How To Install Composite Decking

How To Install Composite Decking

Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional installer, this step-by-step guide will provide you with the necessary knowledge to install your Bulldog Decking with ease and precision. From planning your decking area to the final touches, we've got you covered. Our composite decking offers a sustainable, low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood decking, ensuring your outdoor space not only looks great but stands the test of time. 

Materials Needed:

  1. Composite Decking Boards
  2. Plastic Clips
  3. Decking Screws
  4. Starter Clips
  5. A Drill


  1. Planning: Measure your deck area and use the handy calculator tool on our website to determine the number of 3.6m boards you'll need.

  2. Preparation: Clear the area where you want to install the decking. Ensure it's levelled and dry.

  3. Laying the First Board: Start by laying the first board on the outer edge of the area. Secure this board using Starter Clips. These are used only for the outer boards. You'll need about 24 Starter Clips per 3.6m board.

  4. Fixing Additional Boards: Attach plastic clips to the side of the board that is already secured. You'll need about 6 clips per square metre. Important: leave approx 300-350mm space for the boards.

  5. Securing Boards: Place the next board so that the groove of the second board is connected to the clips of the first. Secure the board with screws through the clips into the substructure. Repeat this step until you've covered the desired area. You'll need about 20 screws per square metre.

  6. Final Touches: Ensure all boards are secure and the surface is level.

Remember, it's always a good idea to pre-drill the holes to prevent the wood from splitting. For large or complex projects, consider hiring a professional to ensure the decking is installed correctly.

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