Category: decking

Want to know more about composite decking?

Choosing the right decking for your garden can be intimidating, with so much choice why wouldn’t you be hesitant? Here at eDecks, we have a wide range of fantastic decking to ensure you receive the highest quality products. A particular favourite of ours is composite decking, not only is it extremely versatile and weatherproof but it’s also great for the environment thanks to the fact it can be recycled.

RealGroove™ Composite Decking

We worked alongside our manufacturer to invest in development to bring you an exciting and improved product. The RealGroove™ Bark Effect Composite Decking requires little upkeep no need for yearly treatments this product will look great year after year. This product boasts many unique properties and at 22mm thick it is durable and features its brand new fully grooved bark effect indentations. Traditionally Composite decking has ‘scratched surfaces’ giving the bark effect finish. But, with its all-new, actually scored indentations, RealGroove™ has a long-lasting anti-slip surface, which will out-last other similar products on the market. Composite decking is a mixture of recycled wood and plastic, combined in such a way that this product will even outlast hardwood decks! So if you’re looking for an investment that lasts, look no further.

Credit: eDecks

Castle Top Composite Decking Boards

These boards are manufactured only for eDecks, this Solid Castle Top board is an exclusive you won’t find anywhere else. They are made from recycled timber and plastics the composite decking combines their unique properties and is perfect for use outdoor around the garden as well as hotels, pubs and leisure centres. Looking for a safe way to deck your garden? Composite deck board boasts excellent anti-slip properties that will keep performing year on year.

Credit: eDecks

Evergrain Dual Sided Composite Decking

Evergrain Dual Sided decking is unlike conventional composite decking, each side offering a unique colour. The enhanced grain on either side of this board offers a truly versatile rich decorative finish however you decide to use it, the dual board allowing you to get creative with your outdoor space. This deck board has been co-extruded to give a deep wood-grain pattern. Not only is this pleasing to the eye but gives this board incredible anti-slip properties, even when wet. Incredibly, Evergrain composite decking will not rot, fade, split or splinter.

Credit: eDecks

Looking for the best deals on decking?

Check out our amazing deals here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

How to style your softwood decking

Softwood decking makes any garden look wonderful. Whether your space is big or small you can style decking to your taste and bring your area together.

Add a pergola

We love pergolas here at eDecks and we think they look even better on softwood decking! Pergolas add an element of privacy in smaller gardens and can be stained the same colour as your decking to match your home perfectly. Pergolas can also have roofing added which gives you the option to use your decking in all weather conditions. You also have the option of hanging lights and planters to give the area a cosier feel.

Credit: @girly.grey.home on Instagram

Add custom planters

No decking goes to waste here at eDecks, we make custom garden planters with both reject decking and high-quality wood. So, whatever your budget we have something to suit you! The planters come unpainted and treat like our decking so they can be stained to match your garden and home. As an added bonus, these planters arrive assembled for your convenience, so they can be used right away.

Credit: @our.chesham.home on Instagram

Add a flower arch

Flower arches are a fantastic addition to any garden but they look especially magical when used as an entrance to softwood decking areas. We have a wide range of arches here at eDecks to suit your budget and are perfect for a wide variety of climbing plants like the most popular, roses. The timber is FSC certified and has been pressure treated so it will last even longer, it also comes ready assembled, all you need to do is fix it down!

Credit: mycottagegarden on Pinterest

Add wood furniture

Much like our unique planters, we stock high-quality benches which are made from extremely durable pressure treated redwood so it is built to last. This wood bench can also be stained much like our planters and softwood decking so your garden can be a perfect matching paradise! Even though this product requires self-assembly, it is very easy to put together thanks to our simple instructions, it makes for an enjoyable DIY and is an easy way to style decking.

Looking for the best deals on decking accessories?

Check out our amazing deals on softwood decking here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

How to protect your decking during winter

The winter months can be harsh on all areas of your garden, but decking is often the hardest hit. In this blog, we are going to share tips and tricks for the ultimate maintenance so you can protect your decking and have it ready for summer!

Credit: Fiberon on Pinterest

Ronseal Decking Oil

This Ronseal oil is one of the most popular deck products for a reason, it’s easy to use and the process is incredibly simple. This particular product is a durable scuff-resistant oil that forms a waterproof barrier to protect against weathering, warping, swelling, drying and splitting, all of which are common issues caused by damp weather and, as a bonus, hardly changes the natural colour of your decking. Not only that, but it resists mould and algae growth and its fade resistant finish protects against UV rays. This oil is great for use on both hardwood and softwood decking.

2.5 litres only £25.49 each. Fully inclusive of VAT!

Credit: Melinda King on Pinterest

Ronseal Ultimate Decking Oil

If you have maintained your deck throughout the year, you may not want to do another full treatment. This ultimate decking protection gives superior nourishment and protection from all the elements with a natural finish similar to the classic Ronseal oil, it’s great if you have previously used this and want to give your decking some extra protection. It’s rainproof in just 90 minutes and resists mould and algae growth and also lasts twice as long as standard decking oils so you don’t need to worry about topping it up when summer comes back around.

5 litres only £35.60 each. Fully inclusive of VAT!

