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If you're adding a deck to your back garden, it's a good idea to include some built-in decking lights. Not only do they look great, they'll also make your deck safer to use after the sun has set - an important consideration if you plan to spend a lot of evenings on your new deck.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again and people across the UK are beginning to trim up their houses, dust off the tinsel and dig out their festive soundtracks all in the name of Christmastime!

But why stop at the front door when you’ve got a whole blank canvas outside? If you happen to own an outdoor decking area, why not bring the Christmas spirit to your outdoor living space and go all out with decking Christmas lights!

 

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Christmas Decking Lights

If you’re thinking of illuminating your outside space with some festive cheer but are unsure where to start, fear not – help is at hand!

Here are a few easy ways you can prepare your decking area for the festive festivities!

 

Traditional Christmas Lights

A tried and tested classic for a reason, incorporating fairy lights into your outdoor decking area over the Xmas period is a great way to inject some Christmas spirit into your exterior design.

Whether you opt for the quintessentially Christmassy white bulbs or prefer to brighten things up with a splash of colour, these string lights never fail to provide your home with a touch of festive radiance and seasonal spirit.

 Icicle Lights

Another popular choice for outdoor Christmas lights, icicle lights placed in a hanging position above your deck from a suitable location can make your decking area both impressive and festive in equal measure.

Whether you hang your icicle lights from an awning, veranda or the house itself, this wonderfully wintry effect is a common sight in Britain throughout December for good reason – it looks awesome!

 

Festoon Lights

An alternative option to the traditional Christmas lights is the less common option of using festive festoon lighting. Best of all, unlike traditional Christmas lights, festoon lighting can remain in place on your deck all-year-round without warranting a second thought.

Characterised by their big bulbs and hanging formation, festoon lights are often associated with fairgrounds and 1950s America. However, they work just as well as at Christmastime and can instantly transform your decking area into your very own winter wonderland.

Much like icicle lights, festoon lights work well as overhead lighting, hung from a ceiling structure; however, they can also be used to great effect from strategically placed posts and poles.

For an extra wintry effect, opt for ice white bulbs to give your decking a North Pole glow that’s undeniably cool in every sense of the word.

Built-In Deck Lights

Outside of traditional Christmas lighting and the above festoon example, there is a third option that can brighten up your deck for the festive period and keep your exterior area looking radiantly stunning long after Christmas has passed.

LED decking lights are a fantastic addition to your deck design, providing low-level uplighting that’s also completely safe to walk on. Built-in to the deck itself, they blend in seamlessly to the existing deck surface without taking up additional space.

Gorgeously atmospheric, these lights are available in five different colours, including festive favourites red, green and white. Enquire today to find out more!

For more information about decking lights and preparing your deck for Christmas, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 029 2080 3756 or get in touch online by clicking the button below.

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Do you have an outdoor area that could be enhanced using TimberTech’s Deck Lights? We bet you do! To help you feel inspired we have put together some decking light ideas that we think would look beautiful in lots of different gardens.

Mood lighting

If you’ve had a chance to take a look at our range of deck lights you might already know that they are available in five different colours making them perfect for creating different atmospheres in your garden.

Amber – Amber would be an excellent choice if you want to achieve a romantic, soft, atmosphere on your decking or surrounding areas. They would also be a great choice if you are worried about upsetting neighbours with bright lights on your property.

Green – would beautifully compliment a garden filled with greenery – the green light is less harsh than white lights, for example, and would accentuate the lush natural tones in your garden.

Red – While red might seem a little unorthodox, we think that red lights would be a great choice for stairs, steps or any other hazardous outdoor places. Installing these deck lights could help prevent falls or accidents.

White – White lights are a very popular choice of decking light; white lights are timeless and appropriate for all occasions. These lights would be excellent if you have especially dark areas of decking area or garden that you would like to use at night time.

Blue – Blue lights look stunning when they’re installed around any outdoor area, but they look especially appropriate around bodies of water such as a pool or pond.

