Alternative Decking Products

For decades, traditional wood products such as cedar and pressure-treated wood  have been used for outdoor projects such as decks and fences. While these products do have an aspect of dependability, new technologies have brought alternative products into the forefront.   

The reasons why an individual would consider the benefits to wood alternatives may include little to no annual maintenance , a wider variety of colours and complimentary accessories and generally a wider palette of options for those who want to let their imagination run wild.

Hanford Lumber offers alternative decking and fencing material in a variety of  materials, from exotic tropical hardwoods to composite materials such as Trex and pure vinyl such as Endeck. Hardwood decking provides unique coloration with toughness and durability where composites and vinyl have colouration with a unique wood grain look and virtually no maintenance. Your project can be the show-stopper in your neighborhood with the addition of accessories such as custom railing systems, lighting solutions and more.

Partial List Of Products Available:

Tropical Hardwood Decking

Ipe pronounced “ee-pay” is one of the hardest and heaviest natural woods readily available in North America. Ipe is often referred to as Brazilian Walnut and is used for high-end applications. Available in a variety of profiles and as dimensional lumber for use in pergolas, gazebos, decking and more. Ipe is available in a variety of sizes such as 1″ x 4″, 1″ x 6″, 1″ x 8″, 1″ x 10″, 1″ x 12″, 5/4″ x 6″, 2″ x 6″, 2″ x 8″, 2″ x 10″, 2″ x 12″, 4″ x 4″, 6″ x 6″ and can be ordered up to 20′ long. The decking can be grooved for hidden clip system or un-grooved. Please contact our sales desk for further information and product inquiry.

Thermally-Modified Wood

Hardwood such as ash, oak and birch or softwood such as white pine is thermally modified at high temperature to physically alter the cell structure of the wood, making it another type of material to consider for decking, siding and indoor/outdoor furniture and feature items that are truly individual.


The benchmark of alternative decking material and available in a wide range of dimensions and colours, Trex has endless possibilities for the outdoor living space that you always dreamed of. Railing systems and custom lighting can compliment your project.


Lighter than composites, reversible and available in a wide range of wood tones, Endeck is a good choice of material for those who are looking at freedom from maintenance at a particular price point. Endeck solid PVC decking is an excellent choice for decks and docks as it will not absorb water and is mould-resistant.


Explore composite decking, railing & pavers that offer design versatility, technological superiority & the best composite deck warranty in outdoor living.


Deckorators takes the enjoyment of personalizing your outdoor living space to a whole new level. With decking and railing products that excite and inspire, you can accessorize and enhance the world outside your four walls with the newest, on-trend styles from the brand that’s always leading design innovation.

For any further sizing and or grades not listed please reach out to our sales desk for a special order inquiry.