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Decking isn't just for summer, and just because the leaves are turning orange doesn't mean your deck has to go into hibernation until March. A deck makes a great place to relax no matter what time of year it is, and popping out onto the decking every once in a while is a great way to combat the cooped-up winter blues.

Some decking requires a great deal of preparation for winter; staining, sealing, and several other procedures are needed to reinforce the wood against the elements. Composite decking, of course, is far more durable, and as long as you keep it clean and tidy, you can rest assured that your deck will still be in top condition when spring finally rolls around.

So whether we get an Indian summer or just a long, cold winter, there'll always be time to stand out on your deck and watch the seasons change. Autumn, with its distinctive colours and smells, is a beautiful time of year, so make sure you get out of the house every once in a while and experience it.

If you’re looking for hardwood decking boards, why not have a look at TimberTech’s range of composite decking? Although hardwood decking boards can look absolutely stunning, they need an awful lot of maintenance to stay looking so stunning. Then there’s the environmental impact of chopping down all those trees.

TimberTech, however, gives you all the benefits of hardwood decking boards, but without the downsides: no scrubbing, sanding, warping, splitting, varnishing – and extra green points too!

Here are four very good reasons to choose TimberTech over hardwood decking boards:

1. Looks just like the real thing
It’s hard to tell TimberTech from the real thing - our boards look just as good as their real wood counterparts!

2. Easy to fit
You don’t need specialist tools to fit TimberTech. It even comes with a grooved edge and hidden fastener system, so it’s simple to install and has no visible fastenings. And as it’s made from wood composite, there aren’t any knots so there’s no wastage.

3. Less work = more leisure
With TimberTech, there’s no need to invest time and money in keeping your decking boards looking good. While hardwood decking boards need stripping, cleaning and oiling regularly, all TimberTech needs is a quick jet wash once in a while, buying you more time to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

4. Greener and cleaner
With tropical forests under threat, could your conscience cope with splashing out on tropical hardwood decking boards? TimberTech is made from waste wood from the furniture industry, so we save literally tons of wood from going to landfill. This wood is ground into ‘wood flour’, mixed with polymer and used to produce our decking. And the zero-maintenance qualities mean you won’t be using chemicals to clean and treat your deck either.

If you want to give your deck a stylish, modern edge, installing a glistening glass balustrade around the perimeter is a great way to go about it. A glass balustrade from TimberTech will endow your outdoor living space with a sleek, ultra-contemporary look and, like tying a ribbon around a gift, it makes a lovely finishing touch for your decking.

The clear glass panels of a glass balustrade don't block out any light, ensuring that your decking is superbly lit and that you have a great view of your garden. The clean, straight vertical lines of the balustrade complement the lines of the decking perfectly, and together they will make your outdoor living space look as beautiful as it can be!

So give your deck the gift of a glass balustrade. It's the perfect way to round off your decking, and it gives your garden the feel of a truly modern outdoor living space.

Finding designs for small gardens can be difficult – you want to get the most out of your space, but don’t want it to look too cramped or cluttered. Perhaps you need to use your garden for lots of different things – relaxing, entertaining, growing plants and maybe the odd pot of herbs or veg? And with today’s busy lifestyles, the last thing you want to is to create a garden that will involve hours of maintenance every week.

That’s where TimberTech comes in handy. Our decking products are ideal for all sorts of gardens, whether you’ve got acres of land or a small square of green space. And whether you go for a deck that’s large or small, we guarantee you won’t need to spend your precious leisure time maintaining it.

As TimberTech is made from wood composite, it looks just like real wood, but without any of the maintenance. So instead of spending hours sanding, painting and varnishing it, you can just enjoy relaxing on it!

When you’re planning designs for small gardens, incorporating a decked area makes lots of sense. It’s great for entertaining or eating al fresco, perfect for creating a chillout area with comfy chairs or beanbags, and looks great surrounded by pots of your favourite plant if you’re the green-fingered type.

And if you’re looking for inspirational designs for small gardens, have a browse of our website and check out our galleries, where you can see TimberTech products installed in a variety of smaller spaces, from balconies in city apartments to small suburban gardens.

You’ll see lots of clever ways to use TimberTech – mix and match textures and colours; lay the boards horizontally, diagonally or straight; choose a lighter colour that maximises your space or a darker shade to blend in with the borders for a seamless look… when it comes to designs for small gardens, with TimberTech the possibilities really are endless.

A beautiful composite decking is no good if you can't see it, so if you fancy getting all hands on deck after dark, you'll want to include a few deck lights in your design. Our long-life LED deck lights are the perfect addition to any TimberTech decking, warmly illuminating the edge of your deck and providing a nice bit of ambience while they're at it.

They look absolutely stunning at night, too. If you're hosting a party, deck lights give you the option to invite your guests out onto the deck and continue the fun outdoors. They're sure to love the stylish, low-level radiance that the deck lights provide.

So if you want a bit of extra sparkle, consider re-shuffling your deck to include some of our beautiful TimberTech Deck Lights. They come in a range of colours, they're safe to walk on, and they'll make your night-time hangout look phenomenal.

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