The creation of unique outdoor landscaping products is in the Millboard genes. Our founder, James Douglass, was the original founder of Stonemarket, now owned by Marshalls. James developed the early use of concrete to create paving slabs with the authentic look of stone but with design and performance features that natural stone could not offer. The current generation of directors grew up accompanying their father to reclamation yards to spend hours selecting the perfect stone on which to base new paving products.
After the sale of Stonemarket to Marshalls, the family applied the same philosophy to timber decking. Recognising that, for all its natural beauty, natural wood has inherent weaknesses when used as decking, they set about creating a decking material that would capture the visual appeal of natural wood, yet boast performance and maintenance benefits that wood – and traditional composite decking – could not match. After years of exploration and development, the Millboard product was launched, and is today recognised as the premium non-wood decking on the market.
Still a family-run business, infused with a personal pride in maintaining the quality and exclusiveness of the unique product range, Millboard is the fruit of two generations of innovation and attention to detail. Now distributed throughout the UK and across the world, thousands of properties have been enhanced with the beauty and practicality of Millboard decking.
The Millboard story lives on.