Overview

After a great looking deck that will handle the harsh Australian sun? Ekodeck has you covered. Ekodeck’s highly durable composition will leave you loving your deck for years to come. With no oiling, painting or sealing required to say goodbye to hours spent maintaining your deck and say hello to more time enjoying it.

Made with over 90% reclaimed and recycled materials, Ekodeck is an environmentally friendly timber alternative decking. Resistant to rot, decay and termites Ekodeck withstands the most extreme environments Australia is able to throw at, including the Australian sun. Ekodeck is UV stable and looks great years after it has been installed. With an unbeatable 10-year warranty make Ekodeck your first choice for your next project.

Features & Benefits

With Ekodeck you get the beauty of timber without the upkeep. Oiling, painting, or sealing your deck will be a thing of the past.

Ekodeck is manufactured in straight and consistent lengths, it doesn't twist, cup or have knots normally associated with timber.

Ekodeck has been designed specifically with the Australian climate in mind.

Ekodeck's low maintenance characteristics doesn’t only save you time - it also saves you money.

We provide a full 10-year 100% replacement warranty on Ekodeck and Ekodeck+.

Ekodeck is safe for the whole family.

Available nation-wide at Bunnings Warehouse.

No oiling, painting or sealing
Looks and feels like timber
Highly durable and ages extremely well
Excellent Value for money vs timber
Ekodeck has a unique 10-year warranty
Family Safe
Nationally distributed through Bunnings

Installation

Just like traditional timber decking, Ekodeck looks great in homes – new or old! Install just like hardwood decking, be sure to pre-drill and countersink prior to screwing down your Ekodeck. Watch our installation video or download the installation guide for more information.

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Installation video

Quick steps

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Measure and cut your Ekodeck to size. Be sure to consider the temperature when installing as Ekodeck will expand and contract with the heat.
Predrill and counter sink your Ekodeck. Make sure to keep all your screws straight and at least 20mm from the edge of your boards.
Screw down your Ekodeck to the joists. We recommend 10g 50-65mm countersunk screws.
Wash down your new Ekodeck. Follow the steps for a general clean to remove any dirt or debris. Download our Installation Guide for more information.

Gaps & Spans

Centre-to-centre joist spacing (max) 450mm
Min. ground clearance 90mm
Min. side-to-side gap (board spacing) 3mm
Min. distance from side/edge for fastening boards 20mm
Pre-drill and countersink Required

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

Gaps & Spans

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450mm
90mm
3mm
20mm
Required

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)

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Board Length (m)

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Care & Maintenance

Looking after your Ekodeck is easy. Say goodbye to oiling, sealing or painting – a quick scrub with warm soapy water is all you need to keep your Ekodeck looking fresh!

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Warranty

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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
(WARRANTY AGAINST DEFECTS)

1. Definitions

1.1. The following terms have the following meanings:

"Australian Consumer Law" means Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

"Ekodeck" means Ekologix Australia Pty. Ltd. ACN 133 471 619 or any trading entity of Ekodeck.

"Major Defect" means a defect that relates to a safety defect as that term is defined by the Australian Consumer Law.

"Purchaser" means the original legal owner of the premises upon which the Product is installed.

"Product" means the product purchased by the Purchaser to which this Manufacturer's Warranty is attached.

"Term" means the period of time stated on the label or packaging for that particular Product from the date of purchase from Ekodeck or any Authorised Distributor.

2. Warranty

2.1. Nothing in this Manufacturer's Warranty excludes, restrict or modifies any condition, warranty, right or remedy implied by law, including the Australian Consumer Law which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.

2.2. Subject to this Manufacturer's Warranty and the Warranty Claim Procedure, Ekodeck warrants this Product to be free of defects for the Term.

2.3. Ekodeck constructs all Products in accordance with applicable Australian Standards, which may include AS 1170.1 and AS 1720.1.

