Cedar Cheaper than other options, cedar wood is a beautiful option when choosing your decking. Made naturally, the “heartwood” variety will last longer that the very cheap sapwood so make sure you choose your variety carefully and check for quality.
RedwoodA very expensive and very rarevariety of wood; if you want touse this as decking you are goingto have to dig deep. Generallyredwood lasts between 15-20years depending on theenvironment and is ahardwearing wood.
Vinyl This is one of the least natural but easiest options, because it is made from PVC this vinyl decking is incredibly low maintenance and will require little to no upkeep. Available in a variety of colours, vinyl is a fantastic option for families.
CompositeAnother low maintenanceoption, composite decking ismade from wood fibre andpolyethylene. Generally it willcome with a 25 year warranty, butit will need to be cleaned every 3-4 years.
IPE By far the hardest decking to install due its hard nature, IPE is extremely durable. However, it does need to be sealed every year to keep its stunning appearance and to prevent it from rotting. If it is properly maintained then IPE can last for over 25 years.