Composite Decking is great for adding value to your property
Composite Decking has grown in popularity over the past few years – it’s a simple, no-fuss option in more ways than one.
Some of the benefits over timber decking are:
- Safety – Unlike regular decking, composite is slip-resistant and splinter-free. Also due to its innovative fittings, no nails or screws are needed to go through the deck itself – so it’s completely barefoot-friendly.
- Upkeep – Composite Decking is made of a mix of waste wood or cellulose fibre and plastic, so typically it requires only occasional cleaning. The same goes for new non-wood railings offered in a variety of materials, including composite, vinyl, glass and metal. As well as being quick and easy to clean, you don’t need to paint, stain or seal it.
- Durability – Whereas traditional decking can look just as appealing, it is easily weathered. Subject to harsh rain and blistering heat, the deck can fade and warp. Composite, on the other hand, requires little maintenance – it has high resistance to mould and won’t split, splinter or rot, so is perfectly suited to environmental impacts and will last much longer. Because of its UV-stability, it won’t crack or disintegrate due to sun exposure.
- The average deck lasts between 15-20 years, whereas composite is said to last over 30 years. This all, of course, depends on how they were built, how they were maintained, what type of materials were used and what location.
- Design – Without the use of nails and screws, the deck has a smooth surface, creating a smart and modern feel. Not only is it visually pleasing, but Composite Decking can also match the look of traditional timber or exotic hardwood. It also comes in a variety of colours to suit a range of styles and complement your outdoor living space. You should note that although most Composite Decking is relatively colour stable, there will be some initial colour lightening as the product weathers, which typically occurs in the first three months.
- Cost – Indeed, the initial cost of wood is in most cases less in comparison to composite. However, when you add in the cost of on-going maintenance on a wood deck – such as cleaning and sealing every few years – a wood-plastic composite deck comes out on top. It can also add great value to a home, making it the perfect investment.
New Heritage Range
The Heritage composite decking board is a non slip, extremely durable and low maintenance alternative to timber decking. Featuring grooves on one side and wood grain on the reverse to suit all tastes.
Ideally suited for outdoor living spaces, gardens and wet areas as well as commercial use in hotels and pubs.
- Low maintenance
- Long life span
- UV Stable
- Non slip