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How to install Composite Decking

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How to install composite decking

Wondering how to install composite decking? Your composite decking might seem like something you’d want to leave to the professionals but we’ve put together a video that explains it might not be as tricky as you think!

Trex Transcend is a type of composite decking manufactured from recycled wood and plastic. It’s the most weather resistant, low maintenance composite decking product on the market. It won’t warp or splinter, it will never require staining or painting, it is fade, stain, mould, rot and scratch resistant and will look as good in 25 years as when it was first installed.

If you choose grooved Transcend for your deck, you have the option of using the exclusive Trex Hideaway Hidden Fastener System. The fasteners clip between each board for a seamless, fastener-free look.

No screws, no screw holes, nothing to interrupt the smooth texture and comfortable feel of your new Transcend deck.

Take a look at our video and learn how to install composite decking. Find out how you can get your Trex Transcend boards down without the hassle!

Useful tips

How to install Trex – the world’s number one composite decking brand

  • Trex deck boards can either be secret fixed or face-fixed, with a suitable screw
  • Gapping is very important to aid drainage and airflow, you should use a 5mm gap at the end of every board
  • All deck boards should always be installed with a 6mm side-to-side gap
  • A 6m side-to-side gap is automatically provided if you use the secret fixing system
  • The universal clip traps two boards together when you screw the clip down into the joist. You should use one clip over every joist
  • The starter clip is right-angled and screws directly into the joist, offer up the deck boards to the clips
  • Pre-drill any fascia boards before fixing them to your deck
  • Adding a perimeter board to your deck can give a really attractive picture frame effect
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