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With the announcement by the government of the New National Lockdown, the guidance states that the manufacturing and construction sectors may continue to operate.

We are, therefore, pleased to confirm that we will be continuing to operate as a business, with appropriate Covid safety measures in place during this period to support our customers and the wider industry supply chain.

The health and safety of our customers, suppliers and employees remains our top priority so we will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks, but at this stage we see no reason to change our manufacturing, distribution or service activities.

We encourage all staff, customers and suppliers to fully observe all recommended safe operating procedures and, in particular, the wearing of masks, social distancing and regular hand washing.

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Installing WPC Decking Correctly

At Ecodek we manufacture a product that is both durable and robust, and in order to ensure your decking will continue as such it is important to install and maintain the product as per our Installation Instructions.

The installation of ecodek® is a straight forward and simple process and very similar to working with a hardwood timber. However, there are a few areas of installation, such as ventilation, that are key to keeping your ecodek® in tip top condition! We have produced guidelines so you can avoid any potential issues with your decking, so we do encourage customers to take extra time to read them.

To install ecodek®, you don’t need any special tools, our simple installation guide lists the tools required. When laying ecodek®, you must allow for at least 5mm space between the boards. If the area where the decking is being installed is rather damp or there’s not much air flow you will have to increase the spacing distance to 10mm.

Air flow is a necessity when laying WPC or timber decking, that’s why you MUST have the correct spaces distance between the boards. To make spacing the boards simple and easy, we have added a new product to our accessories range – Ecodek Spacers! The spacers allow you to set the correct distance between the boards when laying them. There are two sides to them, 5mm and 10mm, making the one little unit a one stop shop!! To ensure airflow is sufficient, the decking needs a ground clearance of at 80mm, which you can achieve by using our substructure and pedestals.

Decking Spacers

Take a look at our new Installation Booklet for all other details of the ecodek® installation process – a little gem of a publication to make things very simple, whether you are a DIY enthusiast or installation professional.

You can download it here, or from the technical section of our website, a treasure trove of information. These resources are there to provide help and ensure you install your decking correctly, so please follow them throughout! Of course if anything is unclear, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Click here to be taken to our installation guide video.

Click here to be taken to our technical data section of the website.

Click here to be taken directly to our installation booklet.

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