Alex Collins
Share on Facebook
Share

Alex Collins's Friends

  • Jesse Brimmer
  • Hashim Umer
  • Steve Barker
  • Thomas Rathbone
  • Alison Riley
  • Joe Batty
  • Stephen Jones
  • John Roberts
  • Lana Harrison
  • Karl Harrison

Alex Collins's Discussions

Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Collins Jun 1. 11 Replies

Its been a while since I was on here (as we now have someone half decent doing all the on line marketing to replace me).But I wanted to bring to the group's attention the issues we are seeing with…Continue

Tags: UK, made, decking, composite, solid

Quality Installers Required

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Harrison Dec 14, 2011. 7 Replies

Ecodek Vannplastic Ltd have been manufacturing composite decking for 10 years now and have provided material for thousands of decks including 4000m2…Continue

 

Alex Collins's Page

Latest Activity

Alex Collins replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"Ah ok, quite possibly then.  Keep me in the loop. Thanks Alex"
Jun 1
Karl Harrison replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
" It wouldn't be a show for selling, more of regulations, fixing techniques, showcasing projects and raising standards "
Jun 1
Alex Collins replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"Decking expo? Maybe, although we don't tend to do shows, we use a different routes to market at present and they're working well for us."
Jun 1
Karl Harrison replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"I have this every day of the week, this conversation usually has "whats your cheapest" in there somewhere, I always request the spec and quite simply its a contractors job to maximize their profits.  I get this with timber just as…"
Jun 1
Alex Collins replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"Yes Karl - agree. Had an interesting conversation with a project manager from a rather large house-builder recently, they were comparing Ecodek to cheaper brand. When I pointed out that the cheaper brand only had a 5yr warraty, whereas ours is 25…"
Jun 1
Karl Harrison replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"I see where you are coming from and have to agree. Top name and shame.... I would ask the lawyers about that, there are so many companies selling poor quality products, it a shame that the main purchaser being Landscaper and contractors and the fact…"
Jun 1
Alex Collins replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"No Karl, not all. If they're PVC composite then they are more likely to be ok as PVC has better tensile properties than hdpe or pp. However, that doesn't mean all PVC composites will be ok.  What we are seeing with the Far Eastern…"
Jun 1
Karl Harrison replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"Crikey, 98p thats silly. With respect to the hollow decking, is this all of them? Standards, you know I love standards, will this then be part or included in the tables by TRADA to conform to EC5, now that would be great if so."
Jun 1
Alex Collins replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"98p per metre!!! That's ludicrous - our material cost alone is nearly £3/m - just shows what utter cr*p they put in it. We are currently pioneering a new EU composite decking standard along with a couple of other European…"
Jun 1
Peter replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"Hello Alex. I myself is getting very frustrated with the hollow cheap recycled decking. Its either recycled bin bags, rice paper or recycled dashboards and tyres. It just puts a bad name to composite decking. And at the moment its being flooded…"
May 31
Karl Harrison replied to Alex Collins's discussion Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking
"Time for a decking conference methinks... No real regulations and they are so desperately needed. No real understanding of how to construct the very many different  products on the market Maintenance, who cares Longevity, its ok we've been…"
May 29
Alex Collins shared their discussion on Facebook
May 28
Alex Collins posted a discussion

Solid vs Hollow Composite Decking

Its been a while since I was on here (as we now have someone half decent doing all the on line marketing to replace me).But I wanted to bring to the group's attention the issues we are seeing with hollow composite decking.The TDCA recently contacted me and actually visited the Ecodek factory here in Wrexham to get a better understanding of composites and also to do some research in our lab to investigate why some of the hollow boards on sale are failing so badly.Ecodek is solid and always will…See More
May 28
Gabriele Quattrini liked Alex Collins's profile
Jan 17, 2014
Alex Collins is now friends with Hashim Umer and Jesse Brimmer
Nov 6, 2013
Alex Collins replied to Jesse Brimmer's discussion Composite decking without the fake wood facade
"Transport costs not looking too bad to be honest I can email you a formal quotation (is you supply me an email address), but suffice to say: 43x3.4m  (220 sq ft)  43 x 4m  (260 sq ft) stainless screws Delivery is included but does not…"
Nov 4, 2013

Profile Information

Company Name
Ecodek Vannplastic Ltd
First Name
Alex
Website or Social Profile
http://ecodek.co.uk
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=254838331816
About Me
Director of Vannplastic Ltd, manufacturers of Ecodek wood/plastic composite decking and other bespoke wpc products.
Profession
Decking retail
List the specialist services or materials that you provide
Manufacturer of wpc decking and accessories.
How did you find this website
Referral.

Alex Collins's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of The Decking Network to add comments!

Join The Decking Network

At 8:55 on December 2, 2010, Karl Harrison said…
Hello Alex

Thank you for joining The Decking Network.

I hope you find this site informative and full of decking information, your contributions towards decking are welcome, enjoy your stay.
regards

De
 
 
 

© 2015   Created by Karl Harrison.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Related Posts for Decking NetworkRelated Posts Plugin for Decking Network ForumRelated Photos Decking Network