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High Quality Composite Decking In Sydney

You love the look of hardwood timber, but the ongoing maintenance and associated costs sting (almost as much as a hardwood deck splinters sting).
Thankfully, you don’t need to sacrifice the elegant charm of natural timber anymore (and you can say goodbye to splinters too) with advanced composite decking. Protected by industry-leading polymer capping technology, it’s time to enjoy a new deck that’s resistant against stains, termites, rot, warp, discolouration and damage.
Oh, and with fine details perfectly resembling wood grain, you get all the advantages of an eco-friendly composite deck, and lose none of the exquisite, rustic charm of timber.
At UrbanArch Building we believe truly great decks should stand the test of time – that’s why we’re Sydney’s leading provider of composite decking materials. It’s our goal to ensure you wake up to a deck that’s as colour-rich and inviting as it was the day it was installed. So please reach out for expert advice, free samples, or a 100% obligation-free quote.

Trex Composite Deck Boards

Lava Rock
Spiced Rum
Havana Gold
Tiki Torch
Island Mist
Rope Swing
Gravel Path

What is Composite Decking?

Composite decking has become the newest buzzword in outdoor living, but what does it *actually* mean?
Composite boards consist of a core and a cap. This makes composite seem like a simple product, when the make-up of your board is anything but simple.
The core of composite is made up of two primary ingredients: wood (e.g. sawdust, wood chips, wood fibre) and plastic. However, unlike timber which requires trees to be felled, composite decking sources wood from recycled materials, making your new deck an environmentally-friendly addition to your Sydney home.
And to protect the core, each board is capped with a bonded polymer. This adds protection against weathering, fading, scratching, bleaching, staining and mould.
Put simply, composite decking is the fastest growing timber-alternative on the Australian market.
Long gone are the days when timber-alternative products meant sacrificing aesthetic beauty. In fact, you’ve probably enjoyed time in the great outdoors on a composite deck that looked indistinguishable from hardwood timber.
So while it’s easy to say composite decking is “not wood”, that would be selling things short. Composite decking is the fastest growing alternative to timber decking on the planet, and with a list of benefits as long as your arm, it’s easy to see why.

Millboard Deck Boards

Carbonised
Charred
Jarrah
Coppered Oak
Golden Oak
Smoked Oak
Limed Oak
Vintage Oak
Driftwood
Carbonised
Emebredt

What Are the Benefits of Sydney Composite Decking?

At UrbanArch Building we’ve got years of experience working with Sydney homes to turn unused outdoor spaces into functional and exciting decks that become central to the way you live your life.
But we also know you’re not here to hear us talk about ourselves, you’re here to find out what advantages a new composite deck would bring to your day-to-day life.
When it comes to a low-maintenance deck that keeps money in your pocket, it’s tough to go past these benefits:
With the appearance of stunning timber, but the durability advantages only man-made decking can offer, a composite deck is for the Sydney homeowner who values their time outdoors

How is Composite Decking Made?

When you plan on spending your weekends relaxing outside, it helps to know the boards underfoot can handle any guests, outdoor furniture, and elements that Sydney has to offer.
Composite decking is made through what’s known as an ‘co-extrusion’ process.
This combines all of the raw materials needed to create a composite decking board (e.g. sawdust, wood fibres, wood chips, recycled plastic), and melts them into a mixture. This mixture is then shaped into the decking boards you’ll see online and at your local hardware store, making it tough to spot the difference between timber and composite.
But unless you’ve got incredible x-ray vision, what you won’t notice is the additional protective layer, bonded to the substrate to prevent delamination (i.e. layers splitting in your deck). This process might be invisible, but it adds a rock-hard shell to protect against foot traffic, stains and spills, plus protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays which can fade natural timber.
So while composite decking may look like rustic, gorgeous timber, it’s brilliant texture and resilient exterior have been scientifically made to stand up to everything that Sydney can throw at it (and then some).

How Much Does Composite Decking Cost?

Let’s talk dollars and cents.
As an average, the price of a single composite decking board starts at $50 and goes up from there. But your home isn’t average, and neither are we.
That’s why it’s easier to quote a project based on total costs (which includes installation as well as decking boards) which leaves the average cost of a composite deck sitting between $180 to $200 per square metre – this covers decking boards and hidden fasteners.
As with any decking project, you’ll need to factor in a few variables relating to the cost of your finished deck. These typically include:
At UrbanArch Building we set the standard in quality, low-maintenance alternatives to timber that won’t break the bank. Our decks are designed for Sydney’s unique conditions and offer unrivalled lifestyle advantages, so if you’re interested in learning more, call 0413 185 735.

How long does it take to install composite decking?

Composite decking is designed to be durable and easy to install. We’ll need to secure council permission (if necessary) prior to construction, with an estimated 8 to 10 weeks between filing the paperwork to completing your new deck.

