Spring has Sprung- See why Composite Decking and Fencing are this years must have!

With the daffodils in full bloom and the trees bursting with blossom it’s no wonder we are all spending those longer, lighter evening in the garden. Whether its relaxing with a glass of wine in the Spring sunshine or weeding those neglected boarders (I know I have the latter, where do all those weeds come from!)

High maintenance landscaping materials are the last thing you then want to spend more time tending too. Gone are the days of hours spent staining and painting decking and fencing…….

SAiGE Longlife Decking, fencing and balustrades have many advantages including very low maintenance requirements meaning more hours can be spent sat enjoying your garden rather than tending to it. With busy work life schedules there is an increased demand for Composite products which take the hassle out of garden maintenance. The low maintenance requirements of SAiGE Longlife decking and fencing means our products will continue to look good for years to come without the need for painting and staining as with conventional decking and fencing. SAiGE composite products with outlive any traditional timber alternative, with a 10 year warranty and an expected lifespan of over 20 years.

Not only will SAiGE decking continue to look good but it’s also one of the market leaders for tensile strength making it ideal for both residential and commercial projects. As well as this SAiGE Decking has excellent anti-slip ratings and anti- fungal properties due to its very low water absorption rates of approximately 0.8%.

SAiGE Decking is available in two styles: SAiGE Contemporary Decking available in a choice of hollow or solid boards in; charcoal, light grey and coffee or SAiGE Rustic decking which are solid boards designed to give a more traditional timber effect available in grey or walnut.

Composite Fences and balustrades by SAiGE are a brand-new system designed to match our decking ranges. Just like the decking they have been designed with strength, versatility and low maintenance requirements at the forefront of their construction.  SAiGE Fences and balustrades will outlive any traditional timber fencing and will require far less looking after.

For further details on our fencing and balustrade system please see our blog post below:

https://www.compositedecking.co.uk/brand-new-to-saige-for-2019-composite-fences-balustrades-and-gates/

With all these advantages in mind it’s no wonder that composite landscaping products are becoming increasingly popular and offer the perfect solution to fit in with consumers busy lifestyles.

After all why spend valuable time off work maintaining your decking and fencing…….?

Brand New to SAiGE for 2019- Composite Fences, Balustrades and Gates

SAiGE has developed a revolutionary fencing and balustrade system that brings beauty and strength by providing the perfect back drop to any domestic or commercial project.

SAiGE Composite fences and balustrades are made in the same factory as our Contemporary decking range therefore undergo the same stringent quality checking processes and are manufactured in the same colours to match the SAiGE Contemporary Decking range. In addition to this the fencing boards and aluminium posts come with a full 10 year warranty.

Similarly, to SAiGE Composite Decking our new composite fencing, balustrade and gates are, low maintenance, hard wearing, easy to install and long lasting. Our composite products will outlive any traditional timber alternative.

Composite Fences by SAiGE

Composite fences by SAiGE offer a long-lasting durable fencing system. The system has the ability to be adapted to give various heights and designs depending on the customers preferences as well as retrofitting to existing concrete posts, creating a more cost-effective option. The fencing is made up of powder coated aluminium fence posts with composite board inserts. These are available in; grey, charcoal and coffee to match our contemporary decking range.

  • Dimensions / Specifications: 
    • The composite panels are 1.755m long (to work on a 1.8m centre) x 145mm high x 19.5mm deep and are made from a composite material which is 50% wood, 45% Plastic.
    • The fencing currently comes in three sizes 1.8m, 4ft and Ranch (1.2m) high
    • The posts are made from Aluminium in a powder coated anthracite grey finish. These are 2.4m and smaller posts for the 1.2m handrails should customers require them.
  • Fixing / Installation
    • We can supply baseplates that enable the fence to be attached to decking or concrete floors.
    • Our posts offer unique 3-way capabilities enabling customers to easily fit their fencing only needing one post.
    • The system is easily installed using a bottom bar, composite panel and top bar that enables fences to build quickly and easily by professionals and DIY enthusiast.
  • Testing:
    • The fencing is tested to gale force 9

SAiGE Composite Balustrade (Patent Pending)

SAiGE Composite Balustrades are suitable for every environment from commercial projects in public areas to domestic balustrades for a garden terrace.

SAiGE composite balustrades are suitable for both commercial and residential projects designed to complement new or existing composite decking. SAiGE balustrades add a smart and sophisticated feature to your decking area, giving a much-needed finishing touch.

As with SAiGE Composite fencing the SAiGE balustrade offers strength by using aluminium posts and hand rails which complement the composite spindles available in grey, charcoal and coffee. Again, these are designed to match the SAiGE Contemporary Decking range.

