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The BIG Question for Customers - Do I go with natural timber or new composite material for my decking project!! The answers may surprise you...
The BIG Question for Customers - Do I go with natural timber or new composite material for my decking project!! The answers may surprise you...

A lot of people are afraid to go with Composite Decking as they have heard terrible reviews of poorly manufactured products as well as exorbitant costs. Well, I can tell you a lot has changed!!

When it comes to good old fashioned hard wood Timber Decking, well some people are just traditionalists and prefer that warm, soft feel that comes from a natural product.

Timber Decking

At Decking 4 Perth we only use the finest timber and composite materials. We specialize in select grade Merbau and Jarrah timber decking boards. Not only for their durability in our harsh Australian conditions, but for their attractive colours and timber grains.

There are so many benefits of using Timber to complete your decking project such as;

  • Its versatility
  • Its natural beauty and timber grain
  • The warm, soft feel of real timber under foot
  • Satisfaction of bringing your deck's vibrancy to life with every coat of oil

Trex Composite Decking

Although there are hundreds of different Composite Deck products and suppliers on the market, we choose only to use the best! Different composite materials react differently to our Australian conditions.

The main issue with less superior products is expansion and contraction of the boards. This can range between 3mm to 30mm, depending on the composition of the board. Other issues relate to;

  • Deck Fading
  • Scratching
  • Slippage when wet
  • Overall strength and longevity of the product

We believe the best products for our harsh Australian conditions is TREX Composite Decking. Although they are not the cheapest product on the market, when compared over a longer period of time you will quickly see the benefits of choosing a high-quality product over a lesser alternative.

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So now that we have gone through the main differences and benefits of Timber and Composite Decking...

Which is the Best Fit for You?

I always work on the basis of a few factors such as cost, of course, maintenance, location and protection.

If you are on a budget and would love to have a deck in your home or business then there is a multitude of different types of timbers that can fit your budget.

There is no argument that when you install a Trex Composite Deck you pay more however, the maintenance is not an issue and if you are in it for the long haul, the needless requirement of manual labour and oiling costs are mitigated which offsets the original outlay.

Location and Protection also play a big factor in choosing the right deck. If your deck is going to be undercover and mainly out of the elements then maintenance may not be such a factor and a good quality hardwood timber may be the way to go.

If your deck is going to be highly exposed to the elements the timber is going to naturally be affected by the weather, where Trex Composite decking comes with a 25 Year Warranty against staining or fading.

There are a lot of factors to consider with your next decking project and I am a firm believer in researching your information so that you have a good understanding of what is available. Then, contact a reliable decking company to discuss what is the best solution for YOU!

Decking 4 Perth

At Decking 4 Perth we are sure to pleasantly surprise you. Showing how a superior quality Timber or Composite Decking will enhance your outdoor area from mediocre, to magnificent!

Our decking experts will help guide you through every stage of the design process. From timber species selection, subframe structure, heights and steps all the way through to the finished deck coatings. We can also increase the spectacle of your deck by using a wide range of lighting and balustrade.

As one of Perth's leading decking businesses, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, reliability and attention to detail. We guarantee that the entire process, from preliminary design to the completed deck, you will be getting the best possible product, built by the best possible tradesmen. At Decking 4 Perth, we have a strong core belief of putting our clients first to ensure we meet all of your expectations and requirements.

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About Decking 4 Perth

Decking 4 Perth is all about quality. We are a family owned and operated business based right in the heart of Perth, Joondalup. Supplying quality products to public and commercial sectors for over 10 years. You will notice that we cater and specialise in all types of Timber, Composite and Aluminium Decking materials. Each individual job is custom designed so our customers get exactly what they have in mind. All of our decks come with a variety of different finishes and designs providing a modern and stylish look to any project.

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