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Composite Decking

Softwoods Composite Decking - Millboard and Trex

Millboard Composite DeckingComposite decking or wood-polymer composites are an alternative, synthetic decking material manufactured primarily using wood chips and recycled plastic. Both the manufacturing process and the end-products are environmentally friendly.

While we’ve always preferred timber for our decks, we also see how composites can be advantageous to homeowners and builders. Especially now that composite technology has developed to a level that allows us to offer these products with confidence.

Softwoods has partnered with two market and technology leaders in composites; click on their logos to learn more:

Trex Composite Decking

Credited as the inventors of composite decking technology, Trex continue to develop and define the industry with their high quality and low maintenance line of composites.

Millboard Composite Decking

The next generation in composite decking, Millboards products contain no timber. They’re hand-made from a polyurethane resin and styled from real oak timbers to give an amazing natural timber finish.


  • Weather Resistant – Composites are designed to withstand inclement weather conditions, be it constant rain or sunlight.
  • Stain, Scratch and Fade Resistant – Composites are also built to withstand the wear-and-tear of daily use. Softwoods offer premium composite boards that are protected by a capped polyurethane coat that keeps any stains away.
  • Lightweight – Some composites are considerably lighter than their timber counterparts, composites are easier to handle, store and transport. This contributes to faster build times and corresponding savings.
  • Resistant to Degradation – Composites do not break down nor degrade over time, offering the benefit of longer-lasting decks, patios and pergolas.
  • Low Maintenance – Composites do not require staining or sealing, with no further maintenance required other than regular cleaning.

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Points to Consider:


Composites are initially more expensive than timber decking, but cost less over time to maintain.


While composites are able to withstand typical harsh weather, issues may arise when exposed to constant extreme conditions. Constant direct sunlight can heat up darker-coloured composites. Heavy rains can also leave composite decking boards slippery (although this also applies to most flooring).


Typical composite decking has a more modern and synthetic look to it. For those that prefer the look and feel of traditional timber materials however, brands such as Trex and Millboard make composites that replicate the finish of timber very convincingly.


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