Credit: Mataverde on Pinterest

Joist End Grain Sealer

This product is a clear preserver, so it protects your decking whilst maintaining its colouring. It is formulated to protect against attack by wood-rotting fungi and will protect your deck from testing weather conditions but is only for use as a preservative. We recommend using two coats of this product for it to be more effective.

500 ml only £10.19 each. Fully inclusive of VAT!

Credit: Frederick on Pinterest

Decking Protector Natural

Last but not least on our decking protection list is Ronseal’s natural decking protector. This product is a unique wax enriched formula that creates a superb barrier against water penetration and helps prevent discolouration by protecting the deck against constant wetting, drying, splitting and swelling. It resists greying, surface mould and algae growth and is ideal for spraying so you won’t have to scrub on your hands and knees.

5 litres only £28.55 each. Fully inclusive of VAT!

Credit: Deck Expressions on Pinterest

Looking for the best deals on decking maintenance?

Check out our amazing deals on decking maintenance here on the eDecks website!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most projects – and any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Superfast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

48 hour delivery on many products

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

What are the differences between composite and PVC decking?

PVC decking

Looking for new decking? The variety of materials on offer these days can be quite overwhelming, do you know the difference between soft wood, hard wood, composite & PVC?

If your would rather not have the regular maintenance and upkeep of timber decking and would prefer to opt for an option where rot and insect infestation are not a risk then composite or PVC decking would be the decking for you, but what are the differences between the two?

Before we take a look at the two individually it’s important to point out that both PVC and Composite decking share a lot of the same benefits, both materials are:

  • Extremely low maintenance
  • Hard wearing
  • Resistant to moisture
  • Vast choice of colours and finishes
  • Cost effective

Why PVC Decking?

PVC decking is 100% recyclable, made completely from plastic once it’s life as a much used decking has come to an end it can be recycled instead of going into landfill so is the perfect choice for the environmentally conscious. PVC decking has a LONG life span, lasting up top 25 years with the minimum of upkeep, you can even use a power washer on it without fear of it splintering, it truly is the lowest maintenance decking material!

Lightweight and easy to work with, if you are building a raised decking or planning to deck a balcony, PVC decking boards are easy to transport and lift up to any height.

Why Composite Decking?

Unlike PVC decking, composite is made from a mix of both plastic and wood pulp with a striking resemblance to real wood and available in a wide range of colours and finishes, the natural looking wood grain which in some cases is really hard to tell the difference between real wood and composite, helps to make composite decking a better option if you are looking specifically for decking that is slip resistant, it’s extremely popular for those with swimming pools and hot tubs for this very reason. The Wood fibres in Composite decking also help to create a more rigid decking board which is less likely to warp or expand in the event of extreme weather conditions.

There is no doubt both Composite and PVC decking share many benefits, if you would like to know more about either product please visit our product pages on the eDecks website or get in touch with our ever so helpful sales team, Coral, Marie & Josh!

We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most garden projects – and definitely any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your garden makeover project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Super fast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking and PVC decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

The Ultimate Guide To Noggins & Decking Joist Supports

decking supports

A squeaky, bouncy or uneven decking can be very annoying, and irritating, not only that it can actually cause a safety issue.

Don’t be tripped up by an uneven deck – use your noggin and incorporate strengthen timbers when purchasing your decking boards or decking kit, available from £9.99 it’s a relatively small amount to pay and will offer piece of mind that your new decking is the strongest it can possibly be.

Reinforce your decking framework. Ideally at point of installation, although it’s easy enough to upgrade an existing deck.

Installing strengthening timbers will eliminate that annoying squeak and you will be left with a sturdy, level deck that will look great and stand the test of time with no annoying sounds or bouncing.

What are strengthening braces?

Also know as Noggins’, these short pieces of timber sit horizontally in-between the rafters, the amount you will need depends on the size of the decking, for very small decks only a few will be needed, for larger areas space them 400mm apart and offset them slightly so it’s easier to screw them in from the back of the joist.

Offset the noggins so it’s easier to screw them in from the back of the joist.

Here at eDecks we pre-cut our decking joist support braces to fit perfectly between joists at right angles to add extra strength your deck.
We also pressure treat our decking joist supports to supercharge them with protection from the elements.

Thanks to pressure treating your decking support brace is protected from rot, mould and insect damage to give it a longer lifespan compared to standard decking joist supports.
At eDecks we’d rather spend our time in the garden than shopping for the garden. That’s why we’ve included everything you need to construct a sturdy joist strengthening brace in our kits.

Why shop around when we’ll supply you with everything you need to strengthen your deck at eDecks.


We also offer plenty of support and expert advice for most garden projects – and definitely any products we sell online. Contact eDecks here for personalised advice for your garden makeover project today.

At eDecks you can not only expect a good deal but also:

Super fast FREE delivery on orders over £150*

Handy FREE installation guides (and even instructional videos!)

Incredible prices on composite decking (and frequent big discounts!)

*Free delivery applies to most of the UK, but some areas may incur a charge, unfortunately – please check the eDecks website for more details.

**Prices all correct at time of writing

Navigation