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Which Composite Decking Is Best?

Which Composite Decking is best?

Composite decking is a hybrid product made up of recycled wood and plastic. Composite decking offers a long-lasting alternative to traditional timber decking and has many advantages. There are many different types of composite decking on the market at a range of price points but how do you know which composite decking is best?

As with many building products cheapest is not always best and the well known phrase you get what you pay for is often the case with lots of building and landscaping materials.

When researching composite decking and deciding which best suits your scheme and budget there are several things to look out for.

Budget and Colour

Firstly, what is your budget and what style and colour decking are you looking for. Quality composite decking like SAiGE is more expensive than traditional timber but with an expected life span of over 20 years you are not going to need to replace it as quickly as timber decking. SAiGE also have a variety of colours and styles available.

Anti-Slip and Strength Testing

Start by looking at the test data for the composite decking boards to see how they perform in terms of strength, ant- slip properties. You will find many composite decking boards that have very low anti slip test results and strength ratings. SAiGE composite decking boards are one of the market leaders in terms of tensile strength and anti- slip test results. Check out our Test documents.

How Recycled Materials affect the aesthetics and function

SAiGE composite boards are made up of 50% recycled wood fibres and 45% recycled plastic adding to their excellent strength and low water absorption rates. Many boards with a higher proportion of wood fibres or those that haven’t been mixed properly during manufacture will often have white wood flecks running through them. The higher the percentage of wood the higher the water absorption rate causing the boards to be less long lasting and increasing the possibility of rotting. On the other hand boards which have a high percentage of plastic content can often look quite man-made and shiny looking very different to traditional timber decking. SAiGE decking boards have a brushed finish on both sides of the boards to take off the shiny plastic effect resulting in a much higher quality finish.

Quality

SAiGE maintain an extremely high level of quality across all products. The composite decking boards are 100% quality inspected so you can be sure you’re receiving the very best quality products.

Fixings

SAiGE provide powder coated aluminium fixings for the hollow decking boards. The black powder coating means they are not visible through the gaps in the decking. Also they will not rust. The aluminium clip system leaves approximately a 2mm gap between the boards along the length. Other composite decking brands sometimes use plastic T bracket fixings. These leave a much larger gap of approximately 5mm, are visible between the boards and can get brittle over time and break.

SAiGE Solid boards are fixed with colour coded screws which match the decking providing a discrete fixings. They will not rust. SAiGE will also quote for the relevant fixings required to install the decking and you will not get any extra surprise costs when placing an order.

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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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