Welcome to Ovaeda, where we're passionate about bringing you the best price composite decking without compromising on quality.
In this guide, we'll reveal our top picks for affordability and quality. We'll cover our client-favorite products, including the best solid composite deck boards, non-slip composite decking, and solid plastic decking.
But that's not all – we'll also delve into the pros of solid composite boards, the differences between capped and uncapped options, installation tips, cost comparisons with wood decking, and savvy ways to save on your decking costs.
So, let's get started and outfit your outdoor space with some of the best options!What this article covers:
- Best-Priced Composite Decking
- What Are the Pros of Composite Boards?
- Capped or Uncapped Composite Decking?
- How Does One Install Composite Decking?
- How Much Is Composite Decking Versus Wood?
- Tips To Save Composite Decking Costs
Best-Priced Composite Decking
At Ovaeda, we understand that finding the best-priced composite decking is a top priority for our customers. Our range is carefully curated to ensure you get the highest quality at the most competitive prices.
Here are the best composite decking boards you should consider!
Classic™ Black Grooved Composite Decking
Introducing the Classic™ Black Grooved composite decking, available at an affordable price of £22.20 per board. This decking is an ideal choice for those aiming to craft beautiful, modern outdoor spaces.
Its minimalist grooved finish and availability of matching corner trims ensure it integrates seamlessly into contemporary outdoor designs.
The Classic™ Black Grooved Composite Decking is more than just visually appealing. Made almost entirely from recycled materials, it's an environmentally friendly option that doesn't compromise on durability.
It resists twisting, splintering, and cracking, thanks to its high-performance composition that includes enhanced protection against fading, stains, and marks.
Natura™ Light Brown Grooved Composite Decking Board
Coming in hot is the Natura™ Light Brown Grooved composite decking board, now available at a reduced price of £24.48 per board. This decking is a fantastic selection for those looking for a durable, anti-slip option.
Made almost entirely from recycled materials, these boards are eco-friendly and do not splinter, ensuring a pleasant experience for those who like to walk around barefooted.
Unlike traditional timber decking, our composite decking requires no treatment or staining, making it ultra-low maintenance. A simple occasional wash is all it takes to keep it looking pristine, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your outdoor space.
NaturaPlus™ Light Grey Grooved Composite Decking Board
Finally, we're thrilled to introduce the NaturaPlus™ Light Grey Grooved composite decking board, now offered at a special price of £31.14 per board, reduced from the original £34.62. This decking is an excellent option for those seeking to create inviting outdoor visiting areas.
The NaturaPlus™ Light Grey Decking is characterised by its minimalist grooved finish, making it a perfect fit for modern outdoor areas. It comes complete with matching corner trims, ensuring a seamless and sophisticated look.
This decking is backed by a 15-year warranty for residential use and a 10-year warranty for commercial use. Capped with PVC for extra durability, these boards won't rot, making for a long-lasting option!
What Are the Pros of Composite Boards?
When it comes down to composite decking vs timber decking, composite decking boards offer a range of advantages over traditional timber, making them an increasingly popular choice for outdoor decking and similar applications.
These boards blend the aesthetic appeal of wood with enhanced durability and lower maintenance requirements.
Composite boards excel in durability compared to traditional timber. Based on our observations, they are highly resistant to warping, rotting, and insect damage.
The composition of these boards makes them impervious to moisture, significantly reducing the risk of water damage, and they are not susceptible to damage from wood-eating insects.
Low Maintenance Requirements
One of the most appealing aspects of composite boards is their low-maintenance nature. Timber decking demands regular treatments like staining, sealing, or painting to maintain its condition and appearance. Composite boards, on the other hand, require minimal upkeep.
A simple soap-and-water cleaning routine is enough to keep them looking in top condition, saving both time and the ongoing costs associated with timber maintenance.
Composite boards offer a more consistent and enduring appearance over time. Timber is prone to fading and colour changes due to sunlight and weather exposure.
Composite materials, however, are designed to retain their colour and finish for a much longer period.
