Pushing the message of sustainability, become — a brand of RPC bpi recycled products — has launched a garden edging that is made from 100% recycled household plastic. Eco Edge is described as stylish, strong and as easy to work with as wood, making it an ideal edging for gardens and landscaped public space. Unlike wood, however, it is said to be rot-proof and needs no varnishing, staining or preservative.
Straight Eco Edge is available in straight pieces for linear borders, while Rolled Eco Edge comes on a roll for bends and slopes. Both are available in dark grey andbrown in 10, 18 and 25 metre lengths, and all are 14cm deep and 0.7cm wide.
Specially created with trade professionals in mind, Ronseal is offering a range of trade grade products for internal and external woodcare. Said to be the first full woodcare range to receive official quality accreditation from the BBA, it contains essential products to protect, treat, and preserve wood inside and out: from floors to fencing, and from decking to doors.
The range includes a variety of outdoor wood care products such as the 10-Year Woodstain and Crystal Clear Exterior Varnish. Ronseal’s Fencing Stain, designed to add colour and weather protection to sheds and fences in just one coat, is also now available to the trade with increased wax for superior water repellency and UV protection for long-lasting colour.
Arbor Forest Products
In a bid to offer merchants and customers more choice, Arbor Forest Products has expanded its Trex composite decking collection for 2019. The Trex Enhance Naturals collection has been introduced and is designed to offer homeowners and businesses the beauty of wood with the ease of composite.
The Trex Enhance Basics range has also been launched to offer a minimal maintenance product that does not compromise on quality. The Trex Enhance collection will not rot or split and maintenance is said to be simple, with just a quick wash using soapy water. The Enhance ranges also come with a 25-year limited warranty for domestic decking, or 10 years for a commercial deck.
Paving jointing compound Geo-Fix by Sika Everbuild is available in two grades, Geo-Fix Original and All-Weather, and is supplied ready to use with no mixing required. Geo-Fix Original boats a fast cure of three hours and is suitable for joints from 25mm deep. Supplied in 20kg tubs, the Original product is available in buff and a new and improved grey colour.
Incorporating the same benefits as the Original, Geo-Fix All Weather has the added advantage of being suitable for use in both wet and dry conditions. Available in 14kg tubs in Natural Stone, Slate Grey and a new Mid Grey colour, Geo-Fix All Weather can be used on joints from just 15mm deep.
Cement, Grout & Salt Residue Remover
Two new products are joining the Ecoprotec range to help restore hard landscaped areas. The Ecoprotec Cement, Grout & Salt Residue Remover removes grout and building residues, as well as salt marks caused by rising damp and an installation method called ‘spot fixing’. It replaces conventional acid, which would normally be used for the job, so it can be used on all types of tile and stone except those with a polished finish.
The second new treatment — Ecoprotec Blackstone Sealer & Restorer — is an outdoor impregnating sealer and restorer that restores the appearance of faded dark limestone, marble, slate, concrete and artificial stone surfaces.