Ekodeck+ Designer Series

Ekodeck’s latest, variable-grain composite with added benefit of Durashell™ technology.

Ekodeck+ Designer Series features our Durashell™ coating, which offers a wide range of natural timber tones as well as offering superior stain resistance. Our Designer Series range is a step forward in composite technology and is sure to enhance the look of any outdoor area with its high-end, natural finish.

The Designer Difference

Natural, variable colour & timber grain

100% Polymer Durashell™ coating

Superior stain resistance

Made using over 80% reclaimed & recycled materials

Equipped with Durashell™ coating

No oiling, painting or sealing

Variable timber grain look

UV stabilised

Superior stain resistance

Quick & easy installation

Will not splinter, cup or twist

Rot, decay & termite resistant

Anti-slip rated – R10 & P5

Made using over 80% reclaimed & recycled materials

Up to 20-year warranty

Available Colours

Backbeach

Size

137 x 23 x 5400mm

Item Number

0109382

Leatherwood

Size

137 x 23 x 5400mm

Item Number

0109382

Estate Brown

Size

137 x 23 x 5400mm

Item Number

0109383

Alpine Ash

Size

137 x 23 x 5400mm

Item Number

0109384

Ironwood

Size

137 x 23 x 5400mm

Item Number

0109384

Riverbank Red

Size

137 x 23 x 5400mm

Item Number

0109383

Installation

Ekodeck+ Designer Series uses its grooved-edge profile for installation using our concealed fixing system, Quickfix.

This makes for a clean, modern look free of fasteners and a faster, easier installation. Say goodbye to marking out screw positions, pre-drilling and countersinking your boards! The simple clip system automatically gaps the boards saving you time and money with its ease and speed of installation.

Great for both professionals and DIYers alike, Quickfix is the quick and easy fastening system of the future.

Installation Guide

Edge board finishing

Quick steps

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Plan your area ensuring your framework is compliant and compliments the finished design of your deck. Cut the Ekodeck+ Designer Series boards slightly oversize – its best to trim at the same time once all boards are laid.

Set out and install your first board, its best to start from the edge of your deck and work back to the wall (if applicable). This can be done using either the starter clips provided or after routing your board and installing using angle brackets.

Insert standard clips on every joist, except for the centre joist where a locking clip is installed. Screw down slightly and repeat for 6-10 boards. Ensure the boards are square then screw down completely.

Set up a straight edge and trim your overhung boards to size in one go. Install fascia boards where necessary. Wash down your Ekodeck+ Designer Series boards for a clean finish.

GAPS & SPANS

Centre-to-centre joist spacing (max) 450mm
Min. ground clearance (with adequate drainage) 40mm
Min. ground clearance (without adequate drainage) 90mm
Min. side-to-side gap (board spacing) 3mm or 6mm, auto-spaced by clip
Recommended end gap Refer to table

*Gap distances vary depending on temperature during installation. Refer to the installation guide for more information.

End gap table

The below table can be used as a guide to discern the appropriate end gap (in mm) to leave when installing your boards.

 

Temperature during installation (oC)

10

20

30

40

Board Length (m)

1

2

1

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

3

2

1

0

0

4

3

2

0

0

5.4

3

2

0

0

EDGE BOARD & FASCIA FINISHING

EDGE BOARD FINISHING

FASCIA BOARD
DECKING BOARD
Routed section

FASCIA FIXING

FACE-FIX
ANGLE BRACKET
C-CLIP

Care & Maintenance

Ekodeck+ Designer Series’ innovative Durashell coating makes it easier than ever to look after your deck. Most stains are able to be easily wiped away, without leaving any blemishes or marks.

Ekodeck+ Designer Series’ low-maintenance characteristics mean you can spend more time enjoying your deck and less time maintaining it – with no oiling, painting or sealing required to keep your deck looking great for years to come!

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Warranty

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EKODECK DESIGNER SERIES WARRANTY
MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY (WARRANTY AGAINST DEFECTS)

Australian Consumer Law

  1. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
  2. The rights and obligations afforded to you in this warranty are in addition to any rights and remedies available under Australian State and Federal legislation that cannot be excluded.
  3. Nothing in this warranty is to be interpreted as excluding, restricting or modifying any Australian State or Federal legislation applicable to the supply of goods which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.

