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Case study:  Wild Swans Production – The Young Vic Theatre London

TimberTech decking has transformed all kinds of spaces from the gardens of luxury homes to beachside balconies and even lifeboat stations.

But for the past three months it took to the London stage after set builder Simon Heap spotted the quality wood composite decking as an ideal solution to the challenges he faced creating the set for a production of Wild Swans at the Young Vic Theatre.

He needed something strong and durable that could withstand everything the show’s demands threw at it but still looked good and in-keeping with other parts of the show.

Not only did the TimberTech boards have to endure a cast of more than 20 actors’ feet for eight shows a week over three months, the boards were covered in dirt, scraped clean and swept then completely flooded for each and every performance.

Because of these demands, Simon, who runs Made 100 exhibition services, was set the challenge to come up with a design and build solution.

He ordered TimberTech’s high quality VertiGrain Grey boards to cover the 113m x 4.8m area.

“This stage was going to get completely flooded every single night as it had to emulate a paddy field for part of the performance,” he said.

“Because of this and all of the other demands and abuse a set has to withstand, it had to be heavy, substantial and durable and TimberTech ticked all the boxes.

“Its design meant it could withstand the water and would not warp but also looked like traditional floorboards for other scenes in Wild Swans. It needed to stand up to the challenge - which it did, so we were more than happy with the product and its performance!”

TimberTech is made from a unique mix of wood and polymer, and looks just like traditional timber decking, but with virtually no maintenance – just regular sweeping and an occasional power wash will keep it looking as good as the day it was installed.

It is also weather-resistant, so won’t stain, warp or fade like standard wood decking – TimberTech even offers a 25 year residential warranty on all of its decking products.

The decking is easy to install with a fixing-free finish, and is a greener option too – not only do you eliminate chemical wood preservers and staining products, the boards are made from excess wood from the furniture industry ensuring eco-friendly, long-lasting decking which doesn’t cost the earth.

If you would like to use TimberTech to create the perfect space, whether for your home or a more unusual project, click here to order a free sample, or call our sales  team on 029 2037 1584 for a full consultation. 

What they used:

If you’re looking for a decking planner, then you’ve come to the right place. Lots of our customers choose to use one of our two decking planner services before they commit to buying decking from us.

If you’re requirements are pretty straightforward, just take some measurements, browse the galleries on our site for inspiration, then get started with our decking planner software, where you can plan your dream TimberTech deck.

Or, if you’re decking a larger space or you’re looking for something beyond your standard rectangular deck, you might need the help of our decking planner. Our dedicated decking planner will help you visualize your decking using our free 3D design service.

Here’s what two of our customers thought of our deck design services. 

“I was desperate for a decking planner to help me design my perfect outdoor space. I used your deck designer software, which allowed me to experiment with lots of different ideas before I decided which products to buy – it was great.” Mark Hughes, Sidmouth

“Our sloping garden in a bit tricky when it comes to garden design. Your very helpful decking planner was amazing – we chatted through my requirements and he sent me a 3D design so I could really get a good idea of what it would look like before committing to the product. Top service – thanks!” Sofia Fecci, St Ives

The possibilities are endless for garden decking designs. You’ve got everything from your bog-standard square deck to decking around ponds or pools, decking for sloping gardens or steps… there really are a myriad of garden decking designs.

Here at TimberTech, our customers live in all sorts of homes with all sorts of different gardens. That’s why we know that your decking needs to be as individual as you and your home.

Come to us and you won’t need to struggle with working out your own garden decking designs, as we’ve got lots of help and advice to help you create your dream deck. The first step is to have a look at our design inspiration page for loads of ideas, then browse the site for photographs of our real customers’ garden decking designs.

From there you can have a go at coming up with your own garden decking designs using our deck designer, where you can try out different designs to suit your space.

Or if your outdoor space is larger or difficult to design for, you can use our 3D deck design service, where our staff will find out about your garden and your requirements, then provide you with some 3D garden decking designs that suit your space. 

Decking paint colours come in everything from natural-looking wood finishes to classic white wash. But why spend hours sanding and painting, only to do it all again the following year, then the following year, then again the year after… you get the picture.

At TimberTech, our decking comes in all the shades that you’d expect to find in a decking paint colours range – but without the actual painting! Because TimberTech is made from wood composite, it is resistant to water and doesn’t fade or crack, so all the reasons that you have for needing new decking paint colours are eliminated. All you need to do with TimberTech is give it a quick jet wash once in a blue moon.

Once you’ve chosen your perfect decking paint colours, have a look at our range and find a board that matches. We’ve got everything from classic chestnut or cedar, to rich rosewood and redwood, to modern colours like brick and slate.

So we’ve got all the decking paint colours you’d find in your local DIY shop, but you won’t need to spend the time or the money actually painting your decking. 

Decking is just for people with flat gardens, right? Wrong. This summer, the only way is up, and we’ve got loads of raised decking ideas on our site, from using decking for balconies to tackling tricky sloping gardens.

If you’ve got a balcony, composite decking is the perfect solution. It’s virtually no-maintenance, it survives whatever the British weather can throw at it all year round – and it looks fantastic too. We’ve even got one product – Floorizon – that’s especially designed for use on balconies. Have a look at our balconies and roof terraces gallery for some great raised decking ideas.

Perhaps you’re looking for raised decking ideas for a sloped garden? Our team have loads of experience of using raised decking to find the perfect solution for a decked area on a slope.

We’re getting a lot more customers choosing raised decking outside their park homes, caravans, mobile homes and park homes lately. TimberTech is absolutely perfect for these sorts of leisure homes, where people want to enjoy the great outdoors without the hassle of high maintenance flooring. Visit the holiday home section for loads of inspirational raised decking ideas and to find out more. 

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