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Landscaping offers a huge range of opportunities to use recycled materials -bricks, pavings, railway sleepers and many other materials can be creatively reused. Visit our page on architectural salvage to find local suppliers of secondhand building materials.
Other possibilities are presented by the use of natural and renewable materials -walls of rammed earth, stone gabions or using car tyres for exmple.
The things to avoid are materials that have a high embodied energy -for example if they have been transported halfway round the world -landscaping materials tend to be bulky and heavy and the implications of long distance transport are more significant.

Featured Listing
Hi-Tech Turf Artificial Grass -
Distributors and installers of artificial grass across the UK. Our artificial grass range is ideal for replacing difficult to maintain lawns or tired looking decking and patios. The turf is safe for children and pets and we even have a turf which has been manufactured with recycled plastic bottles. .

  • Dunweedin -make garden products from recycled tyres -rubber crumb for lawns, rubber chippings for landscape and play areas.
  • Enviroglass -owned and operated by Shetland Amenity Trust, Enviroglass manufacture decorative pavers from recycled glass.
  • Lankhorst Recycling -pioneer in recycled plastic for decking, bollards and retaining walls.
  • Reformed Plastic -make fencing and decking from recycled plastic.
  • Tay Clay Tiles -quality interior and exterior terracotta flooring.
  • Sleepers:
  • -as well as supplying sleepers from their Nottingham depot, they offer a wealth of useful ideas on what to do with secondhand sleepers
  • Sleeper Supplies - new and used railway sleepers, crossing timbers and Telegraph poles from their yard near Doncaster.
  • Furniture
  • Reel Furniture -eco-friendly furniture and housewares crafted from recycled timber.

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