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.
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.
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No, we do not recommend using a pressure washer on your Ekodeck Flame Fighter deck, as this could cause irreparable damage to your deck.
Yes, we have Quickfix kits to suit both timber and steel joists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information, download our Care & Maintenance Guide below.
No, Ekodeck Flame Fighter is not classified as a structural product and therefore cannot be used as a subframe or for joists.
No, due to the plastic component of Ekodeck Flame Fighter, painting, staining or sealing is not recommended.
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.
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