IS MY GARDEN SUITABLE FOR ARTIFICIAL GRASS OR DECKING?
In 99.9% of cases yes! One of our friendly installers will be more than happy to call round to discuss your ideas and let you know what’s possible.
HOW MUCH WILL MY GARDEN COST?
That will depend on your material choice. If you have a budget in mind, please let our installer know when they come to give your quote. We cater for a wide range of budgets.
DO YOU SUPPLY AND FIT TIMBER DECKING?
We do supply and fit Timber decking however we do recommend considering Composite decking over Timber decking simply because of the longevity the Composite has over Timber. We will be happy to explain the benefits face to face for both materials.
WHAT IS COMPOSITE MADE UP OF?
Our products are 55% FSC Certified hardwood fibres (ethically sourced from reclaimed materials) and 45% high-density polyethylene (typically attained from recycled plastic milk bottles). Other ingredients include high-quality colour pigment and bonding agents. Producing a product with all the workable qualities of wood whilst gaining the durability of synthetic materials that requires far less maintenance and has a much longer life span than timber decking.
Our Forma products have the same 55:45 ratio in the core material, however, there is an additional outer layer made up of 90% recycled HDPE 10% FSC certified wood fibres. This designed to bring additional durability to the product and brings benefits such as scratch and stain resistance.
WILL THE COLOUR OF ECOSCAPE COMPOSITE CHANGE?
Independent testing has shown that Ecoscape UK composites have significantly better colour stability than timer decking products with UV exposure. Forma decking boards are warrantied for resistance against UV light. Over time Clarity composite decking boards are subject to colour change with exposure to UV. Lighter colours in the Clarity are subject to more drastic colour change than darker colours.
HOW DO ECOSCAPE COMPOSITE PRODUCTS REACT TO TEMPERATURE CHANGES?
Like all wood-plastic composite products, Ecoscape Composites will expand and contact consistently with changes in temperature.
Points to remember for our decking are;
The general recommendation is 2-3mm expansion gaps for decking boards is based on the assumption that after installation, the deck temperature may increase by as much as 30 degrees.
If the deck is built on a hot day, the main movement will be shrinkage, and smaller gaps should be left
Smaller gaps may be left for shorter pieces
Be sure to use Ecoscape T-Clips which allow for thermal expansion and contraction without buckling.
HOW DO YOU BED YOUR PAVING?
We only lay our paving on full Mortar beds, never on a "dot and dab" bed. Full mortar beds offer a much better strength and durability for laying stone paving. Either for general foot traffic or as a drive for parking vehicles on.
WHAT ARE CALIBRATED PAVING SLABS?
Calibrated slabs have been cut to a specific thickness. Today the majority of stone paving slabs produced are calibrated (depth measurement) at 18-22mm thick, whereas the norm 10 years ago used to be 25-35mm thick which some businesses still prefer.
Calibrating the slabs to 18-22mm thick has not been introduced for the benefit of the customer. No, it has benefitted the producer, as they can pack more, thinner slabs in a crate for export, enabling them to sell more product at a cheaper price.