, chemicals, mold and fungus) like they do with traditional building materials, cleaning is a breeze. Most dirt and grime can be washed off simply with soapy water, and for tougher spots, we recommend using a power or spray washer.  Q: Does the product become brittle in cold temperatures? A: No, Bedford Technology products…

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01
Nov

Mother Nature vs. Plastic Lumber

Nothing destroys wooden structures like ports, piles, boardwalks, docks, outdoor furniture and fencing like Mother Nature. Fortunately, there’s a champion that can combat Mother Nature - even at her worst. Plastic Lumber by Bedford Technology saves the day every time, here’s why: Structural Integrity: Our structural plastic lumber utilizes fiberglass strands to increase rigidity. This added rigidity creates a product that is suited for many structural applications where a wider…

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28
Oct

Be Earth-Friendly This Halloween!

Halloween is a long-anticipated holiday for many people each year. It’s a time to dress up, get together with friends and family, and of course indulge in copious amounts of candy. However, Halloween can be one of the worst holidays for our environment. From the plastic pumpkin decor, to the candy wrappers haphazardly thrown on the ground, to the amount of costumes that get tossed into the garbage afterwards; our…

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recycled plastic wood park bench at a national park
03
Oct

The Bedford Difference: A Partnership You Can Depend on

For over 20 years, Bedford Technology has partnered with OEM manufacturers to produce high quality products. Our OEM partners can trust that when they invest in our boards, they can rely on a solid foundation to create their finished products. We can also create custom solutions for those that need something a bit more out of the box. Our boards are extremely durable, long-lasting, and will hold up in any…

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20
Sep

4 Environmentally Friendly Fencing Options

When people think about environmentally friendly landscaping, the idea of installing a fencing system that's affordable, environmentally friendly, effective, and beautiful seems like a pipe dream. However, there are more and more options for eco-friendly fences that allow for aesthetics and privacy, all while reducing your project's environmental impact. Today, we'll be talking about some of the materials available for environmentally friendly fencing systems. Bamboo Natural Fencing If you're looking…

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