Two composite decking products from Futurewood were specified for the multi-million dollar renovation project at the Perth City Beach surf club.

The renovation project was approved in 2012 with final construction completed at the end of 2015. Original blueprints showcased the potential for the renovated surf club to develop into a popular restaurant and parkland precinct, with the design maximising views of the famous coastal landscape.

The brief for the surf club renovation sought a material for decking and cladding applications that not only weathered well, but also had minimal need for ongoing maintenance. Futurewood's composite decking and cladding products met these requirements and were chosen to complete the job.

Chuditch, a Perth based timber flooring and decking provider, was contracted to supply and install Futurewood’s SaltBush composite decking, in addition to Futurewood’s 86mm custom made decking used as cladding for the planned planter boxes within the project site.

Made from recyclable material, Futurewood’s composite decking and cladding are low-maintenance alternatives to timber, requiring no oiling or finishing, and minimising ongoing upkeep and costs.

Given the location of the City Beach surf club near the ocean, it was also important to select materials that could withstand the harsh environment over a long period of time. Futurewood’s composite decking and cladding were found to be the right fit for the job.

Patrick Coutts, projects manager at Chuditch and site supervisor for the City Beach surf club decking installation, observed that difficult coordination and having no control over delays were common challenges in the project; however, the quick installation of Futurewood’s composite decking and cladding helped to iron out some of these issues.

Mr Coutts adds that Chuditch intends to pursue any large commercial project where Futurewood composite decking and cladding are specified in future.

Futurewood’s composite products can be used for both commercial and domestic projects.