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Railing For Composite Decking: Composite PVC Handrail Systems

If you have a composite deck, or you’re hoping to get one, you might also be considering whether to buy railings for your decking too. If you are, you’re in luck – our new range of Composite PVC Handrail Systems might be precisely what you’re looking for.

Why do you need railings?

Railings around decking are not a necessary feature – a deck can look great without them. However, a lot of people choose to add railings to their deck. This can be for a wide variety of benefits railings can offer.

Railings have some safety benefits, for example, if you have a stairway leading off your deck, they can offer some added support for those a little less sure on their feet, especially after a rainy day where there might be an increased chance of slipping. Or if your decking is raised, or on an uneven surface such as a hill, railings can help provide an important safety barrier.

Aesthetically railings can also be a great choice, creating beautiful lines that can be natural and uneven (such as with the rope railings) or you can go contemporary and give the space a more modern structured look. If you have a composite deck, you’ll be excited to hear that we now offer composite PVC handrails in anthracite greywhich works incredibly well with a contemporary grey deck.

Waterproof

Unlike rope or wood railings, Composite PVC Handrails are entirely waterproof, so should last longer than any other type of railing. This is hugely beneficial in climates like the UK and can also be helpful if you are hoping to add handrails around a wet area of your deck, such as a hot tub space.

Because they are entirely waterproof, these railings will also dry much faster than the other natural options that will allow the water to soak in.

Non-splintering

Unlike wood railing, there is no risk of Composite PVC Handrails splintering, making them potentially a safer option if you have boisterous kids or animals in the house. It also means you’re unlikely to face any issues during installation, such as sanding areas where splintering may be an issue.

Virtually Maintenance Free

You will never need to oil or paint a Composite PVC Handrail system – thankfully! These handrails are by far the lowest maintenance option and can easily be washed with soapy water without any damage to the handrail.

Easy Install

Installing this handrail is incredibly simple; the pieces are manufactured to fit each other precisely, so if you can deal with flat-pack furniture, you will likely be able to install this handrail on your own.

Contemporary Style

These handrails come in a stunning contemporary style that echoes the look of composite decking beautifully. The pairing of composite decking with these anthracite grey handrails results in creating a desirable upmarket outdoor space.

Environmentally Friendly

These handrails are also environmentally friendly meaning they’re entirely recyclable, so you can rest assured you’re not buying anything harmful to our planet.

Buy in Packs or Pieces

You can buy these handrails in complete packs if you want the ultimate ease in installation with everything you need sent to your doorstep in a matter of clicks.  But, if you prefer full control, you can design your fence exactly as you’d like it and buy the pieces individually – it’s entirely up to you!

Need More Help Choosing Your Deck Railings?

If you’re unsure about which handrails to choose or you have any questions about composite PVC decking handrails, feel free to speak directly with one of the eDeck advisors who are often available on the eDecks website directly on online chat, or you can call or email via our contact page here.

Lastly, don’t forget if you’re looking for composite PVC handrails or any other decking products, eDecks doesn’t just offer incredible prices on all decking materials, but they also offer:

48 hour express delivery on many products

Super-fast FREE delivery on most orders over £100

Unbeatable prices                                                                                                                    

FREE help & advice – just call 0844 474 4444

The Complete Guide to Pergolas: All Your Questions Answered

This month we’re getting involved in everything ‘Pergola’ – why should you get a pergola? What are they used for? Where can you buy them? Are they hard to install?

Well, sit tight because today we’re bringing you all the answers to your questions on pergolas!

What is a pergola for?

Pergolas are beautiful garden structures, sometimes found on decking, sometimes patios and sometimes are built directly onto a lawn.

They are great for:

  • Providing shade and a little protection from the elements
  • Adding an elegant design feature to your garden that attracts the eye
  • Creating a more relaxing dining or reading space
  • Providing a frame for vining plants to grow over (we love Honeysuckle and Wisteria which provide extra shade and smell wonderful)
  • Creating a car port with a bit of protection
  • Adding a pergola walkway as a feature
  • Adding extra privacy to your outdoor space – especially great for hot tubs!
  • Creating a structure for lights, heaters or fans to be added so you can enjoy your space for longer on hot or cold evenings

Sound great? We think so too!

Why buy a pergola?

Alongside all the great benefits listed above that pergolas offer, they are an excellent investment if you ultimately want to spend more time in your outside space. Most people would agree that they look attractive and if you create an inviting space underneath (with a deck or patio and furniture) you will find that your outdoor space starts to feel like more of an extension of your home.

Not only can you add creature comforts to make your garden more enjoyable – such as heaters, fans and lights – it can even increase the saleability of your home by making your garden a bit more inviting than your neighbours.

It’s also a surprisingly affordable upgrade (they start at just £89!).

Which way should my pergola face?

