FAQs

  • What are Ecoscape UK composites made up of?

    Our products are 55% hardwood fibres (ethically sourced from from reclaimed materials) and 45% high density polyethylene (the plastic typically attained from plastic milk bottles). Other ingredients include high quality colour pigment and bonding agents. Producing a product with all the workable qualities of wood whilst gaining the durability of synthetic materials that requires far less maintenance and has a much longer life span than timber decking.

  • What are the main advantages compared to timber decking?

    - Environmentally innovative
    Manufactured from recycled material, Ecoscape decking contains no PVC and so is free from toxic ingredients that would normally leak out in to your garden or terrace.

    - Easy to maintain
    Ecoscape decking is a low maintenance product. There is no need for treatments such as painting, sanding, sealing etc. Just a yearly clean is recommended, either with a jet wash or light brush and hose.

    - Unique surface
    Ecoscape decking has a high-friction anti-slip surface making it a safe platform, in both wet and dry conditions. The natural low moisture absorption means that it has a high resistance to staining, mould and especially warping.
    As it is a manufactured board, it is free from knots, twisting, splits and cracks usually encountered with timber decking. Our splinter free surface makes deck comfortable for bare feet and safe for small children. Also the deck is hardwearing, it can withstand heels, weight and moving of decking furniture and patio heaters.

    - Retaining colour
    Unlike timber, Ecoscape composites contain less lignin, which is the component of wood that contributes to greying over time.
    This gives the composite material a much higher natural resistance to the "greying" process caused by exposure to ultra violet light.

  • Do Ecoscape composites contain any harmful chemicals?

    No, our composites do not contain any harmful elements, in fact all chemical elements are completely non-toxic to the environment. All our composites are fully recyclable.

  • What are the standard measurements of Ecoscape UK Decking?

    The width of an Ecoscape UK deck board is 150mm and depth is 25mm, with standard board lengths being 2.9m. Boards weigh 2.85kg per metre. Our hollow structure design means that Ecoscape Deck is lighter than many competitive solid WPC decks.

  • Will the colour of Ecoscape UK composites change?

    Independent testing has shown that Ecoscape UK composites have a significantly better colour stability than timer decking products and most comparable WPC decking products. Over time some fading may occur: this can be partially reversed with regular pressure hose cleaning.

  • How do Ecoscape UK Products react to temperature changes?

    Like all wood-plastic composite products, Ecoscape Composites will expand and contact consistently with changes in temperature.

    Points to remember for our decking are;
    The general recommendation is 3mm expansion gaps for decking boards is based on the assumption that after installation, the deck temperature may increase by as much as 30 degrees.
    If the deck is built on a hot day, the main movement will be shrinkage, and smaller gaps should be left
    Smaller gaps may be left for shorter pieces

    Be sure to use Ecoscape T-Clips which allow for thermal expansion and contraction without buckling

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"We purchased composite decking from Ecoscape for our back garden transformation and were absolutely delighted at the quality of the product. Highly recommended"
Andrew Blackmore Cheshire