History of Composite Decking
Wooden or timber decking has been around for a long time. Is composite decking the new pretender or genuinely superior to traditional decking?
Today, most everyone has heard the terms composite decking, composite lumber and wood plastic composite deck. But there is an interesting story behind the fast growth of a market that essentially didn’t exist before the late 1990s.
COMPOSITE DECKING TIMELINE
Composite decking is in demand! It lasts longer, is easy to work with and has excellent design and colourway options.
Composite fencing or composite fence panels is a relatively new innovation. The great feature is that they don’t need to be painted or stained – we all know how long that can take. Wouldn’t you rather be enjoying the summer sun rather than slogging through the mundane task of painting your old wooden fence?
Painting and staining of your deck is just not required due to the composition of composite decking boards. In fact, if you paint the decking it will just peel away after a short time. Most maintenance is as simple as a brush, a wash with a cleaning powder or fluid, a rinse and that’s it. Done!
This video demonstrates how easy it is to clean your composite decking. Remember, there’s no need to strip, sand, stain or varnish. Just clean it! The results are amazing with very little effort. It does go to show how easy composite decks are to keep clean.
Composite decking received bad press some years ago. It’s fair to say that some early versions of decking did suffer from delamination, warping or splitting. Over the last few years this has been eradicated on all but the lowest quality decking. The same could be said for any product – buy cheap, buy twice or thrice.
When building a deck, bear in mind that you may need planning permission. There are certain considerations, such as the proposed height and size of your decking, that might make this necessary. Always make sure […]
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