The Ecovillage at Currumbin is a sustainable community currently home to over 300 residents. Located in the Gold Coast hinterland of south-east Queensland seven minutes’ drive from beautiful Currumbin Beach, The Ecovillage has received numerous accolades including the International Real Estate Federation’s ‘World’s Best Development Award’ in 2008. The Ecovillage was in need of a [...]
Buyers of Replas profiles use them for all manner of different purposes, from furniture seat slats to garden edging. These recycled plastic profiles are durable, hard-wearing and low-maintenance products that shout out sustainability. Several years ago the Boroondara City Council, Victoria placed Replas profiles on the pathway side of a road barrier to protect cyclists [...]
Here’s another innovative application for recycled plastic products by Replas. Sections of solid black 90 mm x 90 mm profiles have been used to construct a replacement frame for launching rowing boats and other small craft. The benefits are clear. The grid provides purchase so boaties don’t slip on the ramp, the recycled plastic is [...]
Committed to recycling and making practical use of their packaging waste wherever possible, Coles supermarkets specify the use of recycled plastic wherever possible. Replas 90 x 40mm profiles are now used instead of timber for bumper rails, which protect walls and fittings from equipment in busy warehouse operations. The plastic doesn’t splinter or require regular [...]
Newly-constructed raised flower beds outside the Holland Park Library in Brisbane have been capped by 200 x 40mm recycled-plastic planks. The grey recycled plastic looks great in its contrast with the box walls and surrounding environment, and the material’s clean texture invites use as casual seating for people passing by and/or using the library building. [...]
In the northern inner suburbs of Melbourne, Replas has provided the solution to a tripping hazard caused by exposed tree roots. In the vicinity of the trees concerned, Moreland City Council constructed elevated pathways using a composite fibre substructure and recycled plastic Enduroplank™ decking. At each end of sections raised over the roots is a [...]
Wheelers Hill Primary School recently contacted Replas to see how they could help with their faded and rotting timber seats. Replas not wanting to shy away from a challenge found the perfect solution-65mm x 95mm profiles that have been a fantastic addition to the school playground. The installation of the slats was both remarkably quick [...]
Dubbo City Council recently upgraded their park furniture alongside the Macquarie River, which runs through the city. As well as installing a brand new recycled plastic picnic setting, our 40mm x 90mm x 1800mm green profiles have been used to refurbish an existing setting, at a considerable saving. All good for Dubbo, a thriving regional [...]
This satellite picture shows a walking track throughout the Sydney Harbour National Park located on the north side of the Sydney Harbour. The black lines mark the recycled-plastic profiles which support the grating. The walking track is approximately 2km long and is popular with residents and visitors of Manly. Replas was chosen due to its [...]
Having stood for the seat in Hutt South for a seventh time, New Zealand MP Trevor Mallard is expected to hold the seat once the final votes are in. Despite 3900 special votes still needing to be counted before he can declare victory Trevor couldn't wipe the smile off his face when he took some [...]
If you're sick and tired of constantly painting, there's a viable solution available for you. Can't afford to replace? Refurbish. Refurbishment has worked successfully at the Mount Annan Botanical Gardens. Timber slats were replaced by 40mm x 40mm recycled-plastic profiles in this seat. Say goodbye to repeated maintenance, make a change and utilise your time [...]
When the playground equipment at Korokoro School in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, fell into disrepair, the Board of Trustees needed a solution that wouldn't mean years of fundraising. Metal Art—the New Zealand distributor for Replas—came to the rescue with a refurbishment that included using recycled-plastic components to replace split and rotting timber. 'Over the course [...]
Players at Cronulla Golf Club, a popular course en route to Kurnell, are consistently impressed by the high quality recycled-plastic products at the club, provided by Replas. The 18 hole course includes many a Kimberly Seat for players to rest and litter bins to ensure the cleanliness of the peaceful club. Both offer an ergonomic [...]
In 2009 Clarence City Council, in Tasmania, chose Enduroplank™ decking to create a spectacular boardwalk at Kangaroo Bay in Bellerive. Five years on, the walkway which looks out over the Marina onto Hobart’s picturesque Eastern Shore still looks amazing. Replas large profiles provided the perfect long lasting solution for wharf fenders. The council capped them [...]
Like a lot of beautiful celebrities, the Mt Annan Botanic Gardens needed a little bit of cosmetic work done to compliment its natural beauty. Located in Narrellan, just south west of Sydney, NSW, the gardens have been a favourite for many weddings, educational tours and horticultural research. The 416 hectare garden provides Sydney with one [...]
