The simplest answer is that upfront, composite decking will cost a lot more than natural timber.
However, as the maintenance would be limited to the occasional wash with warm soapy water, composite decking will end up being cheaper in the long run. While some products seem cheaper at face value, it is important to consider costs like maintenance, a lost opportunity to have a lazy lunch with the kids, or a precious Saturday afternoon used up by laboriously resealing your deck.
The upfront costings of composite decking will vary from each brand but for a quality composite product, you can expect to pay around $150 per square metre for supply of materials including fixings.
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