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If there’s one thing the USA is known for in the outdoor living industry, it’s its penchant for top-quality decking.

At TimberTech, we’re proud to say that all our decking is imported directly from the United States, upholding the lofty standards of American decking.

“What’s so good about American decking?” we hear you ask. Let’s take a digital leap across the pond and find out.

 

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God Bless America

According to an independent study by the Freedonia Group, decking is a $7.1 billion industry in the US, with sales in composite decking set to rise even further in the years ahead.

As a result of this healthy appetite for decking Stateside, the TimberTech name is internationally-recognised as a leading brand in the industry.

In fact, TimberTech was recently voted the number one ranked brand for quality US decking and railing in the 2019 Builder Brand Use Study and 2019 Remodelling Brand Use Report.

 

Why Choose American Decking?

The third biggest global wood product exporters in the world, America has long been a nation that has embraced its love of lumber, using its woodland resources for everything from housing and heating to furniture and flooring.

Needless to say, the US knows a thing or two about timber and, when it comes to the decking industry, America has the art of down to a science. That science has led them to revolutionise the industry with the composite decking we know and love today.

At TimberTech UK, we strive to maintain the high standards of our American counterparts with a product and service that brings American composite decking materials to UK shores. TimberTech UK uses American decking to give British homes the decking areas they deserve.

 

Benefits of American Decking

Fundamentally designed to withstand the demands of the outdoors, all of our imported American decking is slip, fade and abrasion resistant, built to last and maintain its aesthetic appeal for years to come.

In fact, we are so confident in the long-lasting composite materials used, TimberTech products come with a warranty of up to 30 years in length, giving you peace of mind to go with the feast for the eyes that graces your garden.

Whether you opt for solid composite decking or capped composite decking, when you use imported American decking from TimberTech UK, you’re using top-quality materials that look great, are durable as the day is long and in it for the long-haul.

 

For more information on the imported American decking used here at TimberTech UK, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 029 2080 3756 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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As the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder, the allure of sitting out on your open decking area can lose its appeal in favour of the cosy warmth of the indoors.

However, leaving the golden-brown scenery untouched is a huge waste of one of nature’s most beautiful seasonal sights.

What’s more, the brisk outdoors can also be the perfect place to create some lasting fun-filled memories, especially if you have young children or grandkids to share it with.

Make the most of your autumnal landscape this season with these autumn garden activities.

 

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Autumn Garden Ideas

With half-term just around the corner, we’ve delved deep into our rustic bag of tricks to give you’re a whole host of ways to enjoy your garden decking this autumn and give the whole family something to remember along the way.

 

Halloween

Perhaps the highlight of the entire autumn season, Halloween brings with it a whole host of outdoor fun just waiting to be had.

While the brisk weather may call for some decking downtime as the summer sun takes a back seat, now is the perfect time reconnect with your outdoor space.

Why not utilise your deck area to carve up a devilish Halloween pumpkin ready for the big day? Composite decking is perfect for this, providing a broad surface that won’t stain.

Similarly, where better to introduce the kids to apple bobbing than your water-resistant deck? No arduous clean-up and no fun police necessary.

What’s more, composite decking is also slip-resistant, making it the perfect surface for your underwater fruit-foraging activities.

 

Leaf Prints

If there’s one thing autumn isn’t short of, its leaves. They’re virtually inescapable at this time of year and, while beautiful at times, can leave your deck a little messy.

Why not kill two birds with one stone and use these leaves to create some fun autumn memories with your family?

Gather up the leaves that have landed haphazardly on your deck and pick out the biggest and best.

Put a blob of poster paint on a paper plate and simply place your leaf of choice into the paint and press the painted leaf onto a piece of paper of card.

Repeat with different leaves and colours to create a fun and colourful autumn pattern.

 

Leaf Rubbings

If the idea of poster paints sounds a little too messy for your liking, why not try leaf rubbings instead?

Repeat the steps from above, collecting the fallen leaves from your deck area and pick out your leaves of choice.

From there, simply, place your leaf bumpy side up and cover with a piece of paper, using a wax crayon or blunt pencil to rub over the surface until the whole leaf has been revealed.