2.4. As soon as practically possible after a defect arises the Purchaser must inform Ekodeck of the defect in accordance with the Warranty Claim Procedure.

2.5. If Ekodeck determines that a Major Defect exists, Ekodeck, at its sole discretion may provide the Purchaser with a replacement or refund or compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage suffered by the Purchaser.

2.6. If Ekodeck determines that a defect, which is not a Major Defect, exists Ekodeck, at its sole discretion, may provide the Purchaser with an offer to replace or repair the Product.

2.7. A defect does not arise from or exist if Ekodeck determine that the defect was caused or exacerbated by:

2.7.1. The Purchaser using the Product beyond the capabilities associated with the applicable Australian Standard;

2.7.2. 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;

2.7.3. Use of the Product contrary to an applicable Australian Standard, local building regulations or State, Territory or Federal laws;

2.7.4. Movement, distortion, collapse or settling of the foundation or the supporting structure on which the Product is installed;

2.7.5. Any act of God (including flooding, earthquake, lightning and any other naturally occurring environmental or other disaster);

2.7.6. Staining from foreign substances (including dirt, grease, oil and any other substance);

2.7.7. Normal expected exposure to natural elements, including but not limited to mildew or mould;

2.7.8. Gradual discolouration (including fading and staining);

2.7.9. Ordinary wear and tear; or

2.7.10. Minor splits or cracking around screws.

2.8. Where a defect in a Product arises due to mould or mildew, the term of the warranty will be limited to two (2) years notwithstanding any other provision in this Manufacturer's Warranty, but not excluding any implied term under the Australian Consumer Law.

2.9. This warranty is not transferable; it applies only to the Purchaser.

2.10. Should Ekodeck elect to replace any part of the Product, Ekodeck reserves the right to replace the Product with parts and components of similar quality, grade and composition where identical parts or components are not available.

3. Warranty Claim Procedure

3.1. In order to make a claim under this Manufacturer's Warranty on any Products the Purchaser must follow the Warranty Claim Procedure.

3.2. The Purchaser must provide written notification to Ekodeck, via Ekodeck's details provided below in this Manufacturer's Warranty, within thirty (30) days of the alleged defect becoming reasonably known to the Purchaser.

3.3. The written notification referred to in paragraph 3.2 above must including the following details:

3.3.1. A clear description of the alleged defect;

3.3.2. Photographs of the alleged defect;

3.3.3. total proportion of the Product claimed to be defective; and

3.3.4. Proof of original receipt (or other evidence displaying the date of purchase which Ekodeck is reasonably satisfied with).

3.4. Upon receipt of this information Ekodeck will contact the Purchaser to investigate the alleged defect contained in the written notification. Any and all investigations will progress as quickly as practicably possible and will seek to establish whether a Product defect exists.

3.5. At any time during the investigation Ekodeck may request the assistance of any third party expert(s), including building and constructions experts, engineers or scientists, Ekodeck deems appropriate to ascertain whether a defect exists.

3.6. After conducting an investigation, Ekodeck will inform the Purchaser in writing whether or not a defect exists and any potential remedy to that defect as determined by Ekodeck that is applicable in the circumstances.

4. Warranty Exclusions

4.1. The following cost(s) or damage allegedly suffered by the Purchaser as a result a Product defect are not covered this Manufacturer's Warranty insofar as applicable under this Manufacturer's Warranty and at law:

4.1.1. Cost(s) associated to remove the Product from the premises; or

4.1.2. Cost(s) or charge(s) incurred by the Purchaser in returning any defective Product to Ekodeck or the original place of purchase; or

4.1.3. Cost(s) or charge(s) incurred by the Purchaser to notify Ekodeck of the alleged defective Product or incurred in the Warranty Claim Procedure;

4.1.4. Cost(s) associated to install any replacement Product;

4.1.5. Any other reasonably foreseeable costs incurred by the Purchaser.

5. Product Exclusions

5.1. Some Products are made by combining reclaimed timber and bamboo with recycled plastics, including high-density polyethylene.

