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Using composite materials to create high quality decking

By Stuart Burns February 18, 2014

Just as we moved into providing fibreglass grating for marinas, after receiving significant interest in the benefits of our industrial grating products, so we moved into providing composite timber decking for the wider decking market, after hundreds of individuals contacted us to enquire about using our composite decking kit in different environments.

Thanks to the extensive research and development that went into producing our pontoon decking kit, we knew exactly what was involved in creating attractive, high quality and non slip decking products for exterior use and were quickly able to adapt our existing products for domestic and commercial use.

Having been used everywhere from pubs, hotels and zoos to back gardens and housing developments, our composite decking boards are a huge hit with customers for several reasons…

Green credentials

Whether you’re a major contractor or a private individual, thinking green is something we should all be doing when it comes to choosing building materials. Thankfully, despite its engineered form, Dura decking products are manufactured using up to 87% recycled materials! What’s more, we are the first, and currently the only, composite decking company offering clients the option to order decking boards, the wood of which has been 100% FSC certified.

Long lifespan

As with all our engineered products, because of their consistency, our composite decking boards will last you long into the future and will not suffer from issues such as rot, mould and fading. The only mould that could occur would be surface mould in dark and wet environments. This can easily be cleaned off with a jet wash, however.

Value for money

In 2012 an independent review was carried out in order to determine which was the most cost effective material for decking kits: softwood, hardwood or Dura Deck boarding. Taking into account the amount of maintenance that would need to be conducted on traditional wooden decks and the cost of the maintenance materials required, it concluded that, despite being the second most expensive of the three options, Dura Deck was by far the cheapest over the lifetime of the material, when the cost of materials, labour and replacement were taken into account.

For more on the many advantages of composite materials when it comes to decking boards, just visit our home page, where you’ll be able to obtain a free copy of my new guide, “How to Choose Composite Building Products”.