Definitions

  1. The following terms have the following corresponding meaning:
    • "Application" means either Commercial Application or Residential Application as applicable.
    • "Authorised Ekodeck Distributor" means Ekodeck or any Bunnings Warehouse retail store which forms part of Bunnings Group Limited (ACN 008 672 179) or any other retail or wholesale store which Ekodeck expressly state distribute the Product.
    • "Authorised Purpose" means installation in accordance with Ekodeck installation or maintenance guidelines and use of the Product in a Residential Application or a Commercial Application.
    • "Ekodeck" means Ekologix Australia Pty. Ltd. ACN 133 471 619 or any trading entity of Ekodeck.
    • "Commercial Application" shall refer to any use of the Product, in accordance with Ekodeck maintenance guidelines, in any other circumstance that does not fall within the definition of Residential Application.
    • "Defect" means a defect in the design, the workmanship, or the materials or a failure of the whole or part of the Product that causes damage to person or property.
    • "Defective Product" means a Product that suffers from a Defect.
    • "Purchaser" means any original end user of the Product who purchased the Product for an Authorised Purpose from an Authorised Ekodeck Distributor.
    • "Product" means the product to which this Manufacturer's Warranty is attached when originally purchased from an Authorised Ekodeck Distributor.
    • "Residential Application" shall refer to the use of the Product, in accordance with Ekodeck maintenance guidelines, at a natural person's domicile and where the Product was purchased solely for personal, domestic or household use.
    • "Term" means the amount of time in which this Warranty remains in effect, calculated from the date of purchase up to twenty (20) years from the date of Purchase subject to compliance with Ekodeck terms and conditions of Warranty and the Application of the Product.

The Warranty

  1. This Warranty is not transferable; it applies only to the Purchaser that purchased the Product from the Authorised Ekodeck Distributor.
  2. Ekodeck warrants to the Purchaser that the Product:
    • is of merchantable quality;
    • is free from Defects;
    • is fit for purpose;
    • complies with legislative requirements at the time of purchase; and
    • shall not significantly split or splinter.
      • (Hereafter collectively referred to as the "Warranty").
  1. The Warranty commences on the date that the Purchaser takes delivery of Product ("Date of Purchase") and expires on the following corresponding date:
    • Ten (10) calendar years from the date of original purchase by a Purchaser of the Products used in a Commercial Application; or
    • Fifteen (15) calendar years from the date of purchase by a Purchaser of the Product used in a Residential Application.
      • (Hereafter collectively referred to as the "Warranty Period").
  1. At Ekodeck's sole discretion, Ekodeck may offer a Purchaser of the Product used in a Residential Application an extended five (5) calendar year Warranty (with the intention that a warranty period of twenty (20) calendar years is applicable to the Product) subject to the provision of additional information as advised by Ekodeck ("Extended Warranty Period").
  2. In the event that Ekodeck grants an Extended Warranty to the Purchaser, Ekodeck will inform the Purchaser of the grant of an Extended Warranty in writing. No Extended Warranty Period is applicable unless Ekodeck expressly inform the Purchaser.
  3. During the Warranty Period or the Extended Warranty, the Purchaser must provide written notification together with supporting documents to Ekodeck within 30 days from the Purchaser discovering the Defect ("Notice").
  4. The Notice must include:
    • A clear description of the alleged Defect;
    • Photographs of the alleged Defect;
    • quantity of the Product claimed to be defective; and
    • proof of original receipt (or other evidence displaying the date of purchase, with such further evidence to be to the reasonable satisfaction of Ekodeck).
      • (Hereafter collectively referred to as a "Claim").
  1. Upon receipt of the Claim, Ekodeck will contact the Purchaser as soon as practically possible to investigate the Claim, where Ekodeck will seek to establish the cause of the Claim.
  2. If a Defect is found, Ekodeck may, at its sole discretion, repair or replace any Defective Product or part thereof of a Defective Product. If an identical part or component is not available, Ekodeck may repair or replace with parts and components of similar quality, grade and composition.
  3. In addition to the rights of Ekodeck in clause 13 of this Warranty, Ekodeck may, at its sole discretion, elect to refund all or part of the purchase price paid by Purchaser for the Defective Product.