5.2. Whilst Ekologix take all appropriate steps to ensure consistency in all Products, natural and immaterial variances can be present in appearance.

5.3. Natural and immaterial variances in any Product are not a defect under this Manufacturer's Warranty and are specifically excluded.

5.4. Product dimensions are subject to normal manufacturing variations and tolerances. Reasonable variances, as determined by Ekodeck, in Product dimensions are not considered a defect under this Manufacturer's Warranty and are specifically excluded.

6. Ekodeck exclusion and contact details

6.1. Ekodeck or any of its affiliated employees or agents will not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of the use of, or handling of any Ekodeck Product whatsoever, including any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage suffered as a result of the negligence of Ekodeck, except those which cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law or applicable State, Territory or Federal laws.

6.2. Ekodeck can be contacted at:

Business address: Unit 1, 20-26 Sabre Drive,
Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3207
Phone: +61 3 9639 7774
Email: info@ekologix.com.au

7. ACL Guarantees

7.1. 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 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.

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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
(WARRANTY AGAINST DEFECTS)

1. Definitions

1.1. The following terms have the following meanings:

"Australian Consumer Law" means Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

"Ekodeck" means Ekologix Australia Pty. Ltd. ACN 133 471 619 or any trading entity of Ekodeck.

"Major Defect" means a defect that relates to a safety defect as that term is defined by the Australian Consumer Law.

"Purchaser" means the original legal owner of the premises upon which the Product is installed.

"Product" means the product purchased by the Purchaser to which this Manufacturer's Warranty is attached.

"Term" means the period of time stated on the label or packaging for that particular Product from the date of purchase from Ekodeck or any Authorised Distributor.

2. Warranty

2.1. Nothing in this Manufacturer's Warranty excludes, restrict or modifies any condition, warranty, right or remedy implied by law, including the Australian Consumer Law which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.

2.2. Subject to this Manufacturer's Warranty and the Warranty Claim Procedure, Ekodeck warrants this Product to be free of defects for the Term.

2.3. Ekodeck constructs all Products in accordance with applicable Australian Standards, which may include AS 1170.1 and AS 1720.1.

2.4. As soon as practically possible after a defect arises the Purchaser must inform Ekodeck of the defect in accordance with the Warranty Claim Procedure.

2.5. If Ekodeck determines that a Major Defect exists, Ekodeck, at its sole discretion may provide the Purchaser with a replacement or refund or compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage suffered by the Purchaser.

2.6. If Ekodeck determines that a defect, which is not a Major Defect, exists Ekodeck, at its sole discretion, may provide the Purchaser with an offer to replace or repair the Product.

2.7. A defect does not arise from or exist if Ekodeck determine that the defect was caused or exacerbated by:

2.7.1. The Purchaser using the Product beyond the capabilities associated with the applicable Australian Standard;

2.7.2. 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;

2.7.3. Use of the Product contrary to an applicable Australian Standard, local building regulations or State, Territory or Federal laws;

2.7.4. Movement, distortion, collapse or settling of the foundation or the supporting structure on which the Product is installed;

2.7.5. Any act of God (including flooding, earthquake, lightning and any other naturally occurring environmental or other disaster);

2.7.6. Staining from foreign substances (including dirt, grease, oil and any other substance);

2.7.7. Normal expected exposure to natural elements, including but not limited to mildew or mould;

2.7.8. Gradual discolouration (including fading and staining);

2.7.9. Ordinary wear and tear; or

2.7.10. Minor splits or cracking around screws.

2.8. Where a defect in a Product arises due to mould or mildew, the term of the warranty will be limited to two (2) years notwithstanding any other provision in this Manufacturer's Warranty, but not excluding any implied term under the Australian Consumer Law.

