Composite decking is the modern alternative to timber decking, the advantage being that it does not rot or warp and is virtually maintenance-free. WPC decking (Wood Plastic Composite) is made from wood fibre, some form of plastic and a binding agent, so the result is denser, harder and heavier than wood alone. This means that there is no danger of splinters and, since the composite will not host the growth of algae, it is anti-slip even in the wet. With no health and safety issues, this makes it ideally suited to use in commercial and public areas as well for private decks.
Composite planks look like wood and they can be worked like wood, but unlike wood they do not need to be protected from water ingress which makes them naturally more suited to outdoor use. They will last longer than wood and do not require staining or painting at any time throughout their life.
Composite deck boards from Havwoods
At Havwoods we are passionate about wood, but when it comes to decking we reserve our passion for the composite products we show here. We have scoured the world for those which both satisfy our standards and fulfil your needs, so all are particularly strong and stable with a solid construction - very important - and they are both fade- and stain-resistant. They come in a range of the colours which are ideally suited to contemporary landscaping, offering a number of shades of brown as well as grey decking. And, just as important, they are from highly ethical European and North American companies with superior ecological credentials.
Raised deck system
Whether you need to raise your deck a little or a lot, we are able to offer a flexible and cost-effective system which may be used with all of our decking options. Comprising aluminium support joists - stable, lightweight, corrosion- and impact-resistant - and easy-to-use, twist and lock adjustable pedestals made entirely from recycled materials, the system provides a height range of 37-1016mm in 1mm increments and is gradient adjustable, offering top and/or bottom slope correction of up to 5% in 1% increments. Call +44(0)1524 944163 for technical information.
Installing and maintaining your deck
All of our boards are easy to install. They can be machined with standard woodworking tools and comprehensive installation instructions are available here. We also stock a complete range of accessories, including ribbed and bullnose step edges, fascia boards and stainless steel fixings.
Maintenance couldn't be simpler. Simply wash Tekker occasionally with clean water; any stubborn stains may be lightly sanded; whilst soap and water are sufficient to maintain the Xscape boards.
Finally, please note that we carry a small collection of composite cladding to complement our Trekker collection of decking boards.