Croxley Park

Croxley Park is billed as more than just a great place to do business. It is an impressive headquarters for international companies and combines the perfect work like balance. Close to the M25 and the London Underground and Overground network the developments unique amenities ensure that Croxley Park is more than just a place to work.

The key focus for the area’s regeneration is sustainability. The area is designed with working community with a mixture of business and leisure functionality that will create a sense of social integration that is sometimes overlooked with large-scale prestige developments. The sustainability focus stems right from the building materials itself with environment and the long-term impact of the development considered throughout.

Teckwood’s composite cladding and decking was selected for the shelters The Cedar colour was chosen due to it fitting in with the environmentally sustainable impact of the project as a whole. It has the look of a traditional timber in terms of finish and texture but because it is composite it reduces the environmental impact of the project as a whole as there is no need to cut down acres of forest. All of Teckwood’s cladding and decking is made from FSC® certified eucalyptus and recycled HDPE plastics which make it a viable and sustainable material for green building projects.

Teckwood’s track record of providing large-scale projects with the products they need in a timely fashion was a key factor in being selected for the project.

Introducing Hallmark Dual Sided WPC Composite Decking Boards

Ask anyone who has a deck and they will be quick to tell you how much their life changed when they introduced such a versatile inside, outside space to their home. More and more people are spending more and more time outdoors – yes, even in the UK, where the weather is not exactly great. Even in inclement weather by adding a patio heating and some nice lighting, spending time on your deck all year round is possible.

If you are looking for a decking solution with a difference, we would like to introduce you to our Hallmark anti slip decking boards. These boards, which are available in four contemporary colours, are an environmentally friendly option. Made from recycled products, Teckwood’s composite decking boards will stand up to even the toughest challenges the Great British weather can throw at it.

Composite decking is a really great alternative to real wood. Made from recycled plastics and FSC certified wood it is attractive to look at, hardwearing and environmentally friendly. When you choose a composite decking solution you  will have a very easy life when it comes to maintenance. In fact, all you should have to do is sweep down your deck from time to time and give it a hose over to keep it looking great.

Although Teckwood’s hallmark composite decking is a bit more expensive than some traditional wood decking options, it is normally cheaper than many hardwood options.

If you are thinking of decking your outside space and could do with some help to choose between composite and hardwood, why not get in touch? At Teckwood we are here to help you make sure that the choices you make are the very, very best for your budget.

Recycling tips

You Can Recycle More Than You Think
You may have the basics of curb side recycling down. You put bottles, cans, cardboard, and paper in your bin; you avoid wish cycling (adding in things you’re not sure can be recycled but you wish they can); and you generally know what to throw. But there is more you can do! Recycle even more by adding another room to your recycling routine or using drop-off locations and charities for items that can’t be recycled at home.

This, Not That
Don’t be afraid to ask for help on what you can recycle. There are resources available that will help you find the best way to dispose of almost any item. Or start adding more items to your recyclable list like glossy paper, toiletry boxes, laundry detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, and cartons.
Know what to throw by remembering these tips:
Recycle food and drink cartons. Don’t recycle food and drink pouches.
Recycle paper. Don’t recycle paper soiled with food e.g. napkins. Compost it!
Recycle plastic and cardboard egg cartons. Don’t recycle Styrofoam egg cartons.
Recycle food and beverage bottles and jars. Don’t recycle drinking glasses.

The Winning Combination
Get the most out of your recycling program and make sure to keep wish cycling items out of your bin. By ensuring that everything in your recycling bin/bag is recyclable and safe for facilities, you avoid the problems created by wish cycling like wasting time, money and creating more waste. Don’t forget that “not accepted in curb side bins” doesn’t mean “not recyclable.” Use drop-off locations for items that can’t be recycled curb side to bring your habits to the next level.

There, Not Here
Some items that cause problems for facilities are still recyclable via drop-off options and local recycling facilities. Keep those items out of the bin and use recycling options instead. It’s worth the trip!
Did you know you can recycle these?
Plastic Bags – Don’t put them in the recycling bin. They cause problems for recycling facilities. Use plastic bag recycling collection boxes, often found at supermarkets.
Clothing and Textiles – Clothes can be donated to charity shops or taken to your local recycling centre.
Organics and Food Waste – You  can put those items to work by composting, using a worm bin or even just putting out non protein waste for the wildlife.
Mattresses – They are big and bulky, but ninety percent of a mattress is recyclable! Take it to your local recycling centre or contact the council for it to be collected.
Batteries – They may be small, but they can be a big problem for recycling machines. Local waste recycling and lots of retail outlets accept many types of batteries.
Scrap Metal – It has value if taken to a scrap yard or your local waste recycling.
Paint – Can usually be recycled at your local waste recycling
Motor Oil and Oil Filters – Oil can be made into new oil products so take it to you local waster recyxling centre.

Here, There and Everywhere
Maximize your recycling efforts by recycling at home, at work, out and about, and by taking items to drop-off locations. Make recycling easy with signs when possible. Look for recycling options and ask for them if you don’t see them!

