Weathered Stone

Weathered Stone

Slate Grey

Slate Grey

Mahogany

Mahogany

Walnut

Walnut

Chocolate

Chocolate

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CleverDeck Original Composite Timber Decking is made from recycled polyolefins (plastic from post industrial waste), cellulose material (hardwood sawdust ground into a wood flour) and discarded rice husks and making it one of the most environmentally composite timber decking options available. It also means that CleverDeck Original composite timber decking is much easier to maintain than timber decking.

Description

CleverDeck® Original Composite Timber Decking

CleverDeck 138mm wide solid WPC composite decking comes in 5 standard colours; Chocolate, Mahogany, Slate Grey, Walnut and Weathered Stone. The boards have a coarse sanded finish on both sides and can be flipped over if needed.

All CleverDeck Original Composite Timber Decking boards are available in long 5.4 metre lengths and come with the peace of mind that a 10 year “no fuss” warranty.
Note: CleverDeck Original Composite Timber Decking boards will weather over the first 4-12 weeks that your deck is exposed to the elements. The comparison Colours shown will vary based on the quality of the screen and the settings that you are viewing them on and is a representation only. Actual colour samples are available on request.

The key benefits of CleverDeck Original Composite Timber decking include;

  • Single extrusion solid composite timber decking boards
  • Never needs oiling or painting
  • Low maintenance only requires periodic washing
  • The sanded surface finish has exposed cellulose fibres for a realistic timber look
  • The board surface can be worked as needed to remove surface scratching
  • Solid colour runs right through the board
  • 5 standard colours available
  • Custom widths, lengths and colours available
  • Double sided decking board
  • 10 year unlimited “no fuss” domestic warranty
  • Standard P 5 slip rated surface finish
  • Fully finished and ready to install
  • No sap runs or tannin leaching
  • Not affected by termites or white ants
  • Will not rot, cup, split or warp
  • No knot holes or splinters
  • Long 5.4 metre standard lengths
  • Full clipping system for complete concealed fixing
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Suitable for a 450mm joist span
  • Low water absorption
  • Solid dense material

Features & Benefits

CleverDeck® Original vs Timber

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking has many benefits over traditional timber decking varieties. The table below lists a number of different features of CleverDeck Original composite timber decking and compares these to the more common hardwood timber species.

Feature / BenefitCleverDeck®
Timber Decking
Standard 5.4 metre long lengths

standard random lengths mostly less than 4 metre
Made from 100% recycled cellulose and plastic

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Resistant to Termites/White Ants

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Suitable for a 450mm joist span


Fully finished and ready to install

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Very low maintenance

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No knot holes or splinters

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No cupping or warping

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No splitting or twisting

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5 designer colours

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10 year “no fuss” warranty

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Easy installation

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Standard concealed fix

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Slip resistant


Double sided choice of finishes


No sap runs or tannin leaching

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Won’t rot

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Low water absorption


Solid dense material

applies to most hardwood timber species

CleverDeck® Original

Specifications

Board Size:
Width
Thickness
LengthWeight per length
138mm
23mm
5400mm
20.5 -22 kg

Looking for more sizes? Checkout our custom range for more information.

Mechanical Properties:
Test
Test Method
Results
Water absorption %
ASTM D1037-06a
0.31%
Coefficient of thermal expansion mm/mm/deg C
ASTM D6341-10
5.6 x 10 -5
Impact Resistance
ASTM D4495-00 (2005)
>89J
Density g/cm3
ASTM D792-08
1.25- 1.30
Fire
AS 3959-2009
Ignitability : 14
Spread of flame : 2
Heat evolved : 3
Smoke developed : 4
Slip
CSIRO slip test
R11

CleverDeck® Original

Frequently Asked Questions

What is WPC or Wood Plastic Composite Timber?

WPC or composite timber is an extruded timber replacement product made from a mix of plastic (virgin and recycled) and cellulose fibre (wood/bamboo/rice husk). It was invented in the USA in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s and has been evolving ever since. Primarily designed as a substitute for certain types of timber (i.e. decking) it is currently produced and sold all over the world.

Why buy Composite Timber (WPC) in place of Timber?

