High Quality Composite Decking
You don’t need to sacrifice the elegant charm of natural timber anymore (and you can say goodbye to splinters too) with advanced composite boards. 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.
With fine details perfectly resembling wood grain, you get all the advantages of an eco-friendly deck building, and lose none of the exquisite, rustic charms of hardwood.
We believe truly great boards should stand the test of time – that’s why we’re leading provider of composite decking materials. To date, we offer 4 materials with a 7-year warranty – suited for all types of properties.
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When it comes to maximizing living space, we’re all about making the most of the outdoors right along with the indoors. To that end, we put a lot of effort into making our gardens and yards places for entertainment and relaxation for as long as our climate will allow.
Tis is the world’s largest manufacturer of alternative timber products. Made of 95% recycled materials, it doesn’t need to fall a single tree to create modern, elegant materials that are almost indistinguishable from hardwood – but offer a wide range of advantages instead.
Combining the aesthetic appeal of timber with the benefits of composite materials, millboard is rising in popularity. Not only are they long lasting and resistant to termites, but they’re also environmentally friendly. Oh, and no painful splinters if you venture outside without footwear.
Combining unique style and sophistication, it delivers a premium performance product to your home. Artfully designed to replicate the look of real wood, enjoy moisture-resistant capping and a range of durable advantages that will look as stunning as the day it was installed for many years to come.
What is Composite Decking Made Of?
It’s become the newest buzzword in outdoor living, but what does it *actually* mean?
These boards consist of a core and a cap. This makes it seem like a simple product, when the make-up of your board is anything but simple.
The core is made up of two primary ingredients: wood (e.g. sawdust, wood chips, wood fibre) and plastic. However, unlike hardwood which requires trees to be felled, this type of board sources wood from recycled materials, making your new board an environmentally-friendly addition to your home.
Put simply, this material is the fastest growing timber-alternative on the Australian market.
Long gone are the days when alternative products meant sacrificing aesthetic beauty. In fact, you’ve probably enjoyed time in the great outdoors on a deck that looked indistinguishable from hardwood variations.
So while it’s easy to say composite is “not wood”, that would be selling things short. These boards are the fastest growing alternative to timber options on the planet, and with a list of benefits as long as your arm, it’s easy to see why.
What are the Benefits of Composite Decking?
At UrbanArch Building we’ve got years of experience working with households 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 board would bring to your day-to-day life.
When it comes to a low-maintenance boards 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 composite can offer, this options is for the homeowner who values their time outdoors.
What is this type of decking made of?
When you plan on spending your weekends relaxing outside, it helps to know the boards underfoot can handle any guests, outdoor furniture, and elements.
It is made through what’s known as a ‘co-extrusion’ process.
This combines all of the raw materials needed to create composite decking (e.g. sawdust, wood fibres, wood chips, recycled plastic), and melts them into a mixture. This mixture is then shaped into the 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 board). 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 wood.
So while it may look like rustic, gorgeous timber, its 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 Sydney Composite Decking Cost?
That’s why it’s easier to quote a project based on total costs (which includes installation as well as the boards) which leaves the average cost sitting between $180 to $200 per square metre – this covers the boards and hidden fasteners.
How long does the installation process take in Sydney?
Composite decking is designed to be durable and easy to install. We’ll need to secure council permission (if necessary) before construction, with an estimated 8 to 10 weeks between filing the paperwork to completing the project.
Why Should You Pay More for Composite (When Timber Is Cheaper)?
Every savvy 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 board starts splintering and cracking within weeks you’ll face years of expensive repairs and fixes.
It’s true that this solution for your 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 it doesn’t need the annual maintenance and attention that hardwood requires.
Better still, these 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 the care.
Over the 25 year lifespan of a 30 sq metre board, this can add up to savings of $22,500 to $45,000, depending on the amount of maintenance required.
How to Compare Materials
This material 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 board – but this does make choosing the right material more of a challenge for you.
Wondering what to look for when choosing the best product?
Capped vs. Uncapped Decking
While early, first generation boards were uncapped (meaning they were at risk of fading, mould and mildew), decks are now available capped. We only offer the best materials, meaning every product we source and install offers advanced premium protection on all four sides, keeping your 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 Sydney Composite Decking
What brands do you supply and install?
Popular brands include Trex, Millboard, and Azek. We’re leading supplier and the market leader in decking materials.
What is a composite material made of?
These boards consist of plastic and wood (e.g. sawdust, chips and wood fibre) with zero chemicals used during the construction process for a truly eco-friendly option.
How long do these boards last?
With a protective shell around your board’s inner core, they can last from 25 to 50 years with little maintenance.
How much maintenance will be necessary?
This material won’t fade or wear from exposure to the 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 board 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
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.
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.
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!
We are a locally and family-owned business. That means, we know exactly what every home and business owner deserves.
We offer a custom design and if you want something a little or a lot different - we can help you out.
We Genuinely Care
We genuinely care and we are committed to our clients with exceptional levels of customer care.
We are fast and responsive. If you ring us, we will answer you straight away.
You are our client - we will always look after you.