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Composite Decking Kit 284 - Reversible, Grooved Finish, Grey
- Composite material made of wood and plastic
- Combines the durability of plastic with the attractive appearance of freshly stained wood
- Closely resembles the appearance of real timber decking
- A fibrous surface, similar to the grain of real wood
- Fully reversible with a realistic grooved surface on both sides
- Narrow grooved pattern on one side and a wider grooved pattern on the other side
- Square profile hollow section boards with a fluted and ribbed structure
- Will never rot
- Virtually maintenance free
- No painting is ever needed
- Easy wipe-clean surface
- A pressure washer can be used for stubborn marks
- Similar to real wood, but heavier and stronger
- Can be sawn or drilled, just like real wood
- No knots, shakes, sap or splinters
- Recommended joist spacing at 400mm centres (around 16") or less for normal domestic use
- Board width 150mm
- Board depth 25mm
- Overall deck width 2200mm, 3305mm, 4410mm, 5510mm or 6615mm (7'3", 10'10", 14'6", 18'0" or 21'8")
- Overall deck projection 2191mm, 2819mm or 3447mm (7'2", 9'3" or 11'4")
- The standard layout assumes that the boards are in line with the width and the joists are in line with the projection
LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE REAL WOOD: This superb quality WPC wood plastic composite decking closely resembles real wood, with the same look and feel. However, it is virtually maintenance free and it will never rot. At a glance it is difficult to tell the difference between this composite material and real timber decking with a stained finish. Furthermore, the similarities are not skin deep like a thin veneer. The realistic grooved finish has a fibrous surface which looks similar to the grain of real wood. This synthetic composite is also heavier and stronger than real wood. The strength, durability and lack of maintenance make this superb decking a popular choice with pensioners and discerning commercial buyers such as care homes.
VIRTUALLY MAINTENANCE FREE: Occasional cleaning with soapy water normally restores the original appearance. If any dirt or stains become ingrained after prolonged neglect even the most stubborn marks can be cleaned with a pressure washer.
A REAL ALTERNATIVE TO WOOD: Our WPC composite decking is a revolutionary material which provides all the benefits of real wood without the maintenance. It can be left outside uncovered all year round. Unlike real wood this synthetic wood is a weatherproof material with no knots, splinters, machining marks or other imperfections. It will never develop splits or shakes and no sap will ever ooze out of it.
WOOD PLASTIC COMPOSITE: Our wood plastic composite is an equal mixture of real wood and recycled plastic. Even the wood is a mixture of sawdust and unusable offcuts, so it is the ultimate environmentally friendly alternative to wood. The colour pigments are mixed in before the powdered composite is moulded into shape, so the colour runs all the way through the finished product. The boards are completely impervious to water. The boards can be sawn, drilled and screwed, just like real wood. You can fix it with standard woodscrews. Being heavier and denser than real wood, screw fixings are actually stronger in composite boards.
- Next day delivery or delay the delivery until you're ready at the same price
- Saturday delivery available at additional cost
- AM delivery before noon available at additional cost
- Discreet secret fixing clips, specially made to fit our decking with no holes or screws in the decking boards
- Extra boards, for building matching features such as steps, planters or benches
- Rigid angle trims, for use as multi-purpose cover trims or as fascia boards around the edges of a ground level decking area
- Pressure treated timber joist kits
- Composite joist kits
- Levelling shims
DISCREET FIXING CLIPS: Most decking is fixed with screws straight through the decking boards and into the joists below. This is a perfectly effective method of fixing but the heads of every screw are visible afterwards and there are multiple holes in every board. By contrast, our specially engineered secret fixing clips are much more discreet. No holes are drilled in the decking boards and no screws are fixed through the boards. The fixing clips are designed to hook into grooves on each side of the decking boards. The clips are fixed into the joists and the clips hold the boards down very firmly. This is a much neater fixing method and the fixings are much less prominent. Stainless steel starter clips (J clips) are fixed with concealed screws at each side to retain the end boards. Discreet black plastic intermediate clips (T clips) are fixed between each board. Every fixings pack includes instructions and the correct quantity of starter clips and intermediate clips for your chosen decking kit.
EXTRA BOARDS: Extra boards are available for a multitude of purposes including the construction of steps on or outside the decking area and the construction of planters or benches around the edges of the decking area. To ensure a perfect match you need exactly the same boards as the decking boards, which we are happy to supply. However, you may also need timber framing which varies for each project so this is not included.
