Attractive, future-proof composite decking boards for commercial or residential projects
Dura Deck composite decking is a low maintenance, eco-friendly alternative to traditional timber decking
Timber has traditionally been used for decking, but composite decking delivers a number of advantages over traditional materials, making it the preferred choice for landscapers, architects and specifiers looking for a future-proof solution. Strong and durable, Dura’s wood-plastic composite (WPC) decking looks and feels like natural wood, is easy to install and requires minimal maintenance. This makes it a great choice for a number of residential and commercial applications.
Due to its unique composition, Dura Deck is a vibrant, long-lasting product which will won’t rot, warp or splinter and does not require staining, treating or painting.
Unlike timber, WPC boards require only basic cleaning, such as an occasional wash and scrub, to keep them looking like-new for years. Composite wood plastic decking also handles heat and weathering extremely well, being UV-stable as well as resistant to moisture, mould and algae.
Our composite boards are also an eco-friendly option. Made from an innovative blend of up to 87% recycled hardwood and plastics, Dura Deck helps to conserve the Earth’s resources whilst reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. Dura Composites was the world’s first timber composite supplier to become FSC ® 100% certified, demonstrating our commitment to sustainable composite timber products.
Both our Eco and Resist ranges can suit a range of applications, but each board type offers something a little different. So it’s important to know which is the best composite decking for your specific requirements before you decide on either one.
Many suppliers will request that you use a different span to suit commercial or domestic applications, but Dura Deck offers greater simplicity. There is one recommended span for each product in accordance with BS 6399-1: 1996 – no matter what the application!
Our narrower boards (Eco 146, Resist 150) have a more traditional appearance and closely resemble natural wood planks. However, if your priority is maximising the speed of installation or span capability then our double width board (Eco 295) may be more suitable.
All Dura Deck composite timber boards are reversible, allowing installers’ to choose from two attractive and durable finishes.
What are composites?
Composite materials are products made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties, that when combined, produce a material with different characteristics to those of the individual components.
What are Wood Plastic Composites?
Wood-plastic composites (WPC) are made of wood fibre/wood flour and thermoplastic materials. Our new 2019 Dura Deck Eco and Resist product range is manufactured from a unique combination of wood and plastic for a traditional timber look, with the strength of engineered composite.
Our composite timber is a highly engineered mixture of wood fibre, plastic, and specific binding agents. These ingredients are put together to form a material that is denser, stronger, and longer-lasting than wood, making it ideal for decking areas.
The specific manufacturing process used to produce our composite decking means we can create a wide range of attractive colours that you wouldn’t get from traditional timber decking. The colours are vibrant, long-lasting and never need painting or treating.
Dura Deck is highly resistant to environmental impacts such as fungal or mould attack and its innovative subsurface fixing system means no nails or screws need to go through the deck itself – creating a smart, uniform and barefoot-friendly surface which is great for children and pets.
- Natural wood look and feel
- Concealed fixings
- Doesn’t rot, splinter or warp
- UV colour stable
- Recycled content
- Anti Slip surface
- Water resistant
- Ideal wood replacement
- Barefoot friendly
- Minimum 10 year warranty
- Looks fresh for years
- Environmentally friendly
- Prevents slips, trips and falls
- Rain and swimming pool friendly
If you want to see how much composite decking you need for your project, and how much it’ll cost, use our online decking calculator. Simply tell us the dimensions of your decking space and we’ll tell you how much each of our decking products will cost in total, with a complete breakdown of everything that gets you. Try it for yourself.
What are the differences in performance between Dura Deck Eco and Dura Deck Resist…
Dura Deck Eco and Resist are suitable in almost any residential environment. Dura Deck Resist is particularly suited for commercial applications.
Our unique blend 87% recycled hardwood and plastics makes our composite decking a truly environmentally-friendly solution.
Dura Deck’s Unique Composition
Using state-of-the-art product design, proprietary product formulas and precise manufacturing techniques, Dura has been able to achieve an additional 60% extra strength versus similar designs from competitors.
This added strength helps prevent long term failure due to permanent deflection (otherwise known as ‘sag’). Our unique design enables the same span to be used whether you plan to install Dura Deck residentially or commercially.
If you’re looking for a solution that can be laid in minutes, Dura Tile interlocking squares are great. They require no screws, nails or bonds and the base is constructed with inbuilt connecting tabs which enable the tiles to lock together over practically any hard surface. Ideal for DIY garden decking or for difficult to reach roof terraces and balconies.
Once you’ve decided on the right composite flooring product for your needs, our specialist distributor, International Timber, has 4 major UK depots in Stirlingshire, Manchester, Gloucestershire and Essex, and stocks a huge range of Dura Deck and Dura Tile to suit every project. Dura Composites’ products are also available through a wide network of builders merchants across the UK.
For all the benefits of timber, with easy installation, take a look at our complete range of composite decking and related products.
The Dura Deck product range
An immensely versatile material, Dura Deck is suitable for domestic use as well as for more demanding commercial applications such as hotels, restaurants, swimming pools, or on terraces and boardwalks.
The Dura Deck composite decking range is available in a variety of widths and surface finishes to suit every requirement, and the speed of installation means that any project can be planned and completed in good time. We also offer solid section profiles, ideal if you need to cut boards to specific sizes whilst maintaining core strength.
As well as a minimum 10-year warranty, all our products have an expected 25-year service life. We also have a range of free samples available to order, so you can check the product meets your requirements before making an investment.
