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Pictured above is The Longhouse, part of the Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre in Bruton, Somerset. And, as you've probably already guessed, the deck in front of The Longhouse is a TimberTech deck! The management at Mill on the Brue opted to upgrade their building with our VertiGrain 2 composite decking, giving The Longhouse an attractive outdoor area for guests to enjoy.

The photograph was sent to us by Matt Rawlingson Plant, director of the activity centre. In his accompanying email, he enthused that the decking looked "absolutely fantastic", heaping particular praise on the complete lack of maintenance our chestnut boards require:

"So far it has been maintenance-free, even though it's being hammered by lots of children!"

This was a major concern for Mill on the Brue; since it’s an outdoor activity centre, there will always be plenty of little ones running around, so it was important for Matt and the team to find a decking product that wouldn’t get worn down by all the heavy foot traffic. TimberTech’s composite decking products are specifically designed to be as durable and as long-lasting as possible, and all commercial installations – from outdoor activity centres to hotel restaurants – come with a 10 year warranty as standard.

We're always glad to hear from satisfied customers, and we think Mill on the Brue's new deck looks absolutely fabulous. Aside from its role at the heart of the activity centre, The Longhouse is also used for weddings - we can only imagine how beautiful the various brides and grooms will look when they emerge onto that stunning deck!

To find out more about our low-maintenance decking, email or call 029 2037 1584 to speak with one of our friendly decking advisors.

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?


Composite decking isn’t just for homes. We at TimberTech have undertaken a wide range of commercial decking work for all kinds of purposes, and we’re always ready to take on new commercial decking projects!

If you want to see what kind of projects we have completed in the past, our case studies page contains several examples of our commercial decking work. Particular highlights include the renovation of Tenby Lifeboat Station, and the addition of composite decking to a pair of care homes in South Yorkshire.

TimberTech composite decking can be used in any number of situations. We can provide play places for Schools & Nurseries, decks for Mobile Homes, outdoor dining areas for Hotels, Cafés and Pubs, and much more. 

These are just a few ideas; we are happy to hear from any potential clients with a commercial decking project for us to consider. Composite decking looks fantastic in any setting, and the long-life, low-maintenance nature of our decks mean that you’ll save a lot of money in the long term. If you wish to get in touch with us regarding a commercial decking project you have in mind, please don’t hesitate to email us at or phone us on 02920 371584. There is also a simple enquiry form on our Contact page, so if you’d prefer you can fill that out and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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