ANGLE COVER TRIMS: Rigid 90 degree 50x50mm angle trims are available as multi-purpose decorative cover trims to ensure a neat finish. They can be used where the decking has been cut around existing features to cover any exposed ends of decking boards or to cover any untidy cuts. Angle cover trims can also be used as fascia boards around the edges of a ground level decking area. Please note that a 40mm ventilation gap is recommended below fascia boards. The wood plastic composite material features an attractive woodgrain finish. It looks and feels very similar to wood. The colour and texture of the angle trims are similar to the decking boards. The angle trims require cutting to length on site with butt joins as required. The best finish is achieved with mitred cuts at the corners.
Ground level joist kits
We offer a range of joist kits to match the size and shape of our rectangular decking kits. Our joist kits are cheaper and easier to build than freestanding or elevated platforms, which require a complex timber frame. Our joists can be laid directly on top of any solid base which is reasonably flat and level. This could be an existing patio, new paving or concrete or a new eco-grid base. The joists are supported along their length so smaller joists can be used. Joists laid on existing patios normally follow the existing drainage fall. All timber joists are pressure treated timber. Instructions are supplied. Some simple cross cutting is normally required.
Our joist kits are ideal if you want a simple ground level deck. We can also supply the decking boards only, without the joists, if you want a more elaborate platform base.
NARROW JOIST SPACING: All of our decking joist kits are designed with joists laid at 400mm centres (around 16") or less. The joists are all 50mm wide (around 2") so the actual gap between the joists is only 350mm (around 14") or less. This ensures that the decking is well supported. It is similar to the spacing a housebuilder would use if decking was specified at a new development.
A CHOICE OF TIMBER JOIST SIZES: Our 2"x2" (50x50mm) pressure treated joists should only be laid on a well built solid base, which can be either concrete, paving or eco-grids. Ideally the base should have either no fall or a slight even fall. Our 3"x2" (75x50mm) pressure treated joists provide a more rigid foundation for all but the largest domestic decking projects. The 3"x2" joists can be laid on any solid base including hard surfaces such as concrete, paving and eco-grids or softer surfaces such as gravel or well compacted hardcore and soil. Our 4"x2" (50x100mm) pressure treated joists are recommended for larger projects. We also recommend our 4"x2" joists if you are paying to have your decking area professionally built because the extra material cost is low compared with labour rates.
COMPOSITE JOISTS: Our composite joists are made to the same tough and durable specification as the composite decking itself. Using the same materials ensures the same longevity. The joists are 40x40mm and black in colour to reduced visibility. The wood plastic composite material looks and feels very similar to wood but it is denser. Standard woodscrews can be used in the same way as natural wood.
LEVELLING SHIMS: We recommend our levelling shims if you plan to lay your decking joists on a base which is slightly uneven, for example an existing area of concrete or paving which may have settled unevenly over the years. The shims are used as required to ensure that the joists are correctly levelled. Levelling shims are not essential with a brand new base, which should be level anyway. For this reason levelling shims are a low cost optional extra.
LEVELLING SHIMS AS SPACERS: Levelling shims are also beneficial with any concrete or paving base if your joists are timber. Even if the base is level, these impervious plastic shims can be used as spacers to ensure that the joists are not in direct contact with the ground. This allows rainwater to pass freely under the joists which ensures better drainage. It also helps to prolong the life of timber joists. These benefits do not extend to composite joists which are impervious to water anyway. Also, levelling shims are not needed with an eco-grid base which drains freely anyway.
PRESSURE TREATED TIMBER: Pressure treatment is a lifetime preservative treatment. The preservative is forced deep into the timber under pressure in a vacuum and penetrates below the surface. All other treatments apply a coat of stain to the surface of the timber only. With pressure impregnated timber, the chemicals are permanently bonded to the cell structure of the wood at a molecular level. Tanalith E is a widely used water based version so pressure treated wood is often described as tanalised. Pressure treated wood is almost colourless except for a slight green tint caused by the copper content in the preservative. No further preservative treatment is ever needed. However, if you want a coloured finish you can paint over pressure treated or tanalised wood with normal wood preservative in any colour.
Recycled plastic base kits
RECYCLED PLASTIC BASE KITS: Our durable eco-grid base kits are an affordable alternative to slabs or concrete. Lightweight and easy to install within a few minutes, these 100% recycled polypropylene pavers simply click together with no fixings needed. Designed to spread weight, our plastic bases are self draining and fully relocatable. The kits include weed control membrane which is laid below the pavers. First the ground is levelled and then the membrane is laid directly on the soil. The pavers are laid on the membrane. Where space permits the base is normally laid full size but if required in a tight location the pavers can be cut to size with no loss of structural integrity. The base is normally a few inches larger than your decking.
ECO-GRID BASE KITS: Our eco-grid plastic bases can support up to 150 tonnes per square metre. Each eco-grid paver is 472x472mm and 40mm thick with an immensely strong 60mm hexagonal cell structure. Eco-grids can be laid on soil or shingle. Integral pegs on the underside help to level the base grids more easily. If the sub-base is concrete or a similar hard surface we recommend our eco-paving which features a flat underside.
