"We have enjoyed a great relationship with Composite Prime for a number of years, and are proud to be the first supplier of Composite Primes new market leading product."
Independent Scottish builders’ merchants, Beatson’s Building Supplies, has agreed a partnership with the UK’s biggest composite decking manufacturer to become Scotland’s sole stockists of a brand new product.
Beatson’s, which has five branches across Scotland, will be the first supplier of Composite Prime’s HD Deck 3D – an eco-friendly composite deck with the look and feel of real timber.
It comes as consumer interest in decking reaches an all-time high, according to data from search engine Google.
Ross Marshall, Director at Beatson’s Building Supplies, said: “We have enjoyed a great relationship with Composite Prime for a number of years, and are proud to be the first supplier of Composite Prime’s new market leading product.”
HD Deck 3D, which is available in four colours, has a unique colour mix throughout each board to give an authentic look of wood grain. It is made from FSC 100% hardwood flour and recycled plastic for a low maintenance deck that outperforms traditional treated timber.
It is available in Golden Oak, Black Oak, Weathered Oak and Burnished Oak – and prices start at £29.79 per length.
It joins HD Deck XS and HD Deck Dual, both of which are already available through Beatson’s network of branches in Scotland. Branches are located in Alloa, Cumbernauld, Penicuik, Dunfermline and Stirling.
Family-run Beatson’s Building Supplies is one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in the UK and boasts the biggest fleet of lorries for any builders’ merchant in Scotland, to ensure materials are delivered on time.
The deal with Composite Prime comes as demand for decking in the UK soars. Composite Prime has reported a 400% increase in requests for decking samples in 2020, compared to the same period last year.
Google data showed a doubling of consumer interest in decking immediately following lockdown, with searches for the product within the homes and gardens category currently at the highest it has been since their records began in 2004.
Composite Prime Director Charles Taylor said: “Consumers are wanting something to do whilst on lockdown – they are cancelling holidays and accepting the fact that this summer they may be staying at home, thus disposable income is going into home improvements such as making their garden and outside spaces more appealing.”