Board bending brings flair to decking

Clean lines define modern living however personality has curves. Using innovative technology, board bending is bringing style and flair to homes and businesses that has more in common with the shapes found in nature. Although new to Australia, this contemporary trend has been gathering momentum in the USA and Canada where specialists are creating masterpieces for the everyday home owner.

Board bending draws from a rich history dating back to the Egyptians. In fact most civilizations have used some form of bending technique and now, modern products are allowing hard wearing, plastic composite boards to be shaped with greater flexibility and creativity. The durability of composite boards coupled with board bending technology has opened up a world of possibilities.

Some simple techniques to bring personality to a home project include using curved edges that follow the contours of your garden or landscaping for a more natural finish. The flexibility of modern board bending techniques has created greater scope for the size of the curves that can be created, meaning these kinds of designs can be incorporated in far greater range of homes and yards. PVC products offer a far tighter curve compared to composite and timber.

Inlays are also a stylish and eye-catching way to add curves to any deck. A pattern can be contained with the inlay or alternative colours used which is a great way to add some design flair to a small area. When a simple rectangular shaped deck is being installed to an alfresco, adding a curved feature inlay allows the owner and contractor to add some extra style to an otherwise rather plain deck. Although contractors have always been able to cut circular shapes into decking now, with bending, exposed edges are a thing of the past. Boards can be bent to create beautiful borders to really finish off the circular cut out.

Creating an Instagram worthy home deck is just the start of board bending. The more creative you are, the greater the possibilities.