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how do you secure composite deck boards

Choosing the right deck boards for your garden can be tough, there are a lot of different things to consider including, how long the boards will last, how difficult they are to maintain and how easy they are to install. You don't want to choose a deck purely on looks to find that you need an army of people to install it! Here at TimberTech, we believe adding a new deck to your garden should be a simple and stress-free process. There are a few different ways you can secure your chosen composite deck boards depending on the results you want to achieve. 

Composite Decking Fixings

There are a few composite decking fixtures for you to choose from when you purchase TimberTech composite deck boards. The way that you secure your deck boards ultimately determines the way the finished deck will look, so it's important you choose the right type of boards and fixings that work for you. Take a look at the different fixing options we offer below.

 

CONCEALoc® Hidden Fasteners

concealoc deck fixing

CONCEALoc® hidden fasteners are our most popular deck fitting option. They can be used with our grooved boards to create a seamless deck with no exposed screws on the surface. They're made of durable stainless steel and can be installed easily using a handheld drill.

Unlike other deck fixings, CONCEALoc® hidden fasteners come with a built-in spacer, meaning that your deck boards will be installed the correct distance apart with very little effort. Take a closer look at the way CONCEALoc hidden fasteners are used in the video below:

 

TOPLoc™ Deck Screws

toploc composite decking screws

Another popular way to secure composite decking boards is using our TOPLoc™ deck screws. These can be used with our ungrooved deck boards. While the CONCEALoc® hidden fasteners create a seamless finish, TOPLoc™ deck screws are drilled into the boards through the top face.

Don't worry though, we've colour matched our TOPLoc™ deck screws with our composite decking ranges for reduced visibility. They'll blend in with your new deck boards perfectly.

Take a look at our TOPLoc™ deck screws in more detail below:

However you choose to secure your composite decking, we can assure you that it will look absolutely stunning once it's in. We have plenty of installation hints and tips to help you choose the right method to secure your composite decking boards. Take a look at the links below for more information, or shop our composite deck ranges now!

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do deck lights get hot when they're switched on

If you're thinking about adding a deck with built-in lights to your garden, you're probably wondering if they'll get hot when they're switched on. After all, most lights get hot when they're on, so deck lights must do too - right? Well, not exactly. Our deck lights are LEDs which means they're unlikely to be hot to the touch when they're switched on.

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A veranda (sometimes called a canopy) makes a superb addition to any garden deck. Not only do these stylish structures boost the visual appeal of your outdoor living space, they also provide shelter from rain, meaning that you can continue enjoying your deck when the weather turns bad.

Composite decking and verandas are perfect together - scroll down to see some fabulous photos of our deck boards alongside sleek glass verandas.

All verandas supplied by SunSpaces.

 

Deck with veranda

The striking grey veranda adds an extra dimension to this outdoor area. And it's as functional as it is fetching - we all love to sit outside in the garden on a sunny day, but thanks to their veranda, the owners of this property can curl up with a cup of tea and enjoy their outdoor space even when it's raining.

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If you're someone who likes the idea of natural wood but can't face the hours of upkeep it demands, you're in the right place! Here at TimberTech, we offer a wide range of composite decking that's been manufactured to look and feel just like real wood but requires a fraction of the maintenance. 

People often ask us - which composite decking looks the most like real wood? We have some composite deck boards that look more like wood than others, mostly due to the colour of the boards. So, if you want to see which of our composite decking ranges look most like real wood, just keep reading.

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how to stay cool outdoors during a heatwave

If you were disappointed about not getting a dose of sun abroad this year, your prayers may have been answered. According to a recent Sky News report:

"The Met Office has issued amber and yellow thunderstorm warnings for large parts of central and southern England. It comes after it issued its first-ever extreme heat warning, in place from Monday afternoon through to Thursday night, when temperatures are expected to drop."

While most of us are glad to see a bit of sunshine, this extreme weather warning is in place to remind us of the dangers of high temperatures. There are a whole host of problems that can occur when the weather gets hot, so it's important that you know how to stay cool outdoors during a heatwave. Take a look at our hints and tips to help keep you safe if you're sitting out in the heat this week!

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