Composite decking

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Composite decking

Post by Spezzo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:37 am

Has anyone got any experience with this type of decking? Am looking to replace mine in my tropical garden and would like some opinions and possibly some pictures of your composite decks. Does it live up to its marketing or does it tend to crack. I'm swaying towards Trex. Many thanks.

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Re: Composite decking

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:31 am

I've received samples of the solid composite decking from e decks. Looks good stuff, very solid but thinner than wooden decking. The price though is pretty high at around £25 per 3.6m board.

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Re: Composite decking

Post by Conifers » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:49 am

What's it made of, and does either its production or use damage the environment in any way?

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Re: Composite decking

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:33 am

Conifers wrote:What's it made of, and does either its production or use damage the environment in any way?
Wood fibre and plastic but no need to stain/paint/oil.

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Re: Composite decking

Post by Conifers » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:59 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
Conifers wrote:What's it made of, and does either its production or use damage the environment in any way?
Wood fibre and plastic but no need to stain/paint/oil.
In that case, likely a far better choice than using the endangered tropical hardwoods that are usually sold for decking.

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Re: Composite decking

Post by paulrm71 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:22 pm

I have used mill board decking on school projects (website with same name), and have found it to be almost maintenance free. However initially some types can be quite slippery in the wet as they exude an oily resin or something similar but that should disappear after the first 6 months or so. The only downside is the cost!

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