Recycled Plastic Raised Beds
Strong, sustainable and maintenance free
FAQs about raised beds
FAQs about raised beds
I have replaced a number of wooden raised beds in the past, often after only a few years. How long will these last?
Raised beds made from recycled plastic will last for many decades, maybe even 100 years.
Will they leach any preservatives into the soil?
Not at all. They are chemically inert, neither absorbing nor releasing anything.
Do I need to buy a kit or can I make my own by just buying the lumber and fixing it together myself?
You can do either. If you have specific dimensions you wish to fill, you may prefer to buy full lengths and cut them to your exact requirements, saving a little money in the process. If you want something easy to assemble, pre-cut and with fixings supplied, a flat-packed kit is probably best for you.
Why do your kits and flat packs come in three different heights?
300mm is good general height for those people who are able to knee while attending the bed; 600mm is the perfect height for wheelchair users and 750mm is a good height for those who would prefer to stand without bending too much.
Why do the raised bed designs have struts going across them?
The compost or soil, particularly while wet, exerts force laterally as well as up and down, and the braces help the raised beds keep their shape over time.
What are the dimensions of the component pieces of the raised bed kits?
The corner posts are 50x50mm (RPL001), the walls are 150x40mm decking planks (DECK001) that you can have facing in or out, depending on your preferred finish, and the side battens and cross-ties (where used) are 38x38mm (RPL100).
Can I buy these from garden centres?
No, they are only available direct from us. Please email your enquiries to [email protected] and let us know what you’re interested in and where you are.
How are they shipped out?
Due to the very heavy weight of these and all of our other products, they are sent out strapped to pallets through the national road haulage network. This can sometimes seem expensive if you are only buying one raised bed, as each 1200x1000mm pallet costs around £46+VAT to most central locations in the UK, so please bear this in mind. The pallets can take quite a lot of weight though, so in most cases the shipping costs for five raised beds will be exactly the same as one as they will be able to be stacked on top of each other. To see our Transport Map showing the cost of shipping (per individual pallet space) please click here.