What Is Composite Decking? | Challenge Fencing Blog

What Is Composite Decking

Ok, so ‘change your life‘ might be a bit of a stretch but we guarantee it will change your garden.

Challenge Fencing are pleased to announce the sale of Smartboard Composite Decking, the future of eco-friendly decking.

What makes composite decking so special?

Alan Titchmarsh is believed to be the person responsible for bringing decking to the forefront of British summer time gardening. Ground Force debuted on BBC 2 in 1997 and needless to say, nothing was the same after.

He has since “apologised” for creating such a huge buzz… but we here at Challenge Fencing don’t think he has anything to apologise for.

After all, because of Mr Titchmarsh, we have sold a lot of timber to people looking to build their own decks. It is and always has been a wonderful addition to any garden. That’s why we are pleased to announce the sale of Smartboard panels; a durable, good looking and eco-friendly composite that is the perfect alternative to traditional timber.

Why is this better than timber?


Decks are wonderful, they really are… but they can be hard work sometimes.

Maintaining a healthy looking and usable deck requires very regular upkeep, checks, cleaning, the list goes on. It’s a lot of work on something that should be relaxing.

Smartboard decking helps to get rid of all of those nagging jobs by simply being good to go all year round. Easy to clean, less likely to rot, less likely to splinter, more durable and, above everything else, good for the planet.

How is it good for the planet?

SmartBoard is the future of composite decking. The boards are made from residues of engineered oak flooring combined with recycled hard plastic such as shampoo bottles, meaning it is a wonderfully eco-friendly alternative to timber.

It combines all of the benefits of wood plastic composite technology while being designed to look exactly like the wood you would use to build your deck. Save the planet, build a deck!

Should I consider buying some for my deck?

Well… yes. This is the kind of revolutionary material that will become the go-to choice for deck-builders in the coming years so get ahead of the curve.

If you are conscious of the footprint you leave on the planet, opting for Smartboard composite decking will help your efforts to reduce the damage by a considerable way. Smartboard is a reversible decking with an appealing, tactile brushed matte finish creating a more natural surface than most composite alternatives.

Smartboard matt finishWhat’s more… it just looks fantastic. Colour coded and specially designed screws* create an almost completely invisible finish that really ties the whole deck together.

You can order your Smartboards on the the Challenge Fencing website for £8.50 per metre.

*warranty only applies if Smartboard screws are used.

Posted on July 13th, 2018 Posted In: Fencing

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