- WHAT IS COMPOSITE DECKING?
- WHAT IS OUR COMPOSITE DECKING MADE OF?
- COMPOSITE VS TIMBER
WHAT IS COMPOSITE DECKING?
Composite decking boards can be used on new decking projects or to replace old, rotten and slippery wooden decking boards. The boards can be cut with standard woodworking tools and are held in place with retaining clips. Fascia boards and end caps are also available to provide the finishing touch.
Our composite decking is ideal for residential and commercial projects as it’s durable material ensures a long-life and resistance to damage. Slip-resistance also provides peace of mind for commercial property owners that there is a reduced risk of accident on their premises.
WHAT IS COMPOSITE DECKING MADE OF?
All of our plastic wood products such as our HD Deck 150 and HD Dual Deck are made using recycled plastics and FSC® wood flour which means that we produce a sustainable, ethical and environmentally-friendly product. By using wood flour we can achieve a highly natural wood grain appearance to create a beautiful decking product.
Combining this with plastic to create ‘composite’ means that our decking are more durable and stronger than traditional timber products. Our composite decking wood can be traced back to the exact forest it was sourced from, so that we can ensure that we’re always following FSC best practices in regards to maintining sustainable forests.
COMPOSITE VS TIMBER
Despite composite wood plastic being a relatively new product, we’ve managed to produce a high-quality alternative to traditional timber that looks and feels almost exactly like real wood.
The benefits of composite decking is that its plastic ingredients mean it is far superior in durability, strength and maintenance over a timber product. Typically, timber is susceptible to damage over a period of time. Wood can be damaged by natural weathering such as rain, friction or wind, often causing potentially dangerous splinters to protrude from the material (which isn’t ideal when you have little ones running around outdoors). Composite materials however use plastic co-ingredients that create a much stronger product, meaning that you get a longer lifetime out of the material.
In terms of a visual appeal, timber is often desired because its beautiful natural grain creates an authentic finish to an outdoor space. However, with our composite decking product, landscapers, architects and consumers can achieve the same look with greater flexibility and durability. Our composite decking products come in a variety of popular natural colours, all of which are far less likely to fade or change in colour over time.