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Fantastic boards for a great price

Luke was fantastic. Couldn’t of done any more for me in terms of making sure I had all I needed and if I needed any advice always available to ask. He was brilliant . Highly recommended.

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The product looks great and the pricing is competitive

I am very happy with the service, value and product. Jack dealt with my request quickly, helped me to amend the order when I wanted some additional items, and he arranged a quick delivery.

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Amazing decking, amazing service

Super friendly staff in particular Lee would went over and above for me and didn’t mind my 100 calls and texts. Long wait but that was partially due to COVID.

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Fantastic product

Fantastic product, very solid boards and they look outstanding highly recommended. Thanks Jack for all the help!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Homeowners are installing composite decking today because it is a better alternative to wood decking. Although composite decking is well-known, some still don’t know much about it. We have compiled this frequently asked questions to help you know more about composite decking.

Composite decking

What Is Composite Decking?

Composite decking is a synthetic material that is made with wood fibres, HDPE plastics and bonding agents. Homeowners are making the educated decision to install composite decking over wood due to its authentic wooden look and low maintenance composite decking boards solution with a large range of colours and modern designs to choose from. The decking material is made from a co-extrusion process where wood fibres, HDPE plastics are mixed and heated with bonding agents then pushed through a mould to provide its shape. The boards are then cut to size, left to cool, after cooling the boards are then treated to form composite decking boards.

Composite decking boards are stronger, anti-slip and more durable than wood over its life span, and it will last much longer. Composite decking is more resistant to insects’ attacks and elements of mother nature than timber decking boards.

Is Composite Decking Really Worth It?

We believe composite decking is worth every penny you spent on it. There are many advantages to composite decking. The key advantages are the fact that composite decking boards have a longer life span when compared with wood. It is highly resistant to termites, insects, other wood-eating bugs that destroy timber. 

 

In addition, it absorbs less water, slip-resistant and structurally more stable product over wood decking.

Composite decking is a low maintenance decking solution. During its service life composite decking does require to be cleaned regularly with hot soapy water and a horse down, please remember to increase maintenance during the spring and autumn periods where leaf’s, dirt and derby will fall onto your composite deck. High-quality composite decking does not require regular sealing, staining, or standing, providing a more cost-effective solution over time when compared to wood. This infers that when you install composite decking, you will save money over time. Wood decking does not low maintenance like decking composite requires lots of time-consuming maintenance that is heavy on the wallet and your time to ensure your wooden decking is kept looking as good as new and lasting longer over the years ahead. 

Another reason high-quality composite decking is worth the costs, especially for second-generation composite decking products, is that they do not require regular painting or staining due to its fully capped/ shield surface layer which restraints mould, mildew, stains, retains and holds its colour much better over the decades and does not rot, warp or splinter– it will not fade quickly like wood decking’ colour, and this is another reason wood plastic composite, another name for composite decking, has low maintenance.

COST OF COMPOSITE DECKING BOARDS VS WOOD?

This is another frequently asked question about decking composite. Composite decking does cost more than wood decking. Note that the price of a composite decking board depends on the size, grade, generation and like anything the quality. Composite decking boards are varying in price from £14.99 per board to £89.99 per board.

Decking composite prices variation is due to the generation, first-generation wood fibre and powder surface texture (colour will fade and maintenance to the surface colour is required during its life span) second-generation composite decking also know as capped, shield, full capped or co-extrusion, second-generation retains and holds its colour much better over the years and require ultra-low maintenance during its life span.

Wood decking is divided into two. Softwood decking cost is between £10 – £12 per board for a 4metre board. Hardwood cost is between £20 per board for a 4metre board. Composite decking costs more than wood; there is no question about this. The difference between the price of hardwood decking and composite decking boards is little. But the difference between the cost of softwood decking product and composite deck boards is large. 

So what do you get for your money? The key benefit to composite decking is less maintenance and more durability during its life span. When you start your decking project, what you may save in the upfront cost of wooden decking, will cost in time, maintenance and money in materials to keep any wooden decking looking good and eventually will need replacing all together almost every 5 years, where composite decking will need some level of maintenance in colour. And, composite decking boards are structurally stronger, outlasting its wooden cousin by double or treble its life span.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF COMPOSITE DECK BOARDS?

