Frequently Asked Questions

Composite decking is an advanced material that moulds together plastic resin with wood and wood fibres. This combination allows for an authentic looking product with a dramatically longer life span than traditional wood decking. As it is made from recycled materials, it is also good for the environment.

Unlike traditional decking, composite decking does not become slippery when wet. Composite decking absorbs significantly less water than traditional materials and also limits the growth of fungi and mould which can make the surface slippery. This gives you a safe and secure platform to walk on, making it suitable for children and the elderly.

Composite decking is simple to install and does not need any specialist knowledge to be able to make your outdoor space look great.

Composite decking is designed to cut like wood, so if you’re comfortable with a saw then you’ll be more than happy to install this decking. It also has the benefit of having no splinters and will not split like traditional wood, making it even easier to fit. There is also the added advantage of not needing to treat it when instaling, shaving off many hours of work that you would have to undertake if using the traditional approach.

The main advantage to composite decking is its longevity. Gone are the hours of sanding and coating every year, composite decking is designed to wear better than traditional materials with none of the hassle that goes with annual maintenance. It also eliminates the problems of warping, splitting and woodworm, giving you a high quality decking that lasts.

The expected lifespan of our composite decking is 25 years and it comes with a 10 year manufacturers guarantee, giving you the peace of mind that your decking will not need to be replaced for a long time.

Generally a power wash with a recommended composite decking cleaner solution a couple of times a year is all that’s needed. To reduce the risk of staining, regularly removing or brushing of debris on the deck will stop the objects rotting and marking the decking area and reduce the amount of times heavier cleaning is required.

Composite decking has a real wood content and is designed to look just like the real thing. You can choose from a range of colours including Charcoal, Oak, Redwood or Grey so that you can get the finish that you desire with all of the added benefits that come with choosing composite decking over traditional wood. We have a long list of testimonials from customers who are delighted with the look and feel of their decking, making this a great alternative to real wood for a stylish outdoor space.

Composite Decking is perfect for any outdoor space, from an open patio area that is ideal for entertaining to housing a hot tub in the back garden. Because of its anti-slip properties, composite decking is especially beneficial in this situation.

It can also be used to add life and vibrancy to any garden, whether you want an area for hosting or somewhere quiet to take in the scenery.

It is also ideal for entertainment venues such as bars and restaurants with an outdoor area, and its low maintenance properties will save you money on costly annual upkeep.

SAiGE Longlife Decking is suitable for use around hot tubs and swimming pool as it has excellent anti- slip properties, no splinters and low water absorption rates and will outlive any timber alternative. SAiGE would always recommend using solid decking boards if the hot tub is going to sit on top of the decking due to the weight. A better option would be to have a sunken hot tub where the decking is built around the hot tub rather than sitting directly on top of the decking. We would always recommend calling one of our team for further advice regarding installation if you plan to use SAiGE decking around a swimming pool or hot tub.