Why is the Mayfield ‘deck clip’ so important?
The Hampton and Focus deck clip is a very special little clip indeed. On the surface, it looks just like another deck clip but much thought and engineering has gone into the design and material used to make it.
On closer inspection you will find tiny ribs along the inside of the clip which become deeper the closer they get to the centre. These hold the deck plank in place once fitted and prevent lateral movement. One side of the lower clip is longer than the other.
This sits flush under the decking planks to prevent the decking from ‘bounce’ which in turn prevents irritating squeaking noises (a common complaint with other decking products).
You will also see two holes in the clip. The central hole is the one used for fixing the clip to the substrate. Having a central hole allows individual planks to be removed post installation if a plank needs to be replaced due to accidental damage. The second hole is a secret hole and very few Mayfield staff have been given the reason for its use (no joke!).
Mayfield uses in excess of one million of these clips annually and over the four years they have been used, none have failed. They cannot rust as they are made from an incredibly robust thermoplastic plastic. They are virtually invisible due to being a side mounted decking plank design and clear in colour.
They are the unsung hero of our decking system but highly regarded in house as one of the key components which make our decking systems the best in the industry.