Buying Dura Deck
Dura Deck is available to buy through our specialist distributor, International Timber. They have 4 major UK depots in Stirlingshire, Manchester, Gloucestershire and Essex, and through specially selected Jewson stores and timber merchants such as Champion Timber. For details of how to buy, click here
Can composite decking be painted?
Yes. However, we would strongly advise against it. Our highly sophisticated, maintenance-free decking is designed to resist all weather conditions, so it won’t fade or rot over time, negating the need for a paint job.
Can Dura Deck be stained?
It doesn’t need it – all of our products are engineered to resist mould and rot, so you won’t need to go through the hassle of treating it every year.
Can it be used indoors?
Yes. The durability and versatility of WPC decking makes it one of the few outdoor materials that can be used inside. However, there would need to be a solid base for it to sit on, which is harder to achieve indoors than it is outside.
Can composite decking be put directly on the ground?
No. Our decking cannot be laid over an existing surface – instead, we need to lay a sub-surface for the composite to sit on, ensuring maximum results.
Will composite decking rot?
No. Unlike traditional timber materials, our decking is specifically designed to resist water damage and rot.
Does composite decking get hot?
As a trusted composite timber decking supplier, we can’t guarantee that your boards won’t get hot. What we can guarantee, however, is that regardless of how hot they get during the summer, they'll never warp or bend.
Does composite decking scratch easily?
No. The unique composition of our decking means that it won’t scratch or chip by reasonable means, making it perfect for furniture.
Will composite decking burn?
While it's not 100% inflammable, composite decking has a much higher fire resistance than traditional timber decking. Our Dura Deck Resist boards have a Class B fire rating, which means that they won't ignite or drip, making it safe for a range of applications.
How much composite decking do I need?
To find out how much decking you need, take a measurement of the width and length of your desired area and multiply the two numbers. This will give you the total area of the space. For example, if the length is 3 metres and the width is 4 metres, you'll need 12 square-metres of decking. Alternatively you can just use our decking cost calculator
How do I clean my boards?
It couldn’t be easier to clean Dura Deck; its water- and stain-resistant technology means it only takes a wipe or a scrub to remove any impurities.
How long will it last?
All of our Dura Deck product has a 25-year service life, but with good maintenance it could well exceed that.
How do I fix my boards?
You don’t: we do it for you! All of our decking comes with a minimum 10-year warranty, so if you ever need a repair or replacement, all you need to do is call.
Are composite decking boards slippery?
No. Unlike purely plastic or vinyl alternatives, our decking is designed to prevent you from slipping on it.
Is it waterproof?
Yes. The blend of plastic and wood that makes up our Dura Deck means that it is 100% waterproof. This means that, unlike timber, it won’t swell or warp when the weather gets too rough – it’ll remain perfect year in, year out.
Is Dura Deck hollow?
Not always. Like other suppliers, we offer a varied range which includes both hollow and solid options. Solid decking is usually more durable, while hollow boards tend to respond better to changes in the weather.
What is composite decking made of?
Dura Deck is made from a unique combination of timber and plastic, giving it the feel and look of the former, but the durability of the latter.
Does composite decking expand?
No. While the boards can be laid to account for some expansion, our composite decking boards are heat and water resistant, so they won't warp, swell or expand with changes in the weather.
Is composite decking cheaper than wood?
Board for board, timber is the cheapest material you'll find for your decking project. However, this will need constant maintenance, repairs and replacement over its lifespan, whilst composite decking has an estimated life-cycle of 20 years, without the need for constant care. Based on a deck size of 12 square-metres, we estimate that composite decking could save you up to £3,000 over its lifespan.
Dura Deck has a traditional wood appearance and a long life span, making it a great alternative to using natural timber. It is suitable for commercial or garden decking, as well as patios and roof top garden environments.
Watch Tom from Dura Composites give a full tutorial of how to install Dura Composites’ innovative composite decking over pre-existing patio slabs! This decking construction video demonstrates how easy Dura Deck is to install for someone with a solid knowledge of DIY, or for a professional fitter.
Dura Composites has achieved Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody certification
Dura Composites was the world’s first composite timber supplier to achieve Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody certification, as part of our commitment to leading the industry in sustainable practice.
FSC Chain of Custody certification is awarded to companies that can track and document FSC certified material through the production process, from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of procurement, processing, manufacturing, distribution and sale of certified goods.
Dura Composites has the ability to provide all of its Dura Deck, Dura Cladding and Dura Tile products as FSC-certified. Look for the products on our website that are accompanied with the FSC logo or the words ‘FSC certified’ and you can be confident you are not damaging the world’s forests and that the product has been manufactured with timber from responsibly managed forests.
In today’s marketplace, consumers increasingly have the option to buy products that offer a sustainable solution. Ethically harvested wood products are a great example of a high quality product with a lessened environmental impact. Asking for and buying wood and paper products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) — is something we can all do that is good for people, good for forests and good for the planet.
Dura Composites takes pride in the fact that we are able to offer sustainable composite timber product options to our customers. Our FSC® 100% certified composite timber Dura Deck and Dura Cladding are just as good for your project as they are for the future of the environment.
Why should you look for the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) logo?
- You can buy products containing wood, with a clear conscience, when you see the FSC logo.
- The FSC label guarantees that the trees that are harvested are replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally.
- Parts of the forest are protected entirely, in order to protect rare animals and plants.
- FSC is the only wood certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental charities, including WWF and The Woodland Trust.
- Every link between the forest and the consumer is certified to make it clearly identifiable which wood is FSC certified and which is not.