HomeCommercial Showrooms
Delivery From Stock 5 Days *
Your Sample Basket
Latest News
Ideas and updates from the TimberTech blog

Fitting composite decking

We stock a fantastic range of composite decking products here at TimberTech UK, but that's not all - we also offer a variety of fixings and fittings to help you build your new deck.

All of our deck fitting products are chosen for minimum visibility. After all, you don't want the screws to distract from those gorgeous decking boards!

More...

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!

TimberTech Showrooms   Order a Free Decking Sample

Raised decking

TimberTech's composite decking installation experts are currently hard at work building a brand new deck in Cardiff. They've been sending over photos of the job as they do it, and we thought we'd share them with you to give you an idea of how a TimberTech deck comes to life!

 

Decking frame

This is how all of our decks begin: a skeleton, waiting for those beautiful boards to be laid on top! Raised decking is relatively rare in the UK, so the finished structure (which will wrap right the way around our client's house) will really stand out from the crowd.

 

Deck boards

By the time this photo was taken, our boys had started to lay the boards - our decking is a lovely colour, isn't it?

 

Deck with handrail posts

Things were really starting to take shape by this point. Those posts are part of an ornamental handrail (also in Cedar, so as to match the decking) that will be placed around the edge of the finished deck.

 

Raised decking steps

As we mentioned earlier, this is a raised deck, and our installation specialists have included a set of stairs that will allow people to access the deck from ground level. Don't those steps look beautiful? We love how seamlessly they transition into the deck itself.

If you live in Cardiff or the surrounding area and you want to add a deck to your property, why not do what this client did and visit our outdoor living showroom? It's only a short walk from the centre of Cardiff; alternatively, you can give us a call on 029 2037 1584 or email info@timbertechuk.co.uk to discuss your decking project.

Our composite decking is unparalleled in style, panache and quality. Once you’ve taken full advantage of our fantastic free samples and settled on one of our gorgeous products to refurbish your garden with, next comes the tricky part: installation. Here’s the top 5 tips you must remember when installing your TimberTech composite decking.

1. When you’re installing your composite decking make sure to keep the shallow groove which you’ll find on one edge of each board consistently on the same side. The fibres on each TimberTech board are directional, so by placing them all on the same side upon installation you’ll be ensuring that the sun casts a consistent shadow on your decking, giving a uniform shade across your deck.

2. Use standard wood working tools and standard pressure treated softwood timbers for the sub frame. TimberTech can be drilled, nailed, sawn or routed, without any danger of rotting!

3. Remember to use the CONCEALoc® bracket to fix the first and last board tightly into place

4. CONCEALoc® is designed to automatically create a 4mm gap between the TimberTech boards and we would urge you to keep to this measurement

5. For the neatest decking installation, pre-drill 4mm pilot holes when face fixing boards. Drive the screws until the head is flush with the surface of the board – don’t over-drive! Do not countersink your pilot holes.

If you’re not quite feeling brave enough to have a go at installing our composite decking yourself, we have an exquisite team of experienced TimberTech decking installers who are more than willing to help. However if you’re going to give it a go, remember these top 5 tips and have a little look at our Installation Resources before you begin. Good luck, merry decking!

Decking design and installation

We've always claimed to have the best composite decking, but supplying high-quality decking is only part of what we do! Where some composite decking companies will simply sell you a few packs of decking and leave you to get on with it, the TimberTech service goes much, much deeper. In addition to providing the deck boards, we're capable of making recommendations, creating unique designs, and even installation everything for you!

There's nothing more rewarding than seeing a decking project progress all the way from beginning to end. Customers call us on the telephone (and sometimes visit our decking showroom) to discuss the project they've got in mind and ask us if we can help. Sometimes, the plans will have already been drawn up and we'll just have to deliver the materials, but every so often we hear from somebody who want s the full TimberTech service.

And so the fun begins. The customer convenes with our in-house architect; they come up with a decking design - often something that really pushes the envelope - and establish which materials will be necessary to get the job done; we supply said materials, and sometimes, our deck installation team will head over to the site to make the design a reality!

If you're serious about getting the most from your outdoor living space, you need TimberTech's full package. Drop us a line today to discuss your project - we're sure to come up with some big ideas for you!

Great ideas from GreensquaresGreensquares Ltd.
Kids Cancer Charity
© Copyright TimberTech 2020 | All Rights Reserved.