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Why Choose DesignBoard Composite Decking?

Why Choose DesignBoard Composite Decking? Why do garden designers and landscapers alike, love DesignBoard composite decking so much? There are many strings to the bow that makes DesignBoard composite decking the ideal product to use when incorporating decking into your garden design. Let’s explore these qualities.


Perhaps the most important factor when deciding which products to use in your design. DesignBoard composite decking is designed with wood-grained patterning to give it the appearance of natural timber wood. Slight variations in the colour and finish of the composite decking add to the organic feel of the decking, without trying to wholly imitate real wood. With nine distinct colours available there is a composite decking to work with any project; whether traditional or modern.

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Why Choose DesignBoard Composite Decking? Nancy Rogers Garden Design has incorporated Mocha DesignBoard into this modern family garden.

Superior Material

Despite its natural appearance, DesignBoard composite decking has no wood content. DesignBoard is made from high quality PVC and around 50% natural fibres, by way of rice husk. As DesignBoard has no wood content, it means that it is more resistant to warping and rotting. DesignBoard is also superior to wooden decking in a number of other ways: non-slip, does not splinter, and algae-proof. Due to its high quality nature DesignBoard is supplied with a 10 year guarantee.

Environmental Factors

The rice-husks that DesignBoard decking is made from are a by-product of rice milling that would have otherwise been wasted. The lack of natural wood also means that less trees need cutting in order to produce the decking. Did you know that DesignBoard composite decking can be recycled? More on that, soon!

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Charcoal DesignBoard looking very at home and relaxed by the hot-tub at this London scheme from Gardens Of The Future.

Ease Of Installation

DesignBoard composite decking is installed using a simple, hidden, stainless steel clip system. Each clip creates an equal gap of 4mm between the boards for a consistent gap throughout the decking; for a seamless and professional finish. The composite decking boards can also be cut to specific sizing on site using conventional work tools – the same as if you were installing timber deck boards.

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Not just for the floor – Landform laid Greenwich DesignBoard on the vertical at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – here at The Seedlip Garden in 2018.


DesignBoard composite decking has a higher density than natural wood and other composite decking that use polyethylene or polypropylene. The density is what makes it resistant to weathering and fading. DesignBoard decking is also far more resistant to impact damage and scratching than other brands. These qualities make it the ideal product for areas that are highly trafficked as well as a perfect product to use poolside, or in commercial projects.

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Luna DesignBoard blending with perfect greenery from Rae Wilkinson and her gold medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth, June 2019

Low Maintenance

DesignBoard requires minimal maintenance. Unlike timber decking which needs to be treated with preservatives and requires a fair amount of ongoing care, with composite decking a periodic jet wash is generally all that is required. This simple maintenance regime will ensure the upkeep of your decking year-round and in most cases a simple brush with some water will actually suffice.

Now you’re armed with all of DesignBoard’s amazing qualities, why not use it in your next project?

If you would like to know more about why you should be using DesignBoard composite decking head over to the “Advice” page on our website, or contact us.