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Re: A Plastic Decking Experiment

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:11 am
by pandsrowe
Ian, I think that you might be sadly disappointed with anything that you find in the diy store nowadays. In recent times the big players have been steadily depleting their stocks of true diy materials, it would seem that the general population are no longer wanting to carry out diy projects like they used to, they want the instant gratification of buying completed items off the shelf and the stores have responded accordingly, think how B&Q (Kingfisher) profits have plummeted recently and Homebase have been steadily closing their stores.
However, all is not lost just do an on line search for plastic building materials and you will be amazed at what is available and don't forget more specialised materials like Filcris (usual disclaimer ).

Re: A Plastic Decking Experiment

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18 am
by IanC
Thanks Phil.

My local DIY store (Been and Queued) is almost on my doorstep so was going to be my first fact find mission. I suppose I've got to plan the railway first and undertake a survey of the terrain (garden).

I've got several builders merchants and small independents to check out too.

I will also go on line. As my garden has a mixture of surfaces I don't envisage a universal solution to engineering a line.

Regards,

Ian

Re: A Plastic Decking Experiment

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:52 am
by Peter Butler
Here in smalltown Carmarthen, where city-folk think we have nothing to offer, we are blessed with a plastics specialist outlet, an industrial unit concentrating exclusively on building plastic extrusions of all shapes and sizes, fascias, strips, quadrants and angles etc..... (white and brown!)
Look in your local directory for similar or even double glazing manufacturers, you will surely find something.
Also, far cheaper than the big stores can offer.