The HardieDeck™ system provides a highly durable low maintenance deck, with a modern appearance. Like traditional timber decking, HardieDeck™ is not a watertight system and is therefore not suitable for applications that require a watertight system.


How long do Composite decks last? 25 to 30 years

what is HardieDeck made of?

HardieDeck™ decking is made from James Hardie's premium fibre cement. It creates a clean look to connect a stylish interior environment with the outdoors, without risking damage from the elements. Smooth, wide gap-free boards and freedom of colour choice makes this cement decking a stunning outdoor floor.

Is composite decking slippery? Composite decking is maintenance free Any surface will develop unwanted grime if it's exposed to moisture. Decking can get especially slippery in damp environments. Even with a build up of algae, anti slip decking will remain slip resistant.

what is best material for deck?

How to Choose a Deck Material That Is Right for You

Does Ekodeck get hot? Excellent except gets hot in direct sun. It is definitely worth getting the Ekodeck Plus with grooved sides as then you can use the "concealed fix installation" as it is quicker to install and there are no visible nails/screws. The only drawback is that once it reaches 24C with direct sun they get quite hot.

does HardieDeck get hot?

HardieDeck™ boards will heat up slower than a typical deck, but will retain heat for longer. The paint colour selected will affect the surface temperature of HardieDeck™. Darker paint colours usually absorb more heat than lighter shades or a clear seal option.

Does all composite decking get hot? DOES TREX DECKING GET HOTTER THAN PRESSURE-TREATED WOOD UNDER THE SUN? Top. Trex decking does not typically get hotter than pressure-treated wood, although on a hot day with a blazing sun, nearly any surface will get uncomfortably hot. Lighter colored boards tend to be slightly cooler than darker composite boards.

What is HardieDeck?

The HardieDeck™ system provides a highly durable low maintenance deck, with a modern contemporary appearance. It combines specially machined 19mm thick fibre cement decking boards with a specifically designed aluminium HardieDeck™ Concealed Fixing System that provides improved drainage and ventilation.

How much is composite decking vs wood? Quick Summary: Composite vs Wood Deck Cost On average, a pressure-treated wood deck will cost between $15 to $25 per square foot including installation. A cedar wood deck will cost $30 or more per square foot. A composite deck will cost $30 to $45 per square foot installed.

Can you glue decking to concrete?

You cannot simply screw decking boards directly to the concrete slab itself. You need to have battening in place for the decking to sit on. This allows air to flow through the structure and it helps to level the height.

Can you deck over tiles?

The first step to building a patio deck over an existing tiled or concrete surface is laying down a sleeper joist system. Any deck that sits atop an existing patio or balcony is a “floating deck” that rests above a substructure of sleeper joists.

Is composite decking as strong as wood?

Strength and Weight. Though comparatively heavier in weight, composite decking tends to be slightly less strong than its wood cousin, so a deck built from composite components must have additional supports. It Can Stain.

Is composite decking any good?

"Composite decking doesn't look as good as real wood." Most of the people who make this point are referring to the idea that, since composite decking is partially made of synthetic materials, it loses some of the natural warmth and 'authenticity' of traditional timber decking.

What do you put under decking?

Gravel installed over a layer of fabric or plastic sheeting helps keep weeds in check and prevents the plastic or fabric from blowing out of place. This type of installation can also prevent wildlife from burrowing into the ground and creating homes in the space beneath your deck.