Does My Decking Area Need A Drainage Slope?

March 2022
Armani Eagle

The short answer is no - at least not with OVAEDA''s products! In this short article I will go over a few reasons backing up this point.

Firstly, if you are worried about water not draining away, our decking boards are fixed down to the subframe using hidden fasteners which create a 6mm gap in between each decking board. This means that any water that builds up on the surface can run off in the gaps between the boards. 

If you are using an aluminium subframe, or another material that does not rot, warp, or twist, then creating your decking area with no fall is no issue. This is because any sitting water will not affect the subframes strength or structural rigidity.

However, if a wooden subframe has been used, a fall on the decking may help to shed water and try to stop it pooling on the woods surface, which would help you to potentially make the deck last longer. If you are worried about the longevity of a wooden subframe, we recommend steering clear of this material all together, purely because it will rot, warp and twist after as short as 5 years.

A great benefit of running you decking level is that you can have it at the same level as your interior floors, creating that seamless transition between inside and out. You will not have to worry about water building up and coming inside the house as it will drain in-between the gaps.

What next?

Now that you've read more about the benefits of our Composite Decking, you may begin thinking about using it as an option for your garden or balcony. With so many options available, we know it can seem like a big decision to make. Why not begin by ordering one of our free sample boxes to help you choose which style will best suit you?

You can also call us on 0208 159 2999 or send us an email to to get quotes, guidance and any technical support with your plans. If you think you will require the help of a professional installer, we are happy to recommend one to assist.