This week, we’ve been helping a customer who was looking for decking ideas for sloping gardens – something that she thought was going to be a bit of a problem. She wanted decking but, with a house on a hill and a very steep garden, she didn’t think there were many options. But, with the help of our 3D design service and the expertise of our sales team, we were able to offer her oodles of decking ideas for sloping gardens.
In the end we designed a deck incorporating steps and some rather snazzy design elements (have a look at our design inspiration page for some clever ideas) that she was delighted with. As it was such a tricky space, she decided to use our installation service to fit it too.
So we didn’t just offer our customer decking ideas for sloping gardens, we also helped her to plan the space and fit the finished product too. We like to think that’s where we differ from a lot of our competitors - we don’t just sell decking, we genuinely want to go the extra mile to help you find the best design and products for your garden and lifestyle. And things like our 3D design and installation services are all part of our full customer experience.
So if you’re looking for decking ideas for sloping gardens, or any other sort of ‘problem’ outdoor space – get in touch. We’ll enjoy the challenge of finding a solution to suit you.
We’re officially in the midst of winter. The weather is cold and the snowy weather here! I recently came across an article on eHow about deck winterization. You’ll notice when you’re reading through these tips that the winter effects on a TimberTech deck are much less cumbersome than a wood deck. In fact, because TimberTech never needs to be stained or sealed, you can eliminate some of the steps altogether – making TimberTech live up to its brand promise: Less work. More life.
TimberTech does not require any specific winterization tips. However, as mentioned in the article, removing all pots, planters, and debris – such as branches, leaves, dirt or pebbles that have accumulated can also help reduce the risk of moisture buildup and staining on a TimberTech deck. Now that winter has hit and your deck may be buried, you can remove any of the snow and ice by using either rock salt or calcium chloride. These will not damage the surface. These products may, however, leave a white residue, which can be removed by either rinsing with water or using a mild soap/water solution. Also, remember to use care not to damage your deck surface when shovelling off the snow or ice. Plastic shovels work well for this. Avoid shovels that have a metal leading edge. For TimberTech’s full care and cleaning, instructions see our care and warranty section
by Neil Orpin
TimberTech Deck Installer