Here at TimberTech, we pride ourselves on the quality of our composite decking, and if you read our reviews you will see that we most certainly do not disappoint our customers! However, occasionally we think it’s important to show you why our lovely customers are so satisfied, and why TimberTech’s reputation is indisputable.
The Case Studies section of our website details lots of examples of our fantastic composite decking in action in various locations around the UK, but our latest is really quite special, so we thought we’d tell you a bit about it.
This is our Michaelston case study where Mr Davies transformed his Michaelston-le-Pit property with the help of TimberTech. After receiving some free samples of our EasyClean Terrain+ Silver Maple and a visit from our in-house architect, plans to completely transform the property were well under way!
Mr Davies ended up with a new deck made from our Silver Maple-coloured composite decking boards and some frameless glass balustrades fitted to his new decking, to provide a chic and sophisticated finish, completely transforming the appearance of his home.
If you want to breathe some life into your outdoor space but you’re not sure how, why not give us a call on 029 2037 1584 and we’ll see what we can do for you. Alternatively, request a free sample to check out the quality for yourself!
When it comes to choosing the right material for your outdoor deck you are inundated with different options. The decision-making process can be a little overwhelming: do I want PVC, plastic or composite decking? What are they and what is the difference between the three? This guide aims to answer all of your questions about PVC, plastic and composite decking, helping you find the right decking material for your project with ease.
The primary benefit of plastic decking is its low-maintenance nature. This synthetic decking option requires little to no looking after, and once it’s laid down your job is pretty much over. Having said this, plastic decking cannot provide the gorgeous natural look and feel of natural wooden decking and often comes in a limited shade range, so while you might be getting a low-maintenance decking choice you are likely compromising the aesthetic qualities of your garden too.
- Low maintenance option
- Not as aesthetically pleasing as wood/composite
- Water resistant but slippery in wet conditions
PVC decking is considered to be slightly more sophisticated than plastic decking (despite it coming under the plastic family). It is made entirely from polyvinyl chloride, an incredibly hard and strong plastic, so requires little to no maintenance after installation. PVC decking offers significant fade, stain and mould resistance and a number of varying colour options providing a more diverse choice than plastic decking, but still doesn't have the gorgeous wooden deck feel that most people prefer.
- Likely to be the most expensive option
- Artificial finish
- Water resistant but slippery in wet conditions
Composite decking is made partially from plastic but contains a blend of wood and polymer to imitate the gorgeous earthy tones of wood decking with the moisture resistance of plastic decking. As well as looking the part, composite decking is easy to maintain and is close to natural wood in the way it feels underfoot - providing excellent grip! It is an environmentally-friendly option, with its wood and plastic components often saved from landfill sites. Composite decking is often easier to work with and install than plastic decking because it behaves more like wooden decking.
- Easy to work with
- Excellent slip-resistance and moisture resistant
- Similar in appearance to wood decking
So when it comes to choosing your garden deck, it might seem like you’re inundated with choice, but really, there is only one answer: composite decking. If you’re still not entirely convinced then why not browse our composite decking range, order a sample and observe and feel the high-quality and aesthetically pleasing properties of TimberTech decking for yourself!
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.”
Most of us aren’t blessed with huge gardens these days, so more and more people are looking for interesting garden designs for small gardens.
And with so many websites, TV programmes and magazines on garden design, the possibilities are endless. When planning garden designs for small gardens, many people don’t consider decking as an option, but in fact, incorporating a deck into a smaller garden is a simple, stylish way to create a low-maintenance area for relaxing, dining, entertaining… or whatever else you want to use your outdoor space for.
Take a look at our site for some design inspiration – you will see some really innovative ways to use decking in garden designs for small gardens. You can mix colours and textures, lay the boards horizontally, vertically, diagonally – there are endless combinations for garden designs for small gardens.
And once you’ve been inspired, try our deck designer to create your perfect deck.
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