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There’s no way around it: if you want the beauty, durability, and quality that only composite decking can provide, it’s going to cost you. We’re not going to tell you that composite decking is more affordable than softwood or PVC products, because it simply wouldn't be true.

However, here are two things we can truthfully tell you:

  1. Composite decking is worth the extra expense. Once your TimberTech garden deck has been installed, you’ll save so much money, time and effort on maintenance and repair work that you’ll be glad you paid a little bit more. You’re paying for peace of mind!

  2. Once you’ve decided that, yes, composite decking really is the best option, TimberTech UK is the best place to get it. We do everything we can from our customers: detailed deck designs, a professional installation service, and the lowest prices possible.

For more information about the cost of composite decking (and why it’s well worth it), go to our Composite Decking Prices page.

There are all kinds of different decks on the market, and if you're new to the world of garden decking then you might feel a little overwhelmed. The wide variety of available decking products can be roughly divided into two categories - let's call them 'Natural' and 'Synthetic' - but even when you've made a decision on that front, there will still be plenty of other decisions for you to make.

So let's say you've decided on synthetic decking. These materials may not look quite as authentic as real wood decking, but they require far less maintenance and you're keen to keep the hard graft to a minimum. But there's more than one way to do an artificial deck; you'll have to choose between plastic decking, PVC decking and, of course, composite decking.

But what, you may be wondering, is the difference? The decking novices in the audience might not even know what composite decking is, so allow us to explain. Unlike plastic and PVC decks, which are entirely artificial, composite decking is made of a wood/polymer blend to give a more natural appearance. It's semi-synthetic decking, with all the low-maintenance properties of plastic products and all the organic-looking beauty of wood.

That's why we think composite decking is the best choice when you're looking for a synthetic deck. In fact, we think that composite is the best decking material in general! If you'd like to see and feel some of our composite decking before you make a purchase, we'd strongly recommend ordering a free sample. We're pretty certain you'll be impressed!

Here at TimberTech UK, we pride ourselves on being the composite deck experts. We truly believe that composite products are the best available option when it comes to decking, and we’re always happy to back that belief up with facts! We get asked quite a few questions about composite wood and the way it works, so allow us to put some of the more common concerns to bed...

Isn’t composite decking expensive?

While it’s true that softwood decking is a little cheaper than the products you’ll get from us, it’s worth bearing in mind that cheap decking isn’t always good decking. Inexpensive wood decks may save you some money now, but you could well end up spending that money (and more besides) on maintenance and repair further down the line. Composite decking costs more to begin with, but it requires a lot less looking after, and this will save you cash in the long run.

I don’t want my deck to look plastic and fake.

Don’t worry, it won’t! We understand that appearances are important, and we find the natural wood look just as appealing as you do. That’s why we only stock deck designs that look as close to wood as possible – if you’re concerned that your garden deck will look unpleasantly artificial, take a look at our various photo galleries and they should (hopefully) convince you otherwise.

Is it difficult to install?

Composite decking installation is actually reasonably straightforward, but don’t worry if you’re not big on DIY – TimberTech’s experienced installation team will gladly build your deck for you.

What if my deck starts rotting or decaying?

Well, that shouldn’t happen – one of composite decking’s big selling points is its durability – but if it does, don’t panic. All TimberTech decks (except for commercial installations) come with a 25 year warranty as standard, and that even carries over to the new owner if you decide to up sticks and move house. Our decks are designed to last for decades, and we’d be just as shocked as you if your deck started falling apart!

If you have any further questions about composite decking, check our FAQ page or give us a call on 029 2037 1584. We’ll do whatever we can to allay any fears you’ve got left!

To the man on the street, composite decking might not seem as attractive as real wood products. We’ve been trained to believe that natural products are inherently better than artificial ones, and surely a garden deck will look all the more gorgeous for being made out of genuine wood...won’t it?

But if composite decking has taught us one thing, it’s this: even nature can benefit from a little helping hand every now and again! We’ve done our best to bring you materials that look as much like real wood as possible, and a TimberTech deck looks surprisingly similar to a hardwood construction. Only an expert would spot the difference, and even if composite decking doesn’t look absolutely identical to the real deal, some might say that’s a good thing. After all, hardwood decking doesn’t look all that good when it’s gone exposed to the elements for too long!

Interestingly, composite decking materials are more eco-friendly than natural wood products, too. Hardwood decking production involves deforestation, and we at TimberTech can proudly boast that not a single tree gets cut down to make our composite decking. There is real wood within the boards, but we only use reclaimed wood that would go straight into a landfill if we didn’t use it. Not only are we leaving the forests alone, we’re keeping usable wood products off the rubbish heap!

Composite wood decking is better than hardwood decking in almost every respect. If you’re still not convinced that TimberTech decking is up to the task, we’d  strongly recommend that you order a free sample pack today. It’s sure to persuade you that composite is king!

What do you think our most popular decking colour is? Natural-looking Cedar? Or perhaps Chestnut decking, with its warm yet modern appeal, is the people's favourite?

No and nope - it's actually our Grey Composite Decking that most people go for. You might expect grey to be a pretty bland, lifeless colour, but we actually think that it's one of the most captivating decking designs on the market. And clearly our customers agree!

Perhaps it's because grey decking offers a slightly more contemporary alternative to traditional wood-look boards. We love the beautiful, organic appearance of our Cedar and Redwood decks, but Grey gives gardens a cool, sleek look just a little bit better than anything else. That said, our grey decking doesn't entirely abandon the organic wood effect; after all, we like our composite decking to look as authentic as possible! Our grey decking is a fantastic combination of classic and modern styles, and that's probably why it's such a hit.

Still, as popular as our grey decking already was, we're expecting even more enquiries than usual this month. Why? Because throughout the month of May, we're offering a huge discount on Grey composite decking boards! As you'll see on our Decking Sale page, Grey decking is currently available for just £39.50 per square metre - that's a saving of £9.07 on every metre you buy!

This great deal, combined with the belated arrival of some nice spring weather, means that now is the perfect time to give your garden some gorgeous grey decking. If you're not convinced that Grey is as great as we claim, why not order a free sample? We're pretty sure it will change your mind!

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