One of the UK’s largest social housing providers – Your Housing Group – is to use eco-friendly fencing for its residential development in Partington, Manchester.
Made from Zyplex, the recycled plastic lumber is being supplied by a Colne-based family business, Kedel Ltd., and is ideal for replacing wooden fencing in need of refurbishment.
Skills2Build, a supported employment programme for people facing significant barriers to finding jobs, have recruited local Partington residents to construct and install the fencing on the 120-house scheme.
Dermot Walch, managing director of Kedel said:
“Using Zyplex offers potentially significant cost and performance advantages over traditional materials. This fencing won’t rot, chip or fade, and will last about 5 times longer than wood without any need of maintenance.”
“We’re delighted to be involved in this project. The fencing is truly sustainable in every sense, and the fact it was formulated for strength, durability and stability will now be demonstrated to the full in Partington.”
“Our waste plastic is sourced within a 50 mile radius of our base here in Colne, making our recycled plastic products more eco-friendly than most. Through innovative design, we want to drive up the demand for recycled plastic, to keep more of it from ending up in landfill.
“Most landfill sites contain around 30% plastic waste, and unless we invent new, novel ways to use it, this is unlikely to improve in the short term.”
Kedel Ltd., founded in 2009, supplies products made from recycled plastic – synthetic wood, mixed plastic lumber, ground reinforcement grids, and a wide range of garden and street furniture.