From an environmental perspective, composite boards are a more sustainable choice. Many composite materials are made from recycled content, reducing the need for new timber and helping to conserve forests.
Capped or Uncapped Composite Decking?
When choosing composite decking, one of the key decisions is between capped and uncapped composite decking. Both types have their unique benefits, catering to different preferences and requirements.
Uncapped Composite Decking
Uncapped composite decking is made from a mixture of wood fibers and polymers, with the wood content directly exposed to the elements.
This exposure means that uncapped composite decking will undergo a settling-in period, fading slightly before the colour stabilises and remains consistent for the remainder of the deck's lifespan.
The main advantage of uncapped composite decking is its cost-effectiveness, making it a great option for those seeking a long-lasting and low-maintenance deck at a more affordable price.
Our grooved uncapped composite decking, for instance, offers many years of enjoyment.
Capped Composite Decking
Capped composite decking, on the other hand, features a plastic outer shell over the core, which is made from a similar mixture of wood fibers and polymers.
The cap, being purely polymer, means that the surface of these boards is almost entirely fade-resistant.
Capped composite decking maintains its colour and appearance for many years, looking just like it did when it was first installed. While slightly more expensive than uncapped decking, capped composite decking offers extra protection against water penetration.
How Does One Install Composite Decking?
The installation process typically begins with preparing the ground where the decking will be placed. This involves ensuring the area is level and stable.
Next, a subframe like our decking frame is constructed to support the decking boards. The composite decking boards are then attached to the frame. It's important to leave appropriate gaps between the boards for expansion and contraction, which is a normal occurrence with composite materials.
The boards are fixed to the frame using screws or a hidden fastening system, which provides a clean, screw-free finish. For an in-depth walkthrough, check out our installation guide.
While we at Ovaeda do not directly install composite decking, we do work with a team of approved installers, and we can manage the project for you. This way, you receive an expert installation without the hassle of figuring it out by yourself.
How Much Is Composite Decking Versus Wood?
When comparing the costs of composite decking to traditional wood decking, it's important to consider both the initial investment and long-term expenses.
Generally, composite decking tends to cost more upfront than wood decking. However, our research indicates that it offers savings over time due to lower maintenance costs.
The cost of wood decking can vary significantly based on the type of wood. Softwood decking is considerably cheaper than hardwood decking.
While the initial cost of composite decking is higher, it's important to consider the long-term benefits. Composite decking requires significantly less maintenance than wood decking, which needs regular staining, sealing, or painting to maintain its appearance and longevity.
Additionally, composite decking often comes with longer warranties, contributing to its overall value proposition.
Tips to Save Composite Decking Costs
Investing in composite decking is a smart choice for long-term durability and low maintenance, but the initial costs can be a concern for some homeowners. Fortunately, there are several strategies to reduce the overall cost of your composite decking project.
Choose Simpler Designs
Opting for a simpler decking design can significantly cut costs. Complex designs often require more materials and labor, increasing the overall expense. Sticking to straightforward, basic layouts can help keep your budget in check.
If you're handy and confident in your DIY skills, installing the deck yourself can save on labor costs.
Composite decking is generally as easy to install as wooden decking, so taking on the project yourself can be a cost-effective option.
Opt For Standard Colours And Textures
Choosing standard colours and textures over premium options can also help reduce costs. Specialty finishes and hues often come at a higher price, so selecting standard options can lead to significant savings.
Reduce Deck Size
Consider the size of your deck carefully. Our findings show that reducing the dimensions of your deck can lower the amount of material needed, thus reducing the overall cost. Think about how much space you really need to achieve your outdoor living goals.
At Ovaeda, we offer composite decking at an affordable price. Our range includes start choices like the Classic™ Black Grooved, Natura™ Light Brown Grooved, and NaturaPlus™ Light Grey Grooved composite decking boards.
We've covered the essentials of composite decking, from the advantages over traditional timber to the choice between capped and uncapped options. Plus, we have given you practical tips to help you manage costs without compromising on quality.
At Ovaeda, we're here to help you create an exceptional outdoor space that balances cost, quality, and style. Visit our online store to explore our range and start your decking journey today.
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