Composite Decking a Safer Option

( In good news for home-owners Trex Decking is now available in New Zealand.

As a real alternative to wood decking, Trex composite decking offers all the advantages of timber decking – without the negatives of high maintenance, splitting, termites and mould.

Composite decking NZ is a cleaner, greener building material, that is being particularly welcomed thanks to its health and environment benefits.

Reports on the health risks associated with exposure to Copper Chrome Arsenic (CCA) treated timber is scaring the market.

But equally, the demand for untreated durable hardwood means that non-renewable species like New Guinea’s kwila are being driven to deforestation. Kwila takes 75 to 80 years to reach commercial size and 83% of the kwila forests in New Guinea have been logged or are planned to be, according to news reports.

The good news is that, with the increasing availability of composite decking materials in NZ, the risks to both mankind and the forests is diminishing.

As an alternative to wood decking, composite decking offers the warm, natural look of wood. Both sides of the product can be used with a subtle wood grain pattern on one side and a smooth, refined look on the other. The result is a premium decking that requires only periodic cleaning – no need for sanding, staining or painting.

And the design possibilities are endless. While very strong, composite decking NZ can bend to create curves and patterns not possible with wood.

Whether you care about the health of your family, or the planet, composite decking NZ is a winner.

Media Release 10 September 2015.