If you want your pergola to offer maximum shade for the majority of the day, we would recommend running the rafters from north to south. Other than midday, when the sun is directly overhead, this should offer the most shade for the longest parts of the day.

If you’re placing your pergola next to your home, bear in mind where your windows are; a pergola will likely shade any window below it from the sun for at least part of the day. If you prefer to bring more light into your room, it might be a better idea to go for a smaller pergola that doesn’t cover your window or to buy one that primarily opens out onto the garden rather extending too far along the side of your house.

Consider the direction the sun travels over your home during the day and whether facing the rafters a different way may offer less or more shade.

If you’d like extra protection from the elements, you can also consider building your pergola closer to trees or fences – which offer extra privacy as a bonus too.

You can also attach a hessian coverto the pergola for a bit more natural protection the sun and very light showers – with the added benefit that they look great too!

What are my design options with a pergola?

There are several options when it comes to the pergola designs – from modern to rustic, and straight, curves or angles, so you are bound to find one that suits your style.

There are even beautiful circular flower walks or shaded car ports– they have an incredible amount of design functions and looks.

Should I buy a pergola kit or custom build?

If you custom build a pergola you have the freedom to draw out your plans and design your pergola exactly as you want. The only major drawback is the planning and difficulty – if you’re a particularly keen DIYer though, it’s certainly not the hardest home project.

If you’re not the handiest however, but you have a really specific idea in mind, you can always call in a contractor to offer some help.

(PRO Tip: Remember that sourcing your own materials can save you a lot of money on any quote – ask your contractor and see if this is an option).

Often the most popular option is to buy a kit – they’re ready to go, they come with everything you need (except tools!) and have already been cut and measured out for you. Not only do they come in a variety of designs, you can even get them complete with decking and fencing if you like!

How much do pergolas cost?

Pergolas vary a lot in price depending on what you’re looking for – from basic kits that start at £89, up to larger kits with decking and handrails that start at £312, pergolas certainly don’t have to break the bank.

There are large kits that can run up to £1000+, but it very much depends on the features you would like and size of pergola.

If you’re building a pergola from scratch, rafters start at £7.59 per metre and posts from £10.24 per metre.

Want to get the best deal your new pergola?

Whether you’ve decided to go with a basic pergola, or one that comes with decking and fencing, you could get the very best deal on pergola kits and pergola building materials right here at eDecks.

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

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

Super fast FREE delivery on orders over £100*

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Prices were all correct at time of writing, current pricing available at eDecks.co.uk

Shed loads of style with the amazing shed race

With sheds becoming more and more fashionable and with, said shed catwalk being of flamboyance, eccentric and elegance they appear to, not be leaving the runway anytime soon.

It seems people everywhere are carving out their own little hideaway, flight simulator, WWII bunker and Dr who phone box. Yes, someone really has transformed their shed into a flight simulator.

If like us, you enjoy amazing spaces’, amazing sheds, and seeing what other people can imagine and create whilst being lets be honest a touch nosey. Then here is a post to get your creativity flowing.

eDecks Do not just sell sheds!

We sell

A space

A space to create

A space to invent

A space to call your own.

They do not just have to be manly tool sheds either! Oh no, there is a new stream of femininity opening up the shed doors and adding a touch of class to the shed race.  Pink sheds, sheds made to look like retro camper vans there is a plethora out there.

Therefore, if you want to create an indoor hot tub area, bar, painting room or even a wizarding world (very much a Harry Potter fan here) then it’s entirely your choice.

All you need is your blank canvas from eDecks and some creativity.

A recent poll on Facebook suggested that a mere 2 % have an amazing shed and the rest don’t really know where to start.

Well let’s resolve that shall we! Build Your Own Shed with eDecks

Free up valuable garden space in a flash when you build your own shed with our collection of quality shed frame timber and shed boarding. Save money by selecting shed building supplies that are unbeatable on price. Whether you are looking to build your own shed or enhance your existing structure, you can find the right timber for the task with eDecks.

Build your own shed with the best timber in the business. Find treated timber products that will keep your shed looking great for longer. From shed boarding and shed flooring to shed roofing and shed glazing, we offer a huge range of timber in sizes and specifications to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for durable shed frame timber or flawless fixings and fittings, you can find everything you need at eDecks.

Just some of the shed construction timber products and accessories we offer include:

Shed Loads of Style from eDecks

We currently have a clearance on polycarbonate, which can be used as a tinted window for that extra bit of privacy and security or just as a final touch to your own amazing space.

 

Email us with measurements and your personal requirements for a quick quote from our amazing sales team.

Composite Decking: Is it right for your deck?

Composite decking is a material made from a mix of plastic and real wood and can be a great option for many decks. If you’re not sure which type of decking is best for you, we’d highly recommend looking into composite decking – but before you do, here’s some handy facts you might like to know before you take the leap and choose to use composite decking for your new deck. Continue reading