Composite Decking

Do you know that feeling when wrestling with deck maintenance in good old Stanthorpe? It can end up being an absolute corker of a headache. We feel ya, mate – dealing with the never-ending upkeep of timber decking is something we’ve grappled with, too.

That’s why we took the plunge to check out composite decking – a game-changing material that strikes the right chord between style and strength. In this blog post, we’ll ripper through the benefits of this greenie-friendly alternative, setting your outdoor space to rights while taking some weight off your shoulders! So what do you reckon, ready to give your home a bloomin’ good makeover?

The Benefits of Composite Decking

Composite decking offers numerous benefits for homeowners in Stanthorpe. It is resistant to stains and fading, requiring minimal maintenance compared to traditional timber decking.

Plus, it’s an eco-friendly solution that boasts unmatched durability and longevity.

Resistant to Stains and Fading

Composite decking stands up well to stains and fading. It has kept its fresh look for many years. The sun and rain do not harm it. Unlike timber, it does not need paint or varnish that can fade or chip away.

So, you get a deck with bright, lasting colours all year round! You will love having a beautiful outdoor space with little work from you.

Minimal Maintenance

Composite decking needs very little care. It stands up well to all weather types in Stanthorpe. It doesn’t warp, crack or rot like timber does. So you won’t need to fix it often or spend much time taking care of it.

Cleaning composite decking is also a breeze! You use soap and water, that’s it! There is no need for special tools or harsh chemicals. If a spill happens, wipe it up. This ease of cleaning also makes composite decking great for kids and pets.

Picture of composite decking boards on a deck with steps leading to a pool in Stanthorpe

Actual Cost of Timber vs Composite Decking

One must consider upfront cost and long-term investment when choosing between traditional timber and composite decking. Let’s break down these costs for a more precise comparison.

Cost Element Timber Decking Composite Decking
Initial Purchase Less expensive upfront compared to hybrid options. It has a higher initial cost but offers better value over time.
Maintenance Requires regular maintenance like staining and sealing, which can add significant costs over time. Low-maintenance, only requiring simple cleaning. This removes the cost of regular upkeep.
Lifespan With regular maintenance, timber decks can last up to 15 years. Composite decks can last up to 30 years or more with minimal maintenance.
Environmental Impact Requires felling of trees, contributing towards deforestation. An environmentally friendly alternative to natural timber, reducing the impact on forests.
Weather Resistance Susceptible to weather damage, which can lead to additional repair costs. Weather resistant and suitable for all weather conditions, reducing the likelihood of repair costs.
Safety It can splinter and become slippery when wet, posing a risk to users. Splinter-free and slip-resistant, making it safer for bare feet, children, and pets.

While timber decking might seem less expensive, composite decking, such as our Ekodeck, is a long-term investment in durability, low maintenance, and eco-friendliness.

Eco-Friendly Solution

We care about our planet. That’s why we offer composite decking as a green choice for your deck. Instead of new trees, the boards are made from recycled wood and plastics. They help to cut down waste in landfills.

Plus, they use less energy than making goods from new materials. Our decks last longer than timber ones, too! So you won’t need to replace them often. This means fewer resources are used over time.

With our composite decking, you can enjoy outdoor living and take care of the Earth simultaneously.

Unmatched Durability and Longevity

Composite decking boards are challenging. They stand up to the hot sun, heavy rain and icy chill of Stanthorpe’s weather. This is not wood; it won’t crack or splinter over time. We’re talking about a product that lasts for years without changing its looks or strength.

The mix of wood and plastic makes our composite timber decking Brisbane long-lasting compared to natural timber. It holds up better against rust, rot and insects, too! That means your outdoor space stays safe and robust for a long time without worry or constant work.

Our Composite Decking Products

Futurewood offers a range of high-quality plastic decking products to suit your needs. From decking add-ons to our cutting-edge co-extrusion decking, we have a variety of colours and styles available.

Plus, all our products are rated Bush Fire Attack Level (BAL) 29 for added safety and peace of mind.

Image of a composite deck boards featuring a white railing in Stanthorpe

Decking Add Ons

In Stanthorpe, our deck installation solutions cover every angle, featuring an array of clips ranging from initial set-ups to seamless finishes, all equipped with sturdy blackened screws for that extra security. Dive into our selection, where you’ll find locking clips crafted for effortless self-drilling into metal and breaker board clips boasting the same convenience. To keep your deck in pristine condition, explore our specially formulated Composite Timber Cleaner. Crafted to shield your investment, it promises a lasting allure for your new deck. Available in both 1-litre and 4-litre bottles, maintaining your deck’s beauty has never been more effortless.

Cutting-Edge Co-extrusion Decking

Our co-extrusion decking is the latest in technology. We layer two materials together for a more robust product. The outer layer guards against stains, weather harm, and fading. This extra shield makes it last longer than typical composite decking.

It’s a smart pick because you don’t have to worry so much about upkeep or replacing it often.

