Industrial Plastic Shapes (IPS) was contacted by Livefirm Construction Ltd to supply Futurewood composite decking for the Te Atatu Library development. IPS had worked closely with Moller Architects who specified Futurewood for the project.
Moller Architects considered many other alternative materials for this project, but settled on Futurewood for its durability in such a unique environment. The idea of no splitting, splintering or protruding fixings was a positive factor in such a high traffic zone. These characteristics were also considered to ensure a safe walking environment for the large age range of the library's users.
Futurewood is a product dedicated to providing a stylish, quality and value-added alternative to traditional timber products. It provides an improved performance over traditional hardwoods in most applications and helps to reduce dependence on precious timber species. It is very low in maintenance, protected against mould, mildew, germs and bacteria, and also hides most minor scratches.
Futurewood is a unique product that looks like wood but offers a range of additional features, offering great value for money. Its uses are not only restricted to decking; it can also be used for fencing, decorative cladding, street furniture, walk and cycle ways and seating, and it comes in a wide variety of profiles.