Filcris Customer Testimonials

Continued Testimonials Direct From Our Customers

We are proud to share with you a selection of our testimonials we have received from both our trade and non-trade customers and we hope you will find these helpful.


25mm X 150mm x 3m Black Plank

Excellent product – exactly what I was looking for. It has been used to create a couple of borders in the garden. I found the delivery service was excellent and the product very easy to work with. Very pleased with the final result.

HP, West Sussex


50mm x 150mm black planks

We have used the plastic planks as step boards and drainage boards on footpath surface work. We normally use oak boards but these have a limited life span which varies according to soil conditions so we are looking to replace oak with plastic in many places, as it should prove more cost effective. The plastic is easy to use and should be far more durable than oak in the long term. It’s only slight downside is it is not quite as natural looking as oak but blends in better than I thought. So over the next few years we will look to use plastic in most locations.

Mr Lees, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority


Materials for Raised Beds

I have found the “plastic wood ” easy to work with in fact I am really pleased with the result of converting from natural timber to plastic. For raised beds it is ideal material and unless you made a very close inspection you would be pushed to realise the planks are plastic, and all the while I am replacing the wood I am more then happy with thought I will not be doing this again in 3 to 4 years which has been the case with timber!  Using the plastic has gone beyond my expectations and as I have a large number of quite large raised beds I shall be back for more of the same sometime soon. Thanks for all your advice etc.

Mr Carter, East Sussex


Tern Rafts

I found dealing with yourselves very easy, whenever I phoned or emailed I always spoke to a friendly helpful person. The product itself was excellent although haven’t heard back from the rangers on whether a pair of common Terns have made a nest yet.

Ali Lawson, The Conservation Volunteers, Stirling


Bender board for artificial grass installation

I think in my dealings with you you have been absolutely impeccable, I get my order on-time, I get a call when its dispatched, when I had a problem it was dealt with, and you always answer the phone. If I could give a score it would honestly be 10/10. Keep up the great work.

Richard Ralphs, Super Grass Worcester


Square post brown 50mm x 50mm x 3mk

I was very pleased with both the product and the service. The posts are now in place with metal railings and look very good indeed, so as long as there is no major discolouration they should outlast me. The delivery date I was given was kept and I also received a reminder the day before which was nice. I will certainly be considering your products for any future projects.

Colin, Kent


Square black post 50mm x 50mm x 3m

We purchased the recycled planks and posts from you in order to build up the structural glass fibre walls of an in ground vinyl lined swimming pool that had settled on its’s foundation. The material was sawn on a table saw to correct differences in height from a few 1-50mm.  The material was fixed using stainless screws and builders silicon. Then a liner retainer attached and concrete coping stones (buff coloured top edge in pic) were mortared on top of a concrete ring beam laid behind the newly levelled sides of the pool. Hard to explain clearly in an email, but it has worked perfectly and hopefully will provides years of service and remain unaffected by the in ground environment. The plastic wood cut easily with new table saw blade, was mechanically fastened and filled/glued with silicon and gave us good solution to a tricky problem.

Mr Gentry, Bedfordshire


Garden Railway

I was pleased with the service you provided, ordering and delivery were hassle free. This is the first time I have used the product and I’m just getting to grips with the fabrication of the curved sections of a garden railway trackbed. There is a bit of learning to do, for example using a bandsaw wasn’t successful but a teflon coated handsaw made light work of trimming. I’m impressed with the degree of flexibility of the bearers – quite tight curves can be achieved. Fixing the bearers to the posts and spacers is a doddle and the plastic seems to take and hold screws very well. As the trackbed winds it way through cultivated areas of the garden the resistance of Filcris to rot is real bonus. 

Dr Berge, Surrey


25mm x 150mm x 3m planks

I am more than happy with the service you provided and with the product.  I think it is fantastic stuff.  A little heavy in the handling but so easy to work – saw, sand and drill – accurately and it is so effective.  I used my plants to do the top surround of a square pond so any water doesn’t do any damage and I can sit on the edge and not get splinters. Many thanks for an excellent service and I would certainly recommend you.

Mala, Northumberland


50mm x 100mm x 3m Planks

The end of the joists had rotted, as had part of the sill plate that they were sitting on as it was embedded halfway into the wall. This made the whole floor bouncy and dangerous. The joists were repaired easily by adding steel joist joiners but repairing the sill plate was more problematic and I have wasted hundreds on products that just did not do the job.The recycled 100 x 50 plastic matches my old sill plate EXACTLY and I am fitting it in 75cm sections. I just hammered it in with a rubber mallet and the problem was solved! The wall and joists are perfectly supported and I will never have worry about it rotting again – it will last longer than the house! An amazing product that I wish I had used from day one. Eventually I will be using it throughout the house as I continue refurbishment and in my garden when I get round to it. I really look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Mr Laidler, Cambridgeshire

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