I recently went up to the Link-A-Bord factory in Morton, Derbyshire i was amazed by the many uses that Link-A-Bord can be used for. it's not just about raised beds Link-a-Bord can be turn in to a whole range of uses window boxes, planters and even whelping boxes. All link-a-Bord products are made from recycled plastic from UPVC windows and credit cards even all there off cuts and rejected planks go back into the system. So the factory produces virtually no waste it is all recycled on site making this one of the most environmentally sound plastic products i have seen for a long time. but the product they make that i am most excited about is there compost bins the first one is there standard compost bin 1m x 1m holding 100 litres of compost. where dose this differ from other compost bins on the market is due to it's double skinned walls which trap air and help incress and maintain the temperature in side the compost bin. Which in turn helps speed up the composting process and more of the contents get composted unlike other compost bins where you always get a layer round the edge that is not composted as this is acting as a insulator to the rest of the bin. the double skinned wall of the Link-a-Bord dose this for you so you get more compost out of the bin. the other advantage is that the bin is vermin proof and has a easy access door to get all the composted material out with ease.
Link-a-Bord is available in a variety of colors the picture above also shows the double skin of the boards
But the compost bin that i am most excited about is there new solar cycler which is there basic compost bin with a mini greenhouse on top. But it is not as simple as that what is the one thing that is produced during the composting process is heat and Co2. They also happen to be two important factors to stimulate plant growth so put the two together and you have ideal growing conditions the greenhouse also has easy access from all sides with no waste space from paths etc. It is also at waste height making it easier to work with. When your garden waste composts down it produces heat and Co2 which rises up into the greenhouse which in turn heats the greenhouse and the Co2 stimulates and incress plant growth. the greenhouse also traps the Co2 before it is released into the environment. There is also no need for artificial heating from fossil fuels making this an all round environmentally sound product. i would defiantly recommend this product to everyone why go to the expense of a greenhouse and compost bin when you can have both in one.
further details or to order one are available from there website www.link-a-bord.co.uk
or phone 01773 590566
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