Albuera Street Primary School in Hobart were so happy with the Replas posts that line their entrance they recently contacted us to order some more. The recycled-plastic posts create an elegant yet extremely simple barrier that will stand the test of time.
Replas products are perfect when you need a tailor made solution. Realising this, Moreland City Council, in Victoria, commissioned Replas to create a range of custom seating which included a variety of benches, a large day lounge and a structure to house the pool cover. This fun design is not only unique, but also perfect [...]
Not only is Coles committed to helping Australia collect its soft plastic waste for recycling, but they also realise that to fully support the program they need to the products that are made from this material. This clever use of Replas profiles has created the perfect trolley bay which is sturdy enough to handle the [...]
As the oldest club in Victoria to have continually occupied the same site, Hobsons Bay Yacht Club has a lot to be proud of. Recently the club chose to use Replas profiles to continue the revitalisation of their facilities. On the nearby Ferguson Street Pier, Hobsons Bay City Council installed the same recycled-plastic large profiles [...]
SEAMEC maritime training centre at Lakes Entrance, in Victoria, had a training vessel that was badly in need of repair. A wooden strip on the side of the boat had deteriorated over time. To replace it with wood again was not only expensive, but the expected service life would be five to seven years. The [...]
Campbelltown Council, in NSW, created stadium seating at an oval in Ruse using recycled-plastic profiles. The seats replace old damaged bucket seats and the council is very pleased with the result as very little maintenance will be required.
Wobby Beach, on the Hawkesbury River in NSW, is an area only accessible by water. One clever homeowner has used Replas large profiles as wharf fenders to prevent damage to boats tied up the jetty. Recycled plastic is perfect for this application as it will not rot, or crack and is resistant to microorganisms.
Replas black profiles were used as a kick rail, providing an contemporary finish to a raised walkway on a beach access path at Warana on the Sunshine Coast Queensland.
The Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Service are evaluating the performance of a brown Replas Plank sign at the Arid Zone Research Institute. Recycled plastic products are used in many territory park areas and after three years testing the sign has shown it can cope well with the extremes of Central Australia, looking as good [...]
The Centre for Appropriate Technology campus in Alice Springs is a not for profit organisation providing skills training for indigenous people. The Centre has incorporated Replas recycled materials in a number of skills teaching projects. Replas profiles have been used in seating located around the campus grounds.
The stunning new 710 metre elevated walkway on Magnetic Island in Far North Queensland was installed by Hutchinsons Builders. It is constructed from a combination of recycled-plastic Enduroplank decking and Replas profiles. Not only is the walkway a unique and robust structure, but the plastic contained in the materials was sourced from waste plastic collected [...]
The possible uses for Replas products never ends. The clever people at Transtyle Trailers have used recycled-plastic profiles to build a boat trailer. This is a perfect material for boats as it is resistant to moisture and microorganisms.
As timber garden edging rots against the soil, particularly in the harsh Queensland climate, recycled plastic offers a real alternative. Townsville City Council chose Replas profiles to provide an easy care, low-maintenance solution that will far outlast timber.
A combination of green, grey, and blue Replas profiles were used to create complementary settings, seats and fencing at Pioneer Park, Labrador, in Queensland. The colour combination adds a vibrant touch to this Gold Coast park and will offer a low-maintenance and long-lasting solution.
Glamorgan Spring Bay Council installed Tasmania’s first beach access pathway using long-lasting Enduroplank™ decking combined with Replas profiles for the substructure. The new pathway will not corrode or deteriorate in this exposed situation and will provide a lasting addition to the beach which is one of Tasmania’s most easily accessible beaches on the beautiful East [...]
Launceston Church Grammar in Tasmania recently upgraded seating through their grounds. Faulkner Building installed a selection of Kookaburra and Premier benches and settings. They also used recycled-plastic profiles to replace old timber tiered-grandstand seating.
What do athletes and recycled-plastic have in common? When subject to wet or muddy conditions, a quick shower has them both looking good as new. Launceston Church Grammar in Tasmania commissioned ARTAS architects to design a new fit out for the change rooms of the school’s sports complex. Having previously worked with Replas products, they [...]
Several years ago the Steiner School in Alice Springs purchased a number of Replas traffic control products for their school car park. These included wheel stops, speed humps and profiles and all have performed extremely well on the crushed rock base. The school is now looking to redesign the car park and driveway and intends [...]
