HD Deck composite decking is an environmentally conscious alternative to traditional hardwood decking. Their composite is made from recycled plastic and Forest Stewardship Council certified wood flour.
Brief Introduction to HD Deck as a Company
HD Deck is based out of Yorkshire, England, supplying Great Britain and Ireland with low-maintenance decking needs. Their decking can be purchased both in local retail locations or ordered online.
The company’s goal is to provide an eco-friendly and sustainable composite decking that complies with the Forest Stewardship Council’s approval.
What Is HD Deck Composite Decking Made of?
HD Deck composite decking is a combination of wood flour from 100% Forest Stewardship Council certified timber and recycled plastics such as used milk bottles. This composite offers an environmentally friendly alternative to hardwood that employs recycled materials and sustainably harvested lumber. The wood fibres used are a by-product of milling wood for other purposes. Making it doubly environmentally friendly.
How Many Colours Does HD Deck Composite Decking Have?
HD Deck composite decking comes in 15 colours.
HD Deck Pro
Both are natural and neutral colours, with champagne a lighter tan shade and oyster a light blue-grey.
HD Deck Dual
- Natural Oak
HD Deck XS
HD Deck 3D
- Golden Oak
- Black Oak
- Burnished Oak
Regardless of what colour you choose expect a little fading of colour in the first season of enjoying your deck.
What Are the Pros and Cons of HD Deck Composite Decking?
HD Deck composite decking offers a structurally sound composite decking material as an environmentally friendly alternative to complete hardwood decking. The Forest Stewardship Council’s certification backs the wood component used.
It is resistant to water damage, normal wear and tear and provides a strong quality product.
HD decking slip-resistant in wet and dry conditions, with a 0.72-0.0.87 when dry but still a descent rating when wet, 0.56-0.63. A good traction rating for composite decking.
The decking is also easy to clean and requires no annual maintenance such as staining or painting.
There are a few downsides to HD Deck composite decking. Top of mind is availability and options.
HD Deck composite decking is also not readily available globally, only being sold in brick and mortar stores in Great Britain and Ireland. If you are building a deck in the UK, this is not a problem at all, but HD is not really an option beyond there.
Related to colour is fading. Unlike many of the big composite brands which are designed to have limited fading and warranty against it. HD doesn’t. If you buy HD decking expect a little fading of your deck colour the first year or so.
How Long is the HD Deck Composite Decking Warranty?
HD Deck provides a warranty for each of its five different composite decking lines against splitting, splintering, rotting, or structural damage due to fungal infestation.
For the HD Deck XS, 150, and 3D lines, 100% of the product will be replaced within the first two years with a percentage of replacement for up to ten years after installation. For the HD Deck Dual and Pro series, 100% of the product will be replaced within the first five years with a percentage of replacement for up to twenty-five after installation.
Glaringly missing is fading in the warranty.
“this Product Warranty does not cover these variations in colour, colour fade or discolouration. The Product is expected to weather naturally for its first full seasonal cycle before the colour pigments stabilise”
This is not unique to HD. MoistureShield also sells Vantage composite decking, which also fades. But compared to most composite decking on the market, this is unusual.
Summary of Reviewing HD Deck Composite Decking
HD Deck composite decking offers a decent eco-friendly alternative to traditional hardwood decking. Although it does contain wood products, these are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to be sustainable.
Its composite mixture is durable and sturdy for deck construction needs and can withstand normal wear and tear that a deck will sustain. With a warranty basic 25-year warranty, except fading, unfortunately, is not included.