FAQ

FAQ

Green Decking is a virtually maintenance free replacement for timber decking. Green Decking is a WPC composite decking made up with a mixture of waste wood, hardwoods, PE & PP plastics which gives a strong, moisture-resistant composition. It is engineered to endure harsh weather conditions with a UV stabilizer and a strong bonding agent. Green Decking has a grooved side and a “brushed” side giving a natural wood-like appearance coupled with minimal ongoing maintenance. Green Decking is a UV stable, non-splinter, salt and chlorine resistant, insect and rot resistant wood plastic composite decking.

Yes! Firstly, Green Decking is made from recycled plastics and recovered wood waste that would normally end up in landfill. Secondly, Green Decking will not contaminate the soil because it is non porous and contains none of the chemical hazards and poisons associated with pressure treated timber and decking oils. Thirdly, Green Decking’s manufacturing process is a clean, extrusion process of waste products and last but not least but possibly the most important, the use of Green Decking for your deck saves beautiful trees and the exploitation and logging of endangered delicate rainforest habitats like the Merbau rainforests in Indonesia, home to the last of the Orangutans.

A question we get asked a lot! Yes, you can cut, nail, drill, bevel, screw, turn and rout Green Decking WPC composite decking with standard woodworking tools. Ask us for the number of one of our fantastic independent installers and they will tell you.

In terms of performance, Green Decking does a lot of things that timber just cannot do, simply because of its mixture of long life plastics and wood, especially as it absorbs virtually no water. Green Decking is especially suited to coastal/river areas and pool and spa surrounds as it is salt and chlorine resistant as well as water resistant. The proper ventilation is always required though. Once timber begins to absorb water, it expands and contracts, especially along its width, resulting in cracking, splitting, splintering and rotting. Eventually, the cracks and other flaws ruin the structural integrity of the timber as well as the nails and screws popping out.

During the first year, the colour of Green Decking may become slightly lighter (ranging from approx 5-10%). On the other hand, wood continues to change color and needs constant maintenance, repairs, sanding and oiling.

Cleaning on a regular basis is with a broom and light hose off is recommended. Remove debris with a brush and clean with soapy water or mild household cleaners, then rinse. Any scratches can be sanded.

Removal of leaves, debris and other organic materials on a regular basis will minimize decking stains. A brush and clean soapy water or mild household cleaner and rinse off, should be all that is required.

Brushing and scrubbing in the direction of the grain may be required if heavily marked. Do Not use presssure washers on your decking.

Oil and Grease spills should be cleaned as quickly as possible with an all-purpose household cleaner that will cut through grease and grim to minimize marking. Any residue left should dissipate over time.

We recommend using a protective mat under BBQ areas.

No! Absolutely not, Green Decking is currently cheaper than most Merbau, and that’s even without the expensive ongoing annual sanding & oiling maintenance treatments. And don’t forget, just as many beautiful and endangered trees will still be standing even after your beautiful WPC Green Decking deck has been installed.

Joist centre should be set at 450mm maximum as at 1/1/16. All purchased decking prior to this date the recommended maximum joist was 350mm. Due to the manufacturers change in formula 1/1/16 the decking is suitable for the Australian Building Standards for sub-flooring at 450mm.

No! As with any outdoor decking you need to start with a sub-frame to allow good ventilation of around 50mm.

Yes, please allow 10-15mm expansion gaps up to solid surfaces, walls, etc.