 

Bonfire Night

If there was ever an autumn evening that was meant to be enjoyed outdoors, it’s bonfire night.

Whether you plan on creating your own firework display in your garden or simply want to enjoy the array of fireworks that grace the night sky, the garden deck area is the perfect place to watch the night unfold.

You can even get the kids involved by providing sparklers – just be sure to take the relevant safety precautions beforehand (e.g. gloves, water bucket, etc) and supervise at all times.

Why not make the most of the evening by lighting up the barbeque one last time before it goes into hibernation until the following summer?

Bonfire night could become the perfect evening for a family gathering, with ready-made entertainment and hot food to go with!

 

So, there you have it: plenty of fun-filled ways to make the most of your composite decking this autumn.

For more information on TimberTech composite decking, give us a call on 029 2080 3756 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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If you're only just beginning your garden renovation journey, you're probably on the lookout for pictures of garden decking to help you decide what colour, style and design will fit your home best. Here at TimberTech, we pride ourselves on helping homeowners turn their decking dreams into reality, so we have a huge collection of gorgeous decking pictures from completed projects for you to browse. 

We have decking picture galleries for each of our decking ranges here on our website, but we also have accounts on a range of social media platforms so you can find inspiration in a way that suits you!

Our Galleries

You can find a whole host of stunning decking pictures in our on-site galleries. We hand select and organise our composite decking pictures, so whether you want to take a closer look at our EasyClean Edge boardsour ReliaBoard composite decking or you want to see a selection of decking pictures from across all of our ranges, we've got you covered!

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Check out our Pinterest boards

Over time we have been building up the content on our Pinterest account to give you an easy way to find and save pictures of TimberTech garden decking that inspire you! Pinterest is a great online tool for creating collections or 'boards' of images that help you imagine the overall look and feel you want to achieve in your new garden. 

If you head over to our Pinterest account, you'll find boards of decking pictures from our case studies to give you an idea of the type of garden transformations we're able to achieve. You'll also find Pinterest boards dedicated to specific decking ranges, colours and trends. Here are just a few of our favourite boards:

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TimberTech on Instagram

If you're someone who enjoys nothing betther than endlessly scrolling  Instagram - give us a follow. We post a continuous stream of gorgeous decks and we share information about monthly offers and deals so you'll never miss out!

Better yet, tag us in pictures of your very own TimberTech composite deck so that we can your decking results too. There's nothing that makes us happier than seeing you enjoy your beautiful new TimberTech deck!

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 Like our Facebook page

If you haven't already, we highly-recommend liking our Facebook page to keep up to date with current deals, trends and decking pictures. We=update our page with photos from local projects and TimberTech projects abroad to bring you a huge spectrum of delightful decking inspiration. We also use Facebook to share decking blog posts, videos and much much more. Don't miss out...

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We hope that this gives you plenty of options to find the decking inspiration you need. If you come across pictures of our TimberTech deck designs that you think would translate perfectly into your own garden, please don't hesitate to get in touch or request a FREE 3D design.

 

Creating a garden that can be enjoyed by the whole family is a primary objective for many homeowners looking to revamp their outdoor space.

This is a concern that is often held in particularly high regard for those with young families and older relatives.

Both children and the elderly can be at greater risk to trips, falls and injury, so a safe decking area is paramount.

Here are a few top tips to keep your decking as safe as houses.

 

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Slip-Hazards

If you’re intending on using your deck for activities likely to result in a wet surface, it’s worth investing in the appropriate slip-resistant decking material.

Whether you’re considering investing in a swimming pool or hot tub, the likelihood of the surrounding decking becoming covered in splashes and spills is a veritable certainty.

Invest in capped composite decking to keep slip hazards to a minimum. Protected with a polymer sleeve, capped composite decking is extremely moisture-resistant and dries notably quicker than other decking materials.

 

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Hand Rails

For additional safety for your deck users, it may be worth adding a handrail system to your decking area. In addition to looking sleek and stylish, they also boast a number of safety benefits.

Composite deck railings can help provide stability for users, which can be particularly reassuring if your deck is elevated off the ground, e.g. a roof or balcony. Meanwhile, even on level ground, handrails double up as an effective boundary to contain exploring youngsters.

