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Our hard-wearing, slip-resistant decking is intended to be enjoyed all year round, so Christmas is the perfect time to add a special little something to your home and garden. Granted, we're not saying you'll be sitting out there enjoying a glass of mulled wine in the not-so-great British weather, but, it does make for a pretty amazing platform to show off your decorating skills this Christmas. 

Here are just a few of our ideas to 'deck out' your decking this Christmas, adding a dose of festive fun to your outdoor space:

Outdoor Christmas Reindeer

This beautiful 3D reindeer from Dobbies Garden Centres would look great perched on one of our decks, be it at the front of your home or nestled in a cosy spot at the end of your garden. While it looks great on it's own, we also think it would look fantastic in combination with some other decorations to make a lovely little Christmas scene in your garden.

A Real Christmas Tree

It's simple but effective, all you need is a solid base and some (ideally solar-powered) fairy lights and you're good to go! As we like to be as tree-friendly as possible here at TimberTech, we would also encourage you to ensure that your tree is provided by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association and that you do not let it become part of the 90% of trees that end up in a landfill this year. Many councils allow you to compost them, so be sure to look for your nearest recycling point once the festive season has come to an end.

 Icicle Curtain Christmas Lights

This Christmas Decorations Outlet stock some lovely, draped icicle lights, in a range of tones and lengths to suit your needs. We think they would look fantastic draped over one of our glass balustrades.

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TimberTech Competition

Getting the perfect Christmas gift for everyone you care about can be tricky - not to mention expensive! - and at this time of year, a little bit of help can go a long way.

If you need the perfect gift for someone who's always out in the garden, you'll be pleased to learn that TimberTech are giving away a £50 gift card for Dobbies Garden Centres! The e-gift card can be spent online or in your nearest Dobbies store, and either way, they've got plenty of great products for garden lovers to choose from.

Here's what to do if you want to be in with a chance of winning that gift card - all you need is a Twitter account:

  1. Follow @TimberTechUK on Twitter.
  2. Retweet the pinned competition tweet.
  3. Cross your fingers! We'll draw a random winner at 2pm on Monday 17th December.

Enter the Competition on Twitter >

UK entrants only. Competition closes at 2pm on Monday 17th December. TimberTech is not affiliated with Dobbies Garden Centres.

It’ll soon be Christmas, so it’s time to start thinking about how your TimberTech decking can reach its full festive potential. We have put together a selection of decorative ideas that are sure to complement all of our TimberTech products.

Add a Christmas Wreath

A Christmas wreath is the perfect outdoor decoration, combining evergreen branches with decorative ribbons and pine cones. We think a Christmas wreath (or two) would look gorgeous hung from your TimberTech Radiance Rail

Let There Be Light

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without lights. If you haven’t already, we recommend investing in our Energy-Efficient Led Decking Lights. Available in five different colours, these lights will not only make your decking look incredibly Christmassy, but they will also ensure you can use your decking safely throughout the winter months – a great investment or gift.

Alternatively, you could invest in some waterproof Christmas lights and intersperse them through your trees and wind them around your decking to achieve a similar festive effect!

Beautiful Baubles

Add a touch of Christmas to the garden with some beautiful outdoor baubles. We think silver and red baubles, like the ones you see here, perfectly complement our EasyClean Terrain Composite Decking in Silver Maple. For warmer decking shades like Elm or Birch, you could use gold and copper baubles to achieve a similar effect.

Decorating your outdoor areas for Christmas can be just as fun as decorating the house! These are just a few ideas, but we’re sure once you start, you’ll think of many more. 

If you’re thinking of adding a deck to your garden, there are several different materials you can choose from. Wood, plastic and composite decking all have different properties – but which is the most environmentally conscious choice?

Environmental Impact

Traditional hardwood decking is quite a poor choice if you want to minimise the environmental impact of your new deck. Most hardwood deck boards are made from tropical timber, and as you’ve probably heard, Earth’s tropical forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Wood decking is a product of deforestation, and some of the sealants used to protect wooden deck boards contain potentially harmful chemicals and compounds.

So perhaps plastic decking is a greener option? Well, plastic boards don’t require any trees to be chopped down, but like any plastic product, they take an awfully long time to decompose. Once your plastic boards start to bow and crack – and that’s something that can happen to plastic decking quite quickly – you’ll have to replace them, and the old decking will most likely end up in a landfill.

How Green is TimberTech Composite Decking?

Here at TimberTech, we sell composite decking that, in our opinion, is a much greener choice than wood or plastic. Our boards contain recycled polymers and all-waste hardwood which comes from the furniture and flooring industries – wood that would otherwise be thrown away. Not a single tree is cut down to make TimberTech decking, and in actual fact, our manufacturing process keeps thousands of tonnes of wood out of landfill every year.

Read More: What Makes TimberTech Decking Environmentally Friendly?

Additionally, our boards and our packaging are 100% recyclable. The decking is formaldehyde-free, and it never needs to be stained.

And that’s why we think TimberTech is the most environmentally-conscious decking material on the market.

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Here at TimberTech, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with low maintenance composite decking that never needs to be painted or stained. If you choose to invest in our high-quality decking boards you’ll save yourself so much money in the long run, because our boards do not require costly and time-consuming annual maintenance.

We offer 3 different types of composite decking at TimberTech; EasyClean, ReliaBoard, and VertiGrain 2 none of which ever need to be painted.

EasyClean Ranges

Our EasyClean deck boards are capped, meaning they’re protected by a polymer sleeve. This sleeve preserves the look and quality of your decking with absolutely no effort from you (besides the occasional wipe clean). You can choose from our EasyClean Terrain/Terrain+ Range, our EasyClean Tropical Range, or our EasyClean Legacy Range – all of which are come with a 30-year warranty.

ReliaBoard Range

Our ReliaBoard decking offers a durable and eco-friendly substitute for hardwood decking. Unlike conventional hardwood decking, our ReliaBoards never need to be sealed, sanded or stained. This means you can achieve the desired effect of natural wood, without purchasing expensive paints or stains to maintain it.

VertiGrain 2

Similar to our ReliaBoard range, VertiGrain 2 decking allows you to achieve a beautiful real-wood effect with none of the associated upkeep. The only thing you need to do to keep these deck boards looking beautiful is to treat them to the occasional jet wash to remove surface dirt.

Bear in mind, if you do decide to go against our recommendations and apply paint to your TimberTech decking, it will make your 30-year warranty invalid and you will be forced to regularly maintain your decking regularly to keep it looking uniform.

So, in theory, you can paint your composite decking if you really want, but with TimberTech, you NEVER have to and we highly recommend that you don’t!

If you have any other queries about this matter or our deck boards in general then please drop us an email at info@timbertechuk.co.uk.

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