Bridging the gap

In 2008, the Sunshine Coast Council purchased three bridges to be installed by the Bridge Maintenance Division. Replas provided assistance and instruction to the team, as did staff from Wagners—who manufacture the composite fibre. The bridges have a composite fibre sub-structure with an Enduroplank™ deck. Two of the bridges form part of a trail that [...]

Salt water solution

Kempsey Shire Council recently installed a unique pedestrian bridge. The 45-metre long x 2.4-metre bridge, spans Salt Water Creek at the end of Mitchell Street, South West Rocks, and has made use of our amazing new technology. As the sub-structure needed to be sunk into salt-water, timber would have quickly rotted. Composite fibre combined with [...]

Return to Ferntree Gully

When Replas designed a 75 metre pedestrian boardwalk in Ferntree Gully, Knox City Council were so delighted with the finished structure that they had no hesitation in asking us to complete stage two of the project. The result is a stunning staircase that compliments both the boardwalk, and surrounding residential development. The council had already [...]

Looking to the future

The Mackay Regional Council in Queensland recently commissioned Replas to supply two new composite fibre and Enduroplank™ structures, in order to replace timber bridges that were severely damaged. These structures were chosen for their ease of installation and long life expectancy – which is up to 75 years on the composite fibre bridge sub-structure.

Flights of fancy

Situated among the lush, tropical gardens of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens is the Rockhampton Zoo, home to over 50 species of Australian native and exotic animals. One main feature of the zoo is the Free Flight Aviary, home to many colourful birds including dazzling King parrots, Major Mitchell and black cockatoos. The aviary has a [...]

A boardwalk without wood?

Replas has just completed construction of a 75 metre composite fibre and recycled plastic pedestrian boardwalk complete with stairs in Victoria’s Ferntree Gully. The brief was simple: the structure had to be environmentally sustainable, long lasting, low maintenance and above all, safe. Replas’ composite fibre and recycled plastic ticked all the boxes, and the ease [...]

Schools getting fit

The students at Hackham South Primary School, near Port Noarlunga in South Australia, are delighted with their new School Fit Exersite®. This Exersite® is designed to be used in a class setting by PE teachers, or by others following the easy-to-read instructions on the recycled-plastic signs. This project also included the installation of a sturdy [...]

New platform in Ballina here to stay

This viewing platform at Flat Rock near Ballina, New South Wales, has been constructed without wood or metal products. The substructure is composite fibre, the decking has been created using Enduroplanks™, and the stair treads incorporate holes throughout the tread. This new design allows better displacement of sand and moisture. Amazingly, the new materials being [...]

Composite fibre the icing on the cake

Composite fibre is the latest innovation that councils just can’t get enough of. Composite fibre structures allow pedestrian bridges and boardwalks to be used in conjunction with Enduroplank™ recycled plastic decks. These structures can now be constructed without using any timber products, resulting in maintenance-free boardwalks that will last over 40 years! These structures take [...]

Installation Review

Temporary kerbing is made in both straight lengths and a 180 degree curved section. The units can be cut and placed in any position desired to form a suitable configuration. The product can be installed permanently or as a temporary kerb. This board walk meanders over wetlands near Murray Bridge down to the river bank. Fishing and rest [...]