We know what you're thinking: surely it can't be summertime already?! Okay, so there are still a couple of weeks to go before June arrives to kick-start our summer, but if you want to make the most of the next three months, you'll want to start getting ready now. After all, there's no time like the present!
Having a deck in your back garden is the perfect way to enjoy summer to the fullest. Don't worry if you're currently deck-less, though, because there's still time to rectify the situation before summer starts in earnest. There's a reason why we're writing this article in the middle of May! Garden decking gives you a sensational spot to sunbathe, and if you have children, they'll love running around on the deck while you sit with a good book and a cold drink.
Composite decking is especially ideal for the summertime because, unlike some decking materials, it doesn;t require any staining or oiling to protect it from the sun. Nobody wants a deck that looks faded and degraded by the end of its first summer; if you've decided to do decking this year, you might as well do it right! Order a sample from TimberTech today and get your dream deck underway.
(We should mention that this blog post was written under the assumption that the country will see at least a little sunshine this summer. We can't control the weather, but we can at least be optimistic!)
Opting to install a deck in your outdoor space is a great decision, but the decking doesn't have to be the only part of your garden that you use. A resplendent garden deck and a verdant green lawn can live side-by-side in harmony - they serve different purposes, and using the two together could easily make for the greatest garden imaginable!
So what's the best way to do it? Many people opt to use their deck as an extension of their home, installing it directly adjacent to their property and perhaps adding some bifolding doors to create a nice transition between the two. A table and a couple of chairs is all it takes to transform the deck into the perfect outdoor seating area; a great place to relax on a sunny, with a book in one hand and a glass of something cold in the other.
The rest of the garden can be used as...well, a garden! You can add plants and flowers around the borders to make it a little more beautiful, while the lawn itself will make a great place for your children to play. And if you don't have any children, you'll find that the world is full of great ways to decorate a bare garden lawn; from statues to water features to garden arches, there are all kinds of options for the budding exterior designer!
So instead of replacing your garden altogether, why not simply use decking to add an attractive extra dimension? Adding a TimberTech deck is a fantastic way to get the most from your outdoor space!
What do you think our most popular decking colour is? Natural-looking Cedar? Or perhaps Chestnut decking, with its warm yet modern appeal, is the people's favourite?
No and nope - it's actually our Grey Composite Decking that most people go for. You might expect grey to be a pretty bland, lifeless colour, but we actually think that it's one of the most captivating decking designs on the market. And clearly our customers agree!
Perhaps it's because grey decking offers a slightly more contemporary alternative to traditional wood-look boards. We love the beautiful, organic appearance of our Cedar and Redwood decks, but Grey gives gardens a cool, sleek look just a little bit better than anything else. That said, our grey decking doesn't entirely abandon the organic wood effect; after all, we like our composite decking to look as authentic as possible! Our grey decking is a fantastic combination of classic and modern styles, and that's probably why it's such a hit.
Still, as popular as our grey decking already was, we're expecting even more enquiries than usual this month. Why? Because throughout the month of May, we're offering a huge discount on Grey composite decking boards! As you'll see on our Decking Sale page, Grey decking is currently available for just £39.50 per square metre - that's a saving of £9.07 on every metre you buy!
This great deal, combined with the belated arrival of some nice spring weather, means that now is the perfect time to give your garden some gorgeous grey decking. If you're not convinced that Grey is as great as we claim, why not order a free sample? We're pretty sure it will change your mind!
Most of our composite garden decking is designed to look as close to wood as possible, but wood-style decking isn't the only string on our bow! We like to branch out occasionally, and Slate Garden Decking is the perfect example of a beautiful decking design that doesn't just imitate ordinary wood.
This gorgeously modern garden decking still has those authentic, wooden-looking lines that define all of our decking boards, but the eye-catching metallic colour really serves to set it apart. It's great for a contemporary-looking garden, and we think that the slate-style garden decking would go especially well with our cable railing system. Slate-style decking and stainless steel cables - now that's a seriously sleek combination!
Don't worry if you're not keen on the cables, though, because slate-style decking also looks rather nice when paired with our glass balustrade system. In fact, you don't really need a rail at all if you don't want one - the slate garden decking looks delightful no matter what you do with it. We love the old-fashioned wood look, but we're equally smitten with the magnificently modern appearance that the slate-style decking provides.
Composite decking is far more versatile than other kinds of garden decking. It doesn't need as much maintenance as hardwood decking, and it's sturdier than PVC; whether you opt for this stylish slate decking or one of our more traditional wood-style products, composite decking really is the perfect choice!
A lot of people come to TimberTech for plastic decking, but the composite decking products in which we specialise are far superior to mere plastic. Plastic may not require very much maintenance, but is it really a good choice for someone who wants high-quality decking? Not when you could have composite!
TimberTech's composite decks are designed to look and feel like they're made from genuine wood. You might come across 'wood look' PVC decking products while you're browsing the internet, but the effect is simply not the same. Composite decking is made partially from plastic, it's true, but we use a blend of wood and polymer to create a far more natural style. Our decks are just as low-maintenance as plastic decking products, but they're closer to wood in both appearance and feel!
Composite decking is also far more environmentally-friendly than PVC decking. Plastic has never been a particularly eco-friendly choice, and if you’re keen on preserving the planet, you’ll be pleased to hear that all of our materials are renewably sourced. The wood that goes into our decking would go straight into a landfill site if we didn’t use it, so we like to think that we’re doing our bit to keep the planet clean!
We could list hundreds of reasons to choose composite decking over plastic decking, but if you’d rather see some hard evidence of composite quality, why not order a sample today?