Limitations and exclusions to Warranty

  1. Where a Defect arises due to mould or mildew, the Warranty Period or the Extended Warranty Period applicable to this Warranty is limited to two (2) years from the Date of Purchase, irrespective of any other provision in this Warranty.
  2. For the purpose of this Warranty, the following matters are excluded from the definition of a Defect:
    • improper installation, maintenance or handling of the product and/or failure to abide by Ekodeck's installation or maintenance guidelines, including but not limited to improper gapping;
    • use of the Product in an application not recommended by Ekodeck's guidelines and applicable codes or standards;
    • movement, distortion, collapse or settling of the ground or the supporting structure on which the product is installed;
    • any act of God (including flooding, earthquake, lightning and any other naturally occurring environmental or other disaster);
    • staining from foreign substances (including dirt, grease, oil and any other substance);
    • normal expected exposure to natural elements, including but not limited to mildew or mould;
    • improper storage, abuse or neglect of the Product by Purchaser;
    • gradual discolouration (including fading and staining);
    • ordinary wear and tear;
    • minor splits or cracking around screws
  3. This Warranty does not extend to cover:
  • costs associated to remove any Defective Product from the Purchaser’s premises, or the location of the Product;
  • any charges incurred by the Purchaser in returning any defective product to Ekodeck or in notifying Ekodeck of the alleged defective product;
  • costs associated with installing any replacement product;
  • costs associated with making a claim under this Warranty, including costs such as postage and handling; and
  • any other reasonably foreseeable costs incurred.
  1. Ekodeck board dimensions are subject to normal manufacturing variations and tolerances. Reasonable variances in board dimensions are not considered a product fault and due care should be taken when installing to allow for these.
  2. The maximum value of any Claim of any one claim or total of all claims made by a Purchaser with respect to the purchase of the Products is limited to the dollar equivalent of the percentages referred to in the below table:
Maximum Value of all or any Claim Amount Commercial Application Residential Application

Claim Period

Claim Period

100% Purchase to end of the 5th year* Purchase to end of the 10th year
80% 6th year 11th – 13th years
60% 7th year 14th -15th years
40% 8th year 16th -17th years
20% 9th year 18th – 19th years
10% 10th year 20th year
  • * If the Product was purchased on the 1st of July 2018, the 0-5 years Claim Period would run from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023.

General Conditions

  1. Ekodeck Designer Series is made by combining reclaimed timber with a mix of new and recycled plastics. Whilst every care is taken to ensure consistency, natural and immaterial variances will occur from one board to the other in appearance and performance. Natural and immaterial variances are not a fault of the product and, accordingly, no Warranty is provided in respect of any such variation, nor will such a variation amount to a Defect.
  2. Ekodeck or any of its affiliated employees or agents will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damage arising out of the use of, or handling of any Ekodeck Product whatsoever, including any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damage suffered as a result of the negligence of Ekodeck, except those which cannot be excluded by law.
  3. Ekodeck can be contacted at:
    • Business address: Unit 1, 20-26 Sabre Drive,
    • Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3207
    • Phone:                          +613 9639 7774
    • Email:           info@ekodeck.com.au

Technical Specifications

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3.64kg/m (19.66Kg per 5.4m length)

AS1720.1

450mm (max). Min. 2 spans

ASTM D570-98

0.63%

ASTM G154, or EN 15534-1:2014 Section 8.1 ISO 4892-2:2013, cycle 1

600h, Grey Level >= 3

ISO 4892-2:2013 cycle 1

After 720-hour test, there was slight colour change. E*=0.58, Grey scale 4-5

1. AS4586:2013 Oil-wet inclining platform method

Result: R10

 

2. AS4586-2013 Wet pendulum test method

Result: P5

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ISO 16869:2008 Plastic assessment of the effectiveness of fungistatic compounds in plastic formulations

0 (no growth)

ASTM D696-08

3.31x10-5 cm/cm/oC

ASTM D792-13 Method B

1.19g/cm3

ASTM D2240-05(2010)

D/70/1

ASTM D4812-11

88 J/m
C (Complete break)

BS EN15534-1:2014 + A1: 2017 Section 7.5 EN15534-4: 2014 Section 4.5.7

Brinell hardness: 72 Mpa Rate of elastic recovery: 72%

BS EN15534-1:2014 + A1: 2017 Section 7.1.2.1 EN15534-4: 2014 Section 4.5.1

Type: Solid profile max/crack length(mm): no crack Max. Residual indentation (mm) 0.08

ASTM D4060-14

Mass/Weight loss, 40.5mg

EU Reach regulation N01907/2006 Article 33(1) Obligation to provide information of safe use (see REACH requirement in report for details)

PASS

  1. IEC 62321-5:2013, determination of Cadmium by ICP-OES
    Cadium (Cd): 2
  2. IEC 62321-5:201 3, determination of Lead by ICP-OES.
    Lead (Pb): 14
  3. IEC 62321-4:201 3, determination of Mercury by ICP-OES.
    Mercury (Hg): Not detected
  4. IEC 62321:2008, determination of Hexavalent Chromium by colourimetric method using UV-Vis
    Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI): Not detected
  5. IEC 62321-6:2015, determination of PBBs and PBDEs by GC-MS.
    Sum of PBBs: Not detected

All co-extruded composite decking, including Ekodeck+ Designer Series can, under certain conditions, exhibit build-up of static electricity.

