Millboard Guides

  • Anti-slip composite deckboards
  • Thoughtful planning and deck location
  • Careful cutting and board fixing
  • Low maintenance products
  • Annual deck-checking for wear & tear
  • Durafix stainless steel decking screws
  • Clean spillages on boards ASAP
  • BBQ etc. sited away from deck

Product Details

Maintenance for Millboard 

All decking requires some cleaning, there is even a need of some maintenance for Millboard.  However, if the deck is planned and installed thoughtfully this should be low-level cleaning rather than intensive maintenance.  Work will probably involve no more than the occasional brush down for instance to keep the small drainage gaps between the boards clear. Some rules for the deck usage should also be in place – no barbecues and no fire pits on the deck would be a good start.  Whatever the case you should find Millboard is a lot lower maintenance than softwood or hardwood decking.

Wood free product

Millboard decking is a wood free product, therefore lower maintenance to timber or wood-composite decking products (WPC) which contain wood flour. Softwood decking absorbs water from rain, snow and from cleaning and will stay wet for long periods leading to algae formation. This algae causes a problem by becoming slippery along with deckboards that may split, warp and splinter.

Similarly, hardwood decking requires annual cleaning and regular oiling to preserve its appearance. Despite the extensive maintenance you may need to do, you can still expect a hardwood deck to split and splinter eventually.  Likewise due to expansion and contraction within the boards you will require larger gaps between the boards during installation.

Plastic decking can’t currently replicate the look of real wood like Millboard. Neither does it compare to the performance obtainable from a Millboard deck. Plastic deck boards will expand and contract with variations in temperature and will become slippery as ice when wet.


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Phone to order

01803 813 803

Lines open 7:30 - 17:00 Mon - Fri

Delivery details

Usually within 2-10 days

At Southern Timber we offer a kerbside delivery through the Torbay, Teignbridge, Exeter, South Hams and Plymouth areas. While most deliveries are free sometimes they may be chargeable depending on location and the total value of the order.

We offer next day delivery, when required, for our normal delivery days (Monday to Friday) and areas. Customers are requested to phone in before 12.00pm on the day prior to delivery with their complete product listing, delivery address and payment details.