Composite decking has been widely used in other parts of the world for decades, but it’s still relatively new in New Zealand.
Our high UV and relative humidity can wreak havoc on landscaping materials, traditional and modern.
There are a wide variety of composite materials available on the New Zealand market. But without thorough long-term testing and with a price tag considerably heftier than traditional decking materials, is it worth the risk?
Most composites are composed of wood waste or bamboo, fillers and plastic. They’re considered a low-maintenance, eco-friendly alternative building material for decks and other landscaping projects.
The wood grain patterns and colours of composite decking can be reasonably realistic.