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structural recycled plastic lumber
20
Nov

Different Types of Recycled Plastic Lumber

Nature can batter relentlessly at structures and frames big and small. Rain pours, insects drill, and invisible microorganisms eat away at the wood we rely on so heavily. That doesn’t even take into consideration the wear and tear people cause. At the same time, when wood structures fall apart, we just replace it with more wood, which consumes a lot of resources. What can we do to remedy this? One…

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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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zoo applications with plastic lumber
12
Nov

How Zoos Can Use Recycled Plastic Lumber

A place where the public can learn about animals and the environment, zoos often seek to lead by example when it comes to conservation and recycling efforts. Challenges may arise, however, as they look at the eco-friendliness of the building materials they use all over the facility. The reality is that traditional materials often do not meet the sustainability standards that zoos aim to reach. In light of this, the…

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dog park planning tips with plastic lumber
06
Nov

5 Dog Park Planning and Design Tips

So, you’ve decided to establish a dog park in your neighborhood. Just thinking about the possibilities for your beloved companions to interact and play is enough to get anyone excited. On top of that, it will be a place where you and your fellow dog lovers can meet up. Before you begin, however, there are many elements to contemplate. Here are five dog park planning and design tips that will…

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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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30
Oct

Effective Design Tips for School Playgrounds

The playground is a central part of schoolchildren’s experience and can prove pivotal to their growth and development. With the freedom to roam that they do not have in the classroom, they can form important interpersonal and outlook-based skills. Because of this, you should carefully plan how you will design a school playground to maximize its benefits. Here are four effective design tips for school playgrounds you may follow as…

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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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