COMPOSITE DECKING VS TIMBER

How unmaintained timber decking can deteriorate

DECKER’s wood plastic composite products like our DECKER PROTECT range of co-extruded composite decking have significant environmental and maintenance advantages over hardwood timber decking. Some of these advantages lower the cost of installation.  The cost of on-going maintenance is minimal, unlike hardwood timber decking which needs regular oiling or painting to preserve its looks and […]

WOOD PLASTIC COMPOSITE COMPOSITION AND MANUFACTURE

As its name might suggest, wood plastic composite (WPC) is a material created from a unique blend of natural wood and plastic fibres. The two materials, let’s call them “wood” and “plastic”, are mixed together to create a relatively thick and homogenous mix. At this stage, some additives are also combined, such as colorants, reinforcing […]

CHOOSING COMPOSITE DECKING – FACTORS TO CONSIDER

There are over  20 composite decking brands in Australia, some with more than one product range so choosing can be difficult.  There are seven relevant factors in making a choice of composite decking Technology (2nd Generation vs Capped 3rd Generation); Hollow vs Solid; Width and Length of a Board; Thickness and Maximum Joist Span Profile […]