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Composite Decking Installation

Composite Decking Installation

Installation is easy to do for the DIY keen, please see the installation overview below. A full installation guide can also be downloaded - see below.

ryno-alu-substructureIf you are not a keen DIY enthusiast or do not have the time to install your deck yourself,  please click HERE to contact one of our preferred installers who are experts at installing composite decking

As with all instructions SAiGE Longlife Decking Ltd recommends that you read the installation guide in full prior to commencing installation of the longlife decking. SAiGE’s Warranty will not be upheld if the Installation Guide is not followed properly. If you have any questions please contact a member of the SAiGE team for clarification.

  • Usage SAiGE Longlife decking is for outdoor private and commercial use, but should not be used for construction purposes.
  • Storage SAiGE Longlife decking is generally denser than natural wood. On-site, it must be stored on a flat surface and must be supported by centres at 60cm intervals. Storing on uneven surface might cause the boards to twist. The decking should be covered for long term storage.
  • Tools No specialist tools are required when working with SAiGE composite decking board. But for the best results, we recommend using Circular saw blades with few teeth (e.g. 8-24, on a 45 cm blade). We recommend using 4 x 30 mm (minimum) Corrosion resistant Self-tapping screws as supplied within the fixing kit for use with our hidden fixing clips. If using a power tool, we advise to adjust the tool so that the screws are not over-tightened.
  • Decking Foundations Please consult your structural engineer for design specifications for an appropriate sub floor for your structure. Make sure the foundation is flat and stable in order to avoid deformation and dents in the surface and of the terrace. Always maintain the indicated mounting distance. Make sure that all joists are level and centred. The decking must span at least three joists.

Don’t take our word for it, here is what one of our customers said about the easy installation of SAiGE’s Longlife Decking:

“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.”

Quick Installation Guide