Recycled plastic offers an alternative to timber, even in Dubai
It’s the second time in as many weeks that I’ve heard about an imitation timber product made from recycled plastic
The West Yorkshire-based company, which originally specialized in paint trays and builders’ buckets, is currently funding research at The University of Sheffield into the structural potential of the material and opening a plant in London to cater to the Olympics.
Products using a similar technology are already manufactured in Holland, Germany, America, and Dubai where it is a rare example of a locally produced material and is being specified by PRP Ai in Abu Dhabi for an external sunscreen on The Park, a mixed use hotel and office project. Because it resists moisture, this plastic lumber is particularly effective for exterior applications such as bridge decks, fencing, and paving and curbstones.