We assume if you are anything like us when you first saw composite decking and heard that it was eco-friendly, you would have thought yeah right! Spin me another one.
Our founder Graeme Solomon decided to make it his quest to find out more about how this decking was made, so he flew to the factories and learned first hand. He wanted to see the whole process right from when the bamboo was cultivated to when the decking comes together. Now after many visits and years and years of learning about all things bamboo, we can confidently say we can explain to you why bamboo composite decking is the greenest choice - by far!
Let us get a bit technical for a moment, the name BPC (bamboo plastic composite) refers to the basics of how the product is made. The actual composition is 60% bamboo fibre, 30% recycled HDPE (high-density polyethene) from old plastic bottles, plastic bags and so on, 10% UV stabilisers and colourants.
The bamboo fibres come from our flooring factories, it’s the sawdust/bamboo dust that comes from the sanding process that is used. All these "waste products" (outlined above) are then mixed and under extreme heat, extruded into decking boards.
Let us explain, not only is the decking preventing all those waste products from going into our environment it also replaces the alternative, which nine times out of ten is wood i.e. Balau, Garupa, Macerenduba, Ipe or Teak.
These are all hardwoods which would do better staying in the ground, than coming out, preventing mass deforestation amongst other obvious reasons.
Our composite bamboo decking comes in a range of beautiful colours to suit your space.
They are not only beautiful and eco-friendly, they are:
Our team of bamboo experts would love to come round and show you all of your options, free of charge.