ecodek - Composite Boards
Composite Boards - Commercial Decking - Durable Decking
ecodek is the UK’s longest established and largest WPC profile manufacturer, specialising in producing products that match our customer needs – from standard deck boards cut to a customer’s specification, to a completely custom profile, ecodek supplies the highest quality wood polymer composite products.
The company’s core product is ecodek® – a recycled, durable, wood polymer composite decking board system, which is a sustainable, low maintenance alternative to timber that can be used in a wide range of construction applications in commercial and domestic projects.
What is Composite Decking?
Composite decking is made by combining wood fibres with a polymer to create a durable decking material. The combination of wood and plastic creates a product that is both strong and dense.
ecodek® composite decking lasts longer than traditional decking products made out of wood or plastic alone.
ecodek® boards are solid unlike many of the hollow decking products currently available. They have a high-point load capability and great rigidity when installed, ensuring a strong decking structure. They also have good noise absorption, low potential for slip (CENTS 15676) and can be laid level.
Boards have better impact resistance, heat up more slowly and remain cooler than PVC hollow decking. They are easier to cut than timber, will not rot, splinter or promote mould or algae growth and require no clips or end caps.
ecodek® AT boards are an environmentally responsible choice for decking. Made from PEFC® certified hardwood flour and recycled HDPE polymer, they capture and store more carbon than they create. An independent body has conducted an LCA (lifecycle assessment) on ecodek® and concluded that it is carbon negative; it captures and stores more carbon than is produced during its manufacture.
The PEFC® certified hardwood flour used in AT boards is a by-product of saw mills and would otherwise potentially be burned or sent to landfill. PEFC® is the world’s largest forest certification organisation. PEFC® signifies that accredited products are sourced from sustainably managed forests. The equivalent of 40 million recycled 4 pint milk bottles per annum is used in the production of ecodek® each year. Recycling plastic material like this takes a fraction of the energy needed to produce virgin plastic. In addition, ecodek® boards are 100% recyclable.
Low Lifetime Cost
A low lifetime cost both in terms of environmental impact and maintenance requirement is a key feature of ecodek® boards. They are carbon negative at the factory gate and thereafter do not require coating with any protective material at any time throughout their entire service life, saving maintenance costs and any further greenhouse gas output. At the end of their service life they can be recycled into other similar products.
ecodek® is popular with architects and builders. It gives a polished look to any commercial project and is used extensively as balcony flooring in residential developments, as outdoor seating areas for restaurants and pubs, in hotel balconies, schools and museums.
With our 25 year warranty and ability to provide bespoke lengths and colours, ecodek® is a strong choice for any commercial decking project. ecodek® has been used as decking for marinas, swimming pools and spas because of its durability, non-slip properties and resistance to water and moisture.