One of composite decking's best assets is its lifespan. Solid wood products will weather and wear no matter how much care you take of them, but TimberTech's composite decks stay beautiful year after year. They don't even need too much maintenance to manage it!
There are a couple of things we do recommend doing from time to time, though. Our Decking Care page contains a handful of tips and information that will help you to get the most from your long-life decking. Keeping it clean is the main thing; Corte Clean Composite Cleaner should keep your composite decking looking flawless for ages. Other than that, just do your best to keep your decking free from dirt and debris, and give it the odd power-wash now and again to make it sparkle.
We offer a 25 year warranty on all of our decking products, so you can rest assured that your deck will be rot- and splinter-free for decades. A deck should be about relaxing, not hard work, so if you want a place to unwind that doesn't require constant attention, our composite decking is the perfect choice.
Deck lighting comes in many forms. There are the small LED deck lights that are embedded in the boards themselves, but as subtle and stylish as those lights are, they aren't your only option. Deck lighting is essential if you want to use your decking after dark, but exactly which deck lighting product you use is entirely up to you.
So if you've decided you're not keen on those small, circular deck lights, allow us to present an alternative: handrail deck lighting. We've mentioned many times how fond we are of our various handrail designs, and handrail deck lighting makes an already near-perfect product look even lovelier. Just look at the photo above, and if that's not enough to convince you, you can look at some more in our handrail lighting gallery.
Installing some luminous deck lighting in your handrail is a fabulous way to light up your deck. The handrail lights will turn your rail into a series of beacons running right the way around your deck, illuminating the area and making it a lovely place to lounge after the sun goes down. Handrail deck lighting is compatible with both our ornamental handrails and the popular RadianceRail system, so if you're already keen to have a handrail, why not go the whole hog and add some handrail deck lighting too?
If you want your deck to look as stylish and professional as possible, a decking handrail is all but essential. We supply a wide range of handrail products to suit all kinds of decks, and while we've often champion the sleek modern appeal of the glass balustrade, there are plenty of other options that some people might find far more attractive.
An ornamental decking handrail can create a far more traditional kind of beauty in your back garden. Take a browse through our Ornamental Handrail gallery, and you'll find that every image could have been torn straight from the pages of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine - these handrails have a timeless appeal that will look fantastic in any space.
Not only do our decking handrail products look fantastic, they're superbly long-lasting as well. Our ornamental handrails are made from composite wood, just like our decking, so they won't rot and they require very little maintenance. A decking handrail is the perfect finishing touch for a newly-installed dream deck, so don't order yours before you've seen the kind of rails we can offer!
We love a good bargain here at TimberTech, and there are always some fantastic deals to be found on our Decking Offers page. Throughout February, you can save £10 per metre on edeck composite decking, get a gorgeous glass balustrade for a fair bit less than usual, and light up your garden with a collection of alluring (yet affordable) oil torches.
If any of those offers appeal to you, you'd better hurry - those prices will only last until the end of February! We run a different set of deals every month, so make sure you come back for more when March arrives - who knows what we might be offering this time next month?
There's a reason why TimberTech is the UK's leading supplier of decking for schools. In fact, there are several reasons:
- Hardwood decking needs chemical treatment to keep it looking good, but those chemicals aren't ideal for a children's play area. Low-maintenance composite decking doesn't require any chemicals; it just needs a bit of wash every now and again.
- Solid wood decking boards need to be spaced pretty widely to allow for the natural expansion of the wood. Composite decking does require a small gap, but at around 3mm, this gap is far smaller and far less likely to result in trapped fingers.
- There's no such thing as non-slip decking, but composite decking from TimberTech is far more slip-resistant than wood. Using our boards will greatly reduce the risk of slips and bumps, keeping the kids safe while they're having fun.
- It's hard to stop children from making a mess, and if it's going to happen anyway, it might as well happen on the decking. Out sturdy, hard-wearing decks are extremely easy to clean, and once the mess has been tidied up, the decking will still look as good as new! You can't say that about carpeting, can you?
These are just some of the factors that have made TimberTech such a popular choice for schools and nurseries. But a composite decking play area doesn't just have to be for school; if you're a parent, installing a deck in your garden will give your children the perfect place to play when they're at home. What better gift could you give them?