Composite Decking

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Composite Decking By Ecoscape UK

Our Clarity and Forma wood plastic composite (WPC) decking provide customers with a stylish, durable and low-maintenance product perfect for both domestic and commercial applications. The decking boards are available in twelve colours, inspired by natural tones and are FSC certified.
Both Clarity and Forma have a dual surface texture allowing customers to choose between a traditional or contemporary finish.
Clarity
Our Clarity decking boards are available in five colours, have a dual surface sporting narrow and wide grooves, has outstanding anti-slip qualities (perfect for commercial applications), is affordable and comes with an impressive 20-year warranty.
Forma
The Forma collection is our premium composite decking board that is available in seven stylish colours, has a dual surface consisting of traditional wood grain on one side and a wide groove on the other.
Forma has outstanding stain resistance, colour stability and comes with a 25-year warranty.

Low Maintenance
Our WPC decking collection has been designed with our customers in mind. As to be expected, our boards require little to no maintenance and can be cleaned with a jet wash as and when required.
The durable nature stands up to the typically wet British weather, UV rays, rotting and will look as good as new for many years, especially when used with our timber free support systems.

Composite Decking Vs Timber

Ecoscape offer two different types of composite decking board and which you choose is entirely down to particular preferences of your project. Many customers value certain product features over others so below is a comprehensive chart of our products in comparison to typical softwood timber decking.

Should you have any other questions regarding our Clarity and Forma composite decking boards please contact us directly where a member of our team will be able to assist you further.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Composite Decking?

Composite decking boards (also known as WPC & plastic decking) are made using a mixture of wood fibres, reclaimed plastics and binding agents. This combination of ingredients produces an incredibly low-maintenance solution that is much more durable than that of timber decking alternatives.

The durable and low maintenance qualities of composite decking will often see companies offer warranties of 20 years upwards. This is because composite decking has a higher protection against the British elements such as rain and UV ray damage. Customers are also less likely to see any splitting, splintering or mould issues.

How long does composite decking last?

Given the durable nature of our Clarity and Forma composite decking, customers can expect a lifespan of at least 20 years and 25 years respectively. Customers can expect a longer lifespan if the decking is cleaned every few months.

Even though Clarity and Forma ranges are low maintenance, a little love and care will go a long way.

Which Composite Decking is Best For Me?

Our two composite decking ranges are ideal for most properties throughout the UK although there are some subtle differences.

Our Clarity decking is is low maintenance, has great stain resistance and excels as an anti-slip board.

Our Forma decking boards are also low maintenance, have improved stain resistance and has a higher protection against UV rays which is why we offer a 25 warranty.

Should you wish to know more about our composite ranges please contact us direct on 0845 9011 988

Why Choose Our Composite Decking?

All of the wood plastic composite products within our portfolio have been specifically designed to provide all customers with a sound investment.
Some of the main benefits of our composite decking are;


Low Maintenance – No need to paint, stain or seal.
FSC® Certified.
Our decking will not rot, warp or splinter.
Simple installation system with invisible fixings.
Natural aesthetic without any drawbacks associated with timber.
Extensive 20-year warranty on Clarity and 25 year warranty on Forma.
2-5 working day delivery.
Ethically sourced recycled materials.
 
Our boards have been independently tested to BS 7976-2:2002 and are proven to be non-slip in both wet and dry conditions. This makes Clarity decking a perfect solution for garden renovation, patios or garden terraces but also commercial applications such as schools, hotels, restaurants and offices.
 
Should you have any questions regarding our Clarity or Forma composites, wish to obtain a free quote or sample pack or would like to visit our showroom please contact us today.on 0845 9011 988.

Are Your Products Easy to Maintain?

Simply put, yes.

Our engineered range of wood/plastic composites, provide the durability of synthetic products with the malleability of wood. This leaves you with a product that is incredibly low-maintenance.

There is no need to paint, stain or seal however we do recomend a periodical clean either with a jet wash or light brush and hose.

We advise customers to consider that lighter colours may require a little more maintenance as surface dirt can be more visible.

What Should I choose, Hollow or Solid Composite decking?

We have the ability to produce both hollow and solid composite deck boards yet have opted for hollow.

This is because our boards have specially-engineered arched cavities resulting in a length that is not only 30% lighter than comparable solid decking, but also provides high strength and stiffness for high performance applications.


'Art, and nature even more, makes use of these in thousands of operations in which robustness is increased without adding weight, as is seen in the bones of birds and in many stalks that are light and very resistant to bending and breaking' 

Galileo Galilei on the resistance of hollow solids (1638).
Our composites achieve a greater strength-to-weight ratio, ensuring no drooping or bounce, so boards feel solid under foot.

Honeycomb Stability
Unlike some solid decking, hollow decking materials do not warp. The manufactured stabilising core mimics that of a honeycomb, producing a stiffness not achieved by many solid boards. Honeycomb composites are used widely in many industries, from aerospace industries to packaging and logistics.

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?

Our composite decking is environmentally innovative and
manufactured from recycled material.

Ecoscape products contain 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.

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