Ecoplastic

Boardwalk with Balustrade

Maintenance free, highly slip resistant and with a 40+ year life–span that’s three times longer than timber, it makes sense to choose our recycled boardwalks for your next wetland, riverside or greenways project.


_Available In

_black

_Dimension(mm)_

  • Length Customer Defined
  • Height Ground Piles up to 3.6m long
  • Width Up to 3.9m
  • Balustrade Height 1.1m height as standard (variations available)
  • Balustrade Rails 2 Rails and kickrail as standard (variations available)

_Contact Details_

Ecoplastic Recycling
86 Annacloy Road
Downpatick
Co Down BT30 9AJ

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T 028 44 831 831

F 028 44 831 673

 

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Specification

Highly slip resistant

Tested to BS 7976–2:2002 

  • Extremely low potential for slip when dry
  • Low potential for slip when wet

Load Bearing 
Depending on design, can bear loads of up to 5kn/m2

Easy to use
Ecoplastic works almost identically to wood with no experience necessary

Cost Effective
1/9th the cost of a similar structure in steel

Maintenance free
No painting or treating necessary.  Occasional power–wash will keep it looking new

Durable
40+ year lifespan (three times longer than traditional structural materials like timber)

Inert material
Will never leech chemicals or preservatives into the ground

Climate resistant
UV stable; resistant in marine environments

Rot proof
Even after flooding

Vandal resistant material
Minimum damage from scoring. Graffiti can be easily removed with solvent

Flame resistant
Flammability rating B2

Health & Safety Compliant
Will not rust or splinter

Eco–sustainable
Made from 100% recycled plastic

Installation

Use standard wood fixings for construction.

While customers are responsible for ensuring the suitability of material and design for each application and ground conditions, we can offer construction advice, technical information and guideline drawings on a project–by–project basis.

Configurations

The Boardwalk with Balustrade works well with:

Every Ecoplastic bench diverts 50kg of waste plastic from landfill.

Imagining a Maintenance Free World

Recent Projects

The Boyne Greenway

_Date of completion

_March 2014

_Location

_L16014, Drogheda

_Clients

_National Transport Authority (Ireland)
Meath County Council
Roughan O’Donovan Consulting Engineers
Clare Civil Engineering

_Product Group

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In 2012 Roughan O’Donovan Consulting Engineers, working on behalf of Meath County Council and National Transport Authority, asked Ecoplastic to get involved in a project that would transform over a kilometre of riverside into a car–free corridor for cyclists and pedestrians along Drogheda’s Boyne River.

Take a look at our full range of boardwalk solutions.

Following the enormous success of the Newport–Mulranny Greenway in Co. Mayo, there is a push to duplicate the benefits of these amenities to the local economy as well as the well–being of local residents and visitors.

Mark Smillie, Engineer at Roughan O’Donovan, wanted to create a boardwalk made entirely of 100% recycled plastic. We were able to offer a variety of options – variations in surfacing, colour, width, support beams and ground piles – before Mark made the decision to use our standard recycled plastic materials for the 900m of boardwalk. He also used  our unique glass–reinforced recycled plastic material for the balustrades.

Over the following months, Ecoplastic supported Roughan O’Donovan with technical information, chemical composition information and construction advice, ensuring their design would meet their loading and construction requirements.

“Working with the Ecoplastic team was a pleasure from start to finish.” said Mark.  “We felt we had a real partner on this project from the get–go.  Ecoplastic guided us through the finer details of using recycled plastic as a construction material, never wavering from any of the challenging engineering problems this kind of project entails and every response was quick and pleasant.  Their technical knowledge of recycled plastic members is second to none and their attention to detail is exemplary.  We’re looking forward to working with them in the future.”

After being appointed contractor on the project, Clare Civil Engineering again relied on the expertise of Ecoplastic to bring Roughan O’Donovan’s final design to fruition.  Ian Donaghy, Contracts Manager at Clare says “Recycled plastic was entirely new to us as a construction material.  This project had many unique factors – including partial submersion of the structure, difficult ground conditions and the sheer scale of the project overall – but Ecoplastic were able to address our concerns and offer guidance and support throughout the process.  They were able to offer unique insight and expertise whenever it was needed, right down to how the balustrade rails should be fixed to account for recycled plastic’s expansion/contraction coefficient.”

Opened by Minister for Transport Alan Kelly in April 2014, the Boyne Greenway boardwalk is 3250m2 of boardwalk made entirely from recycled plastic – the largest recycled plastic structure in Europe.  The structure cost 1/9th the cost of a similar structure in steel and will last 3 times as long as a similar structure in timber, while providing maintenance free recreation for thousands of local amenity users. 

 “This is a wonderful facility for cyclists and walkers to experience the unique heritage and culture of the Boyne Valley. This greenway can be the ‘Best in Ireland’ and can more than add to the wealth of facilities and amenities already in place” said the Minister.  Meath County Council Chairman John V. Farrelly commented  “This a great facility for tourism in County Meath and is the first phase in creating ‘Ireland’s Best Greenway’ along the Boyne Valley, connecting Drogheda, Slane, Navan, Trim, and cycling routes across Meath and the North East Region. This project can be truly described as a world class attraction which will support our local and national economy, and provide an unprecedented level of access to the premier heritage attractions in Ireland.”

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Ecoplastic Recycling

86 Annacloy Road
Downpatick
Co Down BT30 9AJ

uk 028 44 831 831

ie 048 44 831 831

eu +44 28 44 831 831

info@ecoplastic.net

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