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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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04
Nov

Advantages of Using Poly Wood Furniture

Wood is an understandable choice when choosing or constructing outdoor furniture. But it may not always be the most ideal choice due to its natural limitations. Thankfully, there is a solution to this dilemma. Plastic lumber effectively answers the drawback of traditional wood with its unique properties. Here are some of the major advantages of using Poly wood furniture around your home or building. Versatility One of the great strengths…

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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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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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Small children's playground made with recycled plastic lumber
12
Sep

3 Ways to Create Environmentally Friendly Playground Equipment

As global conversations surrounding environmentalism continues to build momentum, entities both large and small are looking into ways that they can act as good environmental stewards in order to ensure that future generations are able to live and thrive on this planet. One way that this conversation has cropped up is in changing the designs of new public works projects such as playgrounds to be more environmentally friendly. Today, we'll…

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