Don’t get confused by composite decking, this composite decking part guide will give you a run down of each of the product types within our range, so you know exactly what is what, and therefore what you might need for your job. It might also help you see just how simple the range is, when you know it in detail.
Composite decking boards
First up in the composite decking part guide are composite decking boards. These, as we’re sure you know, are the staple part of a decking installation.
Composite decking boards tend to be hollow to reduce weight and heat build up, and have grooved channels either side where fixing clips to sit. Often, as is the case with both our Dueto and Estandar decking ranges, composite decking boards have a different finish on either side. This means you can choose which finish you want on show, or alternate panels for a stylish effect.
Composite decking fascia plank
Composite decking fascia planks are designed for use in non load bearing, yet visible areas of a decking installation – for example a riser on steps.
Like the boards, composite decking fascia planks are double sided with one side being sanded effect and the other being grooved. Unlike the composite decking boards, the fascias are thin, single ply boards. Their design makes them slightly pliable, thus they can be cured slightly to finish off circular decking spaces.
Side cover angle
The side cover angle is a 90° finishing trim designed to cover raw edges. You can use it along the edge of a deck, or the edge of steps, to cover any unsightly edges and provide a crisp, neat finish.
Side cover angles are available in sanded effect, and in shades that coordinate with the various composite decking ranges.
Just like composite decking boards being used instead of timber decking boards, composite joists are used instead of timber joists.
Composite joists are have hollow channels to reduce weight and heat build up, without compromising on strength. They can be used in exactly the same way as timber beams, to create a strong subframe on which to fix your decking.
The adjustable pedestal is used beneath a sub-frame to allow for easy levelling.
Multiple pedestals are placed at regular intervals along the joists of the subframe and adjusted up, or down, until a even level has been obtained throughout.
Decking start and end clips
These clips are pretty self-explanatory – fix them at intervals along the starting edge of your decking area and slide the groove of the composite decking board into the notch of the clip. Repeat this process along the edge of the final composite decking board.
This first and last step provides secure edges to ensure your deck stays in place. Any clips that might be on show can be neatly covered using a side cover angle
Decking fixing clips
These clips are installed at intervals between consecutive composite decking boards, and fixed to the joists beneath. They ensure that the decking boards stay in place and do not shift over time.
As with the start and end clips, slide the groove of the composite decking board into the notch of the clip and then screw down into the joist.
Decking grip clips
These clips are used in the same way as the fixing clips. The only real difference between the two types of fixing clip is is the addition of teeth to grip the composite decking board and hold it firmly in place.