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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 20 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.

Hollow boards are installed using an easy to install hidden clip fixing method. Please fee our installation guides HERE for more details.

The Solid boards are face fixed using colour coded screws through the face of the board. Please fee our installation guides HERE for more details.

In brief no, we do not have a minimum order quantity however full carriage is charge for small top up orders. Due to the size of the boards we are restricted on which delivery methods we can use as the boards are classed as an oversized load. Therefore, we always encourage customer to carefully calculate how many boards are required prior to placing the order to avoid additional carriage costs.

Please note that the boards will fade by approximately 10%-15% after installation within the first 2-3 months, after this the colour pigments stabilise.

  • The hollow boards have a hollow core and a grove in the side profile whereas the solid boards are solid throughout.
  • The hollow boards are recommended for residential and light commercial use whereas the solid boards are designed with commercial projects in mind. This being said, we would recommend using the solid boards for any edging of steps.
  • The hollow boards are fixed with a hidden clip fixing system and the solid boards are face fixed with colour coded screws.
  • The hollow boards will expand and contract more than the solid boards.
  • The solid boards are more expensive than the hollow boards.
  • Composite Decking boards expand and contract due to variations in temperature. The composite boards will be at their biggest when hottest and when they cool they reduce in size. Our stainless steel clips control the movement of the hollow boards making correct installation imperative.
  • Composite Decking boards do not always return to their original positions after expansion and contraction therefore sometimes you can get different expansion and contraction gaps occurring within your decking.
  • The majority of composite decking installations are completed on timber subframes. As composite boards are no- porous (water absorption rates of up to 0.8%) than traditional timber decking boards they prevent as much water soaking through the boards and onto the subframe underneath meaning a timber subframe will last longer than if conventional timber decking is used.
  • Alternatively, for a completely wood free solution we can offer SAiGE Aluminium subframes. Click HERE for more information.

SAiGE Decking do not recommend using composite batons as using 2 composite materials means the boards and the subframe contract and expand at different rates in different temperatures.

There can sometimes be variations in colour from batch to batch therefore we would always recommend carefully calculating the quantity of decking required before placing your order.

The size of the gaps that needs to be left between the boards is depended on the temperature at which the boards are being laid. Please fee our installation guides HERE for more information.

Yes if you have a decking area where you’re using solid and hollow boards and need to join these that’s no problem. We can supply specialized clips that allow the two boards to be used in conjunction with one another.

Benefits of our composite products

Hidden Fixings

Anti-slip

Easy install

Mould resistance

Splinter free

Variable height

Build

Hard wearing

Coffee Mid Hollow
Coffee Mid Hollow
Charcoal Mid Hollow
Charcoal Mid Hollow
Grey Mid Hollow
Grey Mid Hollow
Coffee Mid Solid
Coffee Mid Solid
Charcoal Mid Solid
Charcoal Mid Solid
Grey Mid Solid
Grey Mid Solid
Rustic Walnut
Rustic Walnut
Rustic Grey
Rustic Grey

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Called in a few months ago to pick up a sample of your decking boards. Just wanted to thank you all for the friendly advice and especially for recommending Martin Goodman for the installation. Martin did a great job and the new garden area looks fantastic.

In the relatively short time Sky Garden we have been working with Saige Decking we have found them a pleasure to deal with. They go above and beyond to ensure they provide the best service they can give to their customers. It’s been good for us to have a supplier who is keen to understand and support us well with the different challenges faced in supplying and installing decking on podium roof installations. Our operations team are also impressed with how Saige take a keen interest in our installation progress and is available on call to support and address any issues faced quickly as they arise. With one already large and successful install complete and another prestigious and challenging project in progress were looking to showing off some pretty special installations soon. Were very much looking forward to building on these recent successes going forward.

We first used Saige on a single development in 2017/18 and were so impressed by their products and customer service they were awarded the contract to supply all the decking to a large 49 property development in Kingston Upon Thames. The larger development consisted of 4 blocks with staggered finishing dates, a complicated order with a mix of colours and decking types. Emma and the team were thorough and incredibly supportive throughout the process and I have no doubt they will be our first call for all decking on any future developments. I enjoy working alongside them and would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.

