Today, Australians are more environmentally conscious than ever. We reuse and recycle as much as we can, and when we see Australian businesses turning waste into usable products, we support them.

This is one of the reasons why ModWood composite decking is highly sought after. The fact that it’s also durable and looks great is a bonus.

The popularity of composite decking has seen many brands enter the market, however, a lot are imported brands using imported products. ModWood is manufactured using a mixture of Australian wood waste and recycled milk bottles. They are one of the only (if not the only) business to source materials and manufacture their products wholly and solely in Australia.

But why choose composite decking? Or more importantly, why choose Australian made composite decking? 


Australian made ModWood decking

ModWood deck outdoor seating

ModWood combines Australian technology with world-leading knowledge to produce their products. Any ingredient that is added to their composite decking is rigorously tested in their laboratories to ensure it is safe and environmentally friendly.

Benefits of ModWood decking

ModWood is manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions. 

Weather-proof – All ModWood composite decking is produced with a level of moisture resistance which makes it resistant to swelling, warping or bowing.

Fire-resistant – Modwood composite decking is designed with unexpected elements in mind, namely bushfires. ModWood, with Flame Shield®, is the most flame retardant decking available in Australia with a BAL rating as high as (BAL) 40.

Fade-resistant – We know how intense Perth’s summer sun can be. Like timber, ModWood decking is vulnerable to some colour change after extended exposure to the sun. However, ModWood XTREME GUARD® is guaranteed not to fade for 25 years.  

Eco-Friendly – ModWood decking is Green Tag certified. This means it has been independently checked to be compliant with the world Sustainability Assessment Criteria. Only those products that meet the assessment criteria (which includes, level of greenhouse gas emissions, social and labour conditions, health and ecotoxicity) become Green Tag certified. 

Added Durability – ModWood XTREME GUARD® is exclusive to ModWood and provides added durability, as well as mould and mildew resistance. XTreme Guard is essentially a capping that protects your decking. No staining, no sanding, no oiling.


Composite Vs Timber Decking

ModWood decking in backyard

The Product

Composite decking has come a long way, both in manufacturing and design. 

ModWood was the first Australian company to manufacture decking using wood/plastic composite products. Since 2001, ModWood has advanced its manufacturing process to create a composite deck that’s easy to install and easy to look after. 

Choosing between timber and composite decking often comes down to personal taste and the amount of maintenance required to keep it looking good. You can retain the natural look and colour of timber by applying a regular coating of a product like Cutek. If you’re after a more low-maintenance option, without having to worry about re-coating your deck, you’ll opt for a composite deck. 

Cleaning and Maintenance

As mentioned above, composite decking requires less maintenance than timber. It has a strong resistance to fading, scratching, staining and mold. That’s not to say that it’s completely maintenance-free. 

Often a regular sweep will keep your deck in top condition. However, if you need to remove built-up dirt, stains, oil marks, tree sap or grime, a product like Deck Protect Composite Clean will usually work wonders. 


Installing ModWood composite decking

If you’re installing your deck, you’ll be happy to know that all ModWood boards are a perfect uniform length, with no bows or warping and no knots to cut out. Plus, there’s less wastage. 

There’s also no staining or painting needed before or after installation. Cutting and drilling is the same as timber, so there are no special tools required to complete the job. 

When you choose to install ModWood composite decking, you’re choosing an Australian made product that’s designed for Australian conditions.

Their years of experience in manufacturing and design has created natural-looking decking boards that at first glance could be mistaken for real timber. 

So, if you prefer an outdoor deck that’s low-maintenance, long-lasting and 100% splinter-free consider ModWood composite decking. 

To find out more about Modwood composite decking, contact Decking Perth.