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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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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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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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Dogs can make a wonderful addition to the family home and can, more often than not, become a much-loved part of the family themselves.

However, like any family member, living with them does require a degree of sacrifice at times. From holiday headaches to vet bills, owning a dog isn’t always a walk in the park.

That being said, one sacrifice no dog owner should have to make is their dreams of garden decking. Luckily, you can have your cake and eat it with a diet of composite decking from TimberTech.

Dogs and Composite Decking

One of the primary concerns many dog owners have over incorporating decking into their home design is its potential for dog-ravaged destruction. After all, why pay top dollar for designer decking if it’s going to fall foul to canine claws in no time?

Despite those logical reservations, composite decking and dogs can actually make a natural fit. This is especially true when it comes to dogs and the top-quality decking from TimberTech.

Our composite decking is inherently cool and doesn’t absorb the heat, making it the perfect lounge area for a doggy daydream on a lazy summer’s day. Meanwhile, it’s low porosity also makes it extremely slip-resistant, providing a firm surface for overzealous paws, even after bouts of rain.

What’s more, composite decking will never splinter, providing your furry friend with a safe surface that won’t hide any hidden dangers. Most of our composite decking boards also come with a 30-year warranty too, providing your canine companion with a dog-friendly deck that will last a lifetime.

 

Best Decking Material for Dogs

When it comes to knowing what is the best decking material for dogs, there’s no question about it, capped composite decking wins every time, paws down.

In addition to boasting all the benefits of traditional composite decking, each capped composite decking board is extremely resistant to scratches and abrasions, giving you the ultimate dog-proof decking solution on the market.

That being said, when it comes to keeping your deck clean and tidy, dogs can really mess things up – and we mean that quite literally…

 

Say “No-No” to Doo-Doo

A prime concern of dog owners that are considering decking is their pooch’s penchant for toilet breaks. A quick search online will see a whole host of horror stories emerge about dogs giving their owner’s new decking a urinary paint job (or even worse).

If you too share this concern, capped composite decking could put your mind at rest. Capped composite decking from TimberTech comes complete with a protective polymer sleeve that’s incredibly moisture resistant.

In the event that your hound does a howler on your new decking, the capped composite nature of the boards will leave your surface completely protected. Simply wipe clean, discard of the evidence and your deck will be as good as new!

Best of all, our capped composite decking even comes with additional fade and stain cover included in the warranty, giving you even more protection and further peace of mind.

 

What are you waiting for, dog owners? Start living your decking dreams today with Fido by your side! Call 029 2080 3756 now for more information or click the button below to get in touch online.

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There was a time when decking required a whole host of treatments in order to keep the boards looking sharp, healthy and colourful, year after year.

Worse still, these processes had to be done with frustrating regularity, making timber maintenance a regular chore for homeowners that opted for decky décor.

Luckily, that all changed with the introduction of “no fade” composite decking in the late ‘90s and the UK has been enjoying long-lasting colour in their outdoor design ever since.

But is composite decking fade proof? And, if not, just how fade resistant is it?

We aim to answer that question and more right here, as we shine a light on the fade-fighting capabilities of composite decking boards.

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Do composite decks fade?

Unlike traditional timber, composite decking is extremely fade resistant and capable of maintaining its “like new” looks for years to come.

Meanwhile, our capped composite decking features additional fade protection in the form of a shielding polymer sleeve for the ultimate protection against sun fading.

 

Is composite decking fade-proof?

Despite its unrivalled powers of fade resistance, as the saying goes, Father Time is undefeated and the passing of time can take its toll even on the durable surface of composite decking.

The sun impacts materials at an atomic level, breaking down chemical bonds and fading colours in the process. As such, virtually all man-made materials will suffer some form of fading when exposed to a continued onslaught of UV rays.

While composite decking is extremely resistant to fading, it isn’t “fade-proof” per se. Any company that boasts such claims is suspect at best – so avoid at all costs.

 

Effects of sun on composite decking

The sun’s impact on a surface depends largely on the durability of the material in question. The poorer the material, the worse the fade will be.

Continued exposure to the elements can naturally lead to a gradual discolouration, particularly in the event of continued exposure to extreme sun and heat.

Despite this fact, the effects of sunlight are far more forgiving on composite decking than traditional wood. Natural wood will fade to a dull grey, whereas composite decking will merely get marginally lighter in tone.

For capped composite decking, our capped products will experience little to no colour change in its 25-year lifespan. So confident are we in this statement that we even offer 25-year fade and stain warranty for our capped composite decking options, with some products even offering a 30-year warranty with fade and stain cover.

 

Composite Decking from TimberTech

Not all composite decking is created equally and, as such, the level of fade-resistance can vary dramatically from one brand to the next.

Composite decking from TimberTech is made to the highest standard with the highest quality materials. Backed by a 25 to 30-year warranty, opting for TimberTech decking is a wise option and a safe choice for colour longevity.

 

For more information on TimberTech composite decking, call 029 2080 3756 today or drop us a line using the button below.

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