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What is the difference between Ekodeck Flame Fighter and Designer Series?

Our Ekodeck Flame Fighter range features our Durashell™ coating just like the Designer Series, with the addition of a fire-retardant additives to give the boards a certified BAL-29 bushfire rating (AS1530.8.1).


There are also colour differences between the Ekodeck Flame Fighter colours and the Designer Series.

How do I finish my Flame Fighter deck?

As there are no pre-made Edge Boards for the Flame Fighter range, to finish your Flame Fighter deck you will need to re-work the boards by routing off the leading edge of your decking and fascia boards, so they can lock together cleanly.

For more information check out this handy article!

Can I use a pressure washer on my Ekodeck Flame Fighter deck?

No, we do not recommend using a pressure washer on your Ekodeck Flame Fighter deck, as this could cause irreparable damage to your deck.

Can Ekodeck Flame Fighter be installed onto steel?

Yes, we have Quickfix kits to suit both timber and steel joists.

Does Ekodeck Flame Fighter get hotter than timber?

Being a composite product, Ekodeck Flame Fighter 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 your Ekodeck Flame Fighter deck.

What is Durashell™?

Durashell™ is protective coating made up of proprietary polymers, providing a natural variable timber grain aesthetic, 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 Australia’s harshest elements, allowing us to offer an extended warranty of up to 20 years.

Will Durashell™ delaminate?

No, during the manufacturing process the Durashell™ coating is fused to the core in the co-extrusion stage of production. This ensures that the Durashell™ coating cannot delaminate, and that your Flame Fighter deck will live on and on.

How do I install an Ekodeck Flame Fighter deck?

Using our concealed fixing system, Quickfix.

Will my Ekodeck Flame Fighter deck lose its colour or fade?

Like all our products, Ekodeck Designer Series boards are UV stabilised, meaning that you can be sure that your new Ekodeck Designer Series deck won’t majorly fade to grey like timber when exposed to the elements.


As Ekodeck Designer Series contains natural timber fibres, when these fibres are exposed to UV over a long period of time, these fibres may slightly lose their brightness, as would any other exterior building material.

How does Ekodeck Flame Fighter compare to timber?

Ekodeck Flame Fighter is UV stabilised and has anti-mould agents included in the mix, making it a longer-lasting alternative to traditional timber decking.


There won’t be any more faded grey and weathered timber decking with Ekodeck Flame Fighter, and you don’t have to worry about your new Flame Fighter deck rotting or decaying, and there will be no more time and money spent constantly oiling or sealing like with traditional timber.

What kind of maintenance is involved with Ekodeck Flame Fighter?

Just like Ekodeck Classic, Ekodeck Flame Fighter 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, wash it down with hot water and dishwashing liquid.


For more information, download our Care & Maintenance Guide below.

What tools do I need to install an Ekodeck Flame Fighter deck myself?

You don’t need any specialised tools for installing an Ekodeck Flame Fighter deck. Standard wood-working tools, such as a drill driver, a drop saw and/or a circular saw with hardwood blades, can be used for installation.

Can I use Ekodeck Flame Fighter boards as joists?

No, Ekodeck Flame Fighter is not classified as a structural product and therefore cannot be used as a subframe or for joists.

Can I paint, stain or seal my Ekodeck Flame Fighter deck?

No, due to the plastic component of Ekodeck Flame Fighter, painting, staining or sealing is not recommended.

Will Ekodeck Flame FIghter build-up static electricity?

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


The biggest contributing factors of static electricity build-up are low humidity and dry environmental conditions, the type of subframe materials used in construction and the presence of earthing and/or metal balustrading. Whilst installations where static is noticeable are rare, Ekodeck is not in control of these factors and does not warrant against static build-up.


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 with a sealer may provide a more permanent solution. A clear coat can be applied to insulate touch points – for best results use a UV resistant, outdoor-grade coating. Multiple applications may be required to create an effective insulating barrier.


Generally, the static build-up in the boards tends to reduce over time as the boards wear in.


Ekodeck does not warrant against static build-up in Flame Fighter boards due to influencing factors beyond our control.

How can I get samples?

You can request samples via our website here.

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