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Of course our wood composite decking has its rivals, and at TimberTech we haven’t done any ‘sweeping under the carpet’, instead, we’ve ridden out and faced them head-on! Softwood, hardwood, and plastic all offer their services to the decking world, but as you’re about to find out, none do it as well as our own composite decking!

Vs. Hardwood

Hardwood decking is a beautiful thing, and so it should be considering how many trees are pulled down to make it! We all like a slice of the genuine, authentic, and real, but sometimes the alternative offers a far better material to live with. Hardwood may look good now, but in order to maintain it you’re going to need to strip and oil it regularly – this is a time-consuming and potentially messy job that just isn’t necessary with wood composite decking.

As well as being maintenance-free - and a much more responsibly-sourced option - wood composite decking is also a lot safer! Hardwood decking can crack and cause hazardous splinters to appear, it can also collect algae and become slippery. You see, wood absorbs around 50% of water meaning it takes an age to dry, our TimberTech decking on the other hand absorbs just 1.2% meaning it’ll dry in just 30 minutes. In the inevitably-wet environment that is Great Britain, it makes so much more sense to have a slip resistant material like wood composite decking.

Vs. Softwood

Our decking looks a lot like traditional timber boards, only it is going to cause you a lot less fuss in the long-run. Not only that, but even when it comes to installation our decking is by-far the easiest option! The kind of softwood decking you’d be likely to find at your local DIY store can be a real nuisance to fit – they may also require specialist tools, and can result in loads of wasted wood!

TimberTech is made from a patented mix of polymer and wood flour, so there are no knots, and therefore no wasted wood! It truly is one the easiest decking materials to install, and we even sell accessories to make your job easier still. Plus, wood composite decking also requires none of the same maintenance and care that both softwood and hardwood do – so why guarantee yourself regular labour? 

Vs. Plastic

Plastic or PVC decking has the right idea, but if you’re going for the manufactured option, our composite boards are still miles ahead! Plastic decking is maintenance free so it definitely has that advantage over softwood and hardwood flooring. The problem is, plastic decking can look a little cheap and flimsy, as well being susceptible to bowing, flexing, and splitting. TimberTech deck is also maintenance free, but there is nothing inferior-looking about our boards – we have worked hard to reach an aesthetic level that matches the finest of real woods, meaning you get the best of both worlds.

And although plastic may require little maintenance, it doesn’t back up its quality with a 25 year guarantee like our composite deck does! Plastic may be the slightly cheaper option, but it looks it, and in a period of time you will soon see why!

So there you have it, softwood and hardwood look good, but require a heap of work to keep them looking so. Plastic decking doesn’t come with this issue, though on the other hand it doesn’t have the same quality or looks that the woods do. Our TimberTech deck really is by far the most superior material: it has all the pleasing and natural looks of the woods, but like plastic requires no regular preservation; and as an added bonus it’s easy to install, and will keep on pleasing you for years and years to come!

 

September has almost come to an end – we know, it’s really flown – and so anyone looking to take advantage of this month’s decking offer had better move quickly!

We’re currently offering a fantastic discount on our beautiful edeck Cedar decking – it usually costs £48.57 per square metre, but if you place your order on this side of October the 1st, you’ll get it for just £33 per square metre. That’s a saving of more than £15 per m2!

The edeck boards are slip-resistant and, like all TimberTech composite decking, spectacularly low-maintenance. Cedar is a beautiful choice of colour, too, with a nice, natural look. It’s just as appealing as timber decking, and far more versatile!

To enquire about ordering our discounted Cedar decking, call 029 2037 1584 or email info@timbertechuk.co.uk today.

Balcony decking with a sea view

A balcony is something to be treasured – if your house has one, you’ll surely want to make it look as good as it can! There are many ways to beautify a balcony, but we’ve always felt that composite decking is an especially effective option for outdoor spaces above the ground. 

