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?
If you live in the UK, you'll not have failed to notice that it's been unseasonably cold recently. Many locations have been hit by heavy snowfall, and garden lovers nationwide have been crying 'where is spring?!' for several weeks now.
Cold weather can be a big concern for owners of traditional wooden decking, and suppliers strongly recommend that you seal your wood when the mercury falls to prevent it from growing brittle and cracking. This is just one of the many weatherproofing measures that wooden decks require; whether it's raining, snowing, or even sunny, wood will always need a lot of looking after.
This is not the case with composite decking. TimberTech products are designed to be robust and resilient, even in the toughest conditions. Our composite decks don't need sealing, staining or treating; they're already well-equipped to cope with the cold. Composite materials don't crack or break easily, and it will take a lot more than a prolonged British winter to break through our decking's defences!
So while it may be a while before the weather is nice enough to actually spend some time on your deck, you can at least take comfort in the knowledge that your decking will still be intact when the sun finally does come out!
One of composite decking's best assets is its lifespan. Solid wood products will weather and wear no matter how much care you take of them, but TimberTech's composite decks stay beautiful year after year. They don't even need too much maintenance to manage it!
There are a couple of things we do recommend doing from time to time, though. Our Decking Care page contains a handful of tips and information that will help you to get the most from your long-life decking. Keeping it clean is the main thing; Corte Clean Composite Cleaner should keep your composite decking looking flawless for ages. Other than that, just do your best to keep your decking free from dirt and debris, and give it the odd power-wash now and again to make it sparkle.
We offer a 25 year warranty on all of our decking products, so you can rest assured that your deck will be rot- and splinter-free for decades. A deck should be about relaxing, not hard work, so if you want a place to unwind that doesn't require constant attention, our composite decking is the perfect choice.
There's a reason why TimberTech is the UK's leading suppler of decking for schools. In fact, there are several reasons:
- Hardwood decking needs chemical treatment to keep it looking good, but those chemicals aren't ideal for a children's play area. Low-maintenance composite decking doesn't require any chemicals; it just needs a bit of wash every now and again.
- Solid wood decking boards need to be spaced pretty widely to allow for the natural expansion of the wood. Composite decking does require a small gap, but at around 3mm, this gap is far smaller and far less likely to result in trapped fingers.
- There's no such thing as non-slip decking, but composite decking from TimberTech is far more slip-resistant than wood. Using our boards will greatly reduce the risk of slips and bumps, keping the kids safe while they're having fun.
- It's hard to stop children from making a mess, and if it's going to happen anyway, it might as well happen on decking. Out sturdy, hard-wearing decks are extremely easy to clean, and once the mess has been tidied up, the decking will still look as good as new! You can't say that about carpeting, can you?
These are just some of the factors that have made TimberTech such a popular choice for schools and nurseries. But a composite decking play area doesn't just have to be for school; if you're a parent, installing a deck in your garden will give your children the perfect place to play when they're at home. What better gift could you give them?
"Less work. More life." That's the TimberTech motto, and we wouldn't display it all over our website if we didn't believe in it. One of our main aims here at TimberTech is to provide decking products that don't require a lot of looking after, and the fact that our composite decking can stay beautiful with so little maintenance is a large part of what makes it such an appealing choice. After all, time on the deck should be spent relaxing, not slaving away!
There are many reasons why people decide to add a deck to their outdoor space, but "because I need more time-consuming chores to do" is seldom one of them. Hardwood decking might look good when you first get it, but the amount of care needed to keep it that way might have you tearing your hair out before long. We wouldn't be so fanatical about composite decking if it didn't perform so well, and hundreds of satisfied customers would suggest that the promises made on our Low Maintenance Decking page - weather resistance, no need for staining or sealing - are far from empty.
Weather and wear will never be much of a problem for TimberTech's low maintenance decking products. We want to ensure that our customers get the maximum possible enjoyment out of their deck, and that means giving them a product that lasts for decades and doesn't require their constant attention. In other words: less work, more life!