Composite decking is probably the best low maintenance option and comes with a 10 to 25 year warranty.

Composite balustrades offer you the low maintenance and good looks; however, it comes at a higher price than wood balustrades.

Timber, on the other hand, is just as beautiful and even more diverse, as it can be machined or carved to suit your taste. It is more cost-effective in the short term as it is easier on the pocket, but it does need to be maintained at least twice a year which does add up over time.