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Transform your small garden with these easy ideas

For many people, their garden is a place to relax and escape from everyday stress. Unfortunately, not everyone has a large garden area, meaning they have to utilise as much space as possible. Here at eDecks, we understand the difficulty of creating a zen area and we’re on hand to help with tips and tricks for transforming your small space.

Lay artificial grass

Having real grass in small city gardens can be redundant as maintenance can be expensive and storing tools is a waste of space. Artificial grass introduces natural tones in small areas and makes the most of an urban environment. If you love nature but struggle to look after plants, plastic ones can look just as good! Adding natural wood furniture to match the plants will bring the area together. In the picture below they added a shaded area with polycarbonate sheets. This provides shade whilst allowing the sun to light the space.

Deck the whole area

Covering an entire outdoor space with decking may seem intimidating but it can make a small area feel dramatic. Hardwood decking or stained decking adds a contemporary vibe that will embrace natural elements, especially if you have plenty of plant life around. If you don’t want to occupy the little space you have with furniture, a bench made of reject decking or sleepers around the outside along the walls will bring the whole area together. Light coloured furniture will brighten up the area – so don’t be afraid to get creative with the paint!

Cover the area with a pergola

Here at eDecks, we love pergolas. They can open up any small space no matter what they’re being used for and break up outdoor spaces, add a hot tub or furniture to create the ultimate relaxation zone. We offer pergolas with decking or on their own, whatever your space requires, they can be customised to fit your needs. Pergolas are also wonderful at maintaining privacy in built-up areas, simply add a roof to keep your neighbours out!

Break up the space with paving

Not a fan of covering your whole outdoor area with decking? Break up the space with Indian stone paving. Separating spaces in gardens is important regardless of the size, you can designate sitting areas to keep a flow. We carry many different colours of paving to match our decking, so your garden can look perfect. If you’re nervous about undertaking such a large transformation take a look at the image below; separated garden spaces allow for seating and an allocated BBQ are, meaning you can make the most out of your small space!

Looking for the best deals on landscaping products?

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

New garden designs for you to try in 2022

It’s the start of a new year, which means you can get started on those resolutions! Was yours to give your garden a complete revamp? If yes, you’re in the right place, here at eDecks we carry a wide range of goods to transform your garden. Including decking of all shapes and colours, pergolas and bars to suit your style!

Open up your garden with dividers

Adding dividers in your garden can make areas feel closed off but not if you make it work to your advantage. A decking kit with rope handrails creates a separate environment in your garden that can be designated for seating and relaxation, which is particularly useful in busy gardens like those used by children and animals. Using planters as a separator can also add much-needed greenery in a perhaps smaller garden and makes the division flow naturally.

Dedicated hot tub area

Love the spa but can’t afford to get there every day? Why not build a zen hot tub area and make your garden the ultimate relaxation zone? We offer a wide range of hot tub gazebos that sit perfectly on both paving and decking and can be made to fit hot tubs of any size. Not only that but our brand new hot tub steps match our gazebos to a T, so your garden can be a matching haven!

Pergola and decking seating area

Pergolas and decking go together in perfect harmony, which is why we sell them together! No matter what size your garden is, adding a sheltered seating area is always a good idea. Our customer Mia has matched her furniture to her pergola and decking to create a relaxing and private area, which can be hard to find in new build homes. By placing a pergola at the end of your garden beside panelling it offers protection from all sides!

Build a children’s play area

Once you’ve built the perfect zen area for yourself to relax in, you’ve got to remember to keep the kids busy! This custom playhouse made by our customer, Jake with our red cedar shingles on our softwood decking is a beautiful way to make your garden child-friendly without disrupting the aesthetics you have worked hard to create there.

Revamp your fencing

Fencing is the frame of your garden, so if your garden is looking a little bit dull switching out the fencing might be a great way to bring it to life! We recently launched some new contemporary fencing which you can read about here so we have an even wider range to match your style. Whether you’re in a new build home or an old Victorian terraced house, new fencing goes a long way.

Looking for the best deals on any garden items?

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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