As more property owners replace rotting timber decking or low-quality composite boards with our premium composite products, they’re experiencing the undeniable value of BriteDeck. Here’s why:
- Long-lasting: BriteDeck composite decking outperforms and outlasts traditional wood, requiring less maintenance and offering a better return on investment.
- Sustainable: Crafted from recycled materials, choosing BriteDeck is a choice for sustainability.
- Guaranteed: Our industry-leading 25-year warranty provides peace of mind that your investment is protected.
Demystifying the Decking Cost
A popular size for a deck is 12×24. But how much does it really cost to build such a deck? The answer lies in understanding the different components involved in decking construction.
The Subframe – 30% of Overall Budget
A well-laid foundation sets the stage for a great deck. Investing in support beams, posts, and joists that are structurally sound ensures that your deck stands the test of time. Materials can range from softwood to hardwood or steel, depending on your preferences.
Boards – 20% of Overall Budget
The stars of the show, decking boards, represent about 20% of your total cost. Your options are plentiful, with choices ranging from Softwood, Hardwood, to our premium Composite decking. Cost varies widely within each option, but remember that quality and durability often come with a slightly higher price tag.
Fixings and Accessories – 5% of Overall Budget
These small but crucial elements can cost between $5 to $12 per SQM. A well-designed decking system speeds up installation, saving both time and money.
Labour (Subframe and Decking Installation) – 45% of Overall Budget
The largest share of your budget goes into labor. If you opt for a professional installation, ensure your tradesperson is qualified and licensed. However, for those DIY enthusiasts, installing your deck can result in significant savings.
How much does composite decking cost?
When looking at composite decking prices and seeking quotations, remember that not all decks are created equal. Here are some key factors to consider:
When comparing costs, pay close attention to the dimensions of the decking board. Our Solid XS boards are 150mm wide, surpassing the industry standard width of 137mm. Furthermore, our premium NextGen Titanium boards are 5.8m long, compared to the typical 5.4m boards. In both scenarios, our larger boards mean you’ll require fewer units to complete your deck, providing more value for your money.
A key determinant of durability is the thickness of the boards. Our boards boast a robust thickness of 24mm and 25mm, while many competitors offer thinner boards ranging from 20mm to 23mm. Thicker boards equate to enhanced longevity and durability.
We are pioneers in the decking industry, having invented the hidden fastening system now widely used in composite decking. Our proprietary concealed fastening system facilitates installation that’s 60% faster than traditional wooden boards. To make life easier we provide our fixings at no extra cost with every BriteDeck order, setting us apart from many competitors who add this as an extra expense.
The lifecycle cost is a critical factor when calculating the overall cost of your deck. Traditional wood decking, prone to splitting and rotting, demands annual maintenance to maintain its aesthetics and structural integrity.
In contrast, a BriteDeck composite deck is maintenance-free. The cost difference between maintaining a wooden deck and owning a composite deck could amount to nearly $2000 annually on top of your initial construction costs. Consider these long-term costs when evaluating your decking options.
Start Calculating with BriteDeck
Ready to begin your decking journey? Use our Decking Calculator to get a rough estimate of your project cost and take the first step towards your beautiful and durable outdoor space. If you have any questions, our decking experts are here to assist you every step of the way.
The Brite Composite Decking Difference
BriteDeck composite decking boards remain at the forefront of the hybrid revolution for the past 21 years. We have seen the market evolve, from 1st generation Wood Plastic Composite Decking to the current range of Solid composite decking and beyond – all with varying degrees of quality and warranties.
Brite Composite Boards are the most advanced products on the market. Our boards range from $105 per SQM to $166 per SQM, with a range to suit any style, budget and occasion. Our price includes GST, all the fixings you need and a massive 25-year warranty for our XS range, and a 30-year warranty for our ASA range.
BriteDeck remains the number one leader in sustainable eco decking options, with various prices to suit any composite deck budget. We provide advice from start to finish on the best way to achieve your dream deck. We have stock on demand and can dispatch anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard within 24 hours of payment. So call us on 1300 481 664 and see the Brite composite decking difference today.