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Safety on Site – S.O.S Units Manufactured by Kedel

Many construction sites such as Civil Groundworks, National Railworks and more require safety units or ‘SOS Units’ as a central hub for rapid first aid response in the event of an accident or emergency. Previously, these units have been made from wood which “often become damaged in the wet weather” (Ian Grainey – Amey Safety Manager, Northern… Read more »

The Future of NO Maintenance Construction

There used to be a pleasant winding labyrinth of wooden walkways and bridges at Moses Gate Country Park near Bolton but the elements have taken their toll and it’s now a sad, boarded up, rotting ruin. The decking at the waterside is seriously warped and the chicken wire added later to help prevent slipping is… Read more »

Alarming Scale of Plastic Waste Pollution in World’s Oceans

Download Teaching Aid Check out this infographic kindly provided by Direct Packaging Solutions to see the extent of damage we’ve manage to cause to our oceans. You can also download and print it out for educational use here. New Ocean Barrier In September 2018, a £20 million project was launched from San Francisco, aiming to rid the ocean of… Read more »

Does Your Wooden Decking Rot?

Does Your Wooden Decking Rot? That’s a daft question because of course it does! The Ultimate Solution to Rot There’s a permanent solution that also keeps tonnes of waste plastic out of landfill and incinerators -­‐ an important consideration now that China and Hong Kong no longer accept our plastic waste. Where is it going to go?… Read more »

Recycled Plastic Decking Looks Exactly Like Wood…

Recycled Plastic Decking has always outperformed wooden alternatives in every category, and for years it has resembled wooden alternatives but never has it looked identical. Until now!… Recycled Plastic KEDECK is the most wood-like Recycled Plastic Decking Kedel have ever produced. Complete with wood-like grain, stylish colours such as Anthracite Grey, Oak & Mahogany, an impervious nature… Read more »

Kedel Launch Safety Units/Stations for The Construction Industry

Many construction sites such as Civil Groundworks, National Railworks and more require safety units or ‘SOS Units’ as a central hub for rapid first aid response in the event of an accident or emergency. Previously, these units have been made from wood which “often become damaged in the wet weather” (Ian Grainey – Amey Safety Manager, Northern… Read more »

Recycled Plastic Success in North West Marina

In 2012, Pennington Wharf Marina in Leigh was just a stretch of forgotten wasteland with an empty marina at the heart of the site. Fast forward to 2019 and it’s a bustling hub of modern homes, flats and now a marina teaming with canal boats. In the early stages of development, Kedel supplied the area… Read more »

Kedel Win Best Shell Scheme Stand Design 2018

The 9th of October 2018 marked the first day of The Build Show. An enormous exhibition event held at the NEC in Birmingham as part of The UK Construction Week. Eager to impress, and loaded with a new branding style, everyone at Kedel did their best to dress up the new stand in such a way… Read more »

Kedel Awarded Best UK Recycling Company 2018

Kedel Limited have been crowned ‘the best recycled plastic lumber company 2018’ in the UK. J. Wainwright, award executive at BUILD, had this to say… “Being successful is a clear recognition of your services to the industry and is a true testament that you’re doing the right thing. Our awards are merit-driven, ensuring that we… Read more »

Low Carbon Cladding at The Build Show

Our Cladding starts out as old CD cases, contact lens cases and other discarded plastic waste. This is cleaned and turned into small plastic pellets. From there it gets mixed with a colour and extruded into Cladding profiles. Recycled Plastic Cladding profiles are rot proof, never splinter or crack, impervious to water, frost and insects,… Read more »

Kedel Launch NEW Video Series

The Highs and Lows of Starting A Business Kedel Limited have produced ‘The Journey So Far’ – a series of short videos covering the highs and lows of starting up a business from scratch with almost no capital. “We thought it could be an inspiration for anyone else who is thinking of going down the same road… Read more »

A Genuine Threat to Our Planet

Plastic is undoubtedly one of the most convenient inventions ever created. It’s cheap, durable, lightweight and can be moulded to suit virtually any purpose. But there’s a dark side. Where do we use plastic? If you look around you now, how many things can see that are made of plastic? You can guarantee you’ll reach… Read more »

What Can YOU Do to Reduce Plastic Pollution?

There’s a lot of alarming news about pollution these days and it’s hard to cut through to the issues that really matter. But one issue in particular, that’s as big as global warming, is pollution from international plastic waste. Recycling Failures Scientists estimate that plastic takes around 500 years to start breaking down. Worldwide production of… Read more »

Does Your Wooden Decking Rot?

That’s a daft question because of course it does! The Ultimate Solution to Rot There’s a permanent solution that also keeps tonnes of waste plastic out of landfill and incinerators -­‐ an important consideration now that China and Hong Kong no longer accept our plastic waste. Where is it going to go? … well, we could turn… Read more »

Kedel Win BEST Recycling Product 2015

Left to right – Dermot Walch, Kedel MD | Dr Jane Beasley, Judge of Best Recycled Product Award | Lewis Walch, Kedel Director |  Matt Richardson, Stand-up comedian and former co-host of the Xtra Factor, who hosted the award ceremony at the London Hilton, Park Lane The 5-year-old family business, Kedel Limited, founded by Bolton brothers,… Read more »

Why Recycled Plastic is NOT Free

So, why is recycled plastic not free?  People sometimes think the recycling industry gets their recycled plastic for free, because it is, after all, waste that we threw away. Where there’s muck there’s brass Far from being free, recycled plastic isn’t that much cheaper than pure or virgin plastic produced from new raw materials. Plastic is… Read more »

Eco-friendly Car Parking

Flagging over front gardens – environmental and flooding issues An article in the Guardian newspaper today commented on a report showing more and more front gardens are being flagged over to allow car parking. There has been a large increase in car ownership, though only about 4% are actually on the road at any given… Read more »

Silver Award from RHS with Monty Don hosting at Tatton Park

We were on the telly too at 8pm on BBC1 – RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. We confess to being rather full of ourselves and desperate to tell the news… We won a silver award for a ‘Waterproof and Future Proof’ Garden design at the Royal Horticultural Garden Show at Tatton Park which was hosted… Read more »

Looking for The Perfect Garden Bench?…

You may be thinking of buying a nice Wooden Garden Bench to lounge about on in the summer or to remember a loved one by, but how will it look in 18 months or more? Green and mouldy? Rot setting in at the joints? Rusty screws and bolts? Insects eating holes in the legs? Damp to sit… Read more »