Brickenden Lane Post Office

When the Post Office in Brickenden Lane, Hertford wanted to revamp the shop and entrance area it turned to Teckwood to supply their Luxury Vinyl Composite Flooring due to its hard wearing and anti slip properties.

Traditional flooring would not be able to handle the foot fall in one of the busiest Post Offices in the country. Teckwood’s fire rated luxury vinyl flooring offers a vibrant modern look and complemented the overall refurbishment. The Pearl Grey flooring was chosen as the perfect accompaniment.

The proprietors of the Post Office and Teckwood are delighted with the outcome of the refurbishment and look forward to working together in the future.

Value for money flooring

Five reasons why Teckwood’s fire rated luxury vinyl composite flooring is the best value for money.

1 –Very Low Maintenance
Teckwood’s fire rated flooring is so easy to care for. You just have to make sure that any grit and household dirt is swept from the floor, just like any other surface. To clean, all it takes is a damp mop and a little bit of household detergent. When well installed it’s also water proof and will stand up to excessive amounts of water such as kitchen or bathroom spills.  Teckwood luxury vinyl floor has a very long life span and will be immune to what most households throw at it, no matter how many pets or kids you have.

2 – Comfortable
Luxury composite vinyl flooring does not feel cold even in the winter, the early morning trek to the bathroom is no longer an ardous trek. Teckwood’s waterproof flooring has an extra padded layer for comfort and insulation, but even without the additional insulation it is warm and soft underfoot. Soft can also means safe, if a little one takes a tumble onto a Teckwood’s luxury vinyl floor it may cause the odd tear, but not as much as solid stone may do.


3 – Won’t Break the Bank
In life, you get what you pay for and in the flooring market, the same holds true. While there are cheaper products on the market Teckwood’s fire rated flooring is unique. The Naturally Teckwood range of waterproof flooring is high quality and correctly installed and maintained can last upwards of twenty years.  Our luxury vinyl composite flooring is very easy to install, there’s no need for a professional fitter, membrane or insulation making it one of the most economical floating floors on the market.

4 – Sound Reducing
Our collection of commercial flooring appears to be authentic wood with a rich true to life detail and is much quieter than engineered timber or real wood, giving great sound reduction value even when the kids are charging up and down!

5 – Safe
Teckwood’s quality flooring is probably the safest luxury vinyl flooring on the market. It’s not just water proof, it has an anti slip design and is fire rated. It can be used just about anywhere in the home or on any commercial development safely.

Home Cladding

If you are looking to add composite cladding to your home but do not want lots of tireless work and hard labour, look no further than Teckwood’s fire rated composite cladding. Installation is very easy, securely screw the starter clip in place then off you go. Further boards are secured in place using a stainless steel screw for a blemish free finish. The only maintenance it may need is an occasional jet wash.

When installing Teckwood’s cladding you should fit a batten to the wall before fixing the cladding giving you a man made cavity that will improve your buildings thermal performance.

Teckwood’s composite cladding is the affordable alternative to traditional construction remedies for improving the facade of your building. Teckwood’s contemporary range of composite cladding will add a sleek modern edge to the exterior of any home

 

New distributor

Teckwood is thrilled to announce Timbertech as it’s official distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States. Based in Dubai they serve numerous industries from landscaping to construction and specialise in providing tailored services to some of the multi award winning projects in the GCC.

Timbertech’s business objective is to provide Teckwood’s eco friendly fire rated wood plastic composite decking and cladding in the GCC States. The introduction of Teckwood’s range of composites will complement Timbertech’s existing world renowned products and assist in their aim of being the leading distributors of composites in the GCC.

Happy New Year

2017 has finished and it is now time to officially welcome 2018. It will be a year of many changes bringing new challenges and perspectives in many fields, including construction. The preparation for the coming seasons has already started and will culminate in a raft of new exciting products. It is not only a matter of listing the new products but also listening to and acting on your expectations.

Let’s welcome 2018 with smiles, dreams and of course good images of your completed projects. Happy New Year from all at Teckwood.

Season’s Greetings

From us all at Teckwood we wish you all a very magical Christmas full of shimmering lights and glittery reds and blues.

We should take some time this holiday season to be appreciative of those who work when they should be with family and friends, those who are away from those they love, and those who sacrifice for our needs.

May this Christmas find you surrounded by those you love, filled with a lot of fun and cheer, and the New Year bring happiness, health, and prosperity.

The best luxury vinyl composite flooring

Teckwood the leading supplier of all things composite recently introduced an extensive range of Fire Rated Luxury Vinyl Composite Flooring causing quite a stir in the market. The flooring has been touted as the material to revolutionise the floor coverings market. The waterproof, sound reducing, scratch resistant flooring is very easy to install and is suitable for all rooms in your home including the bathroom and kitchen where most other flooring products are prone to fail due to water splashes.

Teckwood’s Luxury Vinyl Composite Flooring provides endless creative possibilities when designing your own floor with a range of colours and textures to choose from. Teckwood’s flooring takes inspiration from natural timber finishes and is easy to keep clean and looking pristine.