Why choose composite decking?
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Since decking made its debut as the hard landscaping substitute for outdoor areas, it’s fair to say that this modern, attractive alternative has been embraced by garden enthusiasts across the UK to create contemporary spaces for gardens and open spaces.
Whether you’re a green fingered god/goddess or you just appreciate some fresh air after a long day, adding decking to an outdoor area will create a warm and welcoming space to relax, entertain and unwind.
Historically, decking has been manufactured from softwoods which required regular maintenance and treatment. More recently the introduction of pressure treated timber has resulted in a more robust decking that provides added resistance to wet and icy conditions as well as fungus and rot.
While wood is still very much on the market for those who favour traditional timber structures, there are some downsides. Most notably, using timber material will mean your decking will need regular maintenance for the length of its lifespan.
If you’ve always wanted to put decking down in your outdoor space, but you don’t like the idea of the associated maintenance and upkeep of real wood, then help is at hand with a cost-effective, durable and eco-friendly alternative - composite decking.
What is composite decking?
Composite decking combines all the visual beauty and feel of real timber, but with the added benefits of longevity and low maintenance.
Here at NYEs we supply the Composite Prime decking range, which has been manufactured by combining FSC 100% certified hardwood timber with recycled plastic. Aesthetically pleasing and ethical, it is ideal for landscaping, gardening and construction and will enhance any outdoor space.
Why use composite decking?
Perfect for residential or commercial customers, composite decking is easy to install, easy to maintain and non-slip, making it safe to use whatever the weather. It’s also incredibly durable and resistant to the outdoor elements, including being hardy to rot and colour fading. An elegant solution it’s available in a wide range of finishes, including oak, walnut and antique effects.
What are the benefits of composite decking?
There are many benefits to installing composite decking. It will not rot, decay, warp, or bend and requires no staining, treating or painting, making it extremely low maintenance and long life.
It’s also extremely safe due to its slip resistant qualities making it ideal for families, children and the elderly. And unlike its wood counterpart there is no danger of splinters so it is safe for bare feet. Above all, it is incredibly environmentally friendly, sustainable and free from hazardous substances making it the perfect addition to any eco-conscious individual’s garden.