11 reasons to choose composite decking

Last Updated: 8 February 2023

Wooden decking

The perfect replacement for those who are put off by the stone-cold aesthetic of a tiled patio, decking is no longer considered a simple outdoor garden accessory, instead being a viable and modern method in which to enjoy your home’s outside. We at Reddish believe in this to such a degree, that our decking is different.

A far cry from the traditional wooden panels of old, Millwood composite decking from Reddish acts as the go-to wood-free alternative of choice. Engineered using a combination of high-performance plastic and wood fibre, we’ve whittled down to 13 reasons to choose composite decking!

1. Easy to install

Compared to traditional timber, homeowners will be able to enjoy their improved outside area much swifter thanks in part to the lightweight boards featured in composite decking. Ideal for those who want to get up and running quickly (maybe in time for the Summer), the Reddish team will have it installed in no time.

2. Increased property value

As well as adding value to your outdoor lifestyle, composite decking has the potential to also do the same financially too. Considered a luxury product not commonly seen in a lot of British properties, those who are knowingly going to move out in the future will be able to look forward to recouping their investment.

Decking and a pool

3. Low maintenance

Unlike true timber which looks great but requires vast amounts of upkeep and looking after to stay as such, our wood-free alternatives deliver the classic aesthetic without demanding too much time. You’ll never need to paint, sand, or varnish the panels, simply set and forget for a lifetime of outdoor decking benefits.

4. Highly durable and strong

Far tougher than when they first appeared on the market, composite decking materials have improved tenfold, even being used within docks and marinas. Whatever furniture you’re planning on placing on top, the composite panels will be able to take the weight. Assuring then whenever you invite friends over for a BBQ or enjoy a party, everyone is safe.

5. Environmentally friendly

Helping to bring peace to the environmentally-conscious homeowner is the fact that composite decking, by very nature, helps to reduce possible adverse effects on the planet. They are made using a blend of wood fibre and plastic polymer, two materials that would otherwise end up in landfill.

Decking and cups

6. A suite of authentic finishes

Just because the system has been designed to authentically recreate the look and feel of wood, doesn’t mean that it’s any less customisable. Colours such as Jarrah, Coppered, and Golden Oak help every Enhanced Grain deck add a sense of grandeur to any outside area, while Weathered Oak gives off a convincing “lived-in” feel in either Driftwood or Vintage tones.

7. Slip-resistant and splinter-free

Perfect for parents who don’t want to worry over the safety of their kids when rushing in and out of the house, composite decking is naturally splinter-free and slip-resistant. This also makes it perfectly okay to venture out barefoot.

8. Manufactured in Britain

Contributing to reduced costs while also acting as a trusted mark of quality, we’re proud of the fact that Millwood engineers their decking in nowhere else but the UK from start to finish. This means that when purchasing, you’ll no only be gaining a modern and life-enhancing outside retreat, but helping out local businesses.

9. Moulded from real Oak

When we say authentic finish we really mean it, moulding every composite panel from real Oak to better capture the natural feel of wood. This includes any knots, graining, and various other intricate details. All letting you enjoy an indistinguishable product that will have you fooling the best of them.

10. Resistant to harsh weather

There’s no reason to shelter composite decking from any harsh rainfall or wind, being totally resistant to soak and rot. Whereas traditional wood would have a tough time filtering out the moisture it tends to absorb, these panels feature a unique “cellular” solid structure that retains an inherent hardness.

11. Fading is not an option

UV protection is incorporated into each composite board, helping the decking to actively resist fading well into the future. There’s nothing worse than ending up with a colour you hadn’t originally chosen, so this unlikely eventuality has been integrated in the design.

Don’t deny yourself the gift of composite decking from Reddish

We really have merely scratched the surface as to why you should choose composite decking as your choice of outdoor area material. It’s a wood-free alternative that’s indistinguishable from the genuine article, letting homeowners spend more time enjoying their garden as opposed to tending to it.

If you want to enjoy one of the most modern and high-performing decking styles around, Reddish can set you on the right path.

For more information, feel free to call our team today on 0161 969 7474 or contact us online.

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