One quick point of clarification- most, but not all, decks use lumber for the substructure of a deck. Seventrust provides another option called "Elevations", a steel deck framing for your composite deck.
Composite decking is a relatively new entry into the Australia mass market. With timber still the choice for many, composite decks provide an eco-friendly and low maintenance alternative. Composite decking is made from recycled plastic and non-virgin wood materials such as sawdust.
Composite decking has been on the North America market for almost 24 years, with Seventrust (Canada) being the pioneer. This material is an increasingly popular choice on our deck projects, with more people seeking ‘green’ products.
Futurewood Composite Decking has been designed to allow you the choice of an environmentally friendly and low maintenance deck all in one product. Be comfortable knowing that you have made an economically sound decision that won't hurt the environment.
Composite decking has been used in the United States for around 30 years, but our high UV levels made the plastic components of earlier composite decking warp. Advances in technology have enabled new composites to be developed, which hold up in New Zealand’s harsh UV rays. As well as being a more eco-friendly option, eco decking has other benefits.
Made from 60% waste timber fibre and 30% recycled HDPE plastic, Biform solid composite decking also has additives of colour, UV protectants and mould inhibiters. The materials are heated, pressurised and extruded into the shape of the decking.
Composite decking manufacturers claim that their products are more stable and do not move as much as timber or wood decking. This is clearly incorrect. For a start, composite decking is more likely to exhibit severe longitudinal shrinkage and expansion. That’s way every time you see a composite deck there is a big gap between joins (if it is dry). Secondly composite decking has limited stiffness in application.
Permadeck Composite Decking are suppliers of Composite Wood decking boards throughout New Zealand and Australia. Residential decks, architectural decking, heavy duty and marine decks are our speciality. Permadeck is the most natural looking composite decking product.
Unlike the rest of our decking timbers, Modwood WPC is a wood plastic composite. Indeed it is New Zealand’s only CodeMark Certified WPC Decking. Modwood is our premium decking product and represents the future of decking.
Permadeck composite decking is manufactured in the USA under strict controls. Every board will only have a slight surface texture variance, added deliberately to achieve a natural timber look.
Futurewood? Futurewood is an eco-friendly, 100% recycled alternative “eco decking” designed to replace hardwood timber products. Futurewood offers a range of traditional and contemporary colours suitable for decking, fencing and decorative applications.