Having a long history means we have observed and participated in product development as the industry has taken an increasing share of decking and screening materials markets.
Our product range now contains only solid composite products; hollow decking in particular has in some cases developed problems after a few years.
In the last five years there has been further developments leading to a co-extrusion third generation of WPC and other composites. DECKER recognises the importance of supplying quality products that meet customer requirements and expectations. Consequently, in the last two years after thorough research and testing, our headline ranges:
Whilst we still supply the “economy” product DECKER DESIGN, manufactured to order, our emphasis in now on the above new ranges.
Initially, first generation products were a combination of wood waste and binders and had limited strength and mechanical properties. However, technology moved forward in the 1990’s in conjunction with the extrusion manufacturing process.
The commercialised wood plastic composites are referred to as the second generation; typically a combination of wood waste and polyethylene, these products have good mechanical properties, high dimensional stability and can be used to produce complex shapes.
The decking market rapidly became the major use for such composites. Decking boards were consistently coloured and embossed with woodgrain patterns to mock timber looks, like our now superseded DECKER DESIGN range. However, these WPC products whilst low maintenance, were subject to fading and staining.
Co-extruded decking was developed to apply a protective coating to the WPC core to reduce fading and staining. Decker investigated these new products and moved quickly to introduced a range of co-extruded decking in 2018, DECKER PROTECT. With the woodgrain pattern integrated into the board profile and colour mixing, co-extruded products look much more like varnished or stained timber and have no fade no stain properties
As technology improves, DECKER consistently looks to introduce new and better decking boards. The most recent technology developments has been to product strong composite decking boards using other materials. PERLABOARD, initially sold by DECKER in 2019 was developed to commercialisation over many years based upon a combination of PVC ( not HDPE) and Calcium Carbonate ( not wood).
With a new material, ASA co-polymer, capping the co-extruded core and proprietary colour mixing, the new products are 40% lighter than WPC decking, look much more like natural timber and have a hard stain and scratch resistant finish. Also much better slip and fire resistance characteristics. This is now the best plastic decking money can buy!
NEW 2020 – Latest co-extrusion technology.
Foamed PVC combined with Calcium Carbonate for core material
Dual colour ASA thermoplastic coating
Best fade, stain, slip and fire resistance properties.
WE OFFER friendly guidance and aim to provide deep constructive and honest advice for your project. If we don’t think we can provide what you want, in terms of colour, delivery or price, we will tell you.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP to make your deck installation easier. We offer a number of customer support initiatives, including:
We would like to help you plan and build a beautiful outdoor living space.
If you want to check the colour or quality of our product, we can express post you free samples.
If you want to know how much your decking might cost, we can provide you with a free quote.
If you have any other questions about our product or the buying process, you can contact us through our webform, by email or by phone.