With Australian consumers becoming increasingly aware of our environmental responsibility, there’s been an enthusiastic push towards seeking out sustainable alternatives to the things we use and buy. But it’s not just consumers who are making the change; many suppliers are stepping up and following suit.

The home improvement and decking industries are not exempt from the trend towards environmental consciousness; the market for sustainable timbers and composite boards has steadily grown.

Today a wide selection of decking products are available for consumers wanting a  sustainable decking option.

What exactly is sustainable decking?

Sustainable decking is created with environmental care as a priority. This approach sees an environmental ethos applied from the beginning, when trees are planted, and continues at every step of the manufacturing process.

A sustainable approach to decking is as possible with natural timber decking as it is with composite decking. Read on to learn more about sustainability in the decking industry.

Sustainable Australian Timber Decking

100% sustainable timber decking starts with sustainable forests. This means the timber has been grown and harvested in an ecologically responsible manner.

Care is given to ensure that every tree that is cut down is replaced by another tree that’s either naturally grown or planted in place.  

The process of sustainable care, however, does not stop there but forms part of a much larger process. 

Due diligence is taken to make sure the environment which surrounds harvested trees is also left untouched and there is minimal disturbance to native flora and fauna.

Nowadays, timber sustainability is highly regulated to ensure that all suppliers maintain high standards. As such, to be classified as “sustainable” it’s required that timber be harvested from an Australian or globally certified sustainable forest.

Before buying timber decking check to make sure your timber decking has been certified by a reputable outfit, for example:

While there have been many successes in the sustainable forestry, there are a few challenges for sustainable forestry endeavours on a practical level – mainly because it takes a long time for trees to grow to maturity.

Another environmental cost to consider is the post-harvesting processing; most hardwood and softwood timbers will still need to be treated with chemical solutions and oils to seal the product and maintain a good condition over time.

Sustainable Australian Composite Decking

Composite decking is a sustainable product by nature. Made of a mix of wood sawdust and recycled plastic material (such as polyethylene or polypropylene), it helps repurpose plastic waste to create decking that will last for years.

Depending on the brand of composite decking, boards may also include alternative or additional materials, ranging from fibreglass to fibre cement.

All things considered, many brands of composite decking is environmentally friendly and most certainly sustainable.  

Rather than allowing used plastic to go to the landfill, it proactively removes plastic waste from supply chains and integrates it into a high-quality decking product. Composite decking is a sought-after long-term investment for homes and commercial landscapes alike. 

Composite decking has other advantages for the environment, too – its ongoing carbon footprint is minimal.

Since most composite timbers require minimal maintenance, there is no need to apply chemical-based sealants, stains or oils, some of which emit greenhouse gases over the life of the decking product.

If you want to choose a truly sustainable option yet consider yourself a bit of a timber ‘purist’ – that is, you truly want that virgin timber look for your deck – then don’t overlook composite.  After all, composite products have come to a very long distance in the last decade.  

Composite decking has an almost identical appearance to that of natural wood, and you can choose colours and wood-grain styles to colour match your taste and style.  

In addition to the sustainability factor, the advantages of no maintenance decking cannot be overstated. Composite decking can look good as new over the long-term without anywhere close to the time and cost needed to maintain a timber deck.

What’s next?

Whether you end up choosing timber decking, composite decking, or reclaimed wood decking, the good news is there is a great deal of sustainable options for you to choose from for your decking. 

At Decking Perth, we go to great lengths to ensure that the decking we sell is kind to the environment. From sustainable timber decking to eco-friendly composite decking, we are your one-stop shop for earth-friendly decking. 

Learn more about our Sustainable World Badge and view Sustainable Forestry Resources and Associations now! Want to see how much decking will cost for your project? Get your free quote now!