Composite timber offers a low maintenance alternative to timber with no oiling or staining required and the option of a concealed fix. Unlike most timbers, using composite timber ensures that there are no splinters, sap or tannins runs, no rotting and it is also white ant/termite resistant.

Composite Timbers - are they all the same?

No, they all vary according to the type, quality and quantity of the raw materials used as well as the profile of the extrusion, quality of tooling and the skill/knowledge/IP of the manufacturer. Futurewood uses high grades of post-industrial recycled polyolefin (plastic) as well as virgin polymers, hardwood wood flour, rice husks, pigments, UV inhibitors and fungicides. In the harsh Australian environment, solid composite timber decking is preferred to hollow composite timber decking due to the differences in surface area/moisture absorption and profile strength/design. Finish look and the weathering (colour change) of composite timber decking should all be considered before deciding which brand of composite timber you choose. Fixing of decking boards is also an important consideration as not all concealed fixing is the same; some types of concealed fixing are expensive and cumbersome and require glue to be used under each board. Futurewood Deck Clips are very easy to use, reduce installation time (saving labour costs) and are very economically priced. There are 4 types of clips in the range that cover most installations and provide a complete deck board fixing system.

What is Futurewood’s CleverDeck Original composite timber decking made of?

CleverDeck Original Composite decking is made from a combination of cellulose material (hardwood wood flour & rice husks) and recycled polyolefin (plastic from industrial waste). These main ingredients are classified as recycled and represent 90% of the overall material. They are combined with colour pigments, UV inhibitors fungicides and fillers to deliver a very low maintenance and sustainable alternative to the rainforest timbers, typically used for outdoor decking.

What is the board size and what colours is CleverDeck Original composite timber decking sold in?

The standard CleverDeck Original decking boards are 138mm wide x 23mm thick x 5400mm long. The standard colours are Weathered Stone, Walnut, Slate Grey, Mahogany and Chocolate. Custom length boards and colours are available subject to certain conditions. Slight colour variation between boards is natural however we recommend that wherever possible you purchase all the boards required for your project from one batch in order to avoid more extreme colour variation that may occur between different batch runs.

How strong is CleverDeck Original composite timber decking compared to timber decking?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking is produced using a proprietary blend of plastic and cellulose fibre materials. The formulation has been designed and tested to meet the demands of a typical Australian deck when installed in accordance with the fixing recommendations. For further information regarding design and performance characteristics refer to the technical specifications on the Futurewood web site.

How hot will the surface of CleverDeck Original composite timber decking become when exposed to continual direct sunlight and how does this compare with timber?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking will heat up at a slightly higher rate than timber when exposed to direct sunlight. Darker colours will retain more surface heat (up to 20 degrees Celsius or more above the ambient temperature).

How do I clean and look after my CleverDeck Original composite timber decking?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking requires only occasional cleaning in order to keep the surface free of dirt and general grime. We recommend normal sweeping and cleaning of your deck at regular intervals. You can use a pressure washer to clean your deck but do not run this at greater than 8Kpa (1200 PSI) or position the nozzle within 300mm from the deck surface otherwise this may mark the surface of the deck. Periodic cleaning with Futurewood composite timber cleaner will help to keep the surface in top condition and will greatly reduce the potential of any mould growth forming on dirt or food scraps left to build up on the deck. You can contact Futurewood directly to purchase the composite timber cleaner and refer to the CleverDeck Original Care and Cleaning Guide on the Futurewood web site for more information.

Does CleverDeck Original composite timber decking burn and can it be used in bush fire zones?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking will burn under excessive heat like all timbers. There are many different Australian standards that relate to the fire performance of a building material. These standards apply based on building types, uses and material placement/applications. A commonly referred to standard is AS1530.3 which relates to ignitability, spread of flame, heat evolved and smoke developed. CleverDeck Original composite decking performs well across these indices for this standard. AS3959.2009 relates to a BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) rating. CleverDeck Original is suitable for BAL – low and in some instances BAL12.5 or BAL19. If a higher BAL rating is required, you could use CleverDeck Xtreme capped composite timber decking that has been tested and passed BAL29. Contact Futurewood for further information regarding BAL options.

