Alternative Lumber Products - ACT Composite Timbers

By: Composite Timbers  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wood, Lumber Products, Alternative Lumber Products

ACT Composite TimbersĀ (ACT) are a strong, durable alternative to treated lumber. ACT Alternative Lumber Products are designed for use as both a structural and nonstructural element in boardwalks, docks, seawalls and many other applications.

Unlike wood, ACT Lumber Products do not rot, splinter, decompose or suffer attack from marine organisms and are therefore ideally suited for the marine and outdoor environment. ACT engineered structural lumber products combine the durability of plastic and the strength of fiberglass to produce a superior construction product. Where service life and low maintenance are the primary considerations in material selection, ACT IS THE BEST VALUE.

ACT Lumber Products are the natural choice for decking. Unlike either wood or plastic/wood deck materials, ACT is designed to retain its original color ( for available colors). In addition, ACT decking is safe for both pedestrians and cyclists. ACT lumber products have also been tested and meet all requirements of the American Disabilities Act for slip resistance. ACT Lumber Products are manufactured using FRP that combine all of the inherent benefits of plastic for long-term durability with reinforcements that provide strength characteristics common to wood. In fact, ACT's exceptional strength allows its use for stringers, joists, beams and columns. For extra heavy duty jobs, ACT is also available in certain sizes with fiberglass rebar inserted during the manufacturing process.ACT Lumber Products are available in a variety of ranging from a 2x2 to an (added charge) 12x12. Typical applications include: for technical assistance with these or other applications or if you would like to talk with a sales representative.
**Featured Installation photos courtesy of: NYC Department of City Wide Administrative Services - Waterfront Facilities

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