We frequently provide balcony decking for customers throughout the UK, and given how good these balconies end up looking by the time we’re finished with them, balcony projects definitely rank among the most rewarding of all! Just take a look at this beautiful decked balcony in Shoreham:

Decked balcony in Shoreham

Love that sea view! Of course, natural-looking deck boards aren’t the only thing we can offer our clients. Every balcony needs a balustrade, and we’ve got plenty of great options on that front, too! Round off your brand new balcony with a gorgeous glass balustrade; you can even get it without the handrail if you’d prefer an uninterrupted view.

A balcony is a peaceful outdoor retreat that offers its owner a beautiful view and a quiet place to relax. We’re of the opinion that decking makes the perfect companion for such a space, and once you’ve seen the beautiful balcony decking that peppers our gallery, we’re pretty sure that you’ll agree.

Our Reliaboard composite decking offers you an authentic wood experience, but with all the hard-wearing hardiness that you get from Timbertech deck! We’re pretty sure that the main reason people still opt for traditional timber – as opposed to Reliaboard composite decking – is the fact that is it natural. We live in a world where our sofas have to be real leather, and our sparkling wines have to be champagne!

The thing we adore about our Reliaboard composite decking is its unmatched likeness to the flesh of trees – or real wood, if you prefer. We too share your passion for all things authentic, all things genuine, and all things natural; sometimes though, a little compromise can leave you with a much better performing material…

Take our Reliaboard composite decking as an example – it is pretty much indistinguishable from natural wood. Your only concern is that nagging voice that is telling ‘It’s not 100% real’, like you should cast it out of your considerations a result. The truth is though, our composite decking is now made using such perfected techniques that nobody else should be able to pick it out as an ‘imposter’. That is pretty much it; that is the only slight drawback standing between you and your dream decking.

When you start to weigh up that small indifference compared to all the advantages you get from our Reliaboard composite decking, it almost seems irrational to choose anything besides. Our decking is so superior in every other way imaginable, that we urge you to forget about the fact is isn’t 100% natural wood. Furthermore, it does contain wood fibres; our composite decking is made up of hardwood flour and polyethylene using a patented manufacturing process.

The finished result really is something to behold – not only are you left with a beautiful wooden-looking floor surface, but it also has a list of benefits which are real deal-clinchers! Unlike traditional timber decking, our boards do not need any staining or treatment. As soon as they’re laid, they’re ready to face all the punishment our inclement weather can throw at them. This means no warping, no broken boards, and no dedicating large periods of time to regular maintenance!

It is all starting to sound pretty convincing, isn’t it? And, the advantages don’t end here. We back up our promises for the Reliaboard composite decking and its durability with a 25 year warranty! Our decking is not just impervious to water, it also stands up well to heat, and fade. The highly-reflective colour pigments we opt for will also keep it cool, even on summers most scorching days.

Now we’ve started, we’ll finish; our decking is also slip-resistant, and splinter-free. This makes it the safer option, as well being a more weather-resistant, low-maintenance, and durable one. Are you still hung-up on the fact that is isn’t entirely made out of wood?

The truth is, it’s a good thing that this decking isn’t 100% natural wood – if it was, it would come with a whole load of downsides that you don’t get with Reliaboard. What you do have with our decking is an identical-looking wooden surface, that will keep on looking great.

The options available here at TimberTech are almost endless, but we've recently realised that all the different products and designs we offer can be roughly separated into two categories: Traditional and Modern. We've got a variety of products that will help you to achieve an authentic, natural look in the garden, conversely, we also have all kinds of items that will contribute towards a sleek, contemporary-looking outdoor space.

So which style do you want - traditional or modern?

A Traditional Garden
If you want the charming, traditional effect, you'll want every inch of your outdoor space to look as natural as possible. We recommend using Reliaboard decking for your decked area - the flat-grain effect makes it look just like real wood, and choosing the cedar-coloured boards will ensure that everything looks pleasantly organic. For a truly traditional effect, consider adding our Ornamental Handrail, which is also available in Cedar so that everything will match.

A Contemporary Outdoor Living Space
So you want your garden to look cool and contemporary, do you? Most of our decking products are available in grey, giving you an astoundingly up-to-date look without compromising the naturalistic beauty of the composite wood. Combine the grey deck boards with either a stainless steel handrail or our cable rail system to finish off the look.

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