Moving Forward With Millboard
by Urban Earth
A great product, Millboard has bridged the gap between traditional and natural materials, and contemporary demands for maintenance, safety and style and it’s a popular choice amongst many of the clients we’ve worked with. Millboard combines the natural beauty of real wood with the high performance of polyurethane, a material widely recognized for its strength. This means less warping, and generally less wear from 24/7 exposure to the elements. Not to mention colour retention for years after installation, straight out of the box, no staining or painting required
Each board is moulded from real oak, giving all the benefits of the natural aesthetic without the maintenance complications. You won’t have to worry about splinters either. Decking’s are assembled with lost head screws meaning all fixings are discretely hidden from the eye, adding to the visual quality. Boards are also slip resistant and adverse to rot, one of the biggest problems with natural decks that often lead to complications down the line. Millboard is so confident in their product they offer a 25-year warranty on their products.
Working in Great Britain, Millboard is an artisan company, citing their website: “Each length of Millboard is the result of a long process of craftmanship and attention to detail. From the initial layering of the unique Lastane surface, right through the pouring of fibre-reinforced resin-mineral filler, we focus on achieving the finest quality of finish. Our respect for accuracy permeates every square millimetre and this is why many of our processes are carried out manually. For example, each piece is hand-coloured by master craftsmen to establish authentic wood finish. We have great respect for the skilled eye of an artist and are therefore committed to the hand-colouring system. The resulting true-to-life shades speak for themselves.”
An added benefit is the availability of a broad array of styles and colours to meet any visual need. Enhanced grain for a sleek, timeless look, Weathered Oak satisfies a more rustic style, mimicking a slightly more aged plank, bursting with texture. For a more utilitarian installation, perhaps a jetty, their Lasta Grip is an ultra-slip-resistance board with integrated grip strips. Above, a weathered oak deck creates a rich, grounded space full of personality.
Below are a few photos of some of our previous projects showing the scope of millboards uses:
Millboard have now also released a range of cladding, their Envello Board & Batton and Envello Shadow Line. The former offering a board and batten finish with hidden fixings, the latter replicating smooth timber with a flat grained finish and with larger grain detail. Both of these would make a great addition to any outbuilding, be it an office, a gym or an area for just relaxing in. Cladding like this lends itself to a great number of design opportunities from more traditional all the way to the cutting edge of contemporary design.
With such a great array of innovative materials suited to almost any need, there’s no better time to invest in your garden, whether you would like a new yet rustic deck, or a polished and extremely modern garden building to enjoy the outdoors from in these cold months.