2.9. This warranty is not transferable; it applies only to the Purchaser.

2.10. Should Ekodeck elect to replace any part of the Product, Ekodeck reserves the right to replace the Product with parts and components of similar quality, grade and composition where identical parts or components are not available.

3. Warranty Claim Procedure

3.1. In order to make a claim under this Manufacturer's Warranty on any Products the Purchaser must follow the Warranty Claim Procedure.

3.2. The Purchaser must provide written notification to Ekodeck, via Ekodeck's details provided below in this Manufacturer's Warranty, within thirty (30) days of the alleged defect becoming reasonably known to the Purchaser.

3.3. The written notification referred to in paragraph 3.2 above must including the following details:

3.3.1. A clear description of the alleged defect;

3.3.2. Photographs of the alleged defect;

3.3.3. total proportion of the Product claimed to be defective; and

3.3.4. Proof of original receipt (or other evidence displaying the date of purchase which Ekodeck is reasonably satisfied with).

3.4. Upon receipt of this information Ekodeck will contact the Purchaser to investigate the alleged defect contained in the written notification. Any and all investigations will progress as quickly as practicably possible and will seek to establish whether a Product defect exists.

3.5. At any time during the investigation Ekodeck may request the assistance of any third party expert(s), including building and constructions experts, engineers or scientists, Ekodeck deems appropriate to ascertain whether a defect exists.

3.6. After conducting an investigation, Ekodeck will inform the Purchaser in writing whether or not a defect exists and any potential remedy to that defect as determined by Ekodeck that is applicable in the circumstances.

4. Warranty Exclusions

4.1. The following cost(s) or damage allegedly suffered by the Purchaser as a result a Product defect are not covered this Manufacturer's Warranty insofar as applicable under this Manufacturer's Warranty and at law:

4.1.1. Cost(s) associated to remove the Product from the premises; or

4.1.2. Cost(s) or charge(s) incurred by the Purchaser in returning any defective Product to Ekodeck or the original place of purchase; or

4.1.3. Cost(s) or charge(s) incurred by the Purchaser to notify Ekodeck of the alleged defective Product or incurred in the Warranty Claim Procedure;

4.1.4. Cost(s) associated to install any replacement Product;

4.1.5. Any other reasonably foreseeable costs incurred by the Purchaser.

5. Product Exclusions

5.1. Some Products are made by combining reclaimed timber and bamboo with recycled plastics, including high-density polyethylene.

5.2. Whilst Ekologix take all appropriate steps to ensure consistency in all Products, natural and immaterial variances can be present in appearance.

5.3. Natural and immaterial variances in any Product are not a defect under this Manufacturer's Warranty and are specifically excluded.

5.4. Product dimensions are subject to normal manufacturing variations and tolerances. Reasonable variances, as determined by Ekodeck, in Product dimensions are not considered a defect under this Manufacturer's Warranty and are specifically excluded.

6. Ekodeck exclusion and contact details

6.1. Ekodeck or any of its affiliated employees or agents will not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of the use of, or handling of any Ekodeck Product whatsoever, including any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage suffered as a result of the negligence of Ekodeck, except those which cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law or applicable State, Territory or Federal laws.

6.2. Ekodeck can be contacted at:

Business address: Unit 1, 20-26 Sabre Drive,
Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3207
Phone: +61 3 9639 7774
Email: info@ekologix.com.au

7. ACL Guarantees

7.1. 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 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.

Technical Specifications

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45% Reclaimed timber and bamboo
48% Recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE)
7% UV stabilisers, coupling, colourants and anti-mould agents.  

Tolerance
88mm 2.50kg/m (13.5Kg per 5.4m length)
137mm 4.03kg/m (21.8Kg per 5.4m length)

AS1720.1
450mm (max). Min 2 spans/3 joists.

