With such a variety of composite decking brands on the market, it can be hard to decide which product is right for you. One brand that has been at the forefront of innovation and design for nearly 25 years is TimberTech.
In fact, TimberTech was one of the first companies to begin manufacturing composite decking and have never stopped challenging the status quo. This drive to always improve their products has resulted in TimberTech becoming a worldwide company and one of the top-selling brands in Australia.
So, what is it specifically about TimberTech that sets it apart from its competitors? Let’s dig a little deeper and find out everything you need to know about TimberTech composite decking.
Why choose TimberTech?
It can take a company years to perfect its product. Even though TimberTech is one of the longest-running composite decking manufacturers, they never stop innovating or improving.
Many people choose composite decking because it’s low maintenance and long lasting. However, the appearance (in particular how much the composite deck looks like real timber) is equally important. TimberTech’s colour-cascading technology naturally blends the colours to create a realistic timber look. They have a wide range of colours and grains to choose from so you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your outdoor living area.
TimberTech is certainly one of the most durable and hard-wearing composite decks on the market and much of it comes down to their protective cap technology. The polymer capped material keeps moisture out to prevent mould and mildew. The protective capping is applied to all four sides of the decking board, not just the top layer, meaning it can stand up to the harshest Perth weather conditions.
Designed for living
You won’t need to wrap your new TimberTech deck in cotton wool to keep it looking great. The Alloy Armour technology protects the board from stains, scratches and fading. No doubt, you’ll want to entertain friends when the new deck is installed and now you don’t have to worry about the occasional spilled drink. As for comfort underfoot, TimberTech AZEK boards are designed to stay cooler than some of the competitors meaning you can enjoy your deck in bare feet without worrying about the heat. And, of course, no splinters!
TimberTech manufactures all the decking accessories you’ll need. Quality stainless-steel clips and colour-matched fasteners will ensure you get a deck that’s both long lasting and great looking. If you’re an installer, you love how light the decking boards are to carry and how easy they are to work with. Remember, don’t confuse lightness with strength – TimberTech’s composite boards are built tough.
What is TimberTech composite decking made from?
One thing TimberTech takes very seriously is sustainability. To give you a quick snapshot, TimberTech’s capped composite decking uses around 80% recycled materials in each board – this saves millions of tonnes of waste from going to landfill each year. Their capped polymer boards use up to 54% recycled PVC.
Along with recycled plastics, each composite board uses a mix of recycled wood fibres, meaning no new trees are felled. Since 2001, over three million trees have been saved because homeowners have chosen TimberTech composite decking over a traditional timber deck.
Aside from the product, TimberTech has proven how committed it is to creating a sustainable world through its manufacturing process.
This is broken down into three main areas:
- Using world-leading technology, TimberTech ensures that 99.8% of waste material created during the manufacturing process is reclaimed.
- Every year around 330 tons of waste material is recycled and turned into composite decking.
- TimberTech has reduced its overall energy usage by 2,300,000 KWh per year. This amount could power over 160 households for an entire year.
- Whenever possible, TimberTech will transport its products by rail which reduces the amount of petrol used and pollutants entering the air.
- TimberTech uses a closed-looped water system during its manufacturing process. This system saves over 700,000 litres of water each day from being wasted.
If you’re looking for a composite deck that looks great, is long lasting and good for the environment, TimberTech is an ideal choice.
Images courtesy of timbertech.com.au