Composite Timber Decking at Reasonable Price In Sydney
The Sustainable Strength of Composite Decking
At Austek Home Improvements we offer you the complete guide to composite decking in Sydney.
So, if you are considering your next outdoor project and want to build the perfect outdoor living space, then we got you covered at Austek Home Improvements. From layout to design right through to budget – we have it all covered and are here to take you through each and every step in your decking project.
In Sydney, composite timber decking is growing exponentially in popularity, and you’ll soon see why.
Let’s start with the Facts
You need to determine the best quality products for your space, at Austek Home Improvements we know all the pros and cons of decking materials.
We have different timbers, such as: pine, merbau, spotted gum and all other Australian hardwoods.
But you may also consider a new contender for your deck. An expertly designed and engineered solution, mixing wood fibre and plastic, composite decking does a lot of what timber does well, better.Giving you a deck that requires little to no maintenance.
Is choosing composite timber decking over wood an appropriate choice?
There is a lot of reasons to select composite decking over wood for starters;
- Composite timber decking is extremely minimal maintenance – no sanding or staining required the boards repel surface damage all on their own you can occasionally use an approved soap to give them a quick clean-up if needed. This simple wash will instantly restore the composite timber decking to its natural beauty.
- Premium hardwood has beautiful hues but can fade and weather overtime even with regular maintenance usually every 2 – 3 years not to mention the once a year sanding, staining, oiling, and sealing. This can be a very costly alternative when you add up Money, Labour & Time.
- The production of composite decking is eco-friendly and sustainable, by using ground wood particles and resin. A lot of wood can be recycled in this way.
- Composite timber offers a variety of colours and won’t fade and weather overtime.
- Premium Hardwood usually lasts around 10-15 years whilst Composite timber decking is covered by 30 years fade & stain warranty.
- All Premium Timbers can rot overtime and foot traffic, crack, rot, fade, and weather not to mention they can be prone to mould, mildew, and white ants aka termite damage. Composite timber decking repels mould, mildew, and white ants because the composite timber has a strong barrier protecting it, you won’t need to worry about it warping, rotting, or cracking it is the perfect all-rounder.
- Premium Hardwood timber has a lifespan of 10-15 years if it has been meticulously maintained it may get 20 years maximum.
- Premium Hardwood timber may have a minimum 2-3 years warranty at best.
- Composite Timber has a 30-year Fade and stain warranty, your deck will stay beautiful and safe for decades to come.
What else to consider
There are also some things that you should consider when deciding upon the material, structure and size of your deck. For instance:
- Will your deck be in a location with strong sun or shading? If your decking will be in the line of direct sunlight, chances are it will absorb more heat and the colour will fade faster. For this reason, consider choosing a lighter coloured composite decking that won’t hold in the heat. You might also consider installing a pergola over it or an awning.
- What is the average temperature of your location? Alternatively, if location is really cold you might want to opt for a darker colour to hold in more heat in the wood. It is also important to mention this to the experts behind the construction and installation of your deck in case extra advice is required in selecting the right composite decking blend for you.
- Do you get a lot of rain or snow? If your area is likely to get wet, and often, it will probably be good to steer clear from smooth surfaced composite decking that can be slipper once it becomes wet.
- What other amenities do you want in your deck? – It can be easy to think of a deck as just a flat raised surface, but there is so much you can achieve by using a deck as part of a design tool. You could build up steps with the deck, or install some into the side, or have a cut out section for a fountain, hot tub or pool.
Composite timber decking is pricier than wood. The material is more costly, but the installation is easy and it’s even easier to maintain. Once installed it provides you a strong wood looking deck that is resistant to warp, rot, mould, fading and scratches. Composite decking is made from a mixture of wood fibre, plastic and binding agents. It is a material that is denser, heavier and stronger than natural wood alone. This strength also means that they can last much longer than softwood.
These kinds of decks last between 25 and 30 years, or longer. As such, when buying a composite timber deck, you can normally expect to also get an impressively long warranty. For more information about the warranties we offer on composite decking, don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 765 895.
As a manufactured and specifically designed material, composite decking boasts a lot of great qualities. One of them is its non-slip surface. However, there are circumstances when composite timber decking can be slippery, these are when:
- Debris and dirt carry mould and fungi to your deck if not cleaned and looked after
- Ice or snow in the winter season
- Old age of the deck
In order to prevent slipperiness, it’s important you clean your deck, keep it dry and during the more cold and wet seasons you can use non-slip rugs.