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Garden with Maritime Grey deck

A customer named Ben recently sent us some smashing 'before and after' photos of his back garden, which has been totally transformed with the help of our EasyClean Edge Maritime Grey composite decking.

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TimberTech composite decking is very low maintenance. Our deck boards never have to be stained or deep cleaned - unlike hardwood decking products, they will last for decades with virtually no upkeep whatsoever.

However, we do recommend cleaning your deck occasionally to maintain its appearance. You can use a power washer to do this.

Power washing composite decking

Power washing a deck - photo by Olger Fallas Painting (via Flickr)

The following advice is taken from the TimberTech Installation and Maintenance Guide.

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We recently received a message from Mr Jones, a former customer of ours. He installed his TimberTech deck 12 years ago, and we were thrilled to see that it's still in great condition!

Here's the photo he sent us:

TimberTech deck after 12 years

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If you're only just beginning your garden renovation journey, you're probably on the lookout for pictures of garden decking to help you decide what colour, style and design will fit your home best. Here at TimberTech, we pride ourselves on helping homeowners turn their decking dreams into reality, so we have a huge collection of gorgeous decking pictures from completed projects for you to browse. 

We have decking picture galleries for each of our decking ranges here on our website, but we also have accounts on a range of social media platforms so you can find inspiration in a way that suits you!

Our Galleries

You can find a whole host of stunning decking pictures in our on-site galleries. We hand select and organise our composite decking pictures, so whether you want to take a closer look at our EasyClean Edge boardsour ReliaBoard composite decking or you want to see a selection of decking pictures from across all of our ranges, we've got you covered!

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Check out our Pinterest boards

Over time we have been building up the content on our Pinterest account to give you an easy way to find and save pictures of TimberTech garden decking that inspire you! Pinterest is a great online tool for creating collections or 'boards' of images that help you imagine the overall look and feel you want to achieve in your new garden. 

If you head over to our Pinterest account, you'll find boards of decking pictures from our case studies to give you an idea of the type of garden transformations we're able to achieve. You'll also find Pinterest boards dedicated to specific decking ranges, colours and trends. Here are just a few of our favourite boards:

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TimberTech on Instagram

If you're someone who enjoys nothing betther than endlessly scrolling  Instagram - give us a follow. We post a continuous stream of gorgeous decks and we share information about monthly offers and deals so you'll never miss out!

Better yet, tag us in pictures of your very own TimberTech composite deck so that we can your decking results too. There's nothing that makes us happier than seeing you enjoy your beautiful new TimberTech deck!

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If you haven't already, we highly-recommend liking our Facebook page to keep up to date with current deals, trends and decking pictures. We=update our page with photos from local projects and TimberTech projects abroad to bring you a huge spectrum of delightful decking inspiration. We also use Facebook to share decking blog posts, videos and much much more. Don't miss out...

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We hope that this gives you plenty of options to find the decking inspiration you need. If you come across pictures of our TimberTech deck designs that you think would translate perfectly into your own garden, please don't hesitate to get in touch or request a FREE 3D design.

 

There was a time when decking required a whole host of treatments in order to keep the boards looking sharp, healthy and colourful, year after year.

Worse still, these processes had to be done with frustrating regularity, making timber maintenance a regular chore for homeowners that opted for decky décor.

Luckily, that all changed with the introduction of “no fade” composite decking in the late ‘90s and the UK has been enjoying long-lasting colour in their outdoor design ever since.

But is composite decking fade proof? And, if not, just how fade resistant is it?

We aim to answer that question and more right here, as we shine a light on the fade-fighting capabilities of composite decking boards.

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Do composite decks fade?

Unlike traditional timber, composite decking is extremely fade resistant and capable of maintaining its “like new” looks for years to come.

Meanwhile, our capped composite decking features additional fade protection in the form of a shielding polymer sleeve for the ultimate protection against sun fading.

 

Is composite decking fade-proof?

Despite its unrivalled powers of fade resistance, as the saying goes, Father Time is undefeated and the passing of time can take its toll even on the durable surface of composite decking.

The sun impacts materials at an atomic level, breaking down chemical bonds and fading colours in the process. As such, virtually all man-made materials will suffer some form of fading when exposed to a continued onslaught of UV rays.

While composite decking is extremely resistant to fading, it isn’t “fade-proof” per se. Any company that boasts such claims is suspect at best – so avoid at all costs.

 

Effects of sun on composite decking

The sun’s impact on a surface depends largely on the durability of the material in question. The poorer the material, the worse the fade will be.

Continued exposure to the elements can naturally lead to a gradual discolouration, particularly in the event of continued exposure to extreme sun and heat.

Despite this fact, the effects of sunlight are far more forgiving on composite decking than traditional wood. Natural wood will fade to a dull grey, whereas composite decking will merely get marginally lighter in tone.

For capped composite decking, our capped products will experience little to no colour change in its 25-year lifespan. So confident are we in this statement that we even offer 25-year fade and stain warranty for our capped composite decking options, with some products even offering a 30-year warranty with fade and stain cover.

 

Composite Decking from TimberTech

Not all composite decking is created equally and, as such, the level of fade-resistance can vary dramatically from one brand to the next.

Composite decking from TimberTech is made to the highest standard with the highest quality materials. Backed by a 25 to 30-year warranty, opting for TimberTech decking is a wise option and a safe choice for colour longevity.

 

For more information on TimberTech composite decking, call 029 2080 3756 today or drop us a line using the button below.

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