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  • Composite Vs. Natural Timber Decking: Pros & Cons

    As you plan your new dream deck, one of the crucial choices you’ll need to make is what type of decking product to use. Do you stick with traditional timber, or take a leap forward and opt for the increasingly popular composite timber decking? Up until the early 90s, timber was the only decking solution, […]

  • Renovate your backyard and deck

    Renovation Guide: How to Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer

    Summer is on its way and, in Australia, it is best spent entertaining outdoors. With warmer days and nights, now is the perfect time to check off your to-do list and get your backyard into shape and ready for summer fun. The goal is to have an attractive, but still low-maintenance backyard. Here is a renovation […]

  • Timber and Water – Fencing & Decking for Your Seaside Location

    Here in Perth, especially in the western suburbs, it’s great to live by the beach to find relief from the hot summer sun. However, that scorching sun and that beautiful salty air that feels so great against our skin aren’t so great for our outdoor areas and building exteriors. Special care and consideration need to […]

  • Should I paint over my worn timber decking?

    Painting over worn out timber decking is certainly tempting – a quick fix to get you through another season. But should you paint over worn out timber decking? It’s not a good idea. Why you shouldn’t paint over a worn out deck Decking that is worn and flaking is unattractive, but it is giving you […]

  • Composite vs. Timber Decking and Fencing – Is Timber Worth It?

    Image Credit If you’re planning on installing a deck or fence in the near future, or if it is time to upgrade your current installation, you’ve got a decision to make. Will you go with traditional timber, or will you choose composite materials? Both of these options have their share of benefits and drawbacks. Read […]

  • Hollow Boards vs Solid Boards – what are the pros and cons?

    Many composite deck board manufacturers offer only solid core boards.  The main reason is due to the speed and ease in manufacturing those boards versus hollow boards.  It is much easier and faster to extrude solid composite boards than it is hollow.  Most manufacturers don’t want to deal with the difficulty or expend the extra […]

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