Building a compost bin using DuraPost™ and Prima Gravel Boards is not only easy but, as you can see from the photograph, adds a degree of chic and sophistication to your garden waste. These compost bins have been erected using corner/gate posts and U channels, combined with stacked composite Prima Gravel Boards to create the sides. The front hasn’t been screwed in from the back, which allows the slotted front boards to be lifted for easy access to the compost – ideal for turning and airing the mulch. Depending on size, reinforcing bars can be added for additional strength.
The result looks good, Prima Gravel Boards come in three colours or can be painted. Better still, manufactured from unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVCu), they are incredibly hardwearing and won’t rot. In fact, they’re guaranteed for 25 years.
Last, but by no means least, the very act of composting is all about sustainable gardening by recycling organic material. Recycling is exactly what Prima Gravel Boards are all about too – PVCu is recyclable and can be melted down and reformatted as many as 10 times. That means that if, in say 10 or 15 years’ time, you decide to reconfigure your garden and deconstruct your bin, you can simply put the boards in with your recycling. What’s not to like about that?