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Archive for February, 2009

What is Composite Decking?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Composite decking became main-stream in North America in the early 1990’s and is now a household name there today. There are many different raw materials that can be used to make up wood-plastic composite. The most common is recycled wood (pine or maple) and plastic resin (polyethylene or polypropylene). A reputable composite material should comply with building standards and all testing and reports should be carried out by a recognised organization. All composite decking should have UV inhibitor included as standard. (Make sure that lead has not been used in this process)    

BetterDeck has done extensive research over the years to source a composite product that can stand up to the volatile climate of Ireland and still hold its appearance year after year, with very little maintenance.  All we recommend is an annual cleaning of the deck- no sanding, staining or varnishing needed. The best advice that I can give to somebody looking to source a material for a deck project, is to do your own research on all materials you intend to use before you start your project. It’s very important to source the right material for exposure to the outdoor elements, as the lifespan of a lot of products will be greatly reduced in this situation. 

A. Mullen                      

Launch of new products for 2009

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

We are excited with the introduction of our new PVC and Iron Fencing Systems. We feel that they will complement our existing low-maintenance product line while giving our customers value for quality products. 

We have four fencing systems to offer:  

  • Two-rail PVC ranch-fencing system
  • Three-rail PVC ranch-fencing system
  • PVC Privacy fencing system
  • Iron fencing system

All our fencing systems are designed to be installed by the DIY-er and come with 10-30 year warranties.                                       

 Derek White  BetterDeck