THE CUTTING METHOD
o Begin by measuring the decking boards width,
then mark 1/3 of the measurement from each side
and draw a parallel line from these points to the end
of the deck board. Our premium decking boards have
a 146mm width,
o Next, you will need a circular saw to cut along the
parallel lines you have drawn. Make sure you are aware
of the width of your deck board to ensure you don’t cut
through the joists.
o This cut will allow you to remove the centre piece
of decking using a crowbar.
o Then, using a screwdriver, remove any of the
starter clips or hidden fasteners. If you cannot access
these you will be able to pry the plastic deck upwards
using a crowbar to expose them.
o Continue this process across all of the
decking boards you wish to remove and
inspect the joists fully before beginning to
install your new composite decking.
THE NO CUTTING METHOD
o Remove any edging sections of your decking by using
a crowbar or by unscrewing any hidden screws if
necessary. This includes removing any starter clips that
o Using a crowbar and hammer, gently lift the end of the
decking to expose the hidden fasteners and joists.
o Repeat this process with all boards.
o Use either a screwdriver or an electric drill to remove any
screws holding the hidden fasteners in place.
o Inspect the joists fully before beginning to install your
new composite decking.
COMPOSITE DECKING REPLACEMENT
o Inspect the joists thoroughly to ensure
they are in good condition. Your joist must
be safe and healthy in order to support the
o Identify any sections that exhibit signs of
weather damage and aging and proceed to
remove them using a hammer and chisel.
Repair and reinforce any joists as necessary.
This process can be found on our
Composite Decking Installation Guide.
o Affix new starter clips to the end of each joist
using a screwdriver.
o Fit the hidden fasteners and slide the new
pieces of decking into place. Repeat this until
you have fitted all of the plastic decking boards.
o To finish your new composite decking, affix
any edging using adhesive, or screw them