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Garden decking is more than a mere outdoor accessory. It's a way to redefine your entire garden, to make it a far more appealing place to spend your spare time. If your garden is little more than a patch of grass at the moment, it's high time you did something with this blank canvas - a garden is whatever you make of it, and garden decking could be all you need to make it look good!

TimberTech garden decking, much like the garden itself, can be whatever you want it to be. Want somewhere quiet to sit with a book and a glass of wine? A deck is ideal. How about a safe place for the kids to play? Garden decking is great for little ones, and the smooth surface of a deck is far more hygienic than a muddy lawn. Garden decking can play host to classy dinner parties, lively cocktail evenings, and all kinds of other soirées. And think of the big annual occasions; your Halloween and New Year's celebrations will be vastly improved when you toss garden decking into the equation. Imagine spending Valentine's night out on the deck, cuddled up under the stars with your better half! What could be lovelier?

Garden decking has too many uses to list in one meagre blog post. What you get out of it will rather depend on your lifestyle, but you've probably already had a few ideas just from reading this article. Don't let your outdoor space go to waste - order some gorgeous garden decking today!

To the man on the street, composite decking might not seem as attractive as real wood products. We’ve been trained to believe that natural products are inherently better than artificial ones, and surely a garden deck will look all the more gorgeous for being made out of genuine wood...won’t it?

But if composite decking has taught us one thing, it’s this: even nature can benefit from a little helping hand every now and again! We’ve done our best to bring you materials that look as much like real wood as possible, and a TimberTech deck looks surprisingly similar to a hardwood construction. Only an expert would spot the difference, and even if composite decking doesn’t look absolutely identical to the real deal, some might say that’s a good thing. After all, hardwood decking doesn’t look all that good when it’s gone exposed to the elements for too long!

Interestingly, composite decking materials are more eco-friendly than natural wood products, too. Hardwood decking production involves deforestation, and we at TimberTech can proudly boast that not a single tree gets cut down to make our composite decking. There is real wood within the boards, but we only use reclaimed wood that would go straight into a landfill if we didn’t use it. Not only are we leaving the forests alone, we’re keeping usable wood products off the rubbish heap!

Composite wood decking is better than hardwood decking in almost every respect. If you’re still not convinced that TimberTech decking is up to the task, we’d  strongly recommend that you order a free sample pack today. It’s sure to persuade you that composite is king!

We love decking that stands out, but there are times when it's more important to blend in. If your garden is a lush green area, filled with the natural beauty of beautiful nature, then adding a sleek, modern-looking deck down in the middle could easily ruin the effect. Your verdant lawn, your dazzling flowers and your rich shrubbery will not look quite at home when placed alongside something that's unmistakably man-made, so if you do decide to deck out your garden then you'll most likely want a deck that looks as natural as possible.

This seems like an issue that composite decking isn't designed to address. Wooden decks may not be as durable or as slip-resistant as composite constructions, but if we're talking about looking natural then surely the natural wood product is going to come up trumps, right?

Perhaps, but before you make up your mind on this score, it's worth ordering a free decking sample from TimberTech. You might be surprised at just how convincing our wood-effect decking is; our Cedar deck boards, for example, are practically indistinguishable from real wood, and they look just as naturally lovely when set against a gorgeous green garden.

Here at TimberTech, we understand the importance of a natural-looking garden deck. We can create a contemporary deck if you'd prefer, with gleaming glass balustrades and superb slate-style boards, but on the whole we prefer the organic look. A garden deck should complement rather than eclipse the outdoor space in which it's situated, and we're confident that once your wood-style composite decking has been installed, it will look like it's always been there. Get started on your garden deck today!

The main purpose of a handrail is to provide support, to give you something to hold on to while you're moving around. But practicality shouldn't preclude the possibility for prettiness, and TimberTech's decking handrail products are as beautiful as they are useful. We'd heartily recommend including a handrail in your deck design - whether or not you need the extra stability, the rail will make a gorgeous addition to your outdoor space!

Our ornamental decking handrails are made from the same attractive, eco-friendly composite wood products as the decking boards themselves, so you can rest assured that the handrail will match the deck! Our rails come in three different colours (Cedar, Grey, and Redwood), allowing you to choose the decking handrail that's best suited to your design.

These ornamental rails look wonderfully authentic - just like real wood, in fact, although in many ways they're superior to standard wooden handrails. Wood is susceptible to rot and splintering, whereas composite wood is far more durable and doesn't even require staining or sealing. A TimberTech decking handrail is just like a TimberTech deck: it will look fantastic for years, come rain or shine!

So if you want to give your dream deck an equally dreamy finishing touch, an ornamental decking handrail will do the job rather nicely. This is one handrail that's well worth holding on to!

We know what you're thinking: surely it can't be summertime already?! Okay, so there are still a couple of weeks to go before June arrives, but if you want to make the most of the next three months, you'll want to start getting ready now. After all, there's no time like the present!

Having a deck in your back garden is the perfect way to enjoy summer to the fullest. Don't worry if you're currently deck-less, though, because there's still time to rectify the situation before summer starts in earnest. There's a reason why we're writing this article in the middle of May! Garden decking gives you a sensational spot to sunbathe, and if you have children, they'll love running around on the deck while you sit with a good book and a cold drink.

Composite decking is especially ideal for the summertime because, unlike some decking materials, it doesn't require any staining or oiling to protect it from the sun. Nobody wants a deck that looks faded and degraded by the end of its first summer; if you've decided to do decking this year, you might as well do it right! Order a sample from TimberTech today and get your dream deck underway.

(We should mention that this blog post was written under the assumption that the country will see at least a little sunshine this summer. We can't control the weather, but we can at least be optimistic!)

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