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Wondering what to do with your leftover composite decking? We've got some ideas to share with you!

Leftover Decking Boards

So you’ve trawled through page after page of designs, picked out the decking of your dreams, and had it installed in your garden. Your dream deck is finally a reality!

But what if you still have decking left over? Off-cuts and the odd unused board are par for the course, but what to do with them? After all, our composite decking is far too good to simply throw away!

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your leftover deck boards.

 

What can I do with my leftover TimberTech decking?

Depending on how much decking you have left at the end of your installation, it's possible to create a variety of stylish, quirky and outright amazing additions to your outdoor space.

Here are a few leftover decking ideas to get you started - please do not attempt any DIY unless you're sure you know what you're doing!

 

Window Box

A simple yet beautiful way to bring some plant life to your new decking area, a window box can be a fantastic addition to your exterior design.

Solid wood window boxes can cost around the £50 mark, even those that are fairly modest in size. It's even possible to find window boxes of less than 2.5 feet in length on sale for as much as £90.

With just a few spare deck boards and a bin bag for inner lining, you can easily create a natural-looking window feature that brightens up your outdoor space. Alternatively, if you have a little more leftover material to play with, you can utilise your leftover boards to make an aesthetically-pleasing planter or flower bed.

 

Bird House

If you're more interested in fauna than flora, why not use your off-cuts to create a home for your feathered garden visitors? A simple bird house can be constructed from just a few bits of leftover decking, and the end result can be surprisingly impressive.

On the other hand, if you do happen to have a little more material left over, why not treat your pooch and make a hand-made dog kennel? After all, doggy digs can be surprisingly expensive, particularly those that are made from wood.

Meanwhile, if you’re really feeling bold and have quite a bit of decking left over, you could even go one step further and make a Wendy house for your child. While this might seem like a rather daunting task - especially if you're a bit of a DIY novice - you may be surprised by what you can achieve with a Google search, a can-do attitude, and a little perseverance.

 

Garden Bench

If you need some furniture for your newly-revamped outdoor space, why not save yourself a little cash and kill two birds with one stone by turning your leftover deck boards into a nice garden bench or outdoor coffee table?

Speaking of garden furniture, a storage box that doubles up as a seating area is a fantastic way to make the most of the materials you have while also saving on space and expense. A chest-like seat or bench can complement your decked area perfectly.

If you're looking for a bit more of a challenge, you could even create a literal deck chair from your leftover decking. Google is filled with inspiring design ideas of just that, proving that – if you’re a dab hand with a drill and a hero with a hacksaw – the decking upcycling options are almost limitless!

 

TimberTech's low-maintenance composite decking is a superb alternative to hardwood and plastic deck boards. Call 029 2080 3756 or use the links below to find out more!

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Grey decking is becoming increasingly popular amongst our customers, and it's not difficult to see why. As the popularity and appeal of the industrial trend continues to gain momentum, it's hard to recall a time when home and garden accessories in muted colour palettes weren't a staple in many homes.Whether it's from our commercial or residential customers, there seems to be an increased appetite for an alternative to the traditional warm, natural wood tones, in favour of a cool, subdued grey palette. Although we agree that both warm and cool decks can look fantastic in any outdoor space, we thought we'd focus on the use of grey decking today, to offer some inspiration to those who may be seeking this alternative. 

Use One: Brighten up a Shaded Area 

Light grey decking can be an ideal way to add a bright, modern addition to a shaded area with lots of greenery, providing an interesting contrast to the more traditional aspects of a garden design. As you can see below, our VertiGrain decking in grey works fantastically in large spaces, bringing an increased sense of light and space in a more secluded area.

VertiGrain Grey Decking

Use Two: Contrast With Warm Tones

If your property has warm coloured brickwork or dark wood finishes, grey decking can be a fantastic way to create a stylish contrast between the two areas. Thanks to the warmer tones in our Edeck boards, our customers are able to bring a new contemporary edge to their property without creating a sense of mismatch. The deck compliments brickwork perfectly, combining traditional and modern elements to create an attractive and functional space.

Use Three: Go all Grey

Grey decking can look fantastic in combination with grey walls and furniture, creating a stunning monochromatic look without appearing too uniform or drab. When combined with brightly coloured accessories and plants, all-grey spaces can appear stylish as well as homely, as you can see from this image of our Ashwood deck below.

Ashwood decking

Use Four: Pair With White Accessories 

Grey decking looks incredible in combination with white garden dining sets and other outdoor living accessories, producing a stunning yet subtle monochromatic finish. It also looks incredible against garden greenery. 

For more deck design ideas and inspirations, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages!

When approaching a garden deck project, many people are unaware of the variety of options available to them, due to the fact that they are so accustomed to the widely-used image of a standard garden deck. At TimberTech, we like to remind our customers that there are a range of possibilities open to them, by demonstrating the versatility of our products as they have been used in a variety of designs. Here are just a few examples of how our decking has been used in the past:

Incorporated with stone to create a stunning, multi-dimensional patio

Multi level garden

 

Used as seating in a larger deck project

Reliaboard Decking

 

Used to provide a raised outdoor dining and gardening platform

Brown Oak Decking

 

Providing a weather-resistant material for balcony/terrace areas

Decking on balcony

 

Allowing garden enthusiasts to integrate planters into their deck design

Decking planters

 

Still having trouble envisioning your design? Why not take advantage of our free 3D design service?

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If you’re having trouble picturing what your composite decking might look like once it’s installed, you may want to have a look through our Composite Decking Photo Gallery. We have a decking photo gallery for each of our different composite decking styles; here’s a sample of what you’ll find in the galleries:

That’s just a small sample of the beauty you’ll see when you’re browsing through our decking photo gallery. Composite decking looks beautiful in almost any environment, so contact us now to start discussing what yours will be like!

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