Alternative Lumber Products

ACT Composite Timbers (ACT) are a strong, durable alternative to treated lumber. ACT Alternative Lumber Products are designed for use as both structural and nonstructural elements in boardwalks, docks, seawalls and many other applications. Our products are custom-manufactured per each, and are available in a variety of profiles, colors, sizes and lengths. Typical applications include:

  • Piers & Docks
  • Boardwalks
  • Seawalls/Bulkheads
  • Bridge Fendering Systems
  • Pergolas
  • Pedestrian and Light-Vehicle Bridges
  • Residential Decking
  • Retaining Walls
  • Exterior Building Design
  • Interior Building Design
  • Outdoor Furniture / Garden Boxes / Fencing


Outdoor Use

Unlike wood, ACT Lumber Products do not rot, splinter, decompose or suffer attack from marine organisms or land-based wood borers, 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 also the natural choice for decking. Unlike either wood or plastic/wood deck materials, ACT is designed to retain its original color (click here for available colors). In addition, ACT decking is safe for both pedestrians and cyclists. ACT lumber products have been tested using ASTM standards and meet all requirements of the American Disabilities Act for slip resistance. 

ACT Lumber Products are manufactured using FRP composite technology 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 larger profiles with fiberglass rebar inserted during the manufacturing process.


indoor use

In addition to the resilient qualities of our product, ACT Lumber Products have a distinct visual quality, are available in multiple colors and is versatile, making it ideal for indoor use, including rub rails, stair treads, and many other interior wall and/or flooring finishes.  


Click here for technical assistance with these or other applications or if you would like to talk with a sales representative.