Category Archives: Decking Advice

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Softwood Decking – Is it right for your deck?

Softwood decking has a lot going for it – it’s cheaper, easier to work with and when it’s treated well it can last for many years. So why would anyone choose anything else? It’s simple really – each type of decking material comes with its own set of pros and cons, and therefore different materials are better suited to different garden decks.

Before you take the leap and buy softwood decking though, here’s a few things you should consider. Continue reading

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Decking Ideas That Will Make Your Neighbours Jealous

Decking is a great addition to any outdoor space; it adds a whole new area to your home that can be used to bring light into the house while also being a usable space where you can relax, unwind and even enjoy some dinner and drinks with your loved ones. But how can you ensure you get a deck that makes the neighbours jealous – and maybe even increase the value of your home? Here is a collection of our favourite decking ideas that will make your deck better than anyone else’s. Continue reading

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Why Composite Decking is The Perfect Upgrade

Five Reasons Why Composite Decking is the Perfect Choice For Upgrading Your Garden

From eco-friendly properties to hard-wearing endurance, we look at why composite decking is a worthy investment for any gardener.

Everyone wants a beautiful garden to relax in when the sun finally gets around to shining. And for most people, this means a lawn of manicured grass, complete with trimmed edges and carefully cut blades. But grass can take a lot of patience, time and money to keep looking its best. That’s why decking is a great alternative option for your garden.

Here, we look at why you should invest in composite decking when you upgrade your outdoor space.

Composite decking is durable and sturdy

The number one reason to choose wooden decking for your garden is the ease of upkeep. And composite decking is the best choice for anyone who wants to enjoy both high quality and low maintenance. Composite decking is made from recycled timber and plastics, creating a durable, sturdy and weather-resistant material – perfect for all the rainy days here in the UK.

Unlike solid wood planks, composite decking is also resistant to warping, ensuring your decking will look as good as the day it was installed, all year round. Additionally, we provide a 15-year warranty on many of our composite decking options, so you know the quality is first-rate.

You’ll save money

Money is always a concern when it comes to home renovations. But when you choose decking made from composite materials, you can make incredible savings. Made from recycled materials, composite decking planks and tiles cost less to produce than solid wood, allowing that saving to be passed onto you.

As composite decking is hard-wearing and resistant to wear and tear, you also won’t have to replace damaged boards after a particularly bad bout of weather, saving you any further expense.

There are eco-friendly composite decking options

As we’ve mentioned above, composite decking is made from recycled materials. This is a much more sustainable way to produce decking for the garden, as acres of trees are not required for raw materials. Recycled timber and plastics form the basis of your composite decking, adding to your garden’s eco-friendly status.

You won’t have to spend every weekend maintaining it

One of the drawbacks with garden decking is often the need to treat, paint and reseal with the change of the seasons. But with composite decking, there is no need break out the varnish and brushes every few months. Our decking is designed and treated by us, leaving you with no after-care to worry about.

Plus, those with children and pets can rest easy knowing there is no risk of splinters, and the boards of composite decking are also slip-resistant. Better safe than sorry!

There are finishes and styles for every taste

Just because composite decking is affordable and easy-to-maintain it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. The planks and tiles for your decking are available in a range of effects, including oak, teak, grey and ebony. So once you order, buy and install your decking area, the compliments will keep flooding in after each barbecue, dinner party and family event.