Composite decking is made from a mixture of recycled plastic and wood fibres. An ideal way to transform a space in your garden, composite decking boards share the beauty of natural timber but last three times as long with minimal maintenance. Indisti...
Composite decking is made from a mixture of recycled plastic and wood fibres. An ideal way to transform a space in your garden, composite decking boards share the beauty of natural timber but last three times as long with minimal maintenance. Indistinguishable from real wood, composite boasts longevity, durability, and ease of installation that timber just cannot match.
Unlike traditional timber options, composite decking arrives ready to install. There’s no need to sand, stain or seal your new composite decking boards. This will help to keep your project costs low and ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy your new deck much sooner. Plus, as composite decking is highly resistant to the effects of adverse weather, it won’t rot, crack, splinter or suffer from mould; all of which can make timber decking both unsightly and unsafe.
Composite decking is also highly sustainable. Its decades-long lifespan and eco-friendly construction significantly reduces the impact your decking will have on the environment. Plus, composite decking boards are crafted to be recyclable at the end of their long lifespan. As well as this, as composite decking requires no regular treatment, there’s no need for harsh chemicals to be used which are highly unpleasant and present a danger to your garden.
Our composite decking boards are available in a range of modern, stylish colours from Walnut to Salt Lake Silver. You’ll also get to choose either a contemporary grooved finish or a gorgeous natural woodgrain finish. Fixed in place with a system of hidden fastenings, your new slip-resistant deck will be safe for the whole family to enjoy. We also offer composite balustrades, for the ideal way to frame your new decking area. Perfect as an outdoor area to enjoy summer barbecues, moonlit romantic evenings, or playdates with the kids.
Benefits of Composite Decking Boards
- Moisture-resistant, absorbing less than 1% - preventing rot, mould and cracks
- Gorgeous appearance of natural wood in a choice of contemporary finishes
- Slip-resistant surface makes this composite decking safe for the whole family
- Lightweight, easy-to-handle and splinter-free for simple installation
- Requires very few accessories or specialist tools, perfect for the DIYer
- Sustainably sourced materials with up to 99% recycled wood
Uses of Composite Decking Boards
- Swimming pool or jacuzzi decks
- Garden paths and patios
- Planters or bird feeders
- Balcony decking
Have More Questions About Our Composite Decking?
If you have more questions about our range of decking, simply speak to our team online or by telephone. As a trusted UK supplier of construction materials with over 40 years of experience, we’ll help you pick the ideal solution for your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Composite Decking?
Whilst traditional timber cladding is made solely from pine, this decking combines various materials for added durability. By combining two or more materials, composite cladding is resistant to weathering and therefore won’t splinter or warp. The most popular type of composite decking is wood plastic composite (WPC). This combines wood fibres with a plastic bonding agent to offer unrivalled strength and durability.
What Are The Differences Between Hollow and Solid Decking?
Whilst both hollow and solid decking can be used on a variety of projects, they offer a selection of benefits for particularly uses. Hollow decking, for example, is ideal for residential projects where there is little footfall or heavy loads. Solid decking, on the other hand, is purposely crafted for commercial projects where crowds congregate and heavy loads may be placed on the boards.
How Much Does Composite Decking Cost?
The cost of composite decking can vary from project to project. In most cases, however, you can expect the cost of composite decking to average £30 per square meter. Whilst the overall cost per square meter is higher than traditional timber decking, this type of decking is typically more cost effective in the long term. This is as you needn’t worry about staining the wood or treating it on an ongoing basis.
Are These Composite Decking Boards Easy to Fit?
Installing a composite deck in your garden couldn’t be any easier. You simply require the appropriate number of boards and a few added extras, such as joists and corner trims. It’s important to raise your deck off the ground in order for air to circulate. This can be achieved by using purposely designed joists on either a timber or concrete base. You must then use a combination of screws and sealants to ensure your decking boards and flashings are securely held in place.
Can This Decking Be Cut?
Most composite decking can be cut in a similar way to timber decking. You’ll simply require a fine-toothed circular saw for the greatest level of accuracy and cleanest finish. Using a handsaw will not only require considerably strength, but also result in unsightly ends. Whilst cutting along the width of the boards is relatively easy, it is considerably more difficult to cut along the lengths of a decking board. This is especially the case with hollow varieties.
Are These Decking Boards Slippery?
One of the biggest misconceptions of composite decking is that it is more slippery than alternative types of decking. However, the majority of these decking boards feature a slip resistant surface. This is typically in the form of either narrow or wide groves throughout the width of the each board. It is also recommended that you install your decking at a slight angle to prevent the build-up of water, which is often the primary cause of slippery surfaces.