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A veranda (sometimes called a canopy) makes a superb addition to any garden deck. Not only do these stylish structures boost the visual appeal of your outdoor living space, they also provide shelter from rain, meaning that you can continue enjoying your deck when the weather turns bad.

Composite decking and verandas are perfect together - scroll down to see some fabulous photos of our deck boards alongside sleek glass verandas.

All verandas supplied by SunSpaces.


Deck with veranda

The striking grey veranda adds an extra dimension to this outdoor area. And it's as functional as it is fetching - we all love to sit outside in the garden on a sunny day, but thanks to their veranda, the owners of this property can curl up with a cup of tea and enjoy their outdoor space even when it's raining.


Outdoor decking for a bar in London

We've all got things we're looking forward to doing when the current lockdown restrictions are eased - and for a lot of Brits, a long-overdue trip to the pub is right at the top of the list!


So, you’ve decided on a veranda – now what?

When you’re thinking about sprucing up your home with a sizeable addition to your property, it’s easy to overlook some of the equally big decisions that come with it. For would-be verandarers, choosing veranda decking is unquestionably one of those biggies.

Beautiful decking can enhance an otherwise unremarkable veranda design, while a poor choice of decking can ruin a beautiful veranda. On the other hand, if you knock it out of the park with both, you can create an outdoor environment that isn’t just an extension to your house but a true showpiece of your dream home.


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Types of veranda decking

When choosing veranda decking, it’s highly likely that you’re going to be torn right away between the choice of traditional timber and modern composite decking.

Classic vs contemporary; charm vs practicality; authentic vs cutting-edge. Decisions, decisions!

For us at TimberTech, there’s no choice necessary – it’s composite all the way!

Made from a combination of natural hardwood and synthetic materials, composite blends old with new in a perfect cocktail of decking delight.

Not convinced? Here’s a closer look at why composite decking is the best choice for your veranda…


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Benefits of composite decking

Offering all the perks of modern technological advancement with all the allure of a genuine wood-look finish, composite decking is the perfect middle man between synthetic plastic decking and traditional wood.

Better still, composite decking provides a far more authentic aesthetic than plastic yet also requires less maintenance than wood – virtually no upkeep at all – bringing together the best of both worlds in one perfect package.

Best of all, it also comes with a variety of other bonuses that will keep your veranda looking sleek and sharp for longer. Unlike traditional wood decking, composite decking doesn’t warp or fade in the sun, nor will it bow or crack like plastic. Meanwhile, composite also offers better slip-resistance, which can be an invaluable quality if young children or elderly relatives will be using your veranda.


Composite decking vs capped composite decking

If you’re already convinced and you now have your mind set on composite decking, there is one more choice to consider.

Underneath the overall range of “composite decking” sits two sub-categories: standard composite and capped composite. Capped composite decking offers additional benefits on top of the existing perks of composite decking.

In addition to being durable, low-maintenance and fade resistant (as well as visually stunning), capped composite also has the added advantage of being protected by a moisture-resistant polymer sleeve.

The addition of the extra layer of polymer makes capped composite boards extremely stain resistant – an ideal attribute if you plan on wining and dining on your veranda. Any spills can be easily wiped clean without so much as a drop of evidence left behind.


Why use TimberTech composite decking?

At TimberTech, we use a unique recycling process to breathe new life into re-usable hardwood, creating strong, durable boards that maintain their authentic beauty. Natural-looking, long-lasting and high quality, our composite decking is eco-friendly as well as economical, giving you environmental peace of mind to go with your beautifully decked veranda.

While composite can be more expensive for the initial outlay, it is undoubtedly a worthwhile investment to be made. Hardwood fades, soft wood warps and plastic can be an artificial eye-sore. If you need to replace your decking for any of these reasons, the cost of a substitute can far outweigh the initial saving.

Our products are built to last and stay looking youthful along the way. The modern materials ensure they keep their finish for years to come even though they require minimal upkeep. They won’t need staining or sealing – an occasional clean is all they’ll need to keep their “just laid” shine.


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 alresco dining

If you enjoy alfresco dining, you will benefit from a well-designed decking space in your garden. This is an all-year round option that will instantly transform your backyard. When it comes to garden decking, there are many different designs to suit your budget, lifestyle, and taste. To know more about how to transform your garden space with attractive decking, make sure you read this guide now.

Add a new dimension to your garden
If your garden space needs a makeover in order to make it aesthetically appealing, consider installing a deck. This option is possibly the most attractive look for even the smallest gardens. Decks are perfect for multi-level gardens, softening hard landscaped spaces, and ideal as a low maintenance alternative to slabs. You can easily choose the perfect design that blends with the existing décor of your home. To get a better idea of what you need, just take a look at our website  for inspiration.

Decking options

It is important to determine what your main use for the deck will be. If you enjoy outdoor dining, you will want to create a space that’s within easy access to your kitchen. However, if you intend to use the decking for relaxation purposes, you’ll want to position it in full-view of the sun. For an all-year-round option, consider placing heavy duty parasol for maximum shade. You should also think about installing railings and choosing non-slippery materials, especially if you have children or young guests coming to play in your garden. 

Decking materials

Most decked areas are made from soft wood, but softwood decking requires on-going maintenance, and whilst it may be cheaper to purchase in the short term, it will cost you in terms of time and money in the long-term!

UPVC is a cost effective fashionable option, but the boards tend to creak and groan and expand with changing temperatures. Although this material is durable, it does not look natural.  For the best option, consider composite decking as there are many different options to choose from. This material is weather resistant, eco-friendly, and only requires an annual jet wash.  For the ultimate in low maintenance choose capped composite decking - whereby all you need to do is wipe it down - just like a kitchen floor. 

Composite boards are made from a unique blend of polymer and wood flour that won’t rot, split, fade, or crack. The boards are also slip-resistant and algae-resistant. You can enjoy this type of decking for many years, without the need to replace or repair it. In fact it even has a 25 year guarantee!  

Garden decking has come a long way since the 80’s when the only materials you could find were soft or hardwood timber. Composite decking boards are now widely available everywhere in the UK, as more and more home owners prefer to use this established landscaping material for extending their outdoor living space. 

A well thought-out garden deck can enhance your home’s value and add to its appeal. Unlike most other materials that require regular maintenance, composite decking is so versatile that it can be installed within a matter of days. This is especially true if you hire professional landscaping specialists to build your decks. 

 composite dekcing pattern

In terms of the overall decking design, be as creative as possible. Make sure you discuss with us your requirements from the size of the deck to the way the boards are laid. Also, don’t forget to add railings for safety and if necessary, stairs for access. Decking on different levels would work well if your garden is on flat surface. To get a better idea of the best garden decking designs, make sure you discuss your ideas with us at the design stage - and note that we can look after the complete process - from helping you design your deck to installation using our experienced team of in-house installers.

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