Decking company Composite Prime has become the first member of the Timber Trade Federation to solely supply composite materials.

Since it began three years ago, Ilkley-based Composite Prime, has secured distribution partnership agreements for its HD Deck ® DUAL and HD Deck ® XS ranges with, among others, Arnold Laver, Taylor Maxwell, Timbmet, and GAP, a PCV-U supplier to builders and installers.

Its decking ranges use the latest composite technology to produce a long life, low maintenance, safe, slip-resistant and child-friendly material.

Central to its mission is its focus on tackling consumers’ environmental concerns through combining Forest Stewardship Council FSC® 100% certified hardwood timber and recycled plastic waste in its products.

During the last 12 months, Composite Prime estimates it has stopped 25 million plastic milk bottles going into landfill – or the world’s oceans – and recycled the equivalent of 300 million plastic bottle caps.

Composite Prime's Managing Director Domenic Harrison is the fifth generation of his family to work in plastics, while Sales Director Charles Taylor is a third generation timber merchant.

Earlier this year, Rudy Micallef came on board as Commercial Director, with Susanna Wolfe further strengthening the team on her recent appointment as Marketing Manager.

David Hopkins, Managing Director of the TTF, said, “We’re pleased to welcome Composite Prime on board. They have already made great in-roads to the market via a number of our members and look set to continue that growth. I wish them every success.”

Taylor added: “To become the first composites-only member of the TTF, the UK’s foremost membership body in its sector, is a landmark achievement for Composite Prime.

“With a heritage stretching back over 125 years, the TTF acts as the guardian of product standards, quality and sustainability – a philosophy we wholeheartedly share across our entire operation.

“We are actively pursuing membership of other industry-leading bodies who represent the market sectors we are increasingly supplying.”