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There's a reason why TimberTech is the UK's leading supplier of decking for schools. In fact, there are several reasons:

    • Hardwood decking needs chemical treatment to keep it looking good, but those chemicals aren't ideal for a children's play area. Low-maintenance composite decking doesn't require any chemicals; it just needs a bit of wash every now and again.


    • Solid wood decking boards need to be spaced pretty widely to allow for the natural expansion of the wood. Composite decking does require a small gap, but at around 3mm, this gap is far smaller and far less likely to result in trapped fingers.


    • There's no such thing as non-slip decking, but composite decking from TimberTech is far more slip-resistant than wood. Using our boards will greatly reduce the risk of slips and bumps, keeping the kids safe while they're having fun.


  • It's hard to stop children from making a mess, and if it's going to happen anyway, it might as well happen on the decking. Out sturdy, hard-wearing decks are extremely easy to clean, and once the mess has been tidied up, the decking will still look as good as new! You can't say that about carpeting, can you?

These are just some of the factors that have made TimberTech such a popular choice for schools and nurseries. But a composite decking play area doesn't just have to be for school; if you're a parent, installing a deck in your garden will give your children the perfect place to play when they're at home. What better gift could you give them?

Spring is here! Well, okay, it isn't here quite yet, but the evenings are getting noticeably lighter and it's hard not to get just a wee bit excited for the clocks going forward, even if it's not for a few weeks yet.

If you're an outdoorsy sort of person, watching your sparse winter garden blossom into a beautiful spring garden is one of the best parts of the year. Flowers bloom, leaves return to the trees, and everything generally starts to look a little bit lovelier.

Still if you want your spring garden to look even more beautiful, why not add some decking? A deck can completely alter the way a garden looks, creating a multi-level effect and giving your outdoor space a gorgeous centrepiece. A couple of chairs on the deck will give you the perfect place to sit and survey your work after a hard day's gardening, and you can even cover the deck with potted plants to add even more beauty to your outdoor living space!

Whether surrounded by shrubbery or dotted with daffodils, a deck can give you all sorts of new ways to enjoy your spring garden. In short, if you want to get the most out of your garden this spring, TimberTech decking is the perfect way to do it!

Deck design is one of the most enjoyable parts of purchasing a deck, especially when you've got TimberTech's Deck Design tool to play with! Our Deck Designer is a fantastic feature that allows you to play at being an architect, drawing up a blueprint of your dream deck design and customising everything from the measurements to the colour.

The first thing you'll need to decide on when you fire up the Deck Design tool is the shape of your dream deck. You can opt for a straightforward square or rectangle, of course, but if you feel like experimenting a little you can also try hexagonal, triangular, or L-shaped decks - the world is your oyster! And you don't have to stick to our templates, either, because the Deck Designer allows you to input your own measurements for the decking. This can be used to create some seriously unique shapes!

Once you've settled on a shape and size, it's time to colour it in. You can choose from a range of different board colours for your deck design, ranging from cedar to redwood to tropical teak. You can even decide which direction the boards face; if horizontal lines are a bit pedestrian for your tastes, why not try placing the boards diagonally, or even in a herringbone pattern?

Your deck design should be personal to you, and TimberTech's Deck Design Tool is perfect for planning out your big ideas before you make a purchase. Try it out now!

A pristine set of folding doors makes a fabulous addition to any home, and they look even better when there's some decking on the other side! If you're thinking of installing some composite decking outside your back door, we'd heartily recommend swapping that back door for some breathtaking folding doors - there's no smoother transition between home and decking!

Folding doors allow more light in, which is great if you want your room to feel a bit more bright and airy. They also go beautifully well with decking, and that's the real reason for our love of folding doors. There's nothing better than throwing open the doors on a hot, sunny day and going out to lounge on the decking. And even if it's raining, the generously-sized windows will allow you to enjoy your decking from indoors!

Folding doors and composite decking are the perfect partnership. If you've already got folding doors, then laying some decking outside is a great way to make the most of them; if you're thinking of installing some decking, why not get a set of fabulous folding doors to go with it?

"Less work. More life." That's the TimberTech motto, and we wouldn't display it all over our website if we didn't believe in it. One of our main aims here at TimberTech is to provide decking products that don't require a lot of looking after, and the fact that our composite decking can stay beautiful with so little maintenance is a large part of what makes it such an appealing choice. After all, time on the deck should be spent relaxing, not slaving away!

There are many reasons why people decide to add a deck to their outdoor space, but "because I need more time-consuming chores to do" is seldom one of them. Hardwood decking might look good when you first get it, but the amount of care needed to keep it that way might have you tearing your hair out before long. We wouldn't be so fanatical about composite decking if it didn't perform so well, and hundreds of satisfied customers would suggest that the promises made on our Low Maintenance Decking page - weather resistance, no need for staining or sealing - are far from empty.

Weather and wear will never be much of a problem for TimberTech's low maintenance decking products. We want to ensure that our customers get the maximum possible enjoyment out of their deck, and that means giving them a product that lasts for decades and doesn't require their constant attention. In other words: less work, more life!

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