ECO-PAVING BASE KITS: Our eco-paving is stronger, less brittle and more difficult to damage than concrete paving slabs. The pavers have a strong grid structure underneath and the surface looks similar to concrete slabs. It is recommended if the sub-base is concrete or a similar hard surface, because the pavers feature a flat and level underside. Eco-paving can also be laid on soil or shingle. Supporting up to 200 tonnes per square metre, each eco-grid paver is 385x385mm and 40mm thick.
DELIVERY UPDATE: Please allow a few days extra for delivery because the carrier networks are less reliable at present due to exceptionally high demand. As a result our normal next day delivery service may be a few days slower. If you do not select a delivery day while ordering please email us with your requirements as soon as possible afterwards. Please read on for full details of the delivery service for this product:
- FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY or delay the delivery until you are ready then YOU TELL US WHICH DAY TO DELIVER
- We always have a large stock of this decking available - so we can always despatch your order immediately.
- Please provide at least one DAYTIME PHONE NUMBER where you can be contacted during the daytime if needed.
- We recommend that someone is present to receive your decking. If this is not possible we can deliver when you are out - please contact us for options.
- At most sites it is possible for the driver to deliver your decking into the back garden unaided. Even if your decking is too heavy for the driver to carry it far the lorries are equipped with trolleys for moving heavy items over hard surfaces such as concrete or tarmac.
TELL US WHICH DAY: You need to tell us which day to deliver. If you want fast delivery please select the earliest available day while ordering. If you did not select a delivery day and you want fast delivery please email us as soon as possible after ordering. If you are not ready for delivery you do not need to select a delivery day while ordering - you can request delivery later.
NEXT DAY DELIVERY: Next day delivery is available throughout mainland England, Wales, southern Scotland and central Scotland. We deliver on the next working day if requested before 10.00am. For example, to request delivery on Monday just contact us before 10.00am on Friday.
DELAYED DELIVERY: You can request a delivery day weeks in advance or you can wait to choose a delivery day later. We can deliver on any weekday of your choice, just contact us before 10.00am the day before.
SCOTLAND: Delivery is normally next day to all mainland addresses in AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, KA, KY, ML, PA1-19, PA21-23, PA35-36, PH1-18 and TD postcodes. Delivery is 2-3 days to mainland and offshore addresses in all other postcodes.
OFFSHORE ISLANDS: Delivery is normally next day to the Isle of Wight. Delivery is within 2-3 days to the Scottish Islands, the Isle of Man and the Scilly Isles.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Delivery is within 2-3 days throughout Northern Ireland. To see the correct prices please enter your BT postcode. Unfortunately we're currently unable to deliver to Northern Ireland due to extra requirements created by Brexit.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Delivery is within 2-3 days throughout the Republic of Ireland. To see the correct prices please select Republic of Ireland as the country and enter the first part of your Eircode postal code e.g. A65. After that you can see all of the products available at the correct prices including delivery throughout the Republic of Ireland. Unfortunately we're currently unable to deliver to Republic of Ireland due to extra requirements created by Brexit.
2-3 DAY DELIVERY: In some areas next day delivery is not possible. 2-3 day delivery is the only option in Northern Scotland, the Scottish Islands, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Scilly Isles. In these areas the AM and Saturday delivery options are also not available.
AM DELIVERY: This low cost option is available at any mainland address in England and Wales. The AM delivery option is also available in Scotland to mainland address in AB10-16, AB21-23, AB24-25, DD, DG, EH, FK1-18, G, KA, KY, ML, PA1-19, PH1-14 and all TD postcodes. The AM delivery service is not available in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland or at any offshore address. If your delivery is outside the specified time the charge will be fully refunded.
SATURDAY DELIVERY: This low cost option is available at any mainland address in England or Wales. Saturday delivery is also available in Scotland to mainland address in AB10-16, AB21-23, AB24-25, DD, DG, EH, FK1-18, G, KA, KY, ML, PA1-19, PH1-14 and all TD postcodes. The Saturday delivery service is not available in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland or at any offshore address. To request delivery on Saturday just email us before 10.00am on Friday.
NO HIDDEN DELIVERY CHARGES: The price you see is the price you pay. Our decking prices include all delivery charges - unlike most others we do not add delivery charges during the checkout process. However the prices may vary in different areas. You need to enter the first half of your postcode to see the correct prices in your local area. If you have not already done so click here to enter the FIRST HALF of your POSTCODE.
- All decking prices include VAT.
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SCHOOLS, COUNCILS AND BUSINESSES: We supply many schools, local councils and businesses both large and small. The prices and terms are the same so you can order online if you wish. If you want to pay by BACS transfer or company cheque please email us.