A Variety of Decking Colours and Styles

At Futurewood, our composite decking boasts a palette of colours designed to match your style, whether you’re drawn to the timeless allure of timber or desire a contemporary, streamlined look. Our range of composite timber products at Futurewood encompasses single and co-extrusion varieties, presenting up to 13 standard colours alongside customisable colour selections and finishing options.

Bush Fire Attack Level (BAL) 29 Rated

Our composite decking is Rated by USH Fire Attack Level (BAL) 29, making it a safe and reliable choice for areas prone to bushfires. This rating means tur decking has been rigorously tested to withstand the radiant heat and ember attacks associated with bushfires.

Knowing that your outdoor space is protected during fire seasons provides added peace of mind. Our BAL 29 composite timber decking is designed to meet the highest safety standards while still offering all the benefits of durability, low maintenance, and eco-friendliness that our products are known for.

At Futurewood, we understand the importance of providing high-quality products that enhance the look and functionality of outdoor spaces. That’s why our composite decking meets BAL 29 requirements and offers various colours, styles and finishes to suit your taste and design preferences.

Picture of composite deck boards on a brick patio with a brick wall in Stanthorpe

Why Futurewood is the Right Choice

Regarding composite decking, Futurewood is the clear choice for Australian consumers. Discover our premium quality products and commitment to eco-friendly practices today.

An Australian-Owned Company

Futurewood is proud to be an Australian-owned company. We are committed to providing premium quality composite decking products that meet the highest standards. We understand our customers’ unique needs and preferences as an Australian company.

Our decking boards are designed and manufactured locally, ensuring they are built to withstand the harsh Australian climate. By choosing Futurewood for your composite decking needs, you are supporting a local business and contributing to the growth of our economy.

Trust our expertise and enjoy peace of mind with our reliable products backed by exceptional customer service.

Premium Quality and Dependability

We take pride in offering premium quality composite decking that you can rely on. Our decking products are designed to withstand the test of time with unmatched durability and longevity.

Made from wood and plastic materials, our composite decking is resistant to stains and fading, making it look great for years. Unlike timber decking, our composite boards require minimal maintenance, saving time and effort.

We are an Australian-owned company that is committed to providing eco-friendly solutions. Choose Futurewood for your composite decking needs – we’re here to help you create a beautiful outdoor space that lasts many years.

Use Our Decking Calculator Tool

At Futurewood, we offer a helpful Decking Calculator Cost Tool to make planning your composite decking project easy.

A deck made up of eco-friendly composite decking boards featuring a solar panel in Stanthorpe

Committed to Eco-Friendly Practices

At Futurewood, we are committed to eco-friendly practices. We understand the importance of caring for our environment and strive to make sustainable choices in everything we do.

Our composite decking products are made from recycled wood fibres and plastic. By using these materials, we reduce the demand for virgin timber and help reduce waste going into landfills.

Additionally, our decking is designed to be long-lasting and low-maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about constantly replacing or treating it with harmful chemicals. With Futurewood, you can enjoy a beautiful outdoor space while minimising environmental impact.

More About Stanthorpe – QLD 4380

Stanthorpe, nestled in Queensland’s Granite Belt, captivates visitors with its unique natural beauty and agricultural splendour blend. Renowned for its vineyards and orchards, this charming town is a haven for wine enthusiasts and fruit lovers. The region’s crisp mountain air and fertile soil produce various delectable fruits, earning Stanthorpe its reputation as a fruit-growing paradise. Beyond the vineyards, stunning national parks like Girraween National Park offer breathtaking granite landscapes and iconic rock formations for avid hikers and nature lovers to explore. Stanthorpe’s welcoming community spirit shines through its local markets, showcasing fresh produce and artisanal crafts. It’s where nature’s bounty meets warm hospitality, inviting all to savour its unique delights.

Map of Stanthorpe QLD

Stanthorpe Statistics

Coordinates: 28.6547°S 151.935°E

Population: 5,406 (2016 census)

• Density: 159.94/km2 (414.2/sq mi)

Postcode: 4380

Elevation: 690–924 m (2,264–3,031 ft)

Area: 33.8 km2 (13.1 sq mi)

Time zone: AEST (UTC+10:00)


60.2 km (37 mi) SSW of Warwick

143 km (89 mi) S of Toowoomba

217 km (135 mi) SW of Brisbane

LGA: Southern Downs Region

County: Bentinck

Parish: Stanthorpe, Broadwater, Folkestone

State Electorate: Southern Downs

Federal Division: Maranoa

Mean max temp:

21.7 °C

71 °F

Mean min temp:

9.0 °C

48 °F

Annual rainfall:

757.6 mm

29.8 in

Contact Futurewood

Ready to upgrade your outdoor space with composite decking in Stanthorpe? Choose Futurewood for premium quality, eco-friendly options that are easy to maintain and built to last. Visit our website or call us today to transform your deck into a beautiful, durable oasis.