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Pictured above is The Longhouse, part of the Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre in Bruton, Somerset. And, as you've probably already guessed, the deck in front of The Longhouse is a TimberTech deck! The management at Mill on the Brue opted to upgrade their building with our VertiGrain 2 composite decking, giving The Longhouse an attractive outdoor area for guests to enjoy.

The photograph was sent to us by Matt Rawlingson Plant, director of the activity centre. In his accompanying email, he enthused that the decking looked "absolutely fantastic", heaping particular praise on the complete lack of maintenance our chestnut boards require:

"So far it has been maintenance-free, even though it's being hammered by lots of children!"

This was a major concern for Mill on the Brue; since it’s an outdoor activity centre, there will always be plenty of little ones running around, so it was important for Matt and the team to find a decking product that wouldn’t get worn down by all the heavy foot traffic. TimberTech’s composite decking products are specifically designed to be as durable and as long-lasting as possible, and all commercial installations – from outdoor activity centres to hotel restaurants – come with a 10 year warranty as standard.

We're always glad to hear from satisfied customers, and we think Mill on the Brue's new deck looks absolutely fabulous. Aside from its role at the heart of the activity centre, The Longhouse is also used for weddings - we can only imagine how beautiful the various brides and grooms will look when they emerge onto that stunning deck!

To find out more about our low-maintenance decking, email info@timbertechuk.co.uk or call 029 2037 1584 to speak with one of our friendly decking advisors.

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!

Most of our composite garden decking is designed to look as close to wood as possible, but wood-style decking isn't the only string on our bow! We like to branch out occasionally, and Slate Garden Decking is the perfect example of a beautiful decking design that doesn't just imitate ordinary wood.

This gorgeously modern garden decking still has those authentic, wooden-looking lines that define all of our decking boards, but the eye-catching metallic colour really serves to set it apart. It's great for a contemporary-looking garden, and we think that the slate-style garden decking would go especially well with our cable railing system. Slate-style decking and stainless steel cables - now that's a seriously sleek combination!

Don't worry if you're not keen on the cables, though, because slate-style decking also looks rather nice when paired with our glass balustrade system. In fact, you don't really need a rail at all if you don't want one - the slate garden decking looks delightful no matter what you do with it. We love the old-fashioned wood look, but we're equally smitten with the magnificently modern appearance that the slate-style decking provides.

Composite decking is far more versatile than other kinds of garden decking. It doesn't need as much maintenance as hardwood decking, and it's sturdier than PVC; whether you opt for this stylish slate decking or one of our more traditional wood-style products, composite decking really is the perfect choice!

Hardwood decking has plenty of advantages. High-quality, genuine hardwood looks and feels fabulous, and the authentic feel is more than worth the cost.

But hardwood decking can also be a bit of a hassle. Installation can be fiddly, especially if you want your decking to look good, and real wood requires rather a lot of maintenance and care. And then of course come the issues of rot, decay, splintering, and general fading over time. Your tropically-coloured hardwood decking may look great when you buy it, but how long will it stay that way?

That’s why we’re so passionate about composite decking. Installation is a breeze – you won’t require any specialist tools, and the Concealoc system gives you a flawless finish without any difficulty. Better yet, once your composite decking is down, you only need to sweep it and give it a light power wash now and again to keep it spectacular. Stripping and oiling don’t enter into it!

Composite decking is also more durable, resisting rot and decay for decades. For more information on why we believe that composite decking is so much better than hardwood decking, head over to our hardwood decking page.

We've got a range of composite decking products on offer here at TimberTech, and while our Free Sample service does give you some ability to try before you buy, we thought that it would be nice to let you compare decking products on the website before you even decide on a sample. Our Compare Decking page features a detailed breakdown of our three primary decking products - eDeck, VertiGrain, and Earthwood Evolutions - allowing you to see at a glance which one is right for you.

So if your dream deck is still very much in the planning stages, why not compare decking ranges now and decide which of our high quality composite decking products is best suited to your project. We'll tell you everything you could possibly want to know, from colours to maximum joist span, and if you've got any questions left over when you're finished, feel free to Contact TimberTech via email or telephone for more information. We want to do everything in our power to give you the deck you've been dreaming of, so compare decking products now and start making those dreams a reality!

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