Our Top Six Advantages of Composite Decking for Your Garden

Composite decking in Cheshire has increasingly grown in popularity over recent years and has become a firm favourite amongst landscape designers, builders and homeowners alike due to its natural looks, premium quality and engineered design.

It has the ability to transform any outdoor living space with lots of added benefits; 25 year guarantee, hidden fixing system and a perfect surface finish giving designer looks and feel.  Available in both a contemporary and wood-grain finish with lots of colour options, the decking keeps the natural appearance and benefits of wood, without the need for lots of regular maintenance.

What is composite decking?

Composite decking is usually made from a combination of recycled wood and plastic.

The use of plastic gives the decking lots of durability and a longer lifespan without the need for regular treatments and the recycled wood adds the beautiful look and feel that you get with traditional timber decking.

Like timber decking boards, you can cut and shape composite decking to any design you need, so it easily matches and complements any outdoor space.

If you’re thinking of using composite decking on your next outdoor living space project, here’s our top six advantages of composite decking:

Built to last

The best quality of combining wood with plastic is that it’s manufactured for the highest durability. It’s designed to withstand even the harshest of weather conditions and unlike timber it will not rot, split or splinter and is more resilient to algae and mould giving your deck a beautiful look all year round.

Composite decking also has UV stability, which means that it resists fading and cracking due to sun exposure, making for a hardwearing product with a longer life.

Easy to maintain

If it’s hassle-free living you’re looking for then composite decking is right for you! Composite decking doesn’t need continuous cleaning, sanding or staining to protect it, making it super low-maintenance. An occasional clean with warm soapy water or composite deck cleaner will do the job.

There’s no need for any harsh chemicals to maintain the fresh looks and beauty of the decking.  Less time maintaining and more time enjoying your new composite deck. Simply, install it and enjoy with the family for years to come.


As composite decking is made from recycled materials, it’s kinder on the environment compared to other deck products.

The materials used in composite decking often include waste such as sawdust, bamboo and recycled plastic – all products that would have probably ended up in a landfill site. So, not only does a recycled plastic and wood product perform well in the outdoors and look good, it is also much more environmentally friendly.

High safety

Composite decking is ideal for the whole family. It’s splinter-free and more slip resistant than timber even when wet, so you no longer have to worry about going barefoot on your deck, and nails and screws aren’t used, making it ideal for small children and pets to roam free.

Value for money

You’ll often find that the initial cost of installing composite decking can be higher than timber alternatives. However, the low maintenance and long-lasting qualities means you’ll no longer have to pay for its upkeep – making it a substantially better long-term investment that you can enjoy year after year.  The maintenance cost of timber decking can be as much as £10-£14 per square metre per year.

Our range of composite decking in Cheshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire

At Deck Direct, we supply the largest selection of composite decking ranges in the UK with numerous designs and many different colour choices to suit your home and budget.

In addition we also supply specialised decking to both commercial and retail customers.

If you’d like to see our composite decking in person, visit our showroom in Stockport today or give us a call on 0161 302 9979.

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