Multicolour – Of course, if you’re feeling brave, why not have a variety of our different coloured deck lights installed to create a unique look in your garden? Perfect if you like to host parties or if you’re a little indecisive about which colour would suit your garden best!

All of our deck lights are available in two finishes – clear lenses for directional light or frosted lenses for a more diffused effect. Both equally beautiful!

The Specifics

Our lights are all IP67 rated, meaning they can be fully submerged in water – so no need to worry about them getting damaged when it rains.

We’ve also eliminated the need to go outside to switch on your deck lights, they can all be operated remotely using an on/off key fob.

Each light is made with 319 marine grade stainless steel so it should last you a lifetime – and just in case you have any problems with your deck lights, all of them come with a 2-year warranty!

So, what’s stopping you?

We want your garden and your decking to reach its full potential. Find out more about TimberTech’s decking lights today! Click here, or call us on 029 2080 3756.

So, you’ve finally decided to go ahead and purchase composite decking from one of our stunning decking ranges, congratulations on a very wise investment! However, the decision making doesn’t end there. A host of questions still remain now that you have chosen the flooring option for your outdoor living space. To make things easier for you, we’re going to run through a few things that you may want to consider when building your deck.

Location

The location in your outdoor space where your deck is going to be built may already be determined before making your purchase, however, after deciding to choose our composite decking you may think that your new deck may be better suited within a different position. This could be due to our decking complimenting a certain feature or area in your garden, taking advantage of a specific view or to be more or less exposed to the weather and elements. All of these things may impact the location in where your deck may be built.

Installation

The way in which your new deck is going to be installed is another thing you may need to think about. If you have adequate DIY skills, you may decide that you can save time and money by installation your deck boards yourself. If you don’t possess the skills, however, you may decide to utilise our installation fitting service with our team of professional and friendly deck installers, allowing you to sit back and relax while your dream outdoor living space comes to life.

Design, Size & Shape

The design, size and shape of your new deck will be dependent on the location that you decide to build it. Once a decision has been made on where your deck will be built, you can then proceed with choosing the design. This is something that we can also provide assistance with our deck design inspiration and FREE 3D deck design service. Here you are able to view an array of deck designs, including a range of layouts and patterns and then watch see your design come to life by collaborating with our expert team of CAD designers.

Extras: Balustrades, Lighting & Steps

Basic platform decks are by far the simplest to build and offer a classic, clean appearance. If it’s an eye-catching deck that you’re after however, this is something that you may want to avoid. As a result, a multi-level deck may be the deck for you. If this is the case and your deck now sits higher than a few feet off the ground, a balustrade system and steps may be something worth considering. We offer a variety of balustrade, railing systems and steps that not only provide an extra element of safety but also add a stylish touch to your deck. If you plan on utilising your new outdoor space at all times throughout the day and night, installing deck lights may also be an added benefit, allowing and anyone else to see your beautiful new deck no matter the time.

These aren’t all the things that you need to consider when building your deck, but will definitely go a long way in helping you achieve your dream outdoor living space. If you require any further information or assistance with any of the mentioned points or services, then please do not hesitate to contact us today. Call us on 02920 803 756 or email us at info@timbertechuk.co.uk where a member of our customer service team will be more than happy to help.

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Composite decking with lights

Beautiful, isn't it? The photo above was sent to us by Stevie Ng, who's recently been hard at work building a new garden deck for himself and his wife Karen to enjoy. The deck isn't quite finished yet, but if this picture is anything to go by, it's coming along very nicely indeed!

Stevie and Karen Ng opted for our VertiGrain 2 composite decking, which combines an authentic-looking wood grain with a cool, contemporary design. The sleek - perhaps even futuristic - appearance of these boards makes VertiGrain an excellent choice for modern garden designs, and this particular deck looks even better thanks to the addition of our built-in deck lights!

We're very excited to glimpse the results of this particular project - we love seeing our composite decking in situ, and we're hoping to have some more photos to share with you once Stevie has finished the job! In the meantime, if you'd like to purchase some of our composite decking for your own garden, give us a call on 029 2037 1584 or click the link below to order a free sample pack.

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