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Pros and cons of composite versus wood decking

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

Would you like to create a long-lasting and hardwearing deck that requires minimum maintenance? Then composite decking could be what you are looking for. Before you decide if composite decking is the right choice for your project, read our pros and cons.

Composite decking pros

  • Easy to install and maintain

  • Highly durable

  • UV protected / Minimum fade

  • Non-slip

  • Splinter free

  • Lasts 3x longer than wood

  • Made from recycled materials

  • No painting required

  • Will not rot or warp

  • Weatherproof

Composite decking cons

  • Lacks the look of real wood

  • Disposal after use

  • Eventual replacement needed

  • Can scratch if mistreated

  • Darker colours can get hot in summer

We are experienced deck builders, and composite decking is our preferred choice. Made from 40% recycled wood and 60% recycled coloured plastic, our decking comes in a choice of nine colours, so you are bound to find the exact colour you are after.

Our composite planks are a fantastic way to create a deck that lasts, does not fade, is easy to maintain and is non-slip. We can provide you with everything you need to transform your outdoor space by building a deck. The cost for composite decking in on a par with real wooden decks, and because it’s created from recycled materials, it is better for the environment.

If you are planning to install a new deck in your garden, we can help. With our personalised area calculation service, a 15-year warranty and free samples, we’ve got you covered!

We are UK based, nation-wide suppliers of composite decking. To order your free samples or to find out more, get in touch with us today via our enquiry form.

Composite versus wood decking

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