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What is Composite Decking?

With more people wanting to use outdoor spaces for socialising, relaxing, working, and other  pursuits, decks have soared in popularity in the UK. The search for options other than hard paving,  dull concrete, and natural wood can leave some folks wondering what composite decking is,  especially if they’re unfamiliar with less traditional materials. Find out more about this durable,  versatile, and sustainable option and its advantages, and order your high-quality composite decking from Industrial Metal Services.

What is composite decking?

Composite decking refers to decking products made from composite material sometimes known as ‘composite wood’. This material is a combination of natural wood fibres and synthetic materials. It is moulded into decking boards and trim that have lower maintenance needs than regular wood and a more pleasing, natural-looking finish than plastic decking.

Most, if not all, decking projects require more than boards and trim. In addition to a sub-frame and joists, you would need starter and finish clips, hidden T-clips with screws, and extra screws, as well as tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).




What is composite decking made of?

As mentioned above, this popular decking material is a composite of natural and synthetic fibres. The materials used and the proportions in which they’re used vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

At Industrial Metal Services, our composite decking is made from 95% reclaimed hardwood fibres and recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic. This combination of reclaimed and recycled natural and synthetic materials gives our decking superior durability, longevity, and stability, as well as a beautiful look and finish to complement your property.

What is composite decking made of?

As mentioned above, this popular decking material is a composite of natural and synthetic fibres. The materials used and the proportions in which they’re used vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

At Industrial Metal Services, our composite decking is made from 95% reclaimed hardwood fibres and recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic. This combination of reclaimed and recycled natural and synthetic materials gives our decking superior durability, longevity, and stability, as well as a beautiful look and finish to complement your property.




 

What are the advantages of using composite decking?

There are a few advantages to using composite decking:

 

1. Durability: Strong and durable, our decking doesn't crack, rot, splinter, or warp over time. It  also requires little maintenance. 

2. Longevity: Our decking's blend of reclaimed wood fibre and recycled HDPE means superior  longevity. With requiring additional treatment, our decking is mould-resistant in wet  conditions, doesn't contract and expand as much as natural wood, has UV resistance to  prevent excessive fading, and is resistant to damage caused by insects such as beetles and  woodworm.

3. Eco-friendliness: Our composite decking is a good choice if you're looking for a greener,  sustainable option. 100% of the wood fibres we use are reclaimed, and 100% of the HDPE  we use is recycled. Plus, our decking is recyclable. 

4. Variety of colours, designs, and textures: Decking made from composite material is  available in a wide variety of colours, designs, and textures. You're sure to find a style to  bring your design dreams to life and complement your property perfectly.

 


How long does composite decking last?

How long composite decking lasts depends on a variety of factors. If you choose high-quality decking boards and other materials and install and care for them properly, your decking should last for 25 to 30 years or more. Our decking is strong, reliable, and offers excellent UV and weather resistance.

 

 



Composite decking ideas: what can composite decking be used for?

Let these composite decking ideas inspire you to use decking boards for more than decks and floors:

 


	Use decking boards to create garden benches. 
	Form garden pathways using decking boards.
	Create a garden shed base using composite decking. 
	Use decking boards to build a wheelie bin enclosure.

Composite decking ideas: what can composite decking be used for?

Let these composite decking ideas inspire you to use decking boards for more than decks and floors:

 

  • Use decking boards to create garden benches. 
  • Form garden pathways using decking boards.
  • Create a garden shed base using composite decking. 
  • Use decking boards to build a wheelie bin enclosure.




 

Enhance your property with quality composite decking

Bringing together the best of natural wood fibre and HDPE, our composite decking is the sensible choice for decks and other projects at homes and commercial properties around the UK. Make sure you choose premium quality decking for your projects. Turn to Industrial Metal Services for all your composite decking needs.


Posted by Verkeer
27th February 2024

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