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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:39 am 
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Any of you guys used composite decking?
Your thoughts would be gratefully received.
Company's you have used?

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:39 pm 
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Never fitted it to be honest although I have come across it. It seems to be a better bet than timber decking. Not only is it a use for low grade plastic waste it should easily outlast regular timber boards. Treatment seems much less effective nowadays and I've had to take up rotting decking that hasn't had a very long life . I don't have experience as to how slippery it becomes compared to timber but would think cleaning should be easier.


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:32 pm 
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Do your research properly. There are come cr@p ones out there that yeild too easily. Some have even been recalled. To get decent ones costs quite a bit. Do your homework on price and lifespan and see if it's worth the extra outlay over the years (it is if you are not using finance)


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My Sister had some in her French garden and they warped in the sun but they might have been a cheap brand plastic type!


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Initial outlay is more expensive but the full life cycle cost will be comparable without the routine maintenance hassle.

Easy to cut & install with secret fasteners clips between the boards.

Used the local supplier from the following manufacturer:
https://themayfieldgroup.co.uk


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Interesting link there GTWIL . I can't say I'm a huge fan of decking but the 12 year colourfast warranty sounds impressive , I've seen timber decking begin to rot in that time. I can well imagine there being differences in qualities just as there are with timber however.


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I looked at it some years back for someone and decided that it was very expensive, considering it was recycled plastics, and there should have been some Goverment subsidy to encourage use and use up waste plastic. My concern was sunlight affects over time making it brittle. I was saying that wooden decking was an expensive mistake and then I could not come up with a better solution for the job he wanted to do. I should have shut up.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:21 am 
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Thanks all for your replies.
Think customers Decided that timber is the way as the composite is significantly more


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 12:04 pm 
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fabiavRS wrote:
Thanks all for your replies.
Think customers Decided that timber is the way as the composite is significantly more



One of the ones that I installed I covered all the joists in roofing felt. I lift the service hatch to have a look every year when I clean and treat and the jois t is always bone dry. Though I don't know for 20 years it seems they will last a lifetime


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Having never fitted this composite I've a question for someone who has. Googling the product it looks like they are still fixed to a timber sub frame which I can't help thinking is a weak link? Can the whole thing be done in composite ? Plastic joists and legs?


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Yes - composite posts available.



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:48 am 
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Now that makes sense.


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seen a program about railway sleepers from recycled plastic used in north america and canada :lol:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En6RBDGOAJk

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[quote="big-all"]seen a program about railway sleepers from recycled plastic used in north america and canada :lol:

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