Installed Inex Ubiq sheeting around my pool 5yrs ago in BAL FZ. In the past 18months I have put my foot through the product four times and it has turned to powder in numerous other places. Series of cracks have appeared around the screws securing the sheets to steel joists. Installed by licensed builders and to the specifications provided. Stay away from the product as It doesn't last.
Looks great but will not last.
The decking is 4 years old and unfortunately is now starting to breakdown that it is dangerous to walk on. This cement based product will break down depending on the weathering and turns into powder.
This company discontinued this product because it has never done enough R&D to prove use and suitability of this product in the AU marketplace.
The guys at the top will not want to hear about you. I'm sure all the other products would have a lot to answer for although Brickworks whole-sell many of their board products.
The deck product is an absolute rubbish keep away from it!
We purchased these from Bunnings at the time but it seams bunnings wiping their hands of these as well claiming that it has been too long since the purchase.
I'm sure deck boards are intended to last longer than 1 year - right?
Find out how InexBoards compares to other Home Care Shops
Know better, choose better.
So far, so good
Have had Inex boards (in Bal FZ area) on steel joists/bearers down for 7 months replacing old timber and so far, no problems - but read on.
Used Spa n Deck and provided you don't lose wet edge or over-brush adjacent boards it worked well and looks great. We used a pad and a piece of aluminium strip to stop getting colour on adjacent boards. Being translucent, each coat darkens the colour. Most people think it's timber!
Of concern is a slimy, clear material which drops from the deck after rain on to the car parked under the deck and a tiled pat...
OK But how to coat it? and zero support !
I needed Fire Zone rated decking boards BAL-FZ - Inex met the requirement. They only recommended Flood Spa-n-deck to coat it.
Inex is a cement Composite. Heavy and hard on tools but it does not burn.
I contacted their 'technical support' and was told to email. The return email was cut-and-past and did not answer the question. A 2nd email was sent and I was advised (by Australian on the end of the phone) "You can send it, but it is unlikely to be answered. At least that was true.
The coating was not water proof and varies in colour. The har...dware store said it was not suitable (where as INEX recommended it) The most suitable coating seems to be Berger Jet Dry, but when contacting them they say they "have no recommendation". Checking forums, Jet Dry has about 2:1 votes against it. So whilst Inex does the job of being fireproof, they appear to have zero support network - How do I coat it ?
Questions & Answers
I built an 80 sq m deck with inex decking about 18 months ago. It looks great, but unfortunately l've had 2 incidents recently where the decking just snapped. Not a good look on the shins... The build complied with the specs in every way. Is this a common occurance?
I have not experienced that problem, although the builder did (very wisely) suggest doubling up the joists as the old deck was 'springy'.
It certainly feels a lot better to walk on and considering the additional weight of Inex (40% I recall) it sounds prudent.
Maybe that should be a recommendation of the Inex suppliers.
Thanks JAD, but as l built the deck according to Ubiq specs, I wouldn't expect to have to improve on those specs. That's like saying everyone who builds a house should install double the amount of framing. I can see what you mean, but specs are specs, I'm not a structural engineer to improve them. The fact that the broken planks has happened twice now, just scares me...
Please advise me where did you purchase UBIQ materials I was not able to contact their office in Gladsville and their showroom in Auburn is closed as well
Get an answer from our members
Other Home Care Shops
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.