The balustrade is available in 1.8m x 1.2m, our uniquely designed system means the balustrade has no visible fixings. SAiGE also offers a staircase option with our unique pivot system that allows the user to create their own angles dependant on the required staircase.

As well as the composite balustrade system SAiGE can also offer:

  • Stainless steel post and tension wire system
  • Stainless steel posts and glass inserts with no top rail
  • Stainless steel post and rail system with glass inserts

SAiGE Composite Gates

SAiGE are proud to be able to offer a “no visible Fittings” composite gate that can be erected on site to enable customers to build a standard gate or create a bespoke option to fit within their own landscape project.

The SAiGE composite gate range is a well-built composite panel gate that is assembled using aluminium channels which are toughened using steel corner inserts. We can offer a snap shut lockable gate which is 1m x 1.8m, this works perfectly with the SAiGE fence system.

SAiGE composite gates are ideal for:

  • Between new and existing border fences
  • A partition fence
  • Driveways

To complement our existing decking and fencing ranges the SAiGE Composite Gates are available in: grey, charcoal and coffee.

Why choose SAiGE’s Composite Products?

Because of our reputation…

SAiGE Longlife Decking have been supplying Composite Products into the UK and Irish markets since 2010 and are proud of our reputation for providing a quality range of products at affordable prices whilst of course maintaining excellent customer service standards.  SAiGE is a family run business which is owned by parent company Sino Trading Ltd who specialise in sourcing quality products.  We are proud to be an affiliate member of BALI, the leading trading association for landscape professionals. 

Because of our quality…

SAiGE is committed to 100% quality inspection rates on all our products.  Our quality team test every batch for strength, colour, finish, weight and dimensions.  Our fencing with aluminium posts and WPC boards has been tested and withstands gale force 9 winds.  We also have external tests for our decking with independent, internationally renowned company SGS for anti-slip, flammability, chemical composition and much more – all of which we pass of course!

SAiGE’s decking and fencing boards are consistent in size and shape.  It is the same product all the way through so there is no problem with the wrap around the board peeling off.  The decking is fully mixed with no white flecks which can be points of weakness in competitors boards.  We provide a full 10-year warranty (not a limited alternative) with expected lifespan of over 20 years.

Our hollow decking is one of the market leaders of hollow decking in the UK and its load bearing capabilities means that it is suitable for light commercial projects.  SAiGE’s solid boards have been specially designed with commercial projects in mind.  Our solid decking can be used with the hollow boards to build steps and for edging which keeps the costs down.

Because of our customer service…

The SAiGE team are dedicated to providing the best possible customer experience to all of our customers.  We pride ourselves on the relationships we build and the repeat business that this provides us.

Because of the choices we offer…

SAiGE decking is available in a choice of colours as well as a choice of finishes in either contemporary and rustic options.  Our contemporary boards are available in hollow and solid decking profiles.  Our fencing and balustrade range is available in the same choice of colours as the contemporary decking range so the decking and balustrade/fencing can match if required.

Because of our commitment to product development…

SAiGE is committed to product development.  We offer a choice of contemporary and traditional looking decking in hollow and solid requested by our customers (we have even tried Green decking in the past!).  We have developed our new Composite Fences by SAiGE solution which is available in a choice of 1.8, 4foot and ranch style options.  We have worked with an engineer to develop this system that also incorporates composite balustrades and composite gates.  Patent is pending.

Because of our availability of stock…

SAiGE is committed to holding large volumes of our decking and fencing ranges in stock so that we can supply our customers demands.  We also work with distributors who are experts in SAiGE Composite Products around the UK and Ireland who have stock on the ground (and we are continually looking for people to join our distributor network).  We also have no minimum order quantity.

Because of our approved installers…

SAiGE are committed to growing an approved installer network of trained professionals who act as ambassadors of our products as well as having the knowledge to install our products.

Because composite is better than wood…

SAiGE’s composite solutions have so many advantages over traditional timber decking and fencing solutions, including the following that have not necessarily been mentioned above….

Free from splinters, free of toxic additives, easy to install, passes flammability tests, made from recycled products, low maintenance, anti-slip, low water absorption rates of up to 0.8% (eliminates warping and rotting) and many more!

 

Decking Trends for 2019

Where did that year go? Happy New Year everyone, we’re a few days into 2019 what trends can we expect to see this year…..

With the increasing demand for more housing and the ongoing plans for new developments we can expect gardens to continue to remain compact. With this is mind it’s important that these spaces are functional, manageable and make the most of the small area on offer.

