Timber has always been a trusted building material of choice for property owners looking to build or renovate their homes. However, of late, many people from contractors and builders to homeowners are seeking alternatives to timber cladding, fencing and decking that wouldn’t cost as much and will also reduce long-term maintenance.

Given the harsh Australian climate, many people are choosing low maintenance timber alternatives made from wood plastic composite material for multiple reasons. Composite timber products can withstand weather extremes and also offer a cost-effective cladding, fencing or decking solution with minimal maintenance requirements.

Composite alternatives such as Futurewood’s EnviroSlat weatherproof cladding, decking and fencing products are also termite- and rot-resistant, potentially saving property owners thousands of dollars in the long term.

Timber has always been favoured for its aesthetic appearance. A timber alternative such as Futurewood’s timber-look composite cladding, made from a combination of recycled materials including sawdust, rice husk and industrial plastic waste, offers the perfect design alternative to timber in both looks and performance.

Wood plastic composite cladding, decking and fencing alternatives have a long lifespan without the cost and time associated with maintaining timber. Timber requires an annual maintenance check and a likely oil or stain to keep it looking good, drastically increasing upkeep effort and cost. Composite timber materials such as Futurewood’s EnviroSlat weatherproof cladding not only reduce upkeep costs but also take the hassle out of ensuring the house can weather hot, cold, wet or dry conditions in Australia’s notoriously harsh weather.

To find the right timber alternative for your application, browse composite timber cladding, decking and fencing products from Futurewood.