As you can read from above composite decking has many advantages and its key to understand your home requirements as a customer, e.g. how long are you planning to live at the property? What level of maintenance are you happy to do? What level of continues maintenance are you happy to do? Are you happy to maintain the colour after 5 years? Do you require the flexibility to change the colour after 5 or 10 years?

Some of the key advantages of high-quality composite decking are that they are aesthetically pleasing. Unlike wood decking that needs painting or staining, composite decking comes with lots of beautiful surface colours. You can select light-coloured or dark-coloured composite decking boards. Also, there is brown, grey, oak, dark oak and anthracite grey composite decking. The colour stability and durability are better than wood, holding and retaining its colour for a much longer time. 

Slip resistance is a key benefit to choosing composite decking over wood, wood is hazardous in British weather, and is a severe hazard to any ages. Composite decking out performances wood on slip-resistant considerably, the best performing anti-slip product is wide grooved decking boards, wood grain decking boards in the first and second generation. A key point when installing especially if you want the best performance from slip-resistant is to run the composite deck boards horizontal from the house or area of footfall, this way any high-quality composite decking board will provide its best possible anti-slip performance during its life span.

Low Maintenance

Low maintenance is another advantage of composite decking when installed at home. When you install wood plastic composite decking in a project, all you must do is ensure regular cleaning with hot soapy water and a hose and increase the cleaning in the spring and autumn time when dirt and derby will fall onto your deck—removing food and wine from the surface by simply wiping it away on second generation composite decking board. This is because second-generation composite decking has a plastic-coated surface texture that absorbs fewer stains, unlike wood.

6 Benefits
Of Composite
Decking

Composite plastic decking has many benefits over its wood cousin lasting longer in performance, colour consistency in both first and second generations boards, stronger over its life span and most importantly providing a low maintenance home garden decking solution. There’s no longer a question if people like or should switch to composite plastic decking they simple are, as this product continues its growth year upon year with amazing customer feedback and an authentic natural look.

Step One – Get All the Tools You Need

You can use the standard working tools when installing our boards. If you don’t know how to handle the tools, you can consult the manufacturer guide. You will need a saw. We recommend a Powered Mitre Saw because they cut composite decking boards quickly. Also, you need a hand drill to make holes in your joist. You need a measuring tape, carpentry square, spirit level, safety glass to protect your eyes and chalk line.

Step Two – Build the Joists 

You can use pressure-treated lumber 4 by 2 or 6 by 2 or plastic lumber for the joists. Depending on how you want to cover the edge of your decking, you can build a picture frame substructure. Remember posts must be concreted 500mm into the ground. Please ensure that space between the joists should not be more than 300mm/30cm. If you are building your composite decking in a commercial setting, space should not be more than 200mm/20cm inches. After arranging the joists, make sure you use the spirit level to ensure that it is straight. Remember to incorporate 5% drainage slope upon construction and raised the frame by 300mm of the ground to avoid water build up.

After building the joists, you can proceed to arrange the composite decking boards. We recommend that you fix the first set of boards with hidden starter clips. Screw the starter clips every 300 mm along the first joist until you have covered the length of the joist. Then you can push the composite decking boards into the starter clips so that the clip will hook the grooved side of the boards. 

Step Three – Fix the Remaining Composite Decking Boards

You will need Metal Hidden Fasteners or T-clips to install the remaining composite decking boards. Fix the clips to the joists and then use the T or 2 hooks to hook the groove sides of your composite decking. A clips will hold down two composite decking boards to the joists. Composite decking boards expand and contract, so please ensure you add a minimum of 5-6 mm space between the boards in summer and 8-10mm in the winter season. The gap side to side must be no less than 3mm and no less than 20mm from fix objects. Please note 5% drainage slope should run away from the house or fix objects.

Step Four – Cover the Edges of Your Composite Decking

When you have installed all the composite decking boards, you can cover the edges of your decking with a bullnose (note bullnose board must be installed first when laying the decking), composite decking board & L corner trim. If you are using 3mm hidden fasteners or a composite decking board as a fascia, please remember to predrill 2mm wider than the screw to fix the boards into position or fix onto the joists. Note do not drill any boards with will be weight barring. If you do not want to use the either to cover the edges of your decking, you can build a picture frame substructure for your decking.

How to Install Composite Decking?

