Our Forma products have the same 55:45 ratio in the core material, however, there is an additional outer layer made up of 90% recycled HDPE 10% FSC certified wood fibres. This designed to bring additional durability to the product and brings benefits such as scratch and stain resistance.
Manufactured from recycled material, Ecoscape decking contains no PVC and so is free from toxic ingredients that would normally leak out into 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.
Ecoscape Clarity decking has a high-friction anti-slip surface making it a safe platform, in both wet and dry conditions to British Standards is considered a slip-resistant surface. 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.
Unlike timber, Ecoscape Forma composites contain less lignin in the surface, which is the component of wood that contributes to greying over time. This gives the material a much higher natural resistance to the “greying” process caused by exposure to ultraviolet light.
The width of Forma cladding boards is 142mm and depth 13mm, with standard board lengths being 2.4m and 3.6m. Boards weigh 2.25kg per metre.
Points to remember for our decking are;
The general recommendation is 2-3mm 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.