Don’t you just love this time of year? As the warmer weather approaches it is time to get outside and make the most of the sunshine. However most of us have to spend a considerable amount of time prepping the ground. This includes any hard standing areas. Endless hours of sanding, sealing and replacing warped decking boards. Thankfully there are now appealing alternatives that allow you to make the most of your outside space all year round.
Introducing composite decking. An environmentally friendly alternative to timber decking it is made from reclaimed and recycled materials including wood fibres and plastics. With the look and feel of traditional timber decking and available in a choice of finishes it is a fantastic substitute for the real thing. Low water absorption compared to conventional timber and reduced fungal and mould growth mean that composite decking is also slip-resistant.
Unlike real wood the boards do not splinter, are free from toxic additives and all fixings are hidden. Incredibly child-friendly, composite decking will ensure you have a safe outdoor play area even in the winter months.
As it is lighter than timber and very easy to cut it is ideal for DIY installation. The boards themselves are also consistent in size and shape. Of course, you could opt for professional installation. Just choose your colour and finish. That’s right, there is no need to stain…and the colour really does last!
Given the longevity of the product it is cheaper than conventional wood over time. Minimal maintenance is required as warping, splitting, woodworm and rotting are eliminated. With an expected lifespan of over 25 years it really is a sound investment.