When installing your composite decking boards, there are some key points to remember expansion, joist spacing & drainage. Before you commence installation, we advise that you open your composite decking and allow them to settle to the weather. To make installation easier, we have provided a step by step guide on how to install composite decking. Remember post must be 500mm concreted into the ground, frame must have a 5% slope, 6 to 8mm expansions gab end to end with a 20mm gap from any fixed objects, minimum 3mm gap side to side and its advisable to rise the deck by at least 300mm of the ground to provide good airflow and drainage.

Step One – Get All the Tools You Need

You can use the standard working tools when installing our boards. If you don’t know how to handle the tools, you can consult the manufacturer guide. You will need a saw. We recommend a Powered Mitre Saw because they cut composite decking boards quickly. Also, you need a hand drill to make holes in your joist. You need a measuring tape, carpentry square, spirit level, safety glass to protect your eyes and chalk line.

Step Two – Build the Joists 

You can use pressure-treated lumber 4 by 2 or 6 by 2 or plastic lumber for the joists. Depending on how you want to cover the edge of your decking, you can build a picture frame substructure. Remember posts must be concreted 500mm into the ground. Please ensure that space between the joists should not be more than 300mm/30cm. If you are building your composite decking in a commercial setting, space should not be more than 200mm/20cm inches. After arranging the joists, make sure you use the spirit level to ensure that it is straight. Remember to incorporate 5% drainage slope upon construction and raised the frame by 300mm of the ground to avoid water build up.

After building the joists, you can proceed to arrange the composite decking boards. We recommend that you fix the first set of boards with hidden starter clips. Screw the starter clips every 300 mm along the first joist until you have covered the length of the joist. Then you can push the composite decking boards into the starter clips so that the clip will hook the grooved side of the boards. 

Step Three – Fix the Remaining Composite Decking Boards

You will need Metal Hidden Fasteners or T-clips to install the remaining composite decking boards. Fix the clips to the joists and then use the T or 2 hooks to hook the groove sides of your composite decking. A clips will hold down two composite decking boards to the joists. Composite decking boards expand and contract, so please ensure you add a minimum of 5-6 mm space between the boards in summer and 8-10mm in the winter season. The gap side to side must be no less than 3mm and no less than 20mm from fix objects. Please note 5% drainage slope should run away from the house or fix objects.

Step Four – Cover the Edges of Your Composite Decking

When you have installed all the composite decking boards, you can cover the edges of your decking with a bullnose (note bullnose board must be installed first when laying the decking), composite decking board & L corner trim. If you are using 3mm hidden fasteners or a composite decking board as a fascia, please remember to predrill 2mm wider than the screw to fix the boards into position or fix onto the joists. Note do not drill any boards with will be weight barring. If you do not want to use the either to cover the edges of your decking, you can build a picture frame substructure for your decking.

Fact and Myth of Composite Decking

Composite decking is a better alternative to wood decking. Ever since composite decking was introduced to the market, there have been different opinions or information about it. Some of those decking opinions are true, while some are myths. We have decided to clear the air and address some of the myths about composite decking.

Myth 

Composite decking boards are heavy and difficult to install.

Fact

Most people think that composite decking boards are heavy. But the truth is that composite decking boards are lightweight. The strength to weight ratio of composite decking boards is high. Your composite decking is not only light, but it is strong.  You can lift your composite decking easily when installing the panels. Another thing is that you can work on your composite decking efficiently. If you have a good saw, you can cut the composite boards into size when building your decking.

 

Myth

Composite decking does not need maintenance.

Fact

While it is accurate to say that composite decking is not like wood that requires laborious maintenance, you still have to clean your patio. Composite decking is not maintenance free as some homeowners think. But the difference between composite decking and wood maintenance is the way you go about it. You don’t behave to sand, seal, stain or paint your composite decking like a wood decking. To take care of your composite decking, all you should do is regularly clean with hot soapy water and a hose down once a month, remembering to clean more in the spring and winter period when leaves and dirt are left on your deck especially on first generation product to stop any mold or mildew build up, please note to keep an idea for water build up on the deck and remove often.

 

Myth

Composite decking looks like cheap plastic.

Fact

A part of the material composition of composite decking is indeed plastic. But this does not mean that composite decking looks like cheap plastic. One good thing about composite boards is that you can customise them to look like wood. This wood-like appearance is one selling point and why most homeowners prefer composite decking to PVC and other decking types. Woodgrain composite decking looks like timber to the extent that it will be difficult to tell the disparity between them.

