Decking Cost Comparison

Wondering how Ekodeck compares to timber? Our handy cost comparison tool makes it easy to see the real decking prices over time.

Comparison Calculator

Feel free to adjust the costs yourself so you can make an informed decision for your decking project, and explore
our cost comparison tool to see how Ekodeck composite decking prices compare to timber decking prices over 10 years.

Deck specifications

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Initial costs

Ekodeck Timber
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Savings Summary

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The above excludes:
Using chemicals to draw out tannins from new timber, or waiting 4-6 weeks weathering process required for new timber.
Restoring back to bare timber using paint stripper or sanding for previously painted or varnished timber.
Sanding back to fresh for weathered or grey timber.

Total cost breakdown: annual costs

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Install then relax. At Ekodeck, we believe your time is better spent enjoying your outdoor living space rather than maintaining it.

Both timber and composite decking can vary in quality and price. As a general rule of thumb however, timber is cheaper upfront, but will requires regular maintenance and upkeep in the form of sanding, oiling and sealing, which costs both time and money.

Composite decking’s upfront may be higher than timber’s, but the additional price often pays itself back after just a few years, due to its low maintenance characteristics – which also leaves you with more time to enjoy your deck, instead of working on it.

  • Made using reclaimed & recycled materials

  • Will not splinter, cup or twist

  • No oiling, painting or sealing required

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