Jan Savage, head of sport at Huntingtower School, in Victoria, recently came to the Replas Environmental Centre to explore an innovative idea she had. Jan wanted to break up a large hockey area into several smaller ones, but she needed a product that was light-weight, strong and long lasting as well as being easy and [...]
Stockland North Shore is a new residential development 12 kilometres north of Townsville CBD. Landscapers, JMAC, chose to use 40x90 recycled-plastic profiles from Replas to create an elegant finish to local parklands. Jason Zimmer, Project Manager with JMAC said, the main issue the profiles addressed was that the, ‘Edging doesn’t break down,’ comparing it with [...]
Replas recycled-plastic large profiles are ideal for use as fenders at waterfront locations throughout Australia. They have been created by one of the largest injection moulders, capable of producing high-quality recycled-plastic marine components at an affordable price. The profiles can be made up to a weight of 550 kg, in a range of rectangular sections [...]
As part of a major upgrade of the Patterson River boating facilities, Parks Victoria replaced over 30 rotting timber fenders with recycled plastic. Not only will our large profiles last longer than timber, but the smooth surface of the plastic is less likely to scratch or mark the boats while they are moored.
The Dawn Fraser Baths in Balmain, Sydney, replaced the old timber fenders with recycled plastic large profiles in 2007 Apart from the fact that recycled plastic will last so much longer, the team loves how easy it is to keep clean. Cleaning takes place monthly during full moon low tide using a scrapper and high [...]
The team at Port Stephens Council in New South Wales have chosed to construct these beachfront stairs with Replas stair treads, profiles and bollards. The council has used Replas products previously, and have always been happy with the results. Andrew Henderson, of the Port Stephens Council, commented that although the purchase price of Replas products [...]
When it came to updating the deteriorating timber at Kings Pier Marina, the Tasmanian Ports Corporation (Tasports) decided that Replas’ recycled plastic fenders were the ideal choice. As the marina is a popular berthing facility, Tasports needed a product that wouldn’t detract from the natural beauty of the area. Tasports secured the fenders to steel [...]
Melbourne’s Manningham City Council recently refurbished the grandstand seating at the Timber Ridge Reserve in Doncaster, replacing old timber slats with 90 x 40mm recycled plastic for a low maintenance solution. Well done to Zac Anver, Manningham’s Sports Development and Liason officer, for his wise selection of recycled plastic.
As Replas, we’ve noticed that large profiles are frequently selected for not only coastal applications, but also inland. Shown here are the 175mm x 75mm profiles used as retaining walls at a playground in Karingal’s Ballam Park. Given that Replas profiles are designed to withstand the rigours of a marine environment, they will last twice [...]
Work is nearing completion on the World Trade Centre North Wharf waterfront redevelopment on Melbourne’s Yarra River, and Replas’ profiles are playing a starring role. The landscape works were designed by Rush Wright & Associates, and will include a performance stage and an artists' zone.
When developing the Spellbound ‘Spirit Cave' site in Waitomo, New Zealand, tour operators Pete and Libby Chandler searched for a boardwalk product that would stand up to the cave’s constant wet conditions. They settled on Replas Enduroplank™ decking, as Pete was influenced by its functionality and cost effectiveness as well as the environmentally-friendly message that [...]
Due to expanding tourist numbers, the observation tower at Queensland's Rainbow Beach Surf Lifesaving Club needed easier and safer access ramps. The solution was to install Enduroplank™ decking and Replas profiles, a long-lasting and affordable solution. The access ramp took two contractors only one day to install, and required no large equipment onsite. Easy and [...]
Lane Cove Municipal Council, New South Wales, are demonstrating their commitment to an environmentally sustainable future by replacing the rotten timber surrounding the Lucretia Baths in Longueville. Tal Oswin from the council came in search of a product that would last much longer than the wooden structure, with far less maintenance. Replas used their profiles to [...]
One of the latest installations completed by the City of Cairns in Queensland is this park redevelopment. Replas bollards have been installed to mark out ‘pedestrian only’ areas, and recycled plastic profiles have also been used to maintain the neat appearance of the garden beds. Bollards and wheel stops have also contributed to distinguishing parking [...]
This recycled plastic board walk will outlast timber by many years and give trouble free service. No rotting splintering or warping means virtually no maintenance. Mossman Gorge in North Queensland. Also at Mossman Gorge are kick rails from recycled plastic profiles from Replas.