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If your garden space is fairly small then you might worry about redecorating, feeling that your options are slightly limited. We’ve come across a number of people who had previously never considered decking due to their small outdoor space, but with TimberTech the options really are endless. Our composite decking can actually be fantastic for making your garden space seem significantly more spacious, and will add a polished and professional look to the exterior of your home, regardless of the space you’re working with!

TimberTech’s exquisite range of composite decking resists fading, weathering, rotting and warping, meaning it remains aesthetically perfect year after year. It is a non-slip and splinter-free surface which doesn’t require painting, staining or sealing! TimberTech’s garden decking is also backed with a 25-year residential warranty if our word isn’t quite enough!

If you’re looking for decking ideas for small gardens, we would recommend our VertiGrain 2 Garden Decking. The gorgeous pale grey colour creates a light and spacious atmosphere which is perfect for those looking to make the most of their relatively small garden space. The gorgeous grey colour is nice and neutral, meaning you can accessorise with any colour you wish!

VertiGrain Grey

If you were after a deeper, richer colour for your garden, then our beautiful EasyClean garden decking is the perfect choice for you. It gives you the warmth of traditional wood, without the hassle of maintenance. The deep, earthy tone will provide a seamless transition from the homely atmosphere found inside to your gorgeous garden.

If you want to transform your smaller garden into a real feature of your home, then why not opt for two contrasting decking colours to create a beautiful, eye-catching design? Below you can browse our Gallery for inspiration, or even just go right ahead and order your free sample! What are you waiting for?

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We want your composite decking to be enjoyed all year ‘round. The thing is, enjoying your luxurious wood composite decking in only the summer months is a waste – why not utilise your beautiful new living space even when it gets a bit parky outside! With talk of Christmas getting more and more frequent, we’re officially moving away from the Autumnal period, and heading straight for winter; because of this, we thought we’d share a few tips with you on how to enjoy your decking come December!

Wrap Up

We don’t want to come across all parental, but layers are quite literally all that stands between you and an outdoor winter lifestyle. If we can send people on solo expeditions to the Antarctic, we can more than suffice with sensibly attiring someone to have a hot drink on their deck in Surrey. It may sound crazy, but take it from us: if you go to the French Alps in December, they still have deck chairs outside. And when confronted with such a picturesque view, why wouldn’t you want to take it all in, regardless of the season?

If There’s No Place to Go…

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Okay, this may seem like a long shot, but we’ve been graced with heavy snow for the past few years running. Forget about the traffic disruptions; instead, concentrate on building an awesome snowman on your wood composite decking. Or pull up a chair, a steaming hot chocolate, and enjoy how much prettier your surroundings look when flurried with frost and sprinkled with snowflakes!

We hope you get the general idea. Why plough money, time, and effort into creating yourself a beautiful garden only to seal it off for most of the year? Put on some appropriate clothing, grab yourselves a hot beverage, and enjoy your outdoor area in all its wondrously-wintery glory.

TimberTech is the ultimate in low-maintenance decking; we’ve proven that point time and again. But, composite decking aside, what else can you do to dodge time-consuming upkeep in your outdoor living space?

Relaxing in the garden

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That’s the question we’re attempting to answer today – after all, gardens are for relaxing, not working! Here are five ways to minimise the maintenance that your garden requires:

  • Plant unfussy flowers
    Some flowers are more demanding than others. When you’re deciding how best to brighten up your borders, try to opt for species that don’t need quite as much attention. Nasturtiums are famously unfussy about the soil they’re in, and they don’t need to be fertilised, either. Then you have your ‘drought-tolerant’ plants (like sedum and sage) which will stay beautiful with only occasional watering.

  • Get your defences up early
    If you are relying on plants and flowers to make your garden look spectacular, it’s important to protect them against predators like slugs and snails. And it’s best to slug-proof your outdoor space now, rather than waiting until after the slimy beasts have had their way with your leafy pals. The internet is full of folk slug defences; pellets, beer traps, salt, and so on. Try ‘em out and see what works for you.

  • Consider alternatives to a grassy lawn
    Lawns need mowing and mowing is hard work, so why not replace your lawn with something lower-maintenance? Bark chips are a popular option, and we at TimberTech have our very own line of low-maintenance paving that’s just as easy-going as our deck materials.

  • Get the family involved
    This one is a bit of a cheat because you’re not really reducing the amount of maintenance necessary...you’re just divvying the work up! A problem shared is a problem halved, as they say, so why not get your family and friends to help you out in the back garden? You could bribe them with the promise of a cold drink when they’re finished.

