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Teckwood have created an environmentally friendly engineered wood plastic composite (WPC) material made from 100% FSC® certified timber and 40% recycled high density polyethylene plastic. Other materials include UV stabilizer, colouring and anti-fungal agents.
Teckwood’s wood plastic composite cladding boards are finished with an enhanced woodgrain effect
Teckwood’s wood plastic composite decking boards are dual sided. Finished with a castellated anti-slip surface on one side and an enhanced grain on the reverse.
Traditional timber expands as it absorbs water, it may also rot over time as well as requiring a high level of maintenance. Teckwood’s wood plastic composite cladding and decking will not rot and is very low maintenance. Our decking also has greater slip and UV resistance than traditional timber decking.
Our cladding products have a much higher ignition rate than standard timber. Its self-ignition temperature is 450°C/840°F, thus it is less likely to catch fire. Our wood plastic composite cladding carries a fire class specification of B-s2,d0.
Our wood plastic composites are made in batches, slight colour variations may occur. We use FSC® certified timber in making a natural product and once any colour bleaching has taken place, usually about 10% in the first 3 months, the UV stabiliser keeps the colour looking rich and vibrant.
Wood plastic components are designed to expand and contract to atmospheric conditions. The concealed stainless steel fixing clips allow the physical effects to go unnoticed.
Wood plastic composite decking is renowned for its anti-slip properties, Teckwood’s decking is proven to provide a great anti-slip surface, tested by SGS and Intertek.
Yes, all our fixings are concealed, the decking does not splinter making it bare foot, child and pet friendly. It has excellent anti-slip properties.
No we do not recommend it. Teckwood’s wood plastic composites do not require any traditional timber treatment for protection as it is highly resistant to rotting, splintering and decay.
Teckwood’s composites are very low maintenance. Soapy water can used to quickly clean away debris. If you choose to use a power washer please keep at least a distance of 30cm between the power jet and the surface.
There are no special tools required when cutting the composite cladding or decking. We would however recommend cutting the cladding using a TCT saw blade.
Cladding -Teckwood recommend a 500mm maximum span between the centres of the joists.
Decking – Teckwood recommend a 300mm maximum span between the centres of the joists.
Yes, our composite cladding and decking can cantilever a maximum of 20mm past the end of the joist.
We do not recommend using any type of adhesive to install Teckwood’s wood plastic composite cladding or decking.
You should always install your composite in accordance with the manufacturer’s manual to allow for thermal expansion and contraction.
Yes, to ensure that all our decking is barefoot friendly we recommend that use you our black electro plated stainless steel concealed clips
We do not recommend composite joists for load bearing as it has not been tested. Please consult our team or a structural engineer if you have any further questions.
What may appear to be rust is actually surface corrosion. When stainless steel comes in contact with chloride (which is found in seawater) or chlorine (which is used in swimming pools), the protective chromium oxide layer gets penetrated and allows a corrosive attack to occur. Thoroughly rinsing all your deck with fresh water after it is exposed to salt or chlorinated water is the best way to prevent corrosion.