Composite Vs Wood
Based on 15Msq of decking. This includes associated joists, pedestals, supports, deck boards, smart bits, labour and screws required to complete a project. Cost of wooden option is based around current DIY & trade store prices. Maintenance for wooden decking includes cleaning and oiling, each year, including labour to ensure it has a 10 year life span. The composite only needs brushing off with a nylon brush and water.
Wooden Deck ( 10 year lifespan ) Composite Deck ( 25 year lifespan )
Materials £800 x 2.5 (will need replacing during 25 yr period) = £2000 £2560
Labour £800 x 2.5 (will need replacing during 25 yr period) = £2000 £800
Maintenance £150 per year = £3750 £0
Totals for 25 year life span =£7750 £3360
While the cost for the composite decking is the full £3360 on day 1 compared to just £1600 for the wooden deck, this saving is short lived over the life of the decking. Our high quality Ecodek products come with a 25 year guarantee and offer a high quality finish in up to 5 colours and 2 styles.
If you have little spare time the maintenance is very easy and cost free compared to traditional wooden decking which often becomes discoloured with green algae and requires regular treatment.
Visit our website www.gorahdecking.co.uk for more information and to order.