Too Busy to Garden?

Many home owners are living increasingly busy lifestyles, juggling work, social events and family life meaning they do not have hours to spend maintaining a garden however would like to be able to enjoy the space when they do get some down time.

SAiGE Longlife Decking and Fencing provide the perfect solutions for these spaces. Not only practical and very durable SAiGE decking, also has excellent anti- slip ratings and very low maintenance requirements making it a great option for those of you with little time to spend gardening.

Bringing the inside out

You may have heard of bringing the outdoors in but in a similar fashion the inside can be brought out. Many of the design trends and colour pallets that start as interior ideas are then translated in some way into the landscaping arena.

In 2018 SAiGE Decking saw a continued increase in the popularity of the Light Grey Composite decking boards. Many people trying to find a complimentary decking to their anthracite windows. Grey’s, coffee and neutral colours have become more and more popular within the home as well as the garden.

To reflect this SAiGE’s current decking and fencing range include boards in; Light Grey, Charcoal, Coffee and Walnut.

Bold, bright colours can then be used to compliment these neutral tones, whether that’s through planting, bold statement furniture or colourful planters. With last years Pantone colour of the year Ultra Violet and this year’s colour Living Coral we expect to see this trend continuing.

SAiGE Longlife Decking in Light Grey used to create this decking area. Installation by Lifestyle Gardens.

The increased trend for open plan living and the use of bi-folding doors to open up a space has meant decking areas have become an extension of the home with designers paying special attention to creating lines which flow from the interior flooring into the decking beyond seamlessly.

Recycling and Sustainability

With Global warming at the forefront of everyone’s mind we expect to see an increase in the use of recycled materials.

SAiGE Longlife Decking uses 95% recycled materials comprising of 50% recycled wood fibres and 45% recycled plastics.

Picture Framing Decking

Although this is not a new trend for 2019 we expect this style to continue. It has become increasing popular to picture frame a decking area to add an element of interest and sometimes contrast to the space.

The picture frame effect can be in the same colour as the main decking area or in a contrasting colour.

SAiGE Longlife Decking in Charcoal with picture frame effect.

Although we can predict what 2019 will bring it will be interesting to see what trends emerge and how the year pans out.

Don’t you just love this time of year?

Don’t you just love this time of year?  As the warmer weather approaches it is time to get outside and make the most of the sunshine.  However most of us have to spend a considerable amount of time prepping the ground.   This includes any hard standing areas.  Endless hours of sanding, sealing and replacing warped decking boards.   Thankfully there are now appealing alternatives that allow you to make the most of your outside space all year round.

Introducing composite decking.   An environmentally friendly alternative to timber decking it is made from reclaimed and recycled materials including wood fibres and plastics.  With the look and feel of traditional timber decking and available in a choice of finishes it is a fantastic substitute for the real thing.  Low water absorption compared to conventional timber and reduced fungal and mould growth mean that composite decking is also slip-resistant.

Unlike real wood the boards do not splinter, are free from toxic additives and all fixings are hidden.  Incredibly child-friendly, composite decking will ensure you have a safe outdoor play area even in the winter months.

As it is lighter than timber and very easy to cut it is ideal for DIY installation.  The boards themselves are also consistent in size and shape.  Of course, you could opt for professional installation.  Just choose your colour and finish.  That’s right, there is no need to stain…and the colour really does last!

Given the longevity of the product it is cheaper than conventional wood over time.    Minimal maintenance is required as warping, splitting, woodworm and rotting are eliminated.  With an expected lifespan of over 25 years it really is a sound investment.

Welcome to Composite Decking Ireland

So, that was summer.  Time to pack away the garden and retreat indoors for a while?  Thankfully there are now appealing alternatives that allow you to make the most of your outside space all year round.

Introducing composite decking.   Made from reclaimed and recycled materials (including plastic and wood fibres) and with the look and feel of traditional timber decking it really is a fantastic substitute for the real thing.  Even the most loyal of wooden decking fans will be won over by this non-slip surface. The composite boards have very low water absorption, limiting fungal and mould growth.

Unlike real wood the boards don’t splinter and with the added benefit of hidden fixings they are incredibly child-friendly. Composite decking will ensure you have a safe outdoor play area even in the winter months.

As it is lighter than wood and easy to cut, the boards are ideal for DIY installation.  (Unless of course you would prefer a professional installation.)  All you have to do is choose your colour (no need to apply toxic stains!) and finish.

This all adds up to a low-maintenance, long-lasting (an impressive 25+ years!) surface to enhance your environment. All this whilst protecting our natural environment.