12mm Heron. Another Country. Work Series I


Made from

White goods

With layered feathery soft grey tones, a smattering of yellow hues, warm ochre flecks, black and blizzard white, it’s hard to imagine that Heron came from humble beginnings. But, in fact, it was created from the staple kitchen fixtures we use every day.

Would-be discarded white goods make up the foundations of the Heron mix, bringing a unique aesthetic and colour palette that is less reminiscent of its original material make-up and more alike the appearance of the statuesque bird after which it was named.

12mm Heron in Flat lay by Smile Plastics
12mm Heron in Flat lay by Smile Plastics
Heron 2000mm x 1000mm panel

Panel Specifics


Hand prepared High Impact Polystyrene (post-consumer or post-industrial)


Up to 80kg – dependant on panel size and thickness

Panel Sizes

Supersize Panels

3000 × 1200mm

Large Panels

2000 × 1000mm

Mid Panels

1200 x 1000mm


1000 x 200mm, 2000 x 200mm

Small Panels

500 x 500mm

Often the Supersize, Large and Mid panels will arrive slightly larger – in the range of 1-5cm.


5mm, 12mm, 20mm

The listed board thicknesses are nominal. Thermal expansion of some sheets can be 2mm per metre over a 10 degree Celsius range.

Pattern Examples

We make up batches of Heron material in 5-10 tonne lots and batches will vary depending on the raw material available. There will always be a base of soft grey tones, and yellow hues, however, there may also be colour inclusions that can vary in ratio and tone between batches. Here are some examples of current and previous batches of Heron.