 

Myth

Composite decking colour fade quickly or composite decking colour will not fade at all.

Fact

Composite decking boards have a coat of plastic on their surface texture & treatments that reduces how their colour fades. Unlike wood that fades quickly, composite decking will not fade as quickly. But this does not imply that your composite decking boards will not fade. Note that for some weeks after installation, your composite decking will lose 30-40% on first generation & 10-15% on second generation of colour to adjust to the weather. After that, the colour of your composite decking will become stable, and it will continue to fade but a much slower rate. Please note for colour fade and rates of fade depend on location and position, the most stable and consistent colour over its life span is second generation composite decking

 

Myth

Composite decking is not suitable for pets like dogs.

Fact

Composite decking has a layer of plastic on its surface that reduces scratches. This makes it possible for pets like dogs to walk on your composite decking, however like any material composite decking can be scratched. 

 

Myth 

Composite decking is hotter than wood in summer.

Fact

Composite decking does not get hotter than wood in summer. Some brands of composite decking ensure that your decking stays cool by giving it a lighter colour that reduces heat absorption. So, if you reside in a hot climate, you can choose light-coloured composite boards to build your decking.

 

Maintenance

Maintaining your composite decking is crucial for its survival. You have to clean your plastic wood decking regularly to make it look good. The way you maintain composite decking is different from how you maintain timber. Also, it depends on the type of dirt that you want to remove.

Mud

Removing mud from the surface of your decking is easy. What you should do is look for a hose, hot soapy water and spray the mud off the top of your composite decking with water. If you don’t want to use a hose, you can sweep with a soft brush the surface of your decking with a broom and clean the mud with a cloth.

Oil and Grease Stain

If oil or grease spill on the surface of your decking, you must clean the oil immediately. You will need a soft brush that is not hard and soapy water. A good tip is to sprinkle some baking soda to the oil, as baking soda is a absorbent it will soak up some of the oak stain. If you then add vinegar to this it will create a foam making it easier to remove the oil stain and save some time. Pour the hot soapy water on the oil or grease and lightly scrub until you have removed the stain. Then rinse your composite decking with water. If you possess a power washer, you can use it at a safe distance. Don’t bring the power washer too close to the surface of your plastic wood decking.

Mould and Mildew

If mould or mildew grow on the surface of your composite decking, you will need to utilise a brush and water that contains soap to take it off. If you have vinegar, you can combine the vinegar with water and spray the mixture on the mould, anther good trip is to sprinkle some baking soda on the affected area. After, you should scrub with your brush and wash off the dirt with water. When cleaning, please be gentle so that you do not peel off the surface of your composite decking.

Uses hot soapy water and rinse with hose after to ensures all mixtures and baking soda is thoroughly removed from your deck.

Scratches

Removing scratches from the surface of your composite decking depends on the generation of composite decking, on first generation grooved boards you use a soft wire wool pad and simple lightly scrub and scratches will remove. If it’s a first generation wood grain surface you can use the above same method but this will lighten in the area you lightly scrub, in time this will slowly algin to the boards colour during weathering process. If it is a second-generation capped or shielded board you can use a heat gun in the area affected and lightly rub a candle wax which will reduce the scratch but can in cases this can make it more slippery. Alternatively, if the scratches are light you can utilise a cloth to clean the scratch and leave it to fade off. Also, please ensure that you don’t drag heavy objects on top of your composite decking.

Snow, Ice and Dust

Snow will accumulate on the surface of your composite decking after it snowed. You can remove snow or ice from the surface of your composite decking by using a plastic shovel to push it off with some hot water. Note that you should use a plastic shovel because metal shovels will scratch the surface of your decking. If you want to remove dust from the top of your composite decking, you should sweep it with a broom.

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Every Ultra Decking board is manufactured with quality, the environment and 100% customer satisfaction in mind. Ultra Decking is designed and developed to the highest standards using the latest composite machine technology and techniques in the industry. No harmful chemicals are used in the process which helps to produce the greenest, eco-friendly decking solution in the industry. Ultra Decking offers the highest quality and calibre of decking with the feel, aesthetics and natural beauty of real wood at an Ultra Price Point.

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