AS1720.1
3.0kPa uniformly distributed live load
1.8kN point live load as per AS1170.1
50Kg dead load applied over 2 boards.
(Creep factor 4 adopted)

ASTM D570-98 (2010) Ɛ1 (24 hour immersion)
0.51%

AS1580 Method 601.1
ΔE*ab: 1.3 (minor change in colour)

Janka
10.5 (very hard)

In-ground accelerated field simulator test designed by the University of Melbourne. 
Mass loss Ekodeck: 0.23%
Mass loss Radiata Pine: 3.42%

Accelerated field simulator test designed by the University of Melbourne using subterranean termites (Coptotermes acinaciformis). 
Mass loss Ekodeck: 0%
Mass loss Radiata Pine: 60-85%

ASTM D6110-10
80 J/m
C (Complete break)

ASTM D1761
10g 316 stainless steel:
Withdrawal resistance: 106N
Lateral resistance: 1434N

ASTM D648-07 Method B
105.0°C

ASTM D6341-16
3.83 X 10-5 (cm/cm)/°C

AS/ISO 9239.1-2003
CHF value (non-directional): 4.1 kW/m2
Smoke value (non-directional): 93%.min

AS/NZS 1530.3-1999
Ignition time: 7.10 min
Flame propagation time: 111.4 sec
Heat release integral: 110.5 kJ/m2
Smoke release, log d: -1.2488
Optical density, d: 0.0613 /metre
Ignitability index: 13
Spread of flame index: 5
Heat evolved index: 4
Smoke developed index: 3

  1. AS4586:2013 Oil-wet inclining platform method
  2. AS4586-2013 Wet pendulum test method
  3. R11
  4. P3

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  • IEC 62321-5:2013, determination of Cadmium by ICP-OES.
  • IEC 62321-5:2013, determination of Lead by ICP-OES.
  • IEC 62321-4:2013, determination of Mercury by ICP-OES.
  • IEC 62321:2008, determination of Hexavalent Chromium by Colorimetric Method using UV-Vis.
  • IEC 62321-6:2015, determination of PBBs and PBDEs by GC-MS.
  • Cadmium (Cd): Not detected.
  • Lead (Pb): 22
  • Mercury (Hg): Not detected.
  • Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI): Not detected.
  • Sum of PBBs: Not detected.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Ekodeck's long-lasting features have considerable advantages traditional timber. Equipped with UV stabilisers and anti-mould agents, Ekodeck will not fade to grey like timber and is resistant to rot and decay. Unlike timber, Ekodeck does not require constant oiling, painting or sealing - making Ekodeck a great timber alternative with superior durability.

Ekodeck will never fade to grey like timber when exposed to the elements. Ekodeck contains 45% natural timber fibres. When exposed to UV these fibres will slightly lose their brightness. This is a normal process for any exterior building material. After 3-6 months Ekodeck will stabilise and maintain its colour.

Ekodeck does not require any oiling, painting, or, making it much easier than timber to maintain.
If stains do occur, a general clean using hot water and dishwashing liquid is required to remove the stains. For more information, please download a copy of our Care & Maintenance Guide.

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

When installing Ekodeck on timber joists, 10g 50-65mm stainless steel screws are recommended. When going onto steel, we recommend 10g 40mm galvanised steel screws. It is important to remember to pre-drill and countersink the boards.

A minimum recommended 90mm of ground clearance is necessary to aid air ventilation and heat dissipation. Ekodeck cannot be installed directly onto a surface (ie. concrete) as it requires airflow and ventilation to facilitate its expansion and contraction characteristics.

Nail guns cannot be used with Ekodeck - as Ekodeck is just as dense as high-grade hardwood timber, it is required to be pre-drilled and countersunk.

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

Being a composite product, Ekodeck 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.

In the event that Ekodeck is scratched, it can be repaired by sanding 40 grit sandpaper along the grain. Ekodeck is the same composition all the way through which allows scratches and marks to be removed by sanding.

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

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

You can request samples via our website www.ekodeck.com.au