Composite decking mimics the look of wood but requires much less maintenance. It adds character and functionality to a home, increasing the outdoor entertaining space and often improving the resale value of a home. You have various options when choosing decking materials, but one such option, composite decking, is growing in popularity.
Decking used to be primarily made from pressure-treated wood and whilst timber remains a popular material, more and more people are opting for our composite decking. As anyone who has pressure-washed, stained and sealed wood decks can attest to, such spaces require lots of upkeep to look year after year. Our composite decking requires much less maintenance, making it highly attractive to anyone who would rather spend time using their decks instead of maintaining them.
Composite decking is any type of decking material that is formulated from different recycled materials. The majority of these materials include recycled plastic washing up liquid bottles and FSC 100% certified wood. Unlike wood, which can fade, crack and rot, our composite decking does not degrade quickly and requires very little upkeep.
Available in a variety of contemporary colours to match your decor, our composite decking also has an embossed artificial wood grain. Although composite decking is not completely impervious to the elements, with a little occasional washing and our improved stain-resistance you’ll be able to spend more time relaxing on your deck.
Why not consider wood plastic composite cladding where you might previously have chosen traditional timber? Wood will never lose its instinctive appeal as a building material. We appreciate its natural characteristics and we have built with it and used it to decorate our buildings for many thousands of years.
Yet for architects and builders there are numerous drawbacks to using wood, it can rot, warp, twist and it needs constant maintenance. Wood plastic composites can offer significant advantages. These extend from financial and environmental benefits to superior qualities in terms of design, installation and durability.
Hardwood can be very expensive and is not normally FSC certified, prices can fluctuate rapidly too. For some structural building components the wood has to be knot-free as knots are points of weakness, meaning that not all of the raw material can be used. Holding stocks of timber is a costly exercise and supplies are not easily transferable to other projects.
In comparison, wood composite cladding is less expensive, being manufactured from highly abundant recyclable plastics and more importantly, it is FSC certified. The price is relatively stable, keeping costs within budget and, for the long term, is increasingly important to major suppliers in order to improve margins and protect markets. Wood plastic composite cladding delivers on all fronts. Manufacturing and maintenance costs are reduced and consistent, installation is rapid and environmental credentials are highlighted. By choosing our composites, any project for which wood was the original design vision can be brought to fruition by combining the performance of composite cladding with the look of wood.
Please contact us on 0800 799 9082 to talk about composite claddings and we’ll be happy to share our knowledge and experience with you.
Your composite decking is no longer simply a place to sit or have a barbecue in the summer, it’s becoming an extension of the interior living space With the increased use of external lighting and heating it extends the hours you can use your deck and enjoy the outside life. With all this in mind, here are four hot design trends for your summer deck.
- Mix your colours
If you are looking to use an Ash Grey decking why not use a Charcoal decking board to create a border? By reversing any of our dual sided board the effect can be stunning, creating a personalised deck.
- Try herringbone
Like grey flooring, parquet flooring has been an interior trend for some time. If you have herringbone parquet in your living space then it makes absolute sense to bring it to your decking. Even if you don’t have interior parquet, playing with composite decking board patterns, or simply laying the boards diagonally gives a dynamic and modern look to your decking.
- Dressing up your decking
Decking is the perfect place for an outdoor room in the summer. Take your design cues from the coastal trend and dress an outdoor rattan sofa with cool green and blue cushions, go for retro style cane furniture painted in bold colours or set up your outdoor decking with ottomans and cosy blankets for cooler evenings.
- Go multilevel
Setting your decking across multiple levels lets you incorporate different themed areas – you could drop a hot tub in one or build an outdoor bar – and really maximise the available space. This is also a great way to add visual interest to a fairly bland back garden.
Our composite decking has long been a popular design choice for commercial and residential property owners looking to utilise space whilst increasing the value of their investment – and in 2018 our Ash Grey decking is the hottest outdoor furniture trend.
If you want to construct a base for your composite decking that will last as long as the decking look no further than Teckwood’s composite joist. Available with or without steel reinforcement it’s the ideal solution.
The standard 50 x 50mm composite joist is perfect when sitting the supporting structure of your composite decking on a solid concrete base.
Our steel reinforced 50 x 50mm composite joist is the best solution for balcony systems using pedestals, it can also be used in those difficult areas such as wetlands, boardwalks, jetties and “floating” roof top terraces.
For more information, call our friendly sales team on 0800 799 9082
The world is full of different building materials and imagining how they look in our homes can be tricky.
We’ve introduced our composite cladding visualiser to help our customers bring their ideas to life. This realistic tool allows you to see exactly what your home would look like using our contemporary range of cladding colours to transform your home with one simple click of your mouse.
Manufactured from timber and recycled plastics, our composite cladding is a popular low maintenance alternative to traditional timber cladding.
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