Provide Safe and Durable Structures for Your Animals to Enjoy

Zoo facilities are astonishing due to their ability to go from one climate to another in a matter of seconds. From freezing tundra of the Arctic to the scorching desert, each animal lives in a unique habitat that is created for animal health and safety, and visitor education and enjoyment. Inside each habitat, structural zoo applications can include the surroundings like platforms, rest areas and play structures for the animals, and outside the habitats, projects can include boardwalks, benches and tables, site amenities, gates and fencing.

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Traditional building materials for structural zoo applications, play structures and public applications include wood, metal and concrete. While these materials are commonly used, they can break down over time due to changing weather conditions, and exposure to rain or moisture can cause them to mold and rot. Metal can corrode and rust, which requires replacement because it can be harmful to animals, and concrete can crack and deteriorate.

Consider using an environmentally-friendly building material that is durable and built to last: HDPE plastic lumber.

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Benefits of HDPE Plastic Lumber

Recycled HDPE plastic lumber offers many benefits over traditional building materials that can increase the project life-cycle and reduce maintenance costs over time. When replacing or repairing any type of zoo projects, it can disrupt the habitat and livelihood of the animals and visitors, but with plastic lumber, you can build it and forget it. Unlike traditional wood, plastic lumber will not rot, mold, splinter or degrade. It doesn’t require painting, staining or chemical treatment and is safe for both animals and humans. It holds up in extreme weather environments and is easy to clean and is a versatile product that comes in varying degrees of strength to suit specific application requirements.

Our Products are a Solution, Not a Band-Aid

Perennial Products

Our products can withstand year round weather conditions. They can endure the harshest of environments including rain, snow, extreme heat and extreme cold.

High Quality

Due to our manufacturing process, the color is engineered throughout the entire process so you will never have to worry about painting, staining or sealing our products.

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Not Chemically-Treated

Our products simply don’t need to be chemically-treated like wood does. Our product will never rot, splinter or degrade over time like wood can.

Impervious to Moisture

You can be confident in Bedford products because they can withstand high levels of moisture and are resistant to marine borers and crustaceans.

Our Products in Action

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