Is CleverDeck Original composite timber decking stain and chemical resistant?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking is produced with a non-chemical reactive polymer core and has a high level of moisture resistance. Any chemical/liquid spills should be washed off immediately to avoid the potential of any staining or damage that may occur over time if the spill remains on the decking surface. Fat, wine and other food stuffs may stain the material if left to soak in over time. Most stains can be washed off using Futurewood’s composite timber cleaner. You can contact Futurewood directly to purchase the composite timber cleaner and refer to the CleverDeck Original Care and Cleaning Guide on the Futurewood web site for more information.

Will the colour in CleverDeck Original composite timber decking fade over time?

The colour in CleverDeck Original composite timber decking runs right through the boards. These boards are made with UV inhibitors that help protect the colour pigments used in the product from continual exposure to UV radiation. The colour will soften over the first 4-12 weeks that your deck is exposed to the elements. This is a natural bedding in process caused through the lightening of the cellulose fibre in the formulation. Once the initial colour weathering has taken place, the lightened shade will be maintained over many years.

Does CleverDeck Original composite timber decking last longer than a timber deck and what warranty is offered?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking is protected by a 10 year “no fuss” Australian domestic or 7 year commercial warranty. The special polymers used in the formulation of CleverDeck Original will ensure that you enjoy years of low maintenance use unlike some timbers that will rot and deteriorate after only a few years if not properly maintained.

Does CleverDeck Original composite timber decking cost more than a timber deck?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking is supplied in a fully finished condition unlike most timber decking. When you consider the cost of cleaning and sealing/oiling/staining your timber deck and the ongoing maintenance associated with annual oiling etc. CleverDeck Original should save you a considerable amount of time and money over the many years of its useful life compared with high maintenance timber. Refer to the “cost calculator” on the Futurewood web site to help you compare the cost of using CleverDeck Original composite timber decking against hardwood timber on your deck. Simply type in your own quoted prices to determine the cost comparison between CleverDeck Original and the alternative timber for your decking project.

What sort of subframe is needed to support CleverDeck Original composite timber decking boards and what is the minimum total height of the decking and subframe?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking can be installed on to any type of subframe that meets the required load bearing capacity. The joists can be timber or metal. You can also use Futurewood’s Ultralow Aluminium Joist and Pedestal Grid System that can be used where the maximum height of the deck including the subframe needs to be as low as possible. The Futurewood Ultralow Aluminium Joist and Pedestal Grid System can, when fixed with a CleverDeck Original decking board, fit within a 70mm maximum height limit.

How do I work with and fix CleverDeck Original composite timber decking boards?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking can be worked with normal wood working tools. CleverDeck Original is fixed using the Futurewood Deck Clip System providing a very appealing concealed fix finish that also makes it very quick and easy to lay. It can also be screwed directly to timber joists by drilling through the face of the board. Refer to the Futurewood web site for full fixing guidelines.

Why is the CleverDeck Original composite timber decking warranty only 10 years when some suppliers offer 25-year warranties or more?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking is protected by a 10 year “no fuss” Australian domestic or 7-year commercial warranty. Even with the best quality assurance in the world there is still a slight chance that a manufacturing mistake might occur which is why the warranty is offered in the first place. Knowing that any such problem will normally show itself within the first 3-4 years of the products life means that the Futurewood warranty period of 10 years has you covered more than twice over. The warranty is unlimited and based on the simple premise that if a manufacturing fault becomes apparent during the warranty period, Futurewood Australia will make sure that it is fixed. Simple, easy and “no fuss”. Some manufacturers or sales agents like to use the term of the warranty as a marketing gimmick, they tell you they offer a 25-year limited warranty but then you need to read the fine print to find out what sort of warranty you are really getting. There are literally pages of reasons why a warranty will not be acted upon, how the value of the warranty shrinks year after year, that it will not be passed on to a second owner, or even worse, that the warranty is from an overseas factory who may or may not even honour it in Australia!
When you strip away the marketing jargon and look at the real value of the warranty Futurewood stands out with local on the ground support genuinely prepared to help when you need it.

