Perhaps you are looking to renovate your back garden and are researching the various options in terms of structural features and focal points?
Alternatively, maybe you have already had artificial glass installed and are now looking for the finishing touches to add to the space?
Regardless of your motivation, you simply cannot go wrong with composite products, so with this in mind, here is everything you need to know about them.
What Exactly Are Composite Building Materials?
Composite products for the garden are low-maintenance, environmentally friendly, and strong and durable alternatives to other materials used in backyards and gardens across the country that are far less eco-friendly.
There are, as you would expect, many different types of composite materials—both for smaller changes to the garden and for larger building projects—which are namely either derived from reinforced plastics, low-density polyethylenes, and polyvinyl chlorides.
What Are Garden Composite Products Made From?
Ecomposite Products are a leading, reputable, and established supplier of premium wood composite items, and usually make their products from a combination of the following:
- Around 30% recycled HDPE (high-density polyethylene) that has been screened and granulated
- Around 10% hardeners, stabilisers, and fire retardants
- Around 60% processed hardwood timber that is dried and turned into wood powder
Composite Wood: The King of Composite Material
Perhaps the most useful composite building material—especially for the backyard and garden—is that of composite wood, which is created by bonding recycled plastics and recycled woods to create a high-strength, stain-resistant, splinter-free, mold-resistant, and anti-slip surface to work with.
In terms of the application of composite wood in the garden, there truly is no end to what you can do, and the limit is simply your imagination (and of course, your DIY skills).
Composite Wood for Landscaping
Borders and edging make for the ideal application of composite wood and will ensure that your garden appears structured and organized.
In addition, composite flower beds and edging will also serve to keep the most stubborn of weeds at bay and allow you to display a wider array of flowers, plants, and shrubs without cross contamination.
Composite Wood for Decking and Fences
Every garden—whether you are fortunate enough to own acres and acres of vast sprawling woodland, or you enjoy a more modest, colorful, and intimate outdoor space—needs a way to mark the perimeter of your property.
Composite wooden products are not only incredibly attractive and natural in appearance; they are also low maintenance and long-lasting, and can be used as beautifully finished decking and fence panels for garden parties and quiet summer evenings alike.
Composite Wood for Outdoor Furniture
Finally, once your garden is ready for spring and you have spent time pressure-washing the patio slabs, deadheading the flowers, and generally cleaning and clearing the entire garden, you will obviously want a place in which to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Composite wood provides the perfect base material for all forms of outdoor furniture, from a more unassuming garden bench or set of chairs and small table, to a centerstage wooden garden swing.