Low humidity and dry environmental conditions are the biggest contributing factors of static electricity build-up. Other factors include, but are not limited to, subframe materials, earthing and/or balustrading.  

This phenomenon may be reduced by using an anti-static spray (such as ACL Staticide). These products are water based and may require additional applications after rain or other weather conditions. Anti-static mats or insulating touch points such as balustrades or door handles may also assist.

Generally, the static build-up tends to reduce over time as the boards wear in. Ekodeck does not warrant against static build-up in Designer Series boards.

FAQS

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Ekodeck+ Designer Series gives you the same great features of Ekodeck+ Classic with the added benefit of our coveted Durashell™ coating. The Designer Series comes in 6 great colours, featuring a natural, variable timber-grain look that will transform any outdoor area. Ekodeck+ Designer Series also has superior stain resistance thanks to Durashell™ which is highly durable and looks fantastic.

Durashell™ is a protective coating made up of a mix of proprietary polymers, giving you an industry-leading variable timber-grain look as well as a strong, durable shield against staining and discolouration. Durashell™ wraps and protects the entirety of the board, shielding the core from moisture, UV and the elements. This ensures Ekodeck Designer Series can withstand the harshest climates in Australia and allows us to offer an exceptional warranty.

No, during the manufacturing process Durashell™ is fused to the core during the coextrusion stage of production. This ensures the Durashell™ coating cannot delaminate and will stand the test of time.

Ekodeck+ Designer Series is installed using our concealed fixing system, Quickfix. This leaves you with a deck free of fasteners for a clean, modern look without the hazard of protruding screws or nails.

Ekodeck’s long-lasting features allow it to outlive traditional timber. Equipped with UV stabilisers and anti-mould agents, Ekodeck+ Designer Series will not fade to grey like timber and is resistant to rot and decay. Unlike timber, Ekodeck+ Designer Series does not require constant oiling, sealing or staining - making Ekodeck+ Designer Series a low maintenance product with superior durability.

Ekodeck+ Designer Series has the same great UV stability you’ve come to expect from Ekodeck products. Ekodeck+ Designer Series will never fade to grey like timber when exposed to the elements. Ekodeck+ Designer Series contains natural timber fibres. When exposed to UV these fibres will slightly lose their brightness. This is a normal process for any exterior building material. Following installation, Ekodeck+ Designer Series will stabilise and maintain its colour.

Just like Ekodeck, Ekodeck+ Designer Series does not require any oiling, painting, sealing or staining. If there is a foreign stain on your deck, you can easily clean it up using a damp cloth, or for a more thorough clean give it a scrub with warm soapy water and a stiff bristle brush.

Where possible, it is preferable to preserve the Durashell™ coating of your Designer Series boards as best as possible. As Ekodeck+ Designer Series are double sided, we recommend routing the leading edge of your decking and fascia boards to allow a ship-lap style joint for your fascia and finishing board.

Yes, Quickfix is available to suit both timber and steel joists.

Ekodeck+ Designer Series does not require the use of any specialised tools. Standard wood-working tools can be used when installing Ekodeck+ Designer Series.

Ekodeck+ Designer Series is not classified as a structural product therefore it cannot be used as a subframe.

Being a composite product, Ekodeck+ Designer Series is made up of recycled plastics, and will get marginally hotter than traditional timber. Darker colours absorb more heat – so please take care on hot days. If you wouldn’t go barefoot on a timber on a hot day, please avoid doing so on Ekodeck+ Designer Series.

No, due to the plastic component of Ekodeck+ Designer Series, painting, staining or sealing is not recommended.

Yes, you can use a pressure washer to clean Ekodeck+ Designer Series.

You can request samples via our website here.

All co-extruded composite decking, including Ekodeck+ Designer Series can, under certain conditions, exhibit build-up of static electricity.

Low humidity and dry environmental conditions are the biggest contributing factors of static electricity build-up. Other factors include, but are not limited to, subframe materials, earthing and/or balustrading.  

This phenomenon may be reduced by using an anti-static spray (such as ACL Staticide). These products are water based and may require additional applications after rain or other weather conditions. Anti-static mats or insulating touch points such as balustrades or door handles may also assist.

Generally, the static build-up tends to reduce over time as the boards wear in. Ekodeck does not warrant against static build-up in Designer Series boards.