Today, many architects, DIY enthusiasts, and builders favor composite timber rather than solid timber for cladding, decking, and screen fencing. Why? What makes alternative timber products a better choice for Australian homes and commercial buildings? There are many advantages to opting for composite over conventional timber and the most important ones are listed below.
Durability – composite timber, particularly those that are most sustainable are made of highly durable recycled materials. Having said that, these materials are expected to last for a long period of time.
UV Stability – composite timber is also known to stand up against the harmful effects of UV rays. The harsh heat in Australia can wreak havoc on any structure and that is why it is necessary to use the right materials. Fortunately, composite timber is designed to have high resistance to sunlight.
Resistant To Water Damage – composite timber, especially high-quality ones are resistant to water. Solid timber does not have this characteristic since it expands and contracts when exposed to water, which leads to shrinkage and warping, both are huge issues for materials used in cladding, decking, and screen fencing.
Resistant To Rot, Mould, Pest – The warm climate in Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, and Gladstone makes conventional timber susceptible to rotting, mould growth, and pest infestation. Fortunately, composite timber was designed to stand up against all these, which makes it a good choice for decking, cladding, and screen fencing projects.
Low Maintenance – Another great benefit of composite timber is that it needs little to no maintenance. Unlike traditional wood, you don’t have to worry about scheduling regular upkeep for your deck or cladding, which saves you a lot of time, effort, and cash too.
Resistant To Staining and Better Colour Retention – Solid timber products have natural color choices. Composite timber is available in different tones, too. One advantage with the latter is that it has the ability to retain its original colour for a long time.
Slip Resistant – If you are installing decking, then you need to find a material that is slip resistant. Your top choice should be composite timber, which has a high slip rating compared to real wood.
Futurewood and Its Composite Decking
There exist plenty of hype regarding composite decking during the past few years, with builders, timber merchants, and architects are talking about this growing trend in Townsville’s decking market. But that does not mean that conventional timber is no longer being used. It still remains as the primary choice when it comes to decking projects but an increasing number of consumers are opting for its counterpart – composite timber. If you are planning to go with this option, be sure to choose a trustworthy supplier like Futurewood. Our company offers CleverDeck composite timber at prices you can afford. It comes in standard 5.4 meter length and is made of recycled polyolefin, wood flour, as well as discarded rice husks. Because of these, you are guaranteed to be using one of the most eco-friendly composite decking option in the market today.
Futurewood Offers EnviroSlat Decorative Cladding and Screen Fencing
If you wish to benefit from the stunning visual appeal of timber cladding but without the associated maintenance efforts, you need to go for composite timber. Although it is not real wood, it has a good resemblance to it. Futurewood’s EnviroSlat Decorative Cladding is used on the exterior of several residential and commercial building because of its aesthetic appeal as well as its functionality. It also adds value to your property thanks to its low maintenance and visual aesthetics it provides. Futurewood’s EnviroSlat decorative cladding is not only easy to install but also possesses beneficial characteristics like mould, pest, and rot resistant, exceptional durability, and long warranty, making it a good investment for any home or commercial business.
Futurewood also provides EnviroSlat Composite Screen Fencing options to those living in Maryborough, Mount Isa, and surrounding areas. Our composite timber is tough, which means it can withstand the varying weather conditions, high winds, and also resistant to algae and mould growth. Our product is also low maintenance without the need for staining, painting, or sealing. The colour of our composite timber will not fade even when exposed to the sun’s UV rays. We know that fencing takes on an important role in the way your garden or outdoor area looks and that is why we made sure that the colours and designs we offer will match the design of your property.
If you want to know more about our alternative timber products, please call Futurewood now.