I am constructing compost and larger bins and need a sheet material, or
planks even. What readily available sheet material is cheapest per square
metre? Needs to be fairly rot-proof and would be nice if it didn't look to
I don't know what it's called, but the builders rebuilding the garden
wall have used some sort of plastic sheet to line the vertical walls of
the hole in the ground prior to pouring the concrete in.
Why bother to dismantle? a 3-sided box 2 pallets x 2 pallets is an ideal
large compost bin. Better still, 3 of them (ie 14 pallets) and turn the
material from one to the next: it'll be ready to return to the land in 6
months. That's what we do on our allotments, anyway.
Douglas de Lacey
What we've done is this:
=== === === === === ==| | | |
| | | |
where === and | are a single pallet, seen from above. Yes the boxes are
open fronted, and I did say "2 pallets x 2 pallets". (I can only get a
total of 10 if you have closed boxes 1x1?) We have added a couple of
stays at strategic points but in fact the structure is pretty stable as
Douglas de Lacey
On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 16:59:55 GMT, The3rd Earl Of Derby wrote:
With suitable holes in the bottom otherwise the compost will turn
Pallets is a good one without dismantling, not sure I'd bother treating
'em if you have a free source they'll still last a year or three just
replace and add the old one(s) to the compost...
If pallets are too large you can get tannalised rough sawn timber from
builders merchants in decent lenghts (3m) and widths 150mm+. As well as
50mm sq for corner pieces.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
How about some off-cut insulated steel roofing sheet? When I eventually
get the roof fitted on my barn I will have a pile of left overs, sizes
yet to be determined. Tasteful shade of slate blue with white backing.
80mm foam insulation for a warmer compost heap. Also ideal for
re-roofing the dog kennel:-)
Unlikely to be welcomed by the scrappies and trade waste to the tip man
so free to caring home.
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