High-Quality Millboard Composite Decking, Scotland
Landscape Brothers is proud to be an approved installer of Millboard composite decking, a fantastic alternative to authentic wood. With a range of design options to choose from, Millboard makes adding the finishing flourish to your outdoor space, garden feature or front porch easy. Not only does Millboard look great, but it comes with many added benefits over wood decking.
It’s our pleasure to provide top-quality installations of your Millboard decking in Central Scotland and beyond. Ensuring your product is built to last, our friendly team will be here to advise you from beginning to end, whatever your requirements.
What is Millboard composite decking?
Millboard is a high-performance wood alternative that is engineered using sustainable composite materials. Underneath a protective top layer lies a wood-free polymer resin core. This is particularly strong and durable, as it’s reinforced with fibre. Millboard is solid rather than hollow, which protects from a whole host of problems commonly associated with natural timber decking.
Each Millboard decking board is hand coloured, and you may even be able to see the unique paint strokes on each board.
Why should I use Millboard, and why are we so excited about it?
At Landscape Brothers, we’re always on the lookout for the highest quality products to provide to our clients. We’re not satisfied with simply sticking to what we know; we genuinely care about providing our customers with the best solutions that can be found on today’s market.
Millboard provides a sustainable, stylish and functional alternative to traditional wood decking. We believe Millboard is truly the best of both worlds; flawlessly mimicking natural wood while delivering all the benefits that composite decking provides.
Some of the benefits of choosing Millboard include:
- Produced in the UK
- Strong and durable
- Resistant to stains
- Virtually maintenance-free
- Won’t rot or warp (as is common with natural wood)
- Algae resistant due to non-porous material
- Environmentally friendly
- The material won’t fade in the sun or over time.
When you combine this fantastic solution with our quality installation, your decking is guaranteed to last.
A wide range of design choices
You’ll be able to customise your decking to your own taste with the many design choices offered by Millboard. Millboard offers two main aesthetic options; Millboard Enhanced Grain and Weathered Oak.
Enhanced grain is designed to replicate the beauty of natural oak. Whether you’re looking to achieve a warm, antiqued look or a modern and clean Japanese inspired aesthetic, the enhanced grain collection includes the following options:
- Antique Oak: natural, warm hues similar to the tones of tropical hardwood.
- Coppered Oak: an autumnal rich finish with a deep colour.
- Golden Oak: replicates the look of newly sawn, natural oak timber, with a light golden hue that retains its stylish appearance over time.
- Burnt Cedar: a statement in smooth charred tones.
- Smoked Oak: a cool, elegant grey, ideal for contemporary and coastal settings.
- Limed Oak: the look of beautifully sun-drenched timber.
- Brushed Basalt: the most authentic painted wood-look decking board available.
- Jarrah: a deep, burnt-sienna inspired by the timber of the native Australian Eucalyptus tree.
For an authentic, aged look, Millboard offers a gorgeous collection of Weathered Oak products. Timeless and classic, this range is perfect for a vintage, coastal or beachy aesthetic.
- Embered: richly textured and dramatically chic, a fantastic backdrop to a glamorous outdoor space.
- Vintage: achieve the classic beauty of a natural, weathered oak finish.
- Driftwood: the incomparable look of sea-washed timber.
You can find more information on these products here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I use Millboard decking?
Millboard decking is extremely versatile and (subject to building control) can be used in practically every outdoor space. Millboard can be used as the decorative face for most outdoor designs, so long as it’s fixed to a structural element.
Do all Millboard decking boards look the same?
Millboard has been designed to replicate the natural variances of timber, and so, as natural wood, each board is unique. When buying all the Millboard decking for your project, it’s crucial to ensure that the colour is consistent. We would always recommend laying out the boards before installation, following your vision.
Does Millboard decking stain?
The Lastane® finish is resistant to food and drink stains and everyday wear and tear. However, sharp objects such as unprotected table or chair legs or metal planter bases can leave marks if dragged across the surface, so take care when moving these items around.
Will my Millboard decking change colour over time?
As with all products exposed to the elements, including sunlight, snow and rain, Millboard will naturally weather and tone down over time. You may see a slight yellowing, especially in the deeper grain of the decking. Loss of gloss is also expected and intentional.
Does Millboard decking get hot in the sun?
As with all composite products, the surfaces of the boards tend to be hotter than timber when exposed to direct sunlight. Darker colours will feel hotter, and shoes are recommended when walking on them in the sun.
When decking in areas by heat/UV reflective glass or around pools, particular caution should be taken.
Does Millboard decking expand or contract?
As Millboard is made from a resin mineral composition, it is stable compared to timber or composites based on timber. Our team at Landscape Brothers has a comprehensive understanding of how these boards must be laid to optimise their appearance, durability, and functionality.
Is my decking slip-resistant?
Yes. Millboard rigorously tests their decking to ensure they achieve the highest possible anti-slip rating. This is largely thanks to their patented Lastane® coating.
Why do my boards have a slight oily/shiny finish?
As the boards are a moulded product, a release agent is used in the manufacturing process. When the boards are first delivered, this release agent is still on the surface. This may result in the boards looking shiny or waxed or have small particles of dirt and water puddling.
This release agent will come off the surface within six to eight weeks due to natural weathering. After installation, this process can be accelerated by cleaning the boards with warm soapy water and a stiff brush.
Are my boards easy to clean?
One of the best features of Millboard decking is that it requires very little maintenance. The boards can benefit from an occasional wipe down but shouldn’t require any pressure washing - and please stay away from solvents and abrasive cleaners as they can damage your decking.
If you’re interested in this premium product, please contact us today for first-class landscaping services. We look forward to hearing from you!
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