I’ve been using Saige for many many years and always had high quality service and products from them. A delightful team in the office deal with everything efficiently and we always have our deliveries on time. A genuine review for a genuine company. Well done one and all at Saige.

As a Contractor undertaking all aspects of landscaping, we work with a number of different suppliers throughout the UK & Europe. We have found that SAiGE provide a fantastic product and service. Their customer representatives have visited our company a number of times to provide updates on products & installation techniques. They’ve also met with our clients to assist with CPD sessions and product demonstrations. SAiGE have also assisted with our own business development as a company, providing assistance at trade shows & marketing materials. As a company, we would have no hesitation recommending SAiGE & look forward to working together in the future.

We have been dealing with SAiGE for 3 years now and the level of support and guidance they have given us is top level. The girls in the office (and Chris) always have time to take my calls (of which there are many) and assist me or my customers with any questions we may have. The products are of an extremely high standard and responsibly priced and with the addition of the Approved Installer Scheme we can now provide a service that goes from order to installation. Very happy with the previous 3 years and long may it continue.

Just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the fencing. Worth every penny. The quality of materials was far better than I expected for such a reasonable price. It looks great but is also really solid and safe. Far superior materials to comparable products we looked at. The system was really easy to put together once you’ve done the first one. It’s very versatile and easily customisable which gives you plenty of options. On top of being a great product, the service received from SAiGE from start to finish was second to none and I really appreciated the advice and late night emails to get it sorted. I would not hesitate to order more products from you in the future or recommend you to others.

I have been fortunate enough to work with a lot of suppliers over 25 years in the Landscaping industry, however few match that of Saige Decking. John, Harriet, Carol, Adeline & the team go over and above the call of duty to ensure the product range and customer service is the best available. The quality of the products & service are first class and what is great about Saige Decking is that there are at the forefront of innovation always looking to bring new quality products to the contractor. In summary they are very well organised business with great products and more importantly great people who will always be there to help you however they can. Without Saige Decking I wouldn’t have been able to grow my business.

As a director of a landscaping company, I’m constantly searching for quality products at a good price. For this very reason, I’ve had no need to trade elsewhere for the last 5 years. The quality of Saige’s composite decking is unmatched and at a fraction of the competition’s prices. What’s more, the service I’ve received over the years is completely unrivalled!

We purchased our first decking in 2015 we have been so pleased with the look & the ease of (or lack of) maintenance that we are now having a second deck installed & a raised bed clad in Saige decking. As a company Saige are fantastic to buy from & deal with they go more than the extra mile to supply what you need in the most timely manor & with help all the way. I recommend them both as a product & company to all my friends & colleagues.

Never a fan of traditional decking both personally and as a garden designer i rarely specify it. Having now used Saige decking in my own garden i am a convert to this product. I am thrilled with the finished result and have already specified it in 2 projects.

The service from you was excellent, organising delivery to site within a couple of days and we will be using you again for our future requirements.

We have recently used your Saige decking on a project of our in Kent, and we were very impressed with the product, the feedback from our landscapers on installation and the client is delighted. The service from John was excellent, organising delivery to site within a couple of days and we will be using you again for our future requirements.

I am delighted with the product. It is quick and simple to put together, the composite material is easy to cut to shape and will require far less maintenance than a conventional wooden deck. It is also considerably cheaper than wood – an important consideration in today’s economic climate. As my deck was placed largely over water it was necessary to build a brick pillar and construct a wooden frame as support. The result is a “bounce free” firm surface which can be used as a seating area or be covered with pot plants.

We are so impressed with our new decking. The team have provided us with exactly what we wanted. We had such a small space (and on a slope), I wasn’t sure if there was anything we could do with it. The design you suggested works perfectly, and we now have somewhere we can sit and relax in. The team worked so hard (and through the rain!) and the whole thing was finished in two days. I’m really pleased we chose your company and would highly recommend you.

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