Composite decking: a versatile outdoor option


For style and ease of maintenance, choose versatile composite decking

We all love the outdooors, which is why creating alfresco spaces and entertaining areas that complement our homes is now a priority — but what is the right type of decking? The answer depends on the location and intended use, but composite decking might be a great option for you.

There is a lot to consider. Does the deck need to be an outdoor meals area or a serene walkway? What look and feel do you want? How much space do you have and does the land slope? Will the deck be elevated or low to the ground? Do you want to build big and, say, create a huge viewing platform to take in the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside or do you have a cosy space in mind — one that will be perfect on summer nights when you want to relax outside after a hard day’s grind?

The next question is — what should the deck be built of? For most people, the choice comes down to either natural timber or composite timber. Some say you cannot surpass the beauty of real timber, but then you have to ensure it is corrrectly maintained to avoid it splitting and rotting. Usually an annual task, it becomes pretty onerous after a year or two. This is one reason why composite decking has become the material of choice for those who want to spend their time enjoying their deck rather than oiling, staining or repairing it.

Futurewood wood-plastic composite decking is a good-quality, solid composite decking material that has stood the test of time in harsh Australian conditions from Cairns to Hobart and everywhere between. Available in five colours and with a concealed-fit clipping system, it will not rot, split or cup — and termites hate it. The colour runs right through the 23mm thick material so that it does not need oiling or painting and it comes in long lengths.

Futurewood composite decking, screening and cladding products are environmentally sustainable timber alternatives for both domestic and commercial projects.

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