Why Should You Pay More for Composite Decking (When Timber Is Cheaper)?

Every savvy Sydney homeowner knows a home improvement project is much more than an upfront price.
If you’re paying a handyman to build a deck out of wood you found washed up on Bondi Beach then you’ll be saving money hand over fist. But when that deck starts splintering and cracking within weeks you’ll face years of expensive repairs and fixes.
The same goes for composite decking.
It’s true that a composite deck for your Sydney property will cost more than the same-sized timber deck, but you’ll make that money back (and then some) as the years go by. This is because composite decking doesn’t need the annual maintenance and attention that hardwood timber requires.
No staining. No oiling. No painting.
Better still, composite boards don’t splinter, warp, rot, or deteriorate in the harsh Australian elements, so you can save hundreds of dollars every year that would have gone towards deck care.
Over the 25 year lifespan of a 30 sq metre composite deck, this can add up to savings of $22,500 to $45,000, depending on the amount of maintenance required.

How to Compare Composite Decking Materials

Composite decking has been a popular choice for outdoor decks and entertainment areas for over 30 years, so naturally there’s a wide range of brands to choose from.
Over time, brands have introduced dynamic innovations, new materials, upgraded manufacturing processes, and modern installation techniques to help deliver a superior deck – but this does make choosing the right composite decking material more of a challenge for you.
The truth is, composite decking is not made equal.
Land on the wrong composite board and you can quickly end up with a deck that’s not worth your investment, and likely to cost plenty in future repair and maintenance costs. To help you choose the best composite board for you, always compare:
Wondering what to look for to choose the best composite product? Here’s a simple step-by-step process to help you sort the average from the extraordinary.

Capped Composite Decking vs. Uncapped Composite Decking

With endless boards advertising themselves as ‘Maintenance-Free’ it’s tough to know who’s telling the truth and who’s peddling false information.
The most important thing to know is that capped decking falls into the ‘Maintenance-Free’ category, because they’re protected with an extra layer that’s bonded to the surface of your decking boards during the manufacturing process.
While early, first generation composite boards were uncapped (meaning they were at risk of fading, mould and mildew), composite decking in 2021 is available capped. At UrbanArch Building we only offer the best decking materials, meaning every composite product we source and install offers advanced premium protection on all four sides, keeping your decking boards safe and secure against outdoor furniture scratches, harmful UV rays, and clumsy family members.
Best of all, the bonding process occurs during manufacturing and under extremely high temperatures. That means no chemicals, no nasty bonding agents, and no adhesives that can end up in your garden.

Frequently Asked Questions About Composite Decking In Sydney

What brands of composite decking do you supply and install?

Popular brands of composite decking include Trex, Millboard, and Azek. At UrbanArch Building we’re Sydney’s leading supplier and installer of Trex – the market leader in composite decking.

What is composite decking made of?

Composite decking consists of plastic and wood (e.g. sawdust, chips and wood fibre) with zero chemicals used during the construction process for a truly eco-friendly decking option.

How long does composite decking last?

With a protective shell around your board’s inner core, composite decking can last from 25 to 50 years with a little maintenance.

How much maintenance will a composite deck require?

Composite decking won’t fade or wear from exposure to Sydney’s harsh sun. You’ll also enjoy a deck that’s resistant to mould, mildew, termites, plus wear and tear. With so many defensive advantages your new deck needs nothing more than a good sweep and wash 2 to 3 times a year to prevent dirt and grime build-up.

Why Choose Urbanarch Building

Quality Materials

Quality

We understand you are investing your hard-earned funds - so we invest our skill, patience, and energy to deliver your finished vision using quality materials - not second-hand or auction sourced.

Competitive Pricing

On-Time & Within Budget

We arrive on time, and we will stick to the budget agreed upon. You’ll receive a schedule of work, explaining what is happening and when.

Quality Workmanship

Attention to Detail

We do the job the way it is supposed to be done - no shortcuts and we pay attention to the small details - every single time!

Family Owned

Family Owned

We are a locally and family-owned business. That means, we know exactly what every home and business owner deserves.

Custom Design

Custom Design

We offer a custom design service and if you want something a little or a lot different - we can help you out.

Peace of Mind

We Genuinely Care

We genuinely care and we are committed to our clients with exceptional levels of customer care.

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Personalised Services

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You are our client - we will always look after you.

Benefits Of Choosing Urbanarch Building
12 Years Of Experience
12 Years Of Experience
8 Years Warranty
8 Years Warranty
Family Owned and Operated
Family Owned & Operated
Personalized Services
Personalized Services
Excellent Local Reputation
Excellent Local Reputation
Exquisite Timber Products
Exquisite Timber Products
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On Time Within Budget Project Completion
On-Time, Within-Budget Project Completion
Competitive Pricing
Competitive Pricing

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