Composite decking installed

Composite decking has become a massively popular option for outdoor spaces in recent years, and it's easy to see why. Composite decking is famously durable and low maintenance; unlike traditional wood decking, it's resistant to rot, damp, warping, and can be cleaned with a simple warm jet wash. Furthermore, it doesn't need to be treated with harsh chemicals, and it's more environmentally friendly than both traditional wood and PVC plastic decking.

For all of these reasons, composite decking is in great demand these days. Choosing deck boards for your garden can be pretty exciting, but actually installing your decking can be a challenging process, especially if you don't have a lot of hands-on experience.

Many homeowners hire a contractor to handle the construction of their new deck, but if you've decided to DIY it, you may have a few questions about how to install composite decking. Here at DeckPlus, we want to help in any way we can - so we're here today to talk about deck installation and the correct way to install composite decking boards.


When considering materials for your outdoor space, it’s vital to select something that suits your requirements. Composite decking is a very popular choice, due to the fact that it's highly versatile. Composite decking boards are available in lots of different dimensions, colours and aesthetics.

One expression you might have come across if you’ve been researching composite decking options is ‘square edge decking’. What exactly is square edge decking, and what makes it different from other types of composite decking?

Square edge composite decking

Pictured: EasyClean Edge+ Oak Decking (Ungrooved)

Square edge deck boards - also known as ungrooved decking boards - have a smooth, ungrooved edge. This makes them distinct from grooved deck boards, which have a grooved edge for easier installation.


Composite deck

Composite decking is a highly popular option when it comes to outdoor decking projects. If you’re looking to have composite decking installed on your property, you might have a few questions as to what you can expect.

One of the benefits of having decking on your property is that it gives you a diverse space for a wide range of activities, including hosting. If you’re hoping to use your outdoor decking space for barbecues or parties, you may be expecting guests to walk along the decking barefoot; especially young children at play, or guests using a swimming pool in the summer months.


Before you can begin the process of transforming your garden, you'll need to know how much decking to order. We've put together the following guide to help you purchase the right number of boards.

Decking boards alongside hot tub

Pictured: WeatherDek Aged Oak Composite Decking

By following these steps carefully, you can get an accurate estimate of your decking area. These steps work best if you're trying to calculate the area for a square or rectangular deck. If you are interested in installing an irregular shaped deck, please contact the DeckPlus team for advice.


composite decking

Composite decking. Benefits. Let’s talk about them.

Composite is an increasingly popular decking material option, but there are still a lot of questions surrounding it. In this blog post we’re going to be taking a look at exactly what composite decking is.

We’ll also be aiming to answer the question ‘What Are the Top 5 Benefits of Composite Decking?’, as well as looking at the pros and cons of composite decking compared to PVC and traditional wood decking.