What joist spacing is recommended for CleverDeck Original composite timber decking?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking will span a maximum of 450mm between joist spacings in domestic installations when installed at 90 degrees to the joist. Closer joist spacing improves the strength of the deck so a joist spacing of 400mm will provide more strength than a spacing of 450mm and if you reduce the spacing to 300mm it will be stronger again. For further information and angled installations refer to the Futurewood web site for full fixing guidelines.

If I use timber joists to support CleverDeck Original composite timber decking, will the joists need any maintenance over time?

Unlike CleverDeck Original composite timber decking, timber joists will eventually rot so depending on the timber quality they may not last as well as the CleverDeck Original composite timber decking. Futurewood recommend and supply a waterproof joist protection tape that is recommended for all timber joist deck installations. The joist tape will greatly increase the life of the timber joists by effectively waterproofing the top of the timber joists.

Is CleverDeck Original composite timber decking slippery when wet?

No, CleverDeck Original composite timber decking has a coarse sanded non-slip finish applied to both sides of the decking board after it has been extruded. This provides an excellent slip resistant surface in either wet or dry conditions. CleverDeck Original composite timber decking has undergone various slip testing and has achieved a P5 rating from ATTAR Laboratories in Melbourne Australia.

Does CleverDeck Original composite timber decking expand and contract as it heats and cools?

Yes, CleverDeck Original composite timber decking, like most materials, will expand as it heats and contract as it cools. Boards generally expand in length with very little change to their width. Your decking design should allow for this and we recommend that long lengths of decking are not butt joined to each other. The preferred method of installing long lengths of decking would be to use a breaker board between the long boards running at 90 degrees. Refer to the Futurewood web site for full fixing guidelines.

Is CleverDeck Original composite timber decking mould resistant?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking has a fungicide added in the formula that helps to reduce the risk of mould growing within the material under normal conditions. Due to the ability of mould spores to be transported in the air, it is important to keep the surface of your CleverDeck Original composite timber decking free of dirt and other contaminants to reduce the incidence of mould growing on your deck.
Extremely damp areas with little or no air flow may promote mould growth and regular cleaning of your deck will be required under these extreme conditions.

Can CleverDeck Original composite timber decking be used near the sea or around swimming pools?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking has a low moisture absorption rate and is impervious to the effects of salty air and saltwater. As such CleverDeck Original composite timber decking is highly suitable for use in coastal areas and around pools, spas and water features. Care should be taken to avoid spilling any highly corrosive swimming pool chemicals on CleverDeck Original composite timber decking. Any spills should be cleaned up and washed off immediately.

What is the minimum height required to install CleverDeck Original composite timber decking over soil or over concrete?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking absorbs a minimal amount of water and can be installed as low as 100mm above well drained soil/screenings or 25mm above self-draining concrete as long as the area below the deck is well drained and there is no opportunity for any water to pool and remain for long periods under the decking. Care must be taken to ensure that the area under the deck is cleaned periodically to stop water ponding against any dirt of leaf matter that may have fallen through the gap between the decking boards and build up over time.

What are the environmental credentials of CleverDeck Original composite timber decking?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking is primarily made from discarded rice husks, hardwood wood flour (sawdust) and recycled plastic (post industrial waste) making it an environmentally sustainable product as these products can be classed as 100% recycled. A small amount of colour pigment, UV inhibitor and other chemicals are added to the recycled products in order to produce the high-quality final product. When you add the fact that you are choosing CleverDeck Original and not using Merbau, or any other rainforest timber, your decision is even more environmentally sound!

Is CleverDeck Original composite timber decking scratch resistant?

CleverDeck Original composite timber decking is produced to a level of hardness that makes it suitable for the general traffic use required of a domestic/residential deck. The product is supplied with a coarse sanded finish on both sides. Most smaller scratches can be removed easily by scraping a handheld wire wheel (the type that fits in to the chuck on an electric drill) over the scratch in the direction of the grain. Larger scratches caused by dragging heavy objects over the deck may be difficult to remove so we recommend that any outdoor furniture is fitted with appropriate protection under the legs/feet to avoid any major scratching from moving tables and chairs over the deck. Refer to the CleverDeck Original Care and Cleaning Guide on the Futurewood web site for more information.

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