If you're looking to add a new deck to your outdoor space, one of the questions you're most likely to ask is "how long will the colour last?" or "will the colour fade?" With some deck boards costing in the thousands, this is a perfectly reasonable thing to ask, as the last thing you'd want is to spend a lot of money on a deck that will begin to look aged and tired after only a few years. 

Well, with the rise in popularity of composite decking over the last couple of decades and traditional wood decking known to fade, a lot of people are now asking "does composite decking fade?" The experts at DeckPlus are here to let you know! 

Does Composite Decking Fade


As you know, one of the many great benefits of composite decking is its fantastic slip-resistant properties, making it a perfect choice to use outdoors, especially surrounding pools and hot tubs. Over the years, we have seen several gorgeous outdoor areas created using a combination of composite decking around swimming pools, helping homeowners create not only a low-maintenance space but one that is safe for all guests, particularly when they are coming in and out of a pool! 

We are therefore extremely excited to share with you some incredible images of our latest swimming pool decking project in a home located in Penarth, South Wales. Here, the homeowner of this gorgeous property has opted to use our fantastic EasyClean FutureDek Silver Birch composite decking, an extremely popular choice amongst many people looking to redesign their outdoor space. You can see the journey of this project below: 


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With Christmas on the horizon and winter well on its way, keeping your outdoor living space protected and primed for the impending onslaught of cold weather is a concern for many homeowners across the UK.

Luckily, for those blessed with composite decking, no such worries are necessary. In fact, composite decking is more than up for the challenge, tailor-made to fight off the cold and withstand the bitter chill that winter brings.


The world of decking can be a bit of minefield to navigate through, especially if you don’t really know what you’re looking for. The wide range of materials and specifications can easily lead to confusion, with variety of befuddling lingo to match. Even the terms and product names themselves can leave you feeling like your learning a foreign language!

One such term you may stumble across in your decking search is WPC decking.

“What is WPC decking?” we hear you ask? Let’s peel back the veil and find out.


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What is WPC Decking?: WPC Decking Explained

Not to be confused with PVC decking (non-wood polyvinyl chloride), WPC (wood plastic composite) decking is essentially another name for composite decking.

As the name suggests, Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) decking typically consists of a combination of natural hardwood and synthetic materials, i.e. a composite.

The end result is a natural-looking product that performs like a man-made material, providing aesthetic beauty and durability in equal measure.


Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Decking

Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) decking isn’t just a better solution for your decking area, it’s also a better solution for the environment.

Unlike traditional wood decking, WPC decking uses recycled materials to form each board. At DeckPlus, no trees are harmed in the construction of our products whatsoever. Our TimberTech range, in particular, is comprised of 73% recycled material, with a further 50% of the polymer content coming from recycled materials.

Our range of WPC decking boards are environmentally friendly, made of recycled materials, and have a variety of other benefits such as not splintering and being slip-resistant. These are features you can typically only find with WPC decking, not with traditional wood decking. 

Providing quality and sustainability from the outset, WPC decking doesn’t require staining or sealing either, further contributing to its eco-friendly status. Meanwhile, the long-lasting nature and durability of the product mean that these products will also last long into the future.


For more information on WPC decking or to hear more about the variety of composite decking options available at DeckPlus, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0800 028 8756 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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Whether you’re looking to give your garden a minor facelift or planning a complete outdoor overhaul, the variety of design options available in 2019 and beyond is enough to leave you floored.

However, if you’re truly looking to deck out your outdoor space in style, there’s no substitute for the awesome power of composite decking.

Made from a modern blend of natural wood and synthetic materials, the combination of practical durability and aesthetic allure is a winning combination that’s truly hard to beat.

But don’t take our word for it: read on and see for yourself!

Types of Composite Decking

Reviewing modern composite decking is a lot like comparing sparkling wines. If capped composite is the champagne of the decking world, then uncapped is the prosecco and hollow decking is akin to cava.

All are equally palatable and acceptable additions to the wine cooler; however, they also offer their own varying benefits. While one may offer luxury quality with a premium price to match, the other may present a more affordable alternative with many of the characteristics of its dearer brethren.

To help you get a taste for all three, let’s pop the cork and take a look at just what is bubbling over in the world of composite decking.

Capped Composite Decking

The most durable of all our decking options, the capped composite decking range offers premium protection against the elements.

Offering all the protective features you would expect from a modern composite product, this board also provides unrivalled moisture resistance, making spills and stains a by-gone worry.

Encased in protective polymer, our capped decking boards provide wipe-clean functionality that’s perfect for social gatherings and alfresco dining.

Uncapped Composite Decking

Much like its younger “capped” sibling, uncapped composite decking is also extremely durable and highly resistant to slips, fades and abrasions.

In addition to this, uncapped decking also offers the added bonus of requiring very minimal maintenance. It will never require treatment and will good as new with a simple jetwash annually.

With splits, splinters and warping a thing of the past, our uncapped composite decking range is a great choice for anyone looking to take their decking design to the next level.

Hollow Composite Decking

We also offer an all-new option to the aforementioned twosome, with our economically aimed yet aesthetically awesome hollow composite decking range.

Offering all the benefits of a typical composite decking board, these hollow boards are a lighter alternative and comprise of less material due to their hollow characteristics.

This translates to a more affordable price tag that still results in a fantastic finish that performs.

Eco-Friendly Benefits of Composite Decking

In addition to the physical benefits of composite decking, there are also a myriad of ecological advantages to composite decking. While that may seem like a surprising statement when discussing a wood-based product, stay with us here…

At DeckPlus, we take planetary conservation very seriously. As such, no trees are felled in the production of our deck boards and we only use reclaimed wood for our materials.

In fact, all of our decking is made from a unique blend of repurposed hardwood and pure polymer resin, with our finished boards comprising of an impressive 73% recycled materials.

Meanwhile, the low-maintenance independence of our composite decking products means no sealing, painting or staining, further reducing the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Even our packaging is made from recycled materials!

Choosing Your Composite Decking

Whichever option you choose, it ultimately comes down to two things: personal preference and budget.

All three options offer fantastic upsides, notably their designer durability, aesthetic appeal and minimal maintenance. Naturally, these features will logically enhance the more you spend, as is often the case.

That being said, the reduction in materials used for hollow decking boards makes them considerably more eco-friendly, while the quality of designs in the uncapped range are simply stunning. As such, the benefits don’t always depend on price.

One thing that is for sure, whatever form of composite decking you settle on, you won’t be disappointed. At DeckPlus, we aim to provide you with the best product possible to ensure you get the deck design you’ve been dreaming of.

For more information on our composite decking options, why not get in touch today? Call now 0800 085 8110  or request a FREE sample using the button below to get a closer look.

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