Find answers to common questions about composite decking, railing, maintenance and Installation.
A: Yes, you can use a pressure washer with wide fan tips, at low pressures under 3,000 psi and at safe distances, 10″ above the surface of the deck. Use extreme caution. Improper use could lead to damage of the surface and void your warranty coverage.
Contact Us to request a suitable deck cleaner. If the stains have set, you may choose to lightly sand the surface of your decking using a fine sandpaper (follow the wood grain). Note that sanding should only be performed if your deck boards are from our non-capped ranges. Our capped boards can simply be wiped clean.
A: To remove scratches/cuts/nicks from our non-capped deck boards, brush the surface with a wire brush in the direction of the wood grain. Do not use a wire brush on our capped composites – since these products come with a protective sleeve.
A: Yes, although you will require at least a 50mm joist system (supported by substrate) over which to build the decking.
A: Yes – all of our deck boards can be cantilevered 1 inch over the final support.
A: Yes, as long as you are working with one of our non-capped composite deck ranges. We do not recommend using a router on our capped composite deck boards.
A: Yes, although we don’t recommend it. Applying paint or stain to your composite boards will necessitate a regular maintenance programme going forward, and of course we cannot guarantee or vouch for the performance of any paint or stain that you use on our products.
A: Yes, you should install in accordance with our installation guide to allow for thermal expansion along the length of the board.
A: Yes our decking does not splinter or rot and is known for its
A: Yes – our moisture-resistant boards cope incredibly well in salt water environments and are a great choice for piers and other seafront installations. We have supplied our products on many marinas and jetties over the years.
A: Yes, though to a significantly lesser degree than most other decking products. Our non-capped boards will lose about 7% of their colour density in the first 4 months; after this initial period, the colour will remain stable and consistent going forward thanks to the UV-resistant pigments used to create our decking. Our capped composite decking will not fade.
A: Yes – click here to get more detailed information.
A: We typically recommend a 400mm maximum width between centres of timber joists.
A: Yes, we do supply high quality pressure-treated timber joists. After a lot of research, we sourced this timber from the U.S., where all the pressure treated timber is rated for ground-contact and is third-party tested. The preservative has complete penetration to the centre of the timber, unlike Irish-treated timber which typically has 3mm preservative penetration.
A: Yes, but take advice about the suitability & strength of your structure from a qualified person.
A: No, the butt joints should be positioned in conjunction with recommendations contained in the installation guide to allow the decking boards to expand or contract with temperature variations.
A: Yes, our railing can be cut down to fit between existing posts. We recommend using a sharp 32-tooth carbide-tipped blade.
A: Our railing has matching solid, square balusters and black aluminium balusters. You can also fit custom glass panels into our system.
A: You can paint our composite railing; however, the durable finish enables the railing to withstand the elements without ever needing paint. If you do decide to paint your railing, consult a paint specialist to ensure the proper paint is used. We do not recommend painting any of our composite products as this will necessitate maintenance into the future. Should you have any other questions for the Better