For additional designer flair, why not consider our range of glass balustrade surrounds, perfect for safely enclosing your deck area, while maintaining complete transparency for total visibility.

 

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Lighting

Adding appropriate lighting can not only be a great way to make the most of your decking area after the sun goes down but it can also be a fantastic way to illuminate potential hazards to deck dwellers.

Adding built-in deck lights into your decking design is an effective way to highlight decking edges around the perimeter, while they can also be used to great effect on steps and stairs to accentuate their presence.

For any elderly family and friends that may suffer from deteriorating eyesight, this can be particularly useful and help limit potential trips and falls by warning of changing height levels.

 

For more decking safety tips or additional information about how to limit hazards in your deck design, why not drop us a line? Call now on 029 2080 3756 or click the button below to get in touch online now.

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When it comes to doing up a house, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the interior house renovation and simply overlook the outside space.

As a result, it can come as quite a revelation when you finally do take the time to focus on your external property and commit to garden renovation.

That being said, an outdoor redesign isn’t a walk in the park: things can and usually do go wrong, leading to unforeseen headaches and hassles you could do without.

To help you through the dark times and limit the roadblocks along the way, we’ve outlined the whole process below with this guide to decking garden renovation.

 

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Step 1: Plan

There’s an old military phrase that rings true in a number of fields – garden renovation being one of them – and it goes like this: “Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents P**s Poor Performance”.

Crude, maybe. Accurate, without question. While you may not need military precision for your garden revamp, it certainly does pay to be organised.

In order to ensure your project goes off without a hitch, prior planning is key. The last thing you need is to get halfway through a project and realise it’s not quite as you envisioned.

Sketch out how you want your garden to look and where you want your deck to be positioned. Simply putting pen to paper can go a long way in helping you visualise what your new garden will look like.

Be sure to record dimensions and measurements in your sketch where possible. This will help you when it comes to pricing up quotes for materials down the line.

 

Step 2: Design

Once you’ve settled on the where’s and how’s, it’s time to pick out the what’s by choosing a design and making that mental plan begin to take a physical shape.

At TimberTech, we have a huge selection of composite decking designs on hand to give you the ultimate freedom of choice: from the quintessential charm of the EasyClean Legacy Vintage White to the ominous mystique of the EasyClean Tropical Storm Grey.

What’s more, in addition to a myriad of individual design ranges, we also have a choice of composite decking board types to choose from as well, providing both capped and uncapped composite decking.

While uncapped composite decking is inherently hard-wearing and sturdy, our capped composite range is as good as it gets. Boasting a protective polymer sleeve for moisture protection, capped decking is virtually impermeable and extremely durable, even in the harshest of conditions.

 

Step 3: Execute

Right, you’ve planned your design, you’ve chosen your board of choice and you’ve had them all delivered to your front door. Now what?

If you happen to be a confident and competent MVP of DIY, you may fancy your chances at installing your own deck. Self-installation can be cheaper and is a common option for those who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and/or have the time to do so.

That being said, laying down composite decking can be tricky, so you may want to call in our team of experts to help with installation. After all, garden renovations don’t often come cheap, so it’s worth getting it right first time. A botched job now could cause untold damage later on.

If you do plan on installing the decking yourself, be sure to refer back to the Decking Installation Resources for details. Alternatively, why not have a browse at our TimberTech Installation Videos for a fool-proof, step-by-step guide.

 

Step 4: Maintain

Once your deck is finished and your garden renovation is complete, all that’s left to do dust off that sun lounger, set it to recline and pop that bottle of wine in celebration of a job well done.

Composite decking is intrinsically low-maintenance requiring very little upkeep, giving you fewer things to worry about and more time to relax.

If you do want to keep your decking surface in tip-top condition over the coming weeks, months and years, simply give it a scrub and a once over with a jetwash to periodically to keep it looking as good as the day it arrived.

 

For more information on doing up a house with garden decking, why not drop us a line today? Call on 029 2080 3756 or click the button below to find out all you could want to know ahead of your garden renovation.

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