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             Why Eva-Last’s Apex is the pinnacle


                            of modern outdoor materials




                                                      By Nina Minne
                         For centuries timber products have provided a decorative touch
                      when used as building materials, bringing their own special aesthetic
                                         character to architectural designs.





                     s the world’s hardwood   impact in manufacturing and      of its safety performance. While not
                     resources have come    through providing durable building   aesthetically visible to the naked
                     under increasing       products whose longevity reduces   eye, the fire and slip resistance of
                     pressure and as the    the need for replacement. Perfected   Apex decking and outdoor furniture
          Anatural drawbacks of             in 2018, Apex is the latest in Eva-  are added features which ultimately
          timber became more widely known,   Last’s unmatched track record     make the price of the product a
          the composite building material   of innovation and patents filed    bargain for the peace of mind it
          industry began to search for ways   worldwide in the composite decking   brings – particularly for commercial
          to match the performance and look   materials market.                uses.
          of natural timber while exceeding its
          all-weather performance.          This kind of innovation has        This is why the entire value chain,
                                            spawned a slew of imitations from   from distributors to contractors and
          With the introduction of Eva-Last’s   competitors under pressure, which   end users love Apex. It eliminates
          Apex range of decking products,   proves that reputation matters.    all the known drawbacks of real
          that search has reached its       Apex is easier to transport and    timber, such as weathering,
          pinnacle. Following the Eva-Last   handle onsite because of its super-  warping, fading, scratching, mould,
          brand’s design ethos of Inspired by   lightweight construction.      staining and mildew, while being
          Nature, Designed for Life, Apex’s                                    both structurally and aesthetically
          patented lightweight and low-     Its superior scratch, UV, fade and   identical to the finest timber for year
          maintenance decking technology is   stain resistance is unmatched in the   after year.
          the result of more than a decade of   market. Its protective engineered
          cutting-edge engineering.         polymer cap allows for the best,   As an elegant alternative to timber,
                                            most natural timber colour variation   Apex is engineered to last a lifetime
          Apex, as its name implies, is where   yet, in both grooved and ungrooved   with almost no maintenance – only
          composite decking matches the     boards.                            an occasional clean is required
          look and feel of natural timber while                                to keep it looking as fresh as it
          its purpose-driven design ensures   It also receives and holds screws   did at installation. Like all modern
          its performance in all weather    better than all other decking      disruption, Eva-Last has found a
          conditions is superior to timber.  boards available, while retaining   better way to get the look and feel
                                            a high impact resistance like real   of timber in a cost-effective range
          The pursuit of better composites   timber. Quite simply, its realistic   of environmentally sustainable
          – made from natural and fast-     appearance and functional          products that can complete the
          growing bamboo fibres co-extruded   performance are unrivalled, while   home with none of the fuss and
          with cellular PVC-based plastics   its smart engineering reduces     worry that real timber requires.
          recycled from urban waste – has   installation time and increases
          led to a new age of decking,      consistency of performance no      Apex may look exactly like timber
          cladding, fencing, screening and   matter who installs it.           but try finding a 30-year warranty
          railing products that are pushing                                    on any timber product. Apex now
          the boundaries of building material   Apex also boasts unique Class   comes with Eva-Last’s longest-ever
          performance.                      P5/Class R12 slip resistance as    warranty which truly makes an Apex
                                            well as a Class B fire rating, which   installation a lifetime of enjoyment.
          Eva-Last’s composites,            places the range well beyond the
          manufactured using solar energy,   performance of both natural timber   Apex – Isn’t it time you built for the
          are also reducing environmental   and competing composites in terms   future?
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