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Our customers say

We couldn't be more pleased with the result of our new decking built by Dean and his team from Allstyle Build using composite decking sourced from Decking Perth. Dean's customer service and attention to detail was really appreciated and his pricing was value for money given the excellent result. Wouldn't hesitate recommending both Allstyle Build and Decking Perth's products for any decking project.
Paul Hamersley
Paul Hamersley
11:43 24 Mar 22
Ive just had my new composite deck supplied by Decking Perth. The whole process was so easy and professional. James and Eric from JLA Carpentry did a fantastic job doing the installation. The workmanship is top class. Highly recommended.
Steve Blight
Steve Blight
04:46 09 Mar 22
I had no idea where to start when it came to getting decking installed. I was so pleased when I found Decking Perth because they did all the tricky stuff for me - all I had to do was tell them what I was after and what colour and they did the rest. The contractor I ended up choosing to do the instal was fantastic. Couldn't be happier with my new deck! So thank you!
Kealy Hardman
Kealy Hardman
08:12 19 Feb 22
We had our front entrance decking replaced with the composite product - Spanish Saffron colour - and am super happy with the outcome. The service and advice/options provided by Perth Decking was very professional and Eric and his team did a fantastic really great job.Recommend Perth Decking and their teams without any hesitation.
Nico Spangenberg
Nico Spangenberg
10:35 13 Feb 22
Mazlin Junid
Mazlin Junid
03:04 09 Feb 22
Highly recommend Decking Perth. They were super helpful from the initial shop visit to the many questions and queries I had, right through to the installation by the fantastic Jake. Cannot fault.
anna wingell
anna wingell
09:35 17 Jan 22
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Ashleigh at Decking Perth was very helpful and the installers Michael and Liam from Lesgo Construction were reliable, friendly, on time and did a quality job. Nothing was to much trouble and I would definitely use them again..
Rod Wright
Rod Wright
10:40 13 Dec 21
Great service and product
Ryan C
Ryan C
05:12 13 Oct 21
Decking Perth provide great advice for novice deck buyers by showing you a wide range of products underpinned by knowledge and a conduit to deck builders. A couple of days after we visited Decking Perth one of their preferred contractors provided a very competitive quotation and we engaged AllStyle Carpentry. Decking Perth supplied all materials as they are a One Stop Shop for the contractor. The Modwood Xtteme deck looks fantastic and we could not be happier with it. Thank you Decking Perth as your business supported our thinking and your advice saw the planning come together and we now have a lovely deck.Phill Cribb
Phill CRIBB
Phill CRIBB
10:14 21 Apr 21
Could not recommend Deck Perth more. I had a small area at the front of my house which needed Composite decking supplied and installed. Visited their shop for ideas, then they organised a contractor to attend for a quote to install. All done within 2.5 weeks and over the moon with the end result at a reasonable price, thanks again
Owen Taylor
Owen Taylor
04:01 08 May 20
I contacted Decking Perth regarding an extension to our current Trex Deck. They took my details and within 4 hours I had been contacted by 2 decking installers and both had attended and quoted within 3 days. Jamie from Elite Decking had the job completed the following week! Lovely team, quiet, clean and tidy workers, on time and on budget, attention to detail exceptional. You cannot tell the difference between the 5 year old deck and the new extension. Highly recommend Elite Decking and Decking Perth.
Louise Bray
Louise Bray
06:27 28 Jan 20
I had some Trex (tiki torch colour) decking installed just before Christmas 2019. Jamie was great to deal with and did a great job installing the product. He and Phil were also very helpful in choosing the best product. Thanks guys! I have no problems recommending Decking Perth to others.
Peter Coulson
Peter Coulson
23:30 05 Jan 20
Great service, professional products.And easy to deal with
Dean Bumbak
Dean Bumbak
19:02 04 Dec 19
As an ordinary DIY supported by a Team of Rockstars to achieve a tremendous result and nothing was too much trouble Cristian and Cassandra.
Aaron Henley-Martin
Aaron Henley-Martin
07:36 22 Nov 19
We were seeking a good quality decking oil for our garden landscaping and out-door shower project. We found the reviews on-line for Cutek Extreme Clear wood preserver were very good and suited us as it is absorbed by the timber thereby ensuring greater life expectancy and a great grain enhancer. In addition re-coating every 18mths to 2yrs appealed as the timber only requires a high pressure wash and a dry off period before re-coating. No sanding required. We chose a New Bronzetone tinter to deepen and enrich the merbau timber grain for an excellent aesthetic finish. Next Project the pool deck!
Chris Pallett
Chris Pallett
04:13 08 Nov 19
Marty Brausch
Marty Brausch
08:47 29 Jul 19
I contacted Decking Perth to see about getting my small courtyard sorted. Cassandra recommended 2 companies to install Trex decking. Marty and his team did a great job. I'm really pleased with the results.
Belinda G
Belinda G
03:34 13 May 19
I use Decking Perth as timber and composite decking supplier, and have dealt with Adrian for years. The team are passionate and strive for innovation, always presenting the latest products to benefit the end user. I'm grateful for their knowledge and desire to see the best fit for purpose product for both client and contractor alike.
Matt Libardi
Matt Libardi
12:47 15 Apr 19
I contacted Decking Perth to get my alfresco area upgrade to latest trex decking. She recommended two subbies however I choose one subiie who is Easy Deck. It was highly impressive to note the way specially Casandra how she provided total service package including resource, material and also best economical options. This is the best customer service i ever had experienced. follow up on work progress, quality control etc are other events Cassendra followed up with customer. it was very impressive work indeed by Easy Deck and Decking Perth.
Great job at a fair price. Thanks Joe!
Steve Collins
Steve Collins
04:25 20 Aug 18
Aaron East Landscape Designs used Trex decking and did an absolutely awesome job. Very professional. Would highly recommend them for decking and landscaping
Kelly Berry
Kelly Berry
03:27 01 May 18
21m2 of decking needed around pool area. Decking Perth provided an easy service to get the job done quickly and at a very good price. Installation contractors were switched on and provided smart options to get around a couple of problem areas. Cannot fault the installation, it is fantastic and sets off the pool area fantastically.Can highly recommend Decking Perth to anyone.
Tim Waldby
Tim Waldby
13:47 05 Oct 17
Sharon Moieni
Sharon Moieni
06:14 26 Sep 17
Made the quoting process very simple and easy and checked in regularly to make sure that we were happy with the process and the finished job.
Samantha Stenersen
Samantha Stenersen
02:06 15 Sep 17
Adrian and the team were extremely pleasant to deal with and provided friendly and informative service throughout the sales process. A thoroughly positive experience from start to finish and the Trex products we purchased look outstanding.
Jon G
Jon G
07:06 12 Sep 17
The service provided by Adrian at Decking Perth was exceptional in helping us select our decking and providing advice regarding the laying. The Torona Brown Trex decking looks great. Neville
Neville Jones
Neville Jones
04:58 06 Sep 17
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