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Frequently Asked Questions About Composite Decking

Q: How long is BetterDeck in business supplying composite decking?
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We are the longest established company supplying composite decking products in Ireland. Our composite decking board has 11 years of a track record in the Irish market. That's longer than all our competitors combined!!!

Q: What is the composite decking made of?
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Our decking is manufactured from HDPE (high density polyethylene) and recycled wood fibre. Unlike other composite decking products, the proprietary StrandexTM Technology will prevent mold and mildew from penetrating and degrading the boards.

Q: How does the product fade over time?
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There is a high quality UV stabilizer added to the product to make it fade resistant. Any Colour fading that occurs is barely noticeable to the human eye.

Q: Is the composite material Eco- friendly?
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Our composites uses over 50% recycled wood fiber, making it one of the most eco-friendly composite decking materials on the market, our products are also shipped in reusable packaging, further easing the burdens on the environment. It's made to be 100% recyclable, allowing it's positive environmental legacy to continue far into the future.

Q: How many colors are available?
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BetterDeck has 3 colors in stock, Cedar, Grey, and Teak.

Q: What lengths are available?
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Deck boards are available in 5.4 meter lengths, we can supply custom lengths for large quantities.

Q: Do you have a matching railing system?
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Yes we do. Click here for more information.

Q: Is there any guarantee with the decking products?
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Yes, there's a 25-year guarantee in writing, (the strongest in the industry) Unlike most composite brands in Ireland, the written warranty does comply to Ireland. Each composite deck board has an end tag label number for traceability purposes, and has been third party tested.

Q: How much more does composite cost compared with pressure treated or hardwood?
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To calculate how long it will take to pay back your composite deck, simply fill in the data in the yellow boxes of the spreadsheet attached.

Q: Can I install the composite decking myself?
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Our composite decking is one of the easiest materials to install. All our deck boards comes standard with a hidden fastener system, which ensures proper spacing and alignment during installation. Click Here for more information

Q: What do I build my sub-frame with?
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The structure under the deck is built using traditional methods, most commonly pressure treated timber is used for the framing and supports. We recommend using BetterDeck high quality pressure treated timber joists, which we also import from the U.S. Click Here for more information

Q: What spacing is required for my joists?
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The joists are to be spaced no further than 16" (400mm) on centre for standard installations and 12" (300mm) on centre for commercial applications. All stairs should be built 12" on centre.

Q: How do I clean my deck?
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The simplest method is to wash the deck with a mild soap and water, power washing offers excellent results as well.

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