With the ongoing advances in composite decking, there has never been a better time to build your new deck using this versatile material. Gone are the days when composite decking looked like cheap plastic. Most composite decking now have the look and feel of natural timber

If you are looking for a high quality, low maintenance and environmentally friendly deck, then composite decking is the answer.

By investing in a composite deck you can say goodbye to termites, rotting, splinters, as well as restaining and painting. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your new composite deck with family and friends.

Some composite deck manufacturers even provide warranties of up to 25 years. In addition, if you live in one of Victoria’s bushfire prone areas, bushfire rated composite decking is a good choice.

benefits of COMPOSITE decking

Composite decking is becoming an increasingly popular choice for decking in Melbourne. This is especially true over the last few years. Part of the increase in popularity is due to composite decking looking more like real timber. This means you can now get the look and feel of real timber decking but without the hassle..

In addition, recent advances in technology has made composite decking more durable. This has been achieved by producing decking with a hard plastic shell bonded to composite boards. This not only improves durability but also makes the composite decking less prone to scratches, fading, staining or mould.

Here are just a few of the benefits of composite decking:


A lot of composite decking now uses recycled material. For example, ModWood uses recycled milk containers and reclaimed pine dust for their composite decking. As well, the decking doesn’t contain any chemicals that can leach out into the environment.

If using environmentally friendly composite decking is important to you, make sure you check the environmental credentials of the decking you are intending to use. For instance, does the composite timber have a Global Green Tag certification?


Composite decking is a great choice for decking around swimming pools. One of the reasons for this is that you won’t get splinters from composite decking. This is important as you are likely to be in bare feet when you are relaxing around your swimming pool!

Many types of composite decking now have anti slip features, making them especially safe around swimming pools. As well, if you are concerned about your deck getting too hot it is best that you choose a light colour composite decking.


Composite decking will never need to be sanded or resealed to maintain its colour. In fact, composite decking is designed to keeps its colour over its long life.

If you do end up with dirt on your deck, then a simple light wash (not pressure washing) is all you need to get it clean again).


A composite deck will bring new life to your home and show that you are up to date with the latest trends. It will definitely increase the value of your home. This is especially true as your deck will be long lasting and require very little in the way of maintenance. Lots of features can be added to your composite deck. This includes an alfresco kitchen, outdoor fireplace and even a spa. So now is the time to start planning!

At A & J Builders we take the time to listen to what you want from your new deck. Let us take care of everthing so you can start enjoying your outdoor deck with family and friends