What drives you round the bend? Creating curved sub frames with composite decking

Millboard looks just like real oak (because it is molded from real oak) rather than being extruded like plastics, but unlike real oak, Millboard boasts some clever characteristics that will help you realise your design project potential. Wood and timber are inherently difficult to work with when planning a curved, rounded or podium effect for decks and outside living spaces. Millboard decking boards won’t bend across their width, but seamless curves can be created by using the flexible Millboard edging profiles and fascias.

Working Specification for Edging and Fascia

Millboard edge trims must be supported along their full length with an edge joist to support them (figure 3)

The standard Edging (50x33x2400mm) and Fascia (146x18x2400mm) trims will bend to a Maximum radius of 3m. The Ultra Flexible Edging (50x33x2400mm) and Fascia (146x12x2400mm) will bend to a Maximum radius of 1.2m.

Millboard edging trim must be fixed at 300mm intervals along its length while easing the profile around the bend. The edge trims come in 7 colours which can be used to match the decking boards, or used as a contrast for design or to assistance partially sighted persons on applications open to public usage.

For details on structures for curved deck sub frames please see (figure 5)

Millboard combines the natural beauty of real timber with the high performance of our unique wood-free material. Millboard is non-porous, which means high resistance to algae growth and excellent anti-slip properties. All of our products, which includes matching profiles and fascias; are scratch and stain resistant, making it a perfect choice for architects.

View the complete Millboard Collection here or download our architectural guide here.