  • Keep it neat and tidy
    A little work now will save you a lot of work later. If your garden is reasonably well-kept, you’re much less likely to encounter a major problem further down the line, so keep it tidy and perform a few checks every so often to ensure that all is as it should be.

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Autumn arrived some weeks ago, and winter is already on its way. But does the inevitable cold weather mean that we should all stop going outside? Does it heck! We at TimberTech believe that time is better spent outside; you’re welcome to stay at home with a blanket and a mug of hot chocolate if you’d prefer, but the rest of us are going to zip up our jackets and continue to enjoy the great outdoors as per usual. The hot chocolate will taste all the better afterwards!

Of course, autumn’s outdoor activities are rather different from those that summer has to offer. But there’s still plenty to do beyond your front door, and no matter who you’re out with, you need never be short of diversions on a crisp autumn day. Here are a few fun ways to fill the coming weekend:

  • If you have children...
    Britain’s autumn weather may not be as inviting as the sweltering summer climate we experienced this year, but if your kids are happy to brave the cold, the world will be their playground for the next month or so. They can search for conkers, collect pine cones, spot the squirrels getting ready for winter, and – of course - scrunch through piles of fallen leaves.

  • If you're with a group of friends...
    Drive out to the countryside (or walk, if you live in a reasonably rural area already) and search for blackberries to pick. Once you’ve got a good haul, head back to someone’s house and turn the fruit of your labour into a delicious crumble! Ideally, at least one member of your party will be a semi-talented chef, but even if you’re clueless in the kitchen, you can still enjoy the thrill of spotting and harvesting a particularly juicy blackberry.

  • If it's just you and that special someone...
    Find your nearest park and go for a romantic walk. The world really is rather beautiful at this time of year, and it's even better when you're arm-in-arm with someone you love. Oh, and no matter how old you are, scrunching through piles of fallen leaves never ceases to be exceptionally enjoyable. It's up there with bubble wrap.

  • If you're on your own...
    Just grab your iPod (other portable music devices are available), put your headphones on (we recommend big, over-ear headphones since they double as earmuffs) and go outside for a bit. By the end of your music-assisted constitutional, you'll feel enriched and ecstatic. Give it a try, and have a great weekend!

There are so many reasons why you’d opt for slip-resistant decking, as opposed to more treacherous floor surfaces! For a multitude of different people, places, and purposes slip-resistant decking is the safest way to the perfect decked area! If you are looking for a decked area to surround your swimming pool or hot tub, or if you’re seeking quality decking that is going to last waterside, our decking simply fares better than the rest. On the slightly-less glamorous side of things, if you want a decking material that isn’t going to become a hazard every time it rains – which let’s face it, is probably a lot – then TimberTech deck is your only option!

When compared to more traditional surfaces like timber, our slip-resistant decking performs outstandingly well. Timber looks great, we have never denied this, but the material itself is fraught with flaws that you just don’t get with TimberTech boards. The little nooks and crannies you find in timber deck collect all kinds of dirt and debris; not only that, but when water fills them it freezes, and that ice bulges out of the grooves creating a rink-like surface. Now as you can imagine this causes quite a hazard, but don’t fear, as you get none such drawbacks when dealing with our decking!

examples of our slip-resistant decking

Our slip-resistant decking takes in a lot less water your average decking – less than 1.2%, if you’re interested – meaning our boards will not suffer from mould, or algae build-up. And even when our deck does get wet, it doesn’t stay wet for long! Just 30 minutes is all our decking needs to completely dry, no matter how much of a soaking it has had. The speed at which it does dry makes it an ideal candidate for surrounding your pools, hot tubs, and ponds, as well being a safe surface to walk on in our wettest weather!

The best way to keep any deck looking its best, and to stop any dirt building up is by power washing it. When you power wash traditional timber decking, yes it may clean a lot of the buried dirt off and leave it momentarily looking good, but you’re actually damaging the wood itself. When you power wash timber deck is splits the surface making it even more susceptible to water-damage; not only that but while you may remove excess mould, if its pores have already got into your wood, then expect a resurfacing very soon. Luckily, you do not get any such dramas when power washing TimberTech – it’s actually the best way to give it a good spritz once in a while!

Remember, there is no such thing as non-slip decking, but our slip-resistant decking is as close as you’re going to get to it. We attained the best rating for the British and European standards in slip-resistant boards – ours were actually the best performing in the composite decking sector. We back up our promises with proven facts, and even a 25 year warranty just in case you needed any more convincing! If you are going to subject your decking to a lot of moisture, make sure it can keep its head above the water, and carry on looking pristine. 

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