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If people think that gardening is a chore, it's because they're not thinking creatively enough. Yes, there will be hard graft involved, but if you're working towards something interesting then the effort will always be worth it. Your best bet is to think of your outdoor space as a blank canvas, an opportunity for you to create a beautiful masterpiece that's unique, functional, and entirely your own. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to embrace the many wonders of garden design.

We've seen a lot of astounding garden designs down the years, and many of them have made fantastic use of decking (just look at the photo above for an example). A deck doesn't have to be merely a small boarded area between your house and your garden; just like the rest of the garden, it can be anything you imagine!

Creativity is key when you're trying to design yourself a gorgeous new garden. If you're not happy with your current outdoor space, you need to look at it and see the potential it has. Any garden can be beautiful with a bit of elbow grease, and creating a distinguished deck design is a fantastic place to start.

We're always open to ideas here at TimberTech, so no matter what outlandish plans you've got for your garden deck, get in touch and we'll see what we can do for you. Hearing about our customer's dream garden designs and turning them into a reality is one of the best parts of the job, so if you've come up with something that you'd like our help with, email info@timbertech.co.uk or call 02920 371584 today. We love a challenge!

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!)

Deck design is one of the most enjoyable parts of purchasing a deck, especially when you've got TimberTech's Deck Design tool to play with! Our Deck Designer is a fantastic feature that allows you to play at being an architect, drawing up a blueprint of your dream deck design and customising everything from the measurements to the colour.

The first thing you'll need to decide on when you fire up the Deck Design tool is the shape of your dream deck. You can opt for a straightforward square or rectangle, of course, but if you feel like experimenting a little you can also try hexagonal, triangular, or L-shaped decks - the world is your oyster! And you don't have to stick to our templates, either, because the Deck Designer allows you to input your own measurements for the decking. This can be used to create some seriously unique shapes!

Once you've settled on a shape and size, it's time to colour it in. You can choose from a range of different board colours for your deck design, ranging from cedar to redwood to tropical teak. You can even decide which direction the boards face; if horizontal lines are a bit pedestrian for your tastes, why not try placing the boards diagonally, or even in a herringbone pattern?

Your deck design should be personal to you, and TimberTech's Deck Design Tool is perfect for planning out your big ideas before you make a purchase. Try it out now!

If you’re trying to design your dream deck, our decking planner services can help you to create a space that suits your home and your needs.


Once you’ve had a look at our site and shortlisted some products and colours,you can use our online deck designer to create your ideal deck.


Just choose the shape, colour and pattern of your deck and our decking planner will work out exactly what you need to order. If you want to get some inspiration before you start, have a look at the galleries on our site and see some real-life decks from our customers’ homes.


If you’re still not sure about your design, or you have a bigger space that’s difficult to design for, you can go to step two of our decking planner services – our 3D design service. Our in-house decking planner will chat about your requirements, and then produce a 3D deck design so you can have a really good idea of what the finished product will look like.


With this service, you can try out different designs, products and colour schemes until you find something that you like – it couldn’t be simpler.


Happy customer Chris Johnson from Purfleet used the service. He said: “I needed quite a large deck that incorporated a slope and went around two sides of my house, so it was hard to work out what I needed. The 3D decking planner service was great. We measured up, chatted about what colours we liked and what we needed from the deck, then the designer gave us a few designs to look at. We went back and forth and tweaked the design a few times until we settled on something that we liked – brilliant service! We got the decking installed in the Spring and we’ve spent so much time outdoors this summer.”

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