Ecodek, part of the Epwin Group of companies, manufactures an innovative board system made entirely from ethically sourced hardwood waste and recycled high density polyethylene.

Established in 2002, Ecodek have been manufacturing Wood Polymer Composite Products since 2004. As the UK’s market leader in WPC decking materials, the firm manufactured over 1 million linear metres of decking in 2017, consuming 3200 tonnes of recycled wood and plastic.

In addition, Ecodek have achieved “carbon negative” status for the production of its composite decking system. A life-cycle assessment programme, undertaken by the BioComposites Centre of Bangor University, considered production of the decking on a cradle to factory gate basis, accounting for all significant materials, transport, energy use and packaging inputs. Results showed that production of ecodek® actually had a net effect of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than adding to it – hence carbon negative – a huge achievement in modern manufacturing and one that clearly illustrates the company’s environmental credentials.

This important achievement, believed to be a first for a UK based polymer company, and follows years of painstaking development of its design, manufacturing and distribution processes.

The company works with a wide range of clients including house builders such as Barratt Homes, Telford Homes, Redrow PLC; leisure parks such as Butlins and Centerparcs, and many schools across the UK as well as supplying ecodek® a variety of locations across the globe.

As suppliers to the Construction Sector, delivering a supply solution is the firm’s aim. Their USPs include bespoke lengths, a quick response to customer demand and solid technical advice. With a dedicated resource on site, the R&D team excel in creating sustainable answers for the lifestyle challenges of today and the future.

The Ecodek Technical Team have direct input with architects and specifiers, who need support and solutions to problems. With unrivalled expertise in extrusion tooling, Ecodek can customise and create to any design or specification.

Thanks to its vast range of products and client focused approach, Ecodek is the market choice for high end residential developments in London where the majority of apartments feature a balcony. ecodek® material can be found across much of the redevelopment zones in London such as Greenwich Peninsula, Elephant and Castle, Nine Elms and Fulham Wharf.

Offering ecodek® in bespoke lengths to suit each project, the company can ensure that waste is kept to a minimum on site. Any material that is redundant on site can be bought back by Ecodek to be ground up and fed straight back into new material as ecodek® is 100% recyclable. The boards are fast to install as they are supplied straight and true with no knots. The material requires only very minimum maintenance and no staining, so no risk of dripping through to balconies below, plus nothing the leach onto rendered walls, as is common with timber balconies.

Based in North Wales on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, Ecodek is at the heart of a thriving hub of industry where things seem to be booming. There is a good variety of engineering other ancillary services on the doorstep. The firm attracts the very best talent on the market, helping it to ensure that clients receive the very highest standard of customer service.

Ecodek’s aim is to continue to be the UK’s Number 1 WPC manufacturer and to lead the way through innovative use of materials whilst maintain carbon negative product credentials. To achieve this, looking ahead the company’s focus will be on continuing to and using R&D to drive innovation.

Contact Details

Company: Ecodek

Contact: Felicity Hodgkinson

Contact Email: [email protected]

Address: Unit 13 Abenbury Way, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham, LL13 9UZ